The Jayhawks fell to 2-5 after an... well let's just say an effort on the road against Texas Tech two weeks ago. Michael Cummings continues to play better than any QB we've seen over the past three years and the Kansas offense looks competent at times. Tony Pierson went out after two plays in the Texas Tech game, but he is allegedly healthy and ready to roll. Let's see if they can continue to get Tony Pierson the ball and use those receivers to get the ball down the field, all while not neglecting what has been an effective rushing attack.
Baylor, on the other hand, sits at #13 in the rankings but is coming off a loss two weeks ago in Morgantown to West Virginia. The Mountaineers stymied the Baylor offense as much as anyone has over the past four years, holding the Bears to 27 points. Baylor will be looking to bounce back and will probably be looking for some style points as they attempt to improve their standings in an effort to qualify for the inaugural College Football Playoff.
Kansas is 4-9 all-time vs Baylor. Last year was a 59-14 thrashing of the Jayhawks in Lawrence. The last KU win came back in 2007, when Todd Reesing led the once-unstoppable Jayhawks to a 58-10 win. Since then, Baylor has reeled off four in a row against the Jayhawks.
Not many people, including most of us here at RCT, expect much of a match this afternoon. Here's hoping the Jayhawks can keep it respectable and not completely fall apart on the road, although this is Baylor's first Homecoming in brand-new McLane Stadium.
Jayhawks, keep your heads up today, and Rock Chalk!
|Game 8: Kansas @ Baylor|
|Stadium||McLane Stadium (45,000)|
|Series||Baylor leads, 9-4|
|Television||Fox Sports 1|
|Radio||Jayhawk Radio Network |
Satellite: SiriusXM Ch. 202
Online: Jayhawk Digital Passport