Baylor football has done seemingly everything right this season. They’ve gone 10-1 for the season headed into today’s Big 12 regular-season finale, they’ve gone 7-1 in conference play, and they’ve beaten playoff nemesis TCU after facing a 21-point deficit. Yet still Baylor football finds itself on the outside looking in with the College Football Playoff Committee, adding pressure to their showdown today against 9-2 Kansas State. You can watch Kansas State vs Baylor football online free live stream if you’re not near a TV to catch the live broadcast.
Kickoff for the Kansas State vs Baylor football game is scheduled for 7:45 EST / 4:45 PST from McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas.
In spite of all those Baylor football success stories, BU on Tuesday watched TCU jump into the No. 3 spot ahead of FSU and behind Alabama and Oregon in the playoff picture. A big win today over the Kansas State Wildcats football team could go a long way toward earning another long look from the Committee. And as we watch Baylor football online free or on TV today against Kansas State, the Bears are certainly doing all they can to deliver that win.
Baylor got some great news late Friday when quarterback Bryce Petty was medically cleared to play after suffering a concussion in the third quarter of last week’s 48-46 win over Texas Tech.
Petty’s return is well-timed for Baylor to improve its chances against the No. 9 Kansas State Wildcats game today. While the Baylor football team is more-highly rated, the Wildcats seem to have revenge on the mind as we prepare to watch the Baylor football game online free or on TV today against K State.
Baylor foiled Kansas State’s football championship hopes in 2012, and the Wildcats have never really recovered. With an opportunity to foil the Bears’ playoff hopes this year, there’s little doubt the Wildcats will be ready to pounce on the Bears’ rushing game and harass Petty all game.
Kansas State last week unleashed a 51-13 beat-down of Kansas, adding an offensive touch to a Kansas State football team that’s arguably better known for its rush defense (18th in the NCAA). That doesn’t initially bode well for Baylor’s 95th ranked pass defense, while the latter stat isn’t encouraging for Baylor running back Shock Linwood, who’s rushed for 1,135 yards and 7 TDs this season.
However, concussed or not, Petty has led the Baylor football team’s offense to an average of 340.2 yards passing per game, sixth in the nation. As we watch Kansas State vs Baylor football online free today or on TV, Petty will take that offense against a K State pass defense that’s giving up 220.8 yards per game.
Even if Baylor football gets the win today over K State, there are too many variables with other teams to think the Bears really control their own fate. But, if they win they’ll share their second Big-12 title in three years, something Baylor’s never done before. If you’re not near a TV for the ESPN broadcast, you can watch Kansas State vs Baylor football online free live stream on the Watch ESPN website or via the Watch ESPN app on a game console, tablet or smartphone. Those do require you to have an ESPN subscription.