College football predictions: ESPN picks Kansas State over Baylor by 1 point

Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

ESPN says the Wildcats' latest battle against a subpar Baylor squad will be closer than anyone realizes.

The latest round of college football predictions are out from ESPN columnist Will Harris and he believes the Kansas State versus Baylor match-up will be much closer than anyone realizes. In fact, Harris has the game almost as a potential upset, with K-State winning by just one point in a 38-37 win.

"Double digits is too much weight for a Baylor team that's found serious punch in its rushing attack in the form of thunder and lightning duo Glasco Martin and Lache Seastrunk," writes Harris. "Baylor may be 4-5, but the Bears are hungry, confident and ready to take it to the nation's top-ranked team. Kansas State is a tired team right now, and Collin Klein may have to add "last-minute comeback" to his Heisman résumé."

Collin Klein and company have been defeating opponents by a dozen or more all season even in subpar showings -- i.e. last week against TCU. It's hard to see them coming out so flat again and making it that close. That said, no one has taken Baylor for granted all season despite the team's poor record one year after Robert Griffin IIIl placed the Bears on the map.

A coach like Bill Snyder will make sure his team is ready to play and it's hard to believe Harris isn't just trying to pick a wild card to be able to say he was the only one who called it later.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Kansas City

You must be a member of SB Nation Kansas City to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Kansas City. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Kansas City

You must be a member of SB Nation Kansas City to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Kansas City. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.