Sep 24, 2016; Waco, TX, USA; Baylor Bears running back JaMycal Hasty (6) carries the ball during a game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at McLane Stadium. Baylor won 35-24. Mandatory Credit: Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports
Here are three Baylor Bears to watch leading up to Saturday’s 11:00 a.m. kick (FS1) in Jack Trice Stadium.
Running back, JaMycal Hasty
Baylor has a deep stable of running backs, from Shock Linwood to Terrance Williams. However, the back that may make the biggest impact against the Cyclones is freshman JaMycal Hasty.
Hasty is Baylor’s big play back.
He’s carried the ball for 39 times for 266 yards this season, which is good for 7th in the conference to go with two touchdowns. The young back also averages 6.8 yards per attempt, which also ranks him second in the Big 12.
Considering how Iowa State’s run defense has looked over the first four games of the season, Hasty and the rest of his running mates could have a big day against the Cyclones.
Wide Receiver, Ishmael Zamora
The 6-foot-4 receiver originally had to sit out the first three games due a video that surfaced of him beating his dog. But he came back last week against Oklahoma State and himself a day by catching eight passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns. With fellow receiver K.D. Cannon dealing with a muscle strain, Zamora may have another big day for the Bears.
Defensive end, K.J. Smith
Iowa State’s offensive line has been improving over the past few games but the Cyclones will have their hands full with K.J. Smith.
Entering this year, Smith was pegged as a preseason All-Big 12 pick and through four games, he has lived up to the hype.
On the season, Smith is tied for first in the Big 12 in sacks with 2.5. Along with those sacks, Smith has also recorded 18 tackles and one forced fumble. So the ISU line should be on the look out for the 6-foot-2, 260-pound lineman.