What We Saw: Kansas State 42 Baylor 21

The freefall continues in Waco. Baylor actually took a lead into the half, then Kansas State somehow found enough offense to blow out the Bears in the second stanza. Baylor dropped its fourth straight, after a 6-0 start. 

Here's what we saw...

You know who you can't blame... 

True freshman Zack Smith. Smith didn't exactly set the world on fire, and three picks didn't help, but making his first start against a good K-State defense, Smith did plenty good. Smith went 27 of 45 for 258 yards and three touchdowns to go with his picks. The second half didn't help, as Kansas State forced all three turnovers. You might read a lot of articles about Smith's deficiencies, heck even this one, but with the depth issues created by Jarrett Stidham's transfer, Smith wasn't the issue. 

It was over when...

Kansas State scored on three consecutive drives sandwiched between consecutive interceptions by Baylor's offense. A seven point lead turned into a fourteen point deficit. Baylor went into a shell and in spite of cutting the lead to seven at one point, Kansas State ran away. 

So what now?

Next week Baylor and Tech tangle in Arlington, both in emotionally questionable states. Tech of course lost by 56 to Iowa State, we're not even sure the NCAA is going to vouch for that score without some sort of internal investigation, and Baylor is in the midst of a four game losing streak. There were some who said Baylor's administration should just call off the season with all the offseason turmoil and mishandling, the football team has taken care of that on the field. 

Baylor plays Tech at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. 

 

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Posted on November 19, 2016 and filed under Baylor, Southwest Round-Up.