Wed. Jan 20th, 2021

Through 2 Quarters

Although the Baylor Bears came into the game as underdogs, they’re on track to steal the victory from the Iowa State Cyclones. the Bears have a bit of a cushion as they currently lead Iowa State 21-10 at halftimeThe teams have been moving the ball at a similar pace, but Baylor have outgained Iowa State by 53 yards.

Baylor has enjoyed the tag-team combination of QB Charlie Brewer and WR R.J. Sneed. The former has passed for two TDs and 140 yards on 12 attempts, while the latter has caught three passes for one TD and 42 yards. Brewer hadn’t helped his team much against the TCU Horned Frogs last week, so this is a nice turnaround for him.

Baylor’s defense has been flying around the field, snatching three takeaways already. That goes a long way towards explaining why they have a good chance of pulling out a victory.

Who’s Playing

Baylor @ No. 17 Iowa State

Current Records: Baylor 1-3; Iowa State 4-2

What to Know

After two games on the road, the Iowa State Cyclones are heading back home. The Cyclones and the Baylor Bears will face off in a Big 12 battle at 7 p.m. ET Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium. Iowa State will be strutting in after a win while Baylor will be stumbling in from a loss.

When you finish with 312 more yards than your opponent like Iowa State did last week, a favorable outcome is almost sure to follow. Everything went their way against the Kansas Jayhawks as they made off with a 52-22 victory. That looming 30-point mark stands out as the most commanding margin for Iowa State yet this season. RB Breece Hall continued his habit of dropping crazy stat lines, rushing for two TDs and 185 yards on 21 carries. Hall put himself on the highlight reel with a 58-yard TD scramble in the fourth quarter.

Iowa State’s defense was a presence as well, as it got past Kansas’ offensive line to sack the QB five times. It was a group effort with four picking up 1.5 sacks apiece.

Meanwhile, the Bears came up short against the TCU Horned Frogs last week, falling 33-23. QB Charlie Brewer wasn’t much of a difference maker for Baylor and threw one interception with a passing completion percentage of only 45.95%.

Iowa State is the favorite in this one, with an expected 14-point margin of victory. Those taking them against the spread are banking on an outcome similar to that of the team’s contest last week, where they covered a 27.5-point spread.

Iowa State was close but no cigar when the two teams previously met in September of last year as they fell 23-21 to Baylor. Maybe the Cyclones will have more luck at home instead of on the road? Watch the matchup and check back on CBS Sports for all the details.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Jack Trice Stadium — Ames, Iowa
  • TV: Fox Sports 1
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $40.00


The Cyclones are a big 14-point favorite against the Bears, according to the latest college football odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Cyclones as a 13.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -107

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Series History

Baylor have won three out of their last five games against Iowa State.

  • Sep 28, 2019 – Baylor 23 vs. Iowa State 21
  • Nov 10, 2018 – Iowa State 28 vs. Baylor 14
  • Nov 18, 2017 – Iowa State 23 vs. Baylor 13
  • Oct 01, 2016 – Baylor 45 vs. Iowa State 42
  • Oct 24, 2015 – Baylor 45 vs. Iowa State 27

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