Oct 28, 2017; Waco, TX, USA; Baylor Bears quarterback Charlie Brewer (12) in action during the game against the Texas Longhorns at McLane Stadium. The Longhorns defeat the Bears 38-7. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Chris Williams, Cyclone Fanatic Publisher
Other than a slip up against Texas, Baylor has played very well at home this season in Big 12 play. The Bears nearly beat Oklahoma and West Virginia in Waco and despite a 1-9 record, are still playing very hard for first year head coach Matt Rhule. I fully anticipate this to be a nail biter for Cyclone fans. Iowa State is beat up and emotionally drained following last week’s 49-42 loss to Oklahoma State. This is where Matt Campbell’s steady coaching hand comes into play. Iowa State will perform like its coach leads and pull this off, but I don’t anticipate it to be easy.
THE PICK: Iowa State 27, Baylor 24
Brent Blum, Cyclone Fanatic Columnist
Baylor may be the best 1-9 team in history. In all seriousness, they have only one win for a reason. The Cyclones are the better team and should be able to move the ball with either Kempt or Noland. Expect another big day from David Montgomery.
THE PICK: Iowa State 34 Baylor 24
Jared Stansbury, Cyclone Fanatic Staff Writer
Kevin Fitzpatrick, Cyclone Fanatic Contributor
Baylor is going to see this game as the last winnable one on their schedule, partly because they play TCU next week and partly because of the stigma historically associated with Iowa State football. I expect the Bears to give the Cyclones their best shot, but the good news is this ISU team is resilient and have powered through tougher opposition this year. Another big day for David Montgomery gets Iowa State out of Waco with a win.
Jeff Woody, Cyclone Fanatic Analyst
Rob Gray, Cyclone Fanatic Staff Writer
Bears have shown signs of life with Charlie Brewer triggering the offense, but the defense continues to flounder. I expect Zeb Noland or Kyle Kempt to pick Baylor apart. David Montgomery will shine as well as the Cyclones assure themselves of a winning conference record.
Kirk Haaland, Cyclone Fanatic Contributor
Iowa State is a good football team and they really haven’t wavered from that all season long. They’re in a tough spot trying to bounce back from a tough loss while likely seeing dreams of a chance at the conference title slip through their fingers. I think they’ll respond with a solid win on the road in Waco for the first time since 2004.