Baylor still hasn't lost a football game this season, and the first one probably isn't coming on Saturday. The Bears host a miserable Kansas team that hasn't won an FBS game since 2014, and it's hard to see the home team not winning.
Kansas has looked a little bit plucky at points this year, but the Jayhawks still haven't beaten anyone except bad FCS team Rhode Island in their opener, after which students feebly rushed the field. Kansas missed a last-gasp field goal attempt that would've beaten TCU in Lawrence last weekend, which easily represented their best showing against a first-division opponent. But Baylor is better than TCU, and the Jayhawks are extraordinarily unlikely to win on the road.
Baylor's looked sharp, aside from a near-loss against Iowa State in Ames two weeks ago. The Bears aren't elite on offense or defense, but they're pretty good on both. They should have no trouble with Kansas.
How to watch, stream, and listen
TV: 3:30 p.m. ET, FS1. The broadcasters are Tim Brando and Spencer Tillman.
Online streaming: Fox Sports GO
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Three big things to know
1. Baylor's offense is efficient and doesn't stop. The Bears do a great job staying on schedule. They average 6.8 yards per offensive snap, and their Success Rate (the percentage of plays that increase their chances of getting a first down, more or less) is 51 percent, ranked 10th in the country. They don't get stuffed often when they run, and Seth Russell's been efficient when he passes. This is a good unit.
2. Kansas, alternatively, can't run at all. Baylor's defensive front isn't likely to have a hard time dealing with a rushing attack that averages 3.2 yards per carry, doesn't rip off explosive plays, and doesn't get the ball into the end zone. The Jayhawks get stuffed at the line on more than one in five carries, and they've proven incapable of pushing the football down the field with their legs. Because Kansas' passing game is also not great, that's problematic.
3. Baylor's quietly moving toward a pretty great record. Beating Kansas will make Baylor 6-0, and the Bears will be favorites in at least five of their last six games, the likely exception being a trip to Oklahoma on Nov. 12. It doesn't take much imagination to see Baylor finishing 11-1 or 12-0, which would leave the College Football Playoff committee with a lot to consider, uncomfortably.