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Baylor vs. Kansas: Bears and Jayhawks both playing for first Big-12 win

Baylor sports the nation's best passing offense. Can that finally translate into a conference win?

Cooper Neill

The Baylor Bears will host the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday afternoon in a battle between two teams still looking for their first conference win.

Baylor is a statistical oddity, sporting a 3-4 record despite scoring 44 points per game. Quarterback Nick Florence has thrown 22 touchdown passes and leads the nation's No. 1 passing attack, which averages 396 yards per game. Florence's key target is Terrance Williams, who has hauled in 1,203 receiving yards and nine touchdowns in just seven games. The Bears have lost four straight, and play at home after playing four of their last five games on the road.

Not only is Kansas searching for its first Big-12 win as well, it is looking for win No. 1 against FBS competition. At 1-7, the Jayhawks' only win came on opening week against South Dakota State. Last week, Kansas led the Texas Longhorns 14-7 after three quarters, but gave up a touchdown with 12 seconds left and lost its seventh straight. Freshman Michael Cummings has ousted transfer Dayne Crist at the quarterback position, and in two games has thrown for 237 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions.

Date/Time: Sat., Nov. 3, 2:30 p.m. CT

TV: Fox Sports Network

Odds: Baylor by 17 points

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