Baylor vs. Kansas fearless prediction and game preview.
Baylor vs. Kansas Broadcast
Date: Saturday, November 30
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (click to watch for free)
Venue: Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, KS
Baylor (10-1) vs. Kansas (3-8) Game Preview
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Why Baylor Will Win
It has to keep on pushing.
The Bears got past the painful loss to Oklahoma with a terrific performance against Texas to earn a spot in the Big 12 Championship, and now it’s time to keep the dream alive.
It’s going to take a whole slew of breaks to get through the traffic to have a real shot at the College Football Playoff, but beat Kansas, beat OU, beat 12-1 with a Big 12 title, and the Bears will be knocking on the door.
They’re not turning the ball over enough to be a problem, the pass rush continues to be a terror, and the defense is holding teams to under 20 points per game.
Kansas doesn’t take the ball away – just seven forced turnovers on the year – there’s no pass rush to worry about, and the defense is non-existent on third downs.
It’s going to take a perfect game from Kansas to pull this off, and it’s not capable of being that sharp. However …
Why Kansas Will Win
This is the Jayhawks’ bowl game.
It’s the final game of the year, it’s at home, and it’s a chance to ruin Baylor’s dream with a shocking win. This would be the type of victory to build off of all offseason.
No, the Jayhawks just aren’t tight enough to get through this by winning the mistake battle, but they’ve got the ability to bomb away and make this scary.
Carter Stanley hit Iowa State for 328 yards and three scores – and he didn’t throw any picks – and has gone over 300 yards in three of the last five games. The Baylor secondary has been terrific, but it has given up 200 yards or more in six of its last eight games.
The pressure is all on the other side. At home, if Stanley and the offense can get hot early and make the Bears press, this should be a decent battle. The Jayhawks are going to empty the bag – and any other cliché you might want to use – and Baylor has a way of playing up or down to the competition.
What’s Going To Happen
Baylor is used to playing in close games.
The Oklahoma game was an aberration – the Bears uncharacteristically melted down.
This is still the team that came through when things got tight against Texas Tech, West Virginia, TCU, Iowa State, and on the road at Oklahoma State before pulling away late.
Kansas will make this way too interesting for Baylor’s liking for three quarters, but slow and steady will win the race. Baylor won’t stall in key fourth down moments, and Kansas will.
Baylor vs. Kansas Prediction, Line
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