The Big 12 conference season is in full swing entering Week 5 of the college football season, and there are a lot of teams still in the conference hunt. Baylor will host Iowa State in Week 5 in a game that both teams desperately need to win.
The Bears are a perfect 3-0 so far this season, while Iowa State comes into this game with a 2-1 record. This won’t be one of the highlighted games on the Week 5 schedule, but it matters a ton in the Big 12 Conference.
Iowa State at Baylor Game Overview
Almost every single Big 12 matchup is extremely high-scoring, but don’t expect that kind of game in this one. Both Iowa State and Baylor have been playing great defense this season, and they don’t have the offenses to put up a ton of points in this one.
This should be an extremely competitive game that will likely come down to the final possession.
Iowa State was able to put up 72 points in their latest win, but they were facing an inferior opponent in Louisiana-Monroe.
The Cyclones have a talented quarterback in Brock Purdy and feature one of the best passing attacks in the country. Purdy has thrown for 989 yards so far this season, and he will be looking to throw the ball early and often in this game.
Baylor has been putting up huge numbers on offense this season, but they have not faced a talented defense this season.
The Bears are averaging over 243 passing yards per game this season, but their running game has been carrying the team. Baylor has racked up over 253 rushing yards per game and will be looking to use that formula again in this game.
Iowa State at Baylor Free Game Prediction
Baylor comes into this game as slight 2.5-point favorites over Iowa State according to BetAnySports, but playing at home is really the only advantage. The Bears might be 3-0 so far this season, but they have not played a very competitive schedule.
Iowa State suffered a bitter 18-17 loss to rival Iowa in Week 2, but the Cyclones have been incredibly impressive so far this season. Expect a lot of points in this game, which should go back and forth.
Iowa State is the better team in this matchup, and they will come up with a huge road win. Take the +2.5 points and bet the Iowa State Cyclones over the Baylor Bears in this game.