As we come into Week 10 of the NCAA Football regular season and a Thursday night game that brings us the 7-0 No.2 Bears of Baylor (Big12) playing the rival unranked 3-4 Wildcats of Kansas State (Big 12) with the game being played on the 5th of November in Manhattan, Kansas at the Snyder Stadium with kick-off scheduled for 7:35 PM ET.
For those that Bet on College football the early Vegas odds have the Bears of Baylor favorite at -17 with the underdog Wildcats of Kansas State at +17 with totals and money lines available as the game date nears.
The Bears presently ranked as No. 2 in the AP Top 25 continued their win streak last Saturday with a win over Iowa State by some 18 points. Now they have the opportunity to win their 8th consecutive game as they pay the Wildcats on Saturday night who recently have been struggling.
If you’re a fan of the undefeated Bears of Baylor at 7-0 and their 7th win this past Saturday that was their 20th consecutive home field win. But that win unfortunately was a costly victory as the lost their starting QB S. Russell to a neck injury late in that game, and will miss the rest of this 2015 season. Before his injury in that game he had completed 16 of his 27 pass attempts for 198 yards and 2 TD’s and to date he still remains the FBS leader with 29 TD passing this season.
In his absence the Bears expect to possess sufficient talent to dominate in their remaining 2015 games. This Thursday night game against the Wildcats will find the Bears looking to their duo of C. Coleman and S. Linwood to lead their offensive charge and continue their statistics, as they are averaging 687 total yards each game while scoring an average of 62 points each game, and both of those are the best in NCAA FB.
WR Coleman is on track to beat his 2014 performance as he has average at least 100 yards in all his games but 1 this season and has averaged 21 yards per reception and scored 18 TD’s to date. RB Linwood for his part has in averaged rushing 8.2 yards each carry this season.
But now the Baylor offense will depend on a big part with QB J. Stidham who is a freshman taking over for injured QB Russell. QB Stidham was a 5 star recruit that they are hoping he can keep the wins coming, and to date he has thrown completed 24 of his 28 pass attempts that went for 332 yards and 6 TD’s. The Baylor team in their last 10 games on the road is 9 and 1 straight up.
For the fans of the Wildcats of Kansas State you know your team experienced their 4th straight loss to Texas as the Longhorns beat them 23-9 and now the Wildcats are still without a win in the Big 12 this 2015 season.
Their QB J. Hubener also has struggled in their recent losses as he is only completing 39 percent of his passes and has had 5 interceptions to date, while he has only have 1 TD passing in the last 4 losses. However, he has run the ball well as he has 5 TD’s rushing lately. Their QB hopes to get back to his best game performance against Kansas State in this Week 10 of the 2015 season.
In this Week 10 the Wildcats can look forward to a very rough game going up against the No.2 ranked Bears of Baylor who are undefeated to date. Thus the Wildcats will be looking for their offense to pick up their performance from just 337 total yards per game to date and that’s 8th in the conference. Thus their duo of RB C. Jones and WR D. Burton has to step it up in this game. RB Jones to date has averaged a decent 5.2 yards on each carry, while WR Burton has averaged 13.5 yards on each reception and has scored 5 TD’s this season.
The Wildcats defense will be the key in this game in order that they can keep the game within reach as they go up against the vicious attack offensively that the Bears exhibit. Their defense needs to improve on their points of 47 allowed to opponents each game if they are to upset or stay with the Baylor team in this game. The Wildcats in their ultimate 10 home games are with 7 wins and 3 straight up.
The prediction in this Big 12 rivalry game is that the Bears of Baylor will easily beat the Wildcats of Kansas State with a 38-17 victory.