Here’s the ridiculous standard No. 6 Baylor is playing against tonight: the Bears lead No. 9 Kansas State 24-14 at the half, and they have to wonder if it’s going to be good enough.
Baylor jumped out to a 14-0 lead on one-yard plunges by Bryce Petty and Shock Linwood, but it could have been worse as Petty was intercepted in the Kansas State end zone by Randall Evans.
Kansas State dented the scoreboard in the second quarter with a one-yard plunge of its own by Charles Jones, but the Bears responded with a 70-yard drive (its fourth of the half), punctuated by a two-yard Johnny Jefferson run. Jake Waters hit Zach Trujillo for a 36-yard catch-and-run to pull the Wildcats back within one score, but Baylor responded with a 46-yard field goal by Chris Callahan as time expired.
Baylor has won 15 straight at home and 29 straight when leading at the half.
Kansas State is playing very conservatively on defense, and Petty has responded by completing 24-of-29 passes for 260 yards and that interception.
Overall, Baylor has out-gained K-State 375-179.
Kansas State will get the ball to open the second half.