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The Pregame: K-State Will Attempt to Slow Down Baylor


Time: 2:30 p.m.

TV: Fox

Radio: 810 AM WHB

Weather: 74-degrees and sunny

History: K-State leads the series 7-3

Line: Baylor by 17



1. Defensive Line

The beginning of an upset is going to have to start with the defensive line playing one heck of a game. Baylor is tremendous at running the ball and protecting the passer. The more the defensive line can cause pressure and slow down the run, the less pressure will be on the secondary to make plays in the open field.

2. Kevin Tyler Lockett and Tremaine Thompson

Lockett missed most of the Oklahoma State game with a hamstring injury and Thompson missed the game completely due to injury. K-State needs both of them back and healthy if they are going to produce enough points to beat the Bears.

3. Turnovers

K-State turned the ball over five times against the Cowboys, furthering a trend of not being able to protect the ball. More possessions for Baylor means more problems for


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1. Offensive Line

Everything begins and ends with this unit, which may be the best in college football (all apologies to Tennessee). The better they play, the more in trouble K-State is going to be.

2. Baylor Offensive Stats

Lache Seastrunnk has 53 carries (13th in B12) for 589 yards (1st in B12). 20 of his 53 carries have gone for 10 or more yards.

Bryce Petty is averaging 14.65 yards per attempt and 20.12 yards per completion. He’s averaging 52.1 yards on his 10 touchdown passes.

Antwan Goodley is averaging 25.7 yards per catch, but Tevin Reese is considered the better receiver. Goodley has 540 yards but has only be targeted 26 times.

3. One Final Stat

Baylor is averaging 49 points… in the first half. Texas Tech, the Big 12 second best scoring offense, is averaging 42 points per game.


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