Baylor Heads To Kansas In Its Search For First Win

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The Baylor Bears (0-8,0-5) will be on the road Saturday, as they head to Lawrence Kansas for a Big 12 matchup with the Kansas Jayhawks (1-7,0-5) at 11:00am.

This is the worst start in over a decade for the Bears, who have had 17 true freshman appear in a game this season. Kansas started the season with a victory over Southeast Missouri State 38-16, but are currently on a seven-game losing streak. The Jayhawks played rival Kansas State tough last week, before eventually falling short to the Wildcats, 30-20.

Baylor will be starting its third quarterback of the season. Freshman Charlie Brewer fills in for an injured Zach Smith. Brewer has seen snaps in games over the past three weeks. Baylor burned his redshirt for two plays during its 33-20 loss to Kansas State. The Bears have played close in a few Big 12 games this season, losing to Oklahoma by eight and West Virginia by two.

No One Feels Sorry

“Nobody is going to feel sorry for us, so we have no time to feel sorry for ourselves,” Coach Matt Rhule said in his weekly press conference. “Nobody is going to give us anything, so we have no time to ask for handouts. We’ll continue to work and we’ll get ready for Kansas and continue trying to move forward and overcome disappointment and go out there and fight next week.”

The Jayhawks received some good news this week. Team captain Dorance Armstrong Jr. was cleared to play against the Bears Saturday. Armstrong left the game against Kansas State in the second quarter with an ankle injury.

“He looks like he’s going to be fine, he’s cleared for today, so hopefully everything will work out and we’ll get him full-speed by Saturday,” Kansas Head Coach David Beaty said via his weekly press conference.

Shut Out

The Jayhawks haven’t played as well against Big 12 opponents. They were held to zero points twice – Iowa State 45-0 and TCU 43-0.

Baylor has won the past seven against the Jayhawks, including three straight trips to Lawrence. The Jayhawks proved last season they can not be overlooked, especially at Memorial Stadium. As some will remember, it knocked off Texas 24-21.

The first Big 12 victory of the season is on for these two teams. It will be interesting to see which team comes away victorious.

 

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