Baylor vs. Kansas prediction roundtable with the Campus Insiders staff. Breaking down what will happen in the game between the Bears and Jayhawks.
I figured I’d only be writing two sentences about this one when I saw it on the schedule, but now that Kansas almost beat TCU I’m inclined… oh forget it. Baylor still wins this game by at least three touchdowns.
Kansas nearly knocked off TCU last week, and Baylor has played down to opponents this season (look no further than a three-point win over Iowa State). Aaaaaaand that’s about as much as I can tease up this game. David Beaty’s team is riding a roller coaster, with both good and awful performances – a minor improvement from last year’s pain train – but it’s no match for the Bears. The Big 12 needs a hero this season, and by George it looks like Baylor is the team stepping up to pace the conference.
K.D. Cannon is back from his groin injury, and Seth Russell is going to be looking for him early and often. Russell will march the Bears down the field in the first quarter and will do so for the rest of the game. Kansas is about to get steamrolled by Baylor. Shock Linwood will break into the end zone for the second time this season, and Terence Williams will touch the century mark on the ground.
Baylor is trying to move to 6-0 for the fourth season in a row, and the Bears will do so against a Kansas program that remains a tough rebuild. The Jayhawks will need to play as well defensively as they did against TCU, when Horned Frogs quarterback Kenny Hill was picked off three times and sacked on five occasions. The Bears have protected quarterback Seth Russell, though, and he should find plenty of open passing lanes against the Jayhawks defense in an easy victory.
Kansas came so close to beating TCU last week, missing a field goal at the end of the game. The Jayhawks will not come close to pulling the upset against Baylor, as Seth Russell and company run the score up and stay undefeated.