Iowa State vs. Baylor Fearless Prediction & Game Preview
Check out the Iowa State vs. Baylor fearless prediction and game preview.
Iowa State (6-4) vs. Baylor (1-9) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, November 18th
Game Time: 2:30 pm ET
Venue: McLane Stadium, Waco, TX
Network: Fox Sports Net
The Cyclones aren’t technically out of the Big 12 title chase, but after losing to Oklahoma State last week, they’re out of the Big 12 title chase. Now it’s about jockeying for bowl position with a shot at a nine-win campaign still alive.
They might be a wee bit inconsistent, and the offense has struggled to put together the same game twice, but they’ve got six wins with shockers over Oklahoma and TCU – the season has been a success.
Baylor is just trying to find something positive to close on.
The Bears got their Kansas win, and that’s been it. The offense has been stronger, and the team is still playing hard, but the results haven’t been there.
It’s all about 2018 now, but coming up with a win this week and/or against TCU to close would be something to point to.
One Reason Why Iowa State Will Win
The Bears can’t stop screwing up. They were +2 in turnover margin in the win over Kansas, and that was it. They haven’t won the turnover argument against anyone else, having a huge problem with fumbles lately putting it on the ground five times in the last three games.
12th in the nation in turnover margin, Iowa State doesn’t mess up with a mere nine giveaways on the year. The defense continues to bring the pressure, doing a nice job of always blowing behind the line and making big stops.
The Baylor offense is too inconsistent and it isn’t getting enough from the line to hold up.
One Reason Why Baylor Will Win
Charlie Brewer is a reason to hope.
The freshman quarterback is getting his chance to bomb away with nothing to worry about. This is perfect opportunity get a young player a shot to make mistakes – it doesn’t matter in this lost season – and he’s getting the live reps to be ready to rumble in 2018.
After lighting up Kansas with 315 yards and three scores on a flawless day, he held his own with 417 yards and three touchdowns with a pick. He’ll start throwing and keep pushing the Iowa State defense.
The Cyclone secondary is solid, but it’ll give up 300 yards if Brewer is on.
What’s Going To Happen
Iowa State might not be amazing, but it’ll run the ball at will and won’t have to push too much. The goal will be to not take any crazy chances and let Baylor give it up.
The Bears will turn it over three times, Iowa State will convert on all of them, and it’ll roll to a seventh win with relative ease.
Iowa State vs. Baylor Prediction
Iowa State 38, Baylor 20
Iowa State -9.5, o/u: 54.5
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