Baylor Bears vs Iowa State Cyclones

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Baylor Bears 2-1 SU / ATS 1-1-0 vs Iowa State Cyclones 3-0 SU / ATS 2-0-0

Date: Saturday, September 24th

Location: Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA

TV: ESN2

Point Spread: Bears +2/Cyclones -2 (BetAnySports - Stop laying -110! Save BIG $ by laying only -105! - Make the switch! You’ll be so glad you did!)

Money Line: Bears 107/Cyclones -129

Over/Under: 45.0

RECENT FORM

The Bears come into the game with an overall record of 2-1. This week will be their first
matchup in the Big 12. This season, the Bears have been favored in 1 game while posting an ATS
mark of 1-1-0. Their average over-under betting line is 36.0 leading to an over-under record of
0-2-0.

In their last game, the Bears are coming off a 42-7 win over Texas State. In addition, they
added an ATS win as they were 30.0 favorites on the spread. In the game, Baylor finished with 1
touchdown through the air, while throwing for 208 yards. The team ended the game with 5 rushing
touchdowns, along with a total of 293 yards on the ground.

So far, quarterback Blake Shapen has a passer rating of 100.9 while completing 50 of his 74
attempts. Currently, he has a total of 535 passing yards. So far, the team’s most productive wide
receiver is Hal Presley, who has caught 7 passes for a total of 93 yards. The Bears have turned
to running back Richard Reese a total of 34 times for a total of 237 rushing yards.

The Cyclones come into the game with an overall record of 3-0. This week will be their first
matchup in the Big 12. This season, the Cyclones have been favored in 1 game while posting an ATS
mark of 2-0-0. Their average over-under betting line is 28.67 leading to an over-under record of
1-1-0.

This week, the Cyclones will look to pick up another win, as they are coming off a 43-10 win
over Ohio. With the 33 point victory, Iowa State also covered the spread. The team finished the
game throwing for 3 touchdown passes. Overall, the Cyclones had 300 passing yards on a completion
percentage of 76.2%. The team ended the game with 2 rushing touchdowns, along with a total of 163
yards on the ground.

So far, quarterback Hunter Dekkers has a passer rating of 107.04 while completing 78 of his
105 attempts. So far, the team’s most productive wide receiver is Xavier Hutchinson, who has
caught 28 passes for a total of 319 yards. The top option in the run game for the team is Jirehl
Brock, who has carried the ball 50 times for a total of 280 yards.

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BearsKEY STATS AND ANALYSIS

So far, the Bears are averaging 43.67 points per-game on offense, which is good for 16th most
in college football.

This season, Baylor has struggled to move the ball through the air, averaging just 219.67
passing yards per-game. This week, the Bears will be facing a Iowa State defense ranked 19th in
pass yards allowed per-game. So far, they are averaging 137.0 yards per-game when facing top 25
pass defenses.

So far, Baylor has relied heavily on the ground game, as they rank 18th in attempts per-game,
with an average of 43.33. This heavy usage, has led to an average of 234.67 rush yards per-game,
placing them 16th in the NCAA. This week, the Bears will be facing a Iowa State defense ranked
3rd in rush yards allowed per-game. So far, they have not face a defense ranked inside the top 50
rush defense.

The Bears will look to once again play well defensively, as they are currently 24th in points
allowed at 14.33 points per-game allowed.

Heading into this week’s matchup, the Cyclones will look to improve their offensive output, as
they are ranked just 74th in the NCAA in points scored.

So far, the Cyclones are averaging 259.0 yards per-game through the air, placing them 49th in
the country. This week, the Cyclones will be facing a Baylor defense that is ranked 95th in pass
yards allowed per-game. This year, they are averaging 296.5 yards per-game when facing defenses
ranked outside the top 50 in passing defense.

So far, the Iowa State offense is averaging just 156.0 yards per-game on the ground. This
production has come on an average of 36.33 rush attempts per-game (70th). This week, the Cyclones
will be facing a Baylor defense that is 16th in rush yards allowed per-game. So far, they have
averaged 152.5 yards per-game when facing top 25 rush defenses.

The Cyclones will look to once again play well defensively, as they are currently 11th in
points allowed at 9.0 points per-game allowed.

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