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It's Baylor's Robert Griffin vs. the K-State defense in a battle of Big 12 unbeatens

BIG 12 GAME OF THE WEEK – For Baylor's Robert Griffin and Kansas State, today's game in Manhattan is a step up in competition.
By BERRY TRAMEL Published: September 30, 2011

Neither Landry Jones nor Brandon Weeden has been the Big 12's most impressive quarterback this season. That nod goes to Baylor's Robert Griffin.

Griffin this season has thrown 12 incompletions and 13 touchdown passes. You can look it up.

But Saturday, Griffin steps up in competition. For the first time this season, he plays outside Waco. For the first time season, he plays a non-Texas team. For the first time this season, he plays against Kansas State.

Bill Snyder's Wildcats are playing some defense. They staged a goal-line stand last week to save a 28-24 victory at Miami. K-State's defense was dominant in early victories over Eastern Kentucky and Kent State, which doesn't mean much. But then the ‘Cats held Miami to three first-half points and stopped the ‘Canes on four straight plays after first-and-goal from the KSU 2-yard line in the final two minutes.

“The last four snaps of the ballgame, we played as well as you can play,” Snyder said.

A game like that sends confidence soaring.

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