Kansas State hopes to stop a four-game losing streak that has taken the Wildcats from a tie for first place in the Big 12 and the No. 16 ranking to a losing record. The Longhorns, meanwhile, hope to have a lot of chips fall into place. With a heartbreaking loss to Iowa State last weekend, the Longhorns (5-3, 4-3 Big 12) have to win out (they're at so-far-winless Kansas on Dec. 12), have Oklahoma lose twice and have Oklahoma State lose at least one of its two remaining games in order to play in the Big 12 Championship game.
Charlie Brewer confidently moved Baylor down the field and John Mayers kicked a 30-yard field goal on the final play. This was certainly a better way for the Bears to finish a game. Mayers' kick gave the Bears a 32-31 win over Kansas State on a rainy Saturday, snapping a five-game losing streak.
Baylor and Kansas State both could use a boost after some struggles and drastically different losses. The Wildcats (4-4, 4-3 Big 12) are just ready to get back on the field for a chance to move past their 45-0 loss at Iowa State last week, their third loss in a row after starting 4-0 in conference play. Baylor has lost consecutive road games after having two-touchdown leads in the second half.