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Michael Cummings looking to end struggles against Baylor

Kansas quarterback Michael Cummings is heading back to his home state of Texas when Kansas travels to take on Baylor.

Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

Kansas Jayhawks quarterback Michael Cummings is making his third start this Saturday on the road against the Baylor Bears. While this is a road game for Kansas, it is more of a homecoming for Cummings who grew up and went to high school at nearby Killeen, Texas.

Head coach Charlie Weis made the decision to put Cummings in after the first four games, because he had improved so much from last year that Cummings finally became a viable option:

"He just kept on working and kept on working until there finally came a point where he gave me an option," Weis said. "It wasn't until he gave me an option to put him in there. I'm not putting him in there because the fans say, ‘Let's put him in there.' He's got to give me the reason to believe that we could function well with him in a game. He's done that, and that's why he's in there."

In Cummings first two games starting under center, which came against Texas and Oklahoma, the dual-threat quarterback has struggled some to move the ball. In his first two starts he has only two positive rushing yards, he threw for 150 total yards plus had a pair of interceptions. He will be trying to turn his game around Baylor who has the worst defense in all of college football, and give up 553 yards per game.

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