USA TODAY writer picks Baylor to upset Kansas State

Baylor is winless through four games, but that’s all about to change, according to one bold prediction from USA TODAY writer Dan Wolken.

For Wolken’s Week 5 bold prediction, he has the Bears pulling off the road upset in Manhattan, Kansas, against the Wildcats on Saturday.

“The Bears were never as bad as those losses to Liberty and Texas-San Antonio, but it’s a fragile program right now and there were going to be some major growing pains with a new staff and new system. It appears Baylor turned a bit of a corner in the second half last weekend at Oklahoma, showing some explosiveness on offense that wasn’t there before.

Teams get better week to week, and it appears Baylor is improving at a pretty rapid pace. Though it’s never easy to go on the road and win in Manhattan, it feels like the Bears are due for a win under Matt Rhule and Kansas State doesn’t have the same kind of passing game that can really stretch their defense like Oklahoma and even Duke the week before. ” – Dan Wolken wrote via USA TODAY

The Bears came close to knocking off No. 3 Oklahoma in Waco, Texas, last Saturday, but fell short 49-41 against the Sooners.

A win over Kansas State would be the first of the Matt Rhule era. The head coach got off to a rocky start after Baylor fell to FCS Liberty and UTSA before falling to Duke in its final nonconference game.

The Bears might be heavy underdogs against the Wildcats, but at least one writer believes in them.

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