Kansas State-Baylor Preview Capsule

Associated Press Modified: November 15, 2012 at 3:04 pm •  Published: November 15, 2012
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No. 2 Kansas State (10-0, 7-0 Big 12) at Baylor (4-5, 1-5), 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Line: Kansas St. by 11½

Series Record: Kansas St. leads 7-2

WHAT'S AT STAKE

Kansas State can clinch at least a share of the Big 12 title and the league's automatic BCS berth with a victory, and more importantly stay undefeated to maintain the No. 1 spot in the BCS rankings and get within one win of the Wildcats' first national championship game. Baylor has to win two of its last three games to be bowl eligible for the third year in a row.

KEY MATCHUP

The Heisman Trophy front-running quarterback against the quarterback who replaced last year's Heisman winner. Kansas State's Collin Klein is coming off his only game this season with less than 200 total yards, though he ran for two TDs in his first game back after an apparent concussion. Through nine games, Baylor's Nick Florence has more passing yards, one more rushing TD and has been sacked less than Robert Griffin III at the same point last season.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Kansas State: DB Nigel Malone has 10 career interceptions, three of them this season. He had two pass deflections last week against TCU, and has 10 for the season. He also has 43 tackles.

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