The Pregame: Baylor’s Perfect Season Arrives in Lawrence

Oct 19, 2013; Lawrence, KS, USA; An exterior view of Memorial Stadium before the game between the Oklahoma Sooners and Kansas Jayhawks. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

VITALS

Time: 6 p.m.

TV: ESPNU

Radio: 610 AM KCSP

History: Baylor leads the series 8-4.

Line: Baylor, -34.5

MOTIVATIONAL VIDEO

THREE 2 WATCH

1. Potential Returns?

Tony Pierson and Ben Heeney may be back from their individual injuries for the Baylor game. Kansas is going to need all hands on deck if they want a shot at beating Baylor.

2. Running Game

Kansas racked up over 100 yards rushing in the first quarter against Oklahoma last week before being slowed down for the rest of the game. If Kansas can sustain that success on the ground, they could be able to keep things close in the fourth quarter. Baylor allowed over 300 yards rushing to Kansas State in their lone road game this season.

3. Defense

KU’s defense has been one of the lone bright spots this season, but their progress is going to be tested by an impressive Baylor offense. The Bears can run you over with their running game or run by you in the passing game. This game is going to teach us a lot about how much farther KU has to go to be a top-half Big 12 defense.

ONE BOURBON, ONE SCOTCH, ONE BEER

The order doesn’t really matter on the scotch or bourbon.

BAYLOR BEARS

1. 64.7

That would be the number of points Baylor is averaging per game, and not surprisingly that is the best in the Big 12. KU enters the game with a league worst 18.3 points per game average.

2. Defense

Even after allowing over 300 yards of offense to K-State on the ground, Baylor’s defense still ranks vary favorably in the Big 12. By yardage, Baylor ranks second in total defense, second against the pass, and fourth against the run. They have forced 14 turnovers and are second in pass defense efficiency.

Baylor is also second in opponent’s third down conversion percentage, accumulated the second most sacks, and are holding teams to a Big 12 best 16.2 points per game.

3. Playmakers

Lache Seastrunk averaging 125.8 yards per game, 9.1 yards per carry, and 10 rushing touchdowns, all of which lead the Big 12.

Antwan Goodley is averaging 23.3 yards per catch and leads the Big 12 in receiving yardage.

Tevin Reese is averaging 24.6 yards per catch, which leads the Big 12, and has six touchdowns. He is considered to be Baylor’s best wide receiver.

ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK!

Topics: Baylor Bears, Kansas Jayhawks

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