Kansas State-Baylor Preview Capsule

The Associated Press Published:

No. 2 Kansas State (10-0, 7-0 Big 12) at Baylor (4-5, 1-5), 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Line: Kansas St. by 11½

Series Record: Kansas St. leads 7-2

WHAT'S AT STAKE

Kansas State can clinch at least a share of the Big 12 title and the league's automatic BCS berth with a victory, and more importantly stay undefeated to maintain the No. 1 spot in the BCS rankings and get within one win of the Wildcats' first national championship game. Baylor has to win two of its last three games to be bowl eligible for the second year in a row.

KEY MATCHUP

The Heisman Trophy front-running quarterback against the quarterback who replaced last year's Heisman winner. Kansas State's Collin Klein is coming off his only game this season with less than 200 total yards, though he ran for two TDs in his first game back after an apparent concussion. Through nine games, Baylor's Nick Florence has more passing yards, one more rushing TD and has been sacked less than Robert Griffin III at the same point last season.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Kansas State: DB Nigel Malone has 10 career interceptions, three of them this season. He had two pass deflections last week against TCU, and has 10 for the season. He also has 43 tackles.

Baylor: WR Terrance Williams leads the nation with 159 yards receiving a game this season, and is fourth with 8.6 receptions a game. His 4,292 career all-purpose yards are second-most in school history, 187 shy of the school record. He has three TDs longer than 70 yards.

FACTS & FIGURES

Kansas State is coming off its lowest scoring game of the season, a 23-10 win at TCU. ... The Wildcats are still the least-penalized team (32) in the country and have outscored opponents 114-7 off turnovers. ... RB John Hubert (78.3 yards rushing per game) and Klein (74.8) are 3-4 in the Big 12 in rushing. ... Baylor has scored 82 combined points in the last two games in the series against Kansas State, after scoring only 73 total points the first seven. ... The Bears have nine passes for 50 yards or more this season. ... Bears WR Tevin Reese has 13 career touchdowns, all but one are 40 yards or longer. ... Baylor RB Lache Seastrunk has scored multiple touchdowns in consecutive games after no scores the first seven games.