Baylor football weathered an early deficit in Manhattan to take down Kansas State in Week 6. Here is what we learned from the Big 12 elimination win.
Baylor took a while to get warmed up, but they managed to hold Kansas State to just a field goal in the first quarter. By the time the Wildcats managed to belt another field goal through the uprights in the third quarter, Baylor was already up by two touchdowns.
A tenacious touchdown on fourth-and-goal midway through the fourth quarter brought the home crowd at Bill Snyder Family Stadium back into the game. Thompson fumbled the ball away reaching for the pylon on the two-point conversion, and the Wildcats failed to collect the ensuing onside kick.
The comeback bid fell flat, as Baylor proved themselves worthy of consideration for a spot in the AP Top 25 after entering the weekend in the pool of those other teams who received votes. Matt Rhule has turned Baylor into a legitimate Big 12 threat this season, using a yeomanlike offense and a standout defense to improve to 5-0 heading into the heart of conference play.
What lessons can we take away from Baylor’s 31-12 victory over Kansas State on Saturday afternoon in Manhattan? Here are three key things to take away from the Bears win on the road in Week 6 action.