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Baylor vs. Iowa State: Bears seek first Big 12 win of 2012

Baylor hopes to take advantage of Iowa State's defense with its top passing game in a conference clash on Saturday.

Cooper Neill

The Baylor Bears are searching for their first conference win of the season when they travel to Ames, Iowa on Saturday to take on the Iowa State Cyclones.

Baylor's last two road games have been shootout losses: a 70-63 loss to West Virginia and a 56-50 defeat at the hands of the Texas Longhorns. After starting 3-0, the Bears are on a three-game losing streak. Despite the losses, quarterback Nick Florence leads the nation's top passing game, throwing for 391 yards per game. His top target is Terrance Williams, who through six games has already hauled in 1,013 receiving yards.

Iowa State found itself ranked through five games after a win over TCU, but is now 4-3 after two straight losses. Jared Barnett seems to have unseated senior Steele Jantz at quarterback, and has completed 49% of his passes for 586 yards in three starts. The Cyclones' pass defense is marginal at best, giving up 245 passing yards per game.

Date/Time: Saturday, Oct. 27, 6:00 p.m. CT

TV: Fox Sports Network

Odds: Iowa State by 2.5 points.

For more on the game visit Baylor blog Our Daily Bears and Iowa State blog Wide Right & Natty Light.

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Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.