MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas State gave up 517 yards rushing in
its last two games, and the Wildcats could get a break this
Kansas State takes on Baylor, which has the Big 12's
second-worst ground offense.
Baylor (3-5, 0-4 Big 12) runs a spread offense and averages more
than 284 yards through the air -- third best in the conference. But
the Bears are rushing for only 72 yards a game.
That should be good news for the Wildcats (4-3, 2-2), who are
only ninth in the conference in rushing defense but fourth at
defending the pass.
Quarterback Michael Machen got his first start for Baylor last
week after Blake Szymanski went out with migraines. Machen threw
for 231 yards and one touchdown, but he also had three
interceptions in a 31-10 home loss to Texas.
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