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(15) Baylor (4-0) at Kansas State (2-3)



Saturday, October 12, 3:30 p.m. (et)

The Sports Network

By Nicholas DeLorenzo, Associate College Football Editor

GAME NOTES: The 15th-ranked Baylor Bears will attempt to stay unbeaten, as they encounter their first road test in a Big 12 Conference bout with the Kansas State Wildcats.

Baylor was nothing short of dominant during its season-opening, four-game homestand, posting an average margin of victory of an incredible 54.3 points per game. After three easy victories in their non-conference schedule, the Bears opened up Big 12 play against West Virginia last weekend and dismissed the Mountaineers, 73-42.

"Kansas State is a great team," Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty said. "Coach (Bill) Snyder has done a great job with those guys year in and year out. It'll be a good test because Kansas State is a tough place to play. They will come in hot and ready to go."

Kansas State has endured and up and down season thus far, resulting in a 2-3 record. After beating up on non-conference foes Louisiana (48-27) and Massachusetts (37-7), the Wildcats began league play by dropping a pair of road contests to Texas (31-21) and Oklahoma State (33-29).

"It's difficult, as it always would be," Snyder said of his team committing 12 penalties and five turnovers in the close loss to Oklahoma State. "We just have not been that kind of football team. We had a chance to win even with it, but it sure makes it a heck of a lot harder."

Kansas State leads the all-time series with Baylor by a 7-3 count, although the Bears made easy work of the Wildcats last November, 52-24.

Baylor's offense is off to a historic start, as it leads the nation in scoring (70.5 ppg) and yards (779.5 ypg) by considerable margins. In each of their four wins, the Bears have set school records for both points and yardage, culminating in a 73-point, 864-yard explosion against West Virginia last week.

The maestro of the offense is Petty, who has completed 72.8 percent of his passes (sixth in the FBS) for 1,348 yards with 13 touchdowns (three rushing) compared to just a single interception. Seth Russell (20-of-30, 381 yards, three TDs, three INTs) has seen some time in mop-up duty.

The BU rushing attack is been unstoppable, racking up nearly 350 yards per contest. Lache Seastrunk leads the way with 589 yards and eight touchdowns on an incredible 11.1 yards per carry average. Shock Linwood has also been productive with 318 yards and five scores.

The Bears have two of the nation's best big-play receivers in Antwan Goodley (540 yards, five TDs) and Tevin Reese (425 yards, four TDs), both of whom average more than 23 yards per catch. Head coach Art Briles had some especially high praise for Reese.

"Out of all the great receivers Baylor has had over the decades, in particular the last four or five years, Tevin Reese is the most productive junior ever at this university," Briles said. "What he has really helped with in the last six months is the maturity factor. He's grown up and become a really good leader for us."

Even with a eye-popping offense, the Bears' defense has not suffered one bit, as it yields just 16.2 ppg and 321.2 ypg.

Bryce Hager has a team-high 30 tackles and he has also returned a fumble 91 yards for a touchdown. Eddie Lackey has 5.0 TFL and 2.0 sacks, while Shawn Oakman has 9.0 TFL and a pair of forced fumbles.

Although Kansas State's offense may pale in comparison, it has still been productive in its own right with 31.2 ppg and 391.4 ypg.

Jake Waters started the season as the team's quarterback, and while he impressed at times (.654 completion percentage, six touchdowns), he was plagued by five interceptions. Daniel Sims earned the start under center against Oklahoma State. His dual-threat ability stood out -- throwing for 181 yards, rushing for 118 yards and accounting for three scores -- but he too struggled with turnovers by throwing three picks.

"The good things we all saw, and the bad things we all saw," Snyder said. "We started him because we are trying to do some things that we knew he could do and get him invested collectively in the ball game."

Even when he is not the starting QB, Sims is active in the running game with 323 yards and four scores. John Hubert is the team's top tailback with 268 yards and four touchdowns.

Kansas State could be in trouble at receiver this weekend, as two of its top targets, Tyler Lockett (31 receptions, 475 yards, TD) and Tramaine Thompson (13 receptions, 185 yards, TD) are listed as questionable. In the event they can't go, Curry Sexton (18 receptions, 139 yards) will serve as the primary option.

Defensively, the Wildcats have held opponents in check to the tune of 24.4 ppg and 368.2 ypg.

Blake Slaughter has 43 tackles to lead the team, and he has a pair of sacks. Kip Daily has two of the team's four interceptions.

Baylor has yet to take its high-flying act on the road, so there are certainly some questions as to whether or not the squad can keep up the extraordinary pace. With that said, Kansas State does not appear to be a serious threat to the Bears' undefeated mark, especially considering the Wildcats' turnover problems of late.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Baylor 48, Kansas State 27

10/09 10:39:00 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NCCU 65
EILL 40
Final
NCSU 60
BSU 54
 
Final
PIT 2
CAR 4
 
Final
CHA 101
GSW 106
 
2nd
UF 45
UNC 58
 
2nd
TULSA 14
ECU 14
 
Final
BOS 102
CHI 109
Final
CHA 101
GSW 106
 
4th
TOR 73
DAL 82
 
Final
DET 88
MIL 104
 
4th
ATL 98
NOP 89
 
3rd
HOU 61
LAC 78
 
3rd
OKC 75
NYK 43
 
3rd
IND 68
ORL 57
 
Half
SAN 61
SAC 51
 
2nd
DEN 44
PHO 27
 
10:00pm Tonight
POR
MEM
10:30pm Tonight
LAL
MIN
Final
WMICH 21
NILL 31
Final
SMU 9
HOU 35
Final
IOWA 34
NEB 37
Final
SFLA 0
UCF 16
Final
MARS 66
WKENT 67
Final
KSU 27
AKR 24
Final
BGU 24
BST 41
Final
UMASS 21
BUF 41
Final
EMICH 16
TOL 52
Final
MIZZ 21
ARK 14
Final
SALABAMA 40
NAVY 42
Final
ARZ 42
ARST 35
Final
AFA 27
COLST 24
Final
UCLA 10
STAN 31
2nd
VT 10
UVA 13
 
2nd
TULSA 14
ECU 14
 
Final
NCCU 65
EILL 40
Final
KU 82
TENN 67
Final
TEXAM 87
NO 65
 
Final
NCAT 57
RAD 65
 
Final
GEOR 58
BUT 64
Final
BRO 81
PVU 71
Final
RIU 66
SCU 44
Final
NARZ 70
SOUTH 63
Final
DART 68
MAST 67
Final
WRST 59
FIU 61
Final
XAV 73
UTEP 77
Final
OSU 73
JMU 56
Final
TXSOU 71
LAM 59
 
Final
TAMCC 75
MVSU 66
 
Final
AKAN 51
MIZST 55
Final
BUCK 80
PSU 88
 
Final
PROV 72
YALE 66
Final
UGA 62
MINN 66
Final
WISC 69
OKLA 56
Final
Terriers 70
NORST 72
 
Final
PEAY 62
STEPH 83
Final
FSU 58
CSOU 47
 
Final
VALPO 66
DRAK 46
Final
CIN 69
MTST 51
Final
SDU 75
PRIN 65
Final
WASU 76
RICE 74
Final
CSFU 64
USCU 79
Final
GT 61
RIDE 54
 
Final
TXPA 79
ALAST 91
 
Final
NCSU 60
BSU 54
 
Final
TCU 57
BRAD 49
 
Final
WAKE 65
DELST 72
 
Final
HART 83
EMERSON 50
 
Final
STJ 66
GONZ 73
 
Final
CLEM 62
HIGH 59
 
Final
SYR 72
HC 48
 
Final
MD 61
MON 56
 
Final
JVST 74
SAV 71
 
Final
MIAMI 87
SALA 75
 
Final
RUTG 68
VANDY 65
 
Final
PETE 66
TENST 58
 
2nd
MARS 54
CLST 57
 
2nd
JST 45
HOF 78
 
2nd
INDST 42
MEM 54
 
2nd
UF 45
UNC 58
 
2nd
LATU 62
SAMF 43
 
2nd
TULA 67
SELA 55
 
2nd
NEB 70
TENNM 60
 
2nd
MISS 41
CREI 44
 
2nd
PORT 39
MURST 42
 
1st
MARQ 22
MSU 28
 
1st
ARK 34
UNT 36
 
1st
NCOL 39
STET 22
 
1st
IND 40
UNCG 27
 
Half
SJST 21
WMICH 36
 
1st
MNTST 40
TXARL 30
 
1st
UVA 6
LAS 0
 
1st
STLU 0
MSST 6
 
1st
COLST 7
PAC 1
 
10:00pm Tonight
UTAH
NDAK
10:30pm Tonight
ILL
BAY
10:30pm Tonight
UAB
UCLA
11:30pm Tonight
WASH
LBSU
11:59pm Tonight
UCSB
MERC
Final
PHI 0
NYR 3
Final
ANA 1
CHI 4
Final
WAS 5
NYI 2
Final
PIT 2
CAR 4
 
1st OT
NJD 4
DET 4
 
Final
BUF 2
MON 1
 
Final
CLB 0
VAN 5
 
Final
BOS 2
WIN 1
 
3rd
FLA 3
OTT 2
 
2nd Intermission
STL 1
EDM 2
 
2nd
DAL 0
MIN 2