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Kansas State vs Baylor: Open Game Thread

The Wildcats and Bears tangle in Waco with both teams hoping to stay in bowl contention.

NCAA Football: Kansas State at Baylor
Hopefully today is like this day
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Somebody get this record off repeat.

For the fifth time in the last six years, the Kansas State Wildcats are off to a slow start. And at the halfway point of the season, there seem to still be more questions than answers.

Heading into the sixth game of the season Bill Snyder is still unsettled on quarterback (even though everyone else, outside of a small faction, is settled), the offensive line has under-performed, and injuries have created a lot of shuffle on defense and special teams. Headed into the season, there were some who thought K-State might be a dark-horse candidate for the Big 12 title; now most are just hoping this team can turn things around enough to still become bowl eligible.

The Wildcats are 2-3 (0-2), and set to face off against a Baylor Bears squad (3-2, 1-1) in a similar position. The Bears have struggled early, and already have the easiest games, including in conference, on their schedule out of the way, having already faced the Kansas Jayhawks this season. The Bears need a win today to keep their bowl chances alive.

It could be an interesting match-up in Waco. The Bears have a weak defense, but an offense that can still score in bunches. The Wildcats have a misfiring offense, but a defense that has started to figure things out, even with injures. Go and check out TB’s Kicking the Tires post for more stats and details on this matchup.

Overall, there’s not a lot to say about this one. The Wildcats need to win. If they don’t then things could get really ugly this season.

Today’s contest, set for a 2:30pm CDT kickoff, can be seen nationally on on FS1 with Eric Collins (play-by-play) and Evan Moore (analyst) on the call on the call. You should also be able to stream the game at or on the FoxSportsGo app. Be sure and check out our How to Watch post for full details.

If you can’t get to a TV, or you don’t get FS1, the game can be heard across the 39-station K-State Sports Network with Wyatt Thompson (play-by-play), former K-State quarterback Stan Weber (analyst), and Matt Walters (sidelines) calling the action. The game will also be on Sirius channel 119, XM Channel 200, and available on the TuneIn app. Live stats are available at, and Twitter updates (@KStateFB) will also be a part of the coverage from K-State Athletics.

Go Cats!