Baylor's success this season has been heavily influenced by their Heisman trophy candidate quarterback, Robert Griffin III. Griffin III has completed 41-of-49 passes for 624 yards and eight touchdowns. Griffin III has also added 116 yards rushing on just 18 carries, good for an average of 6.4 yards per carry.
Griffin III has certainly had some help, though. Senior running back Terrance Ganaway has 200 yards rushing on 33 attempts on the season so far, with two touchdown rushes as well. Kendall Wright has been Griffin III's favorite target, hauling in 20 receptions in Baylor's two games, for 312 yards and three touchdowns.
While Rice hardly seems like much of an opponent, Baylor needs to rack up the wins while they can. The 17th-ranked Bears face a tough stretch in the middle and end of October where they head to Texas A&M and then to Oklahoma State -- both teams ranked in the top 10 -- in consecutive games.
Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. CDT, from Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco.