No. 15 Baylor football embraces the challenge of first road game
By Rayne Brown
For the past four games Baylor football has dominated it’s opponents at Floyd Casey Stadium ranking them at number four in the Big 12 conference. This weekend the team travels for the first time this season. Saturday at 2:30 p.m. the Bears will take on Kansas State in Manhattan, Kan.
“First time for us traveling and everybody’s jacked up and ready to zero in and come out with a W,” senior cornerback K.J. Morton said.
This weekend, the Bears won’t have support from the Baylor crowd, but they won’t let that deter them from making Baylor nation proud in the midst of Kansas State’s sea of purple fans at the hectic Bill Snyder Family Stadium. The Bears have never defeated Kansas State in Manhattan, Kan.
“It’s different because we know that we won’t have as many fans there and we know the crowd won’t be screaming for us. They’ll be screaming for our opponent,” Morton said. “So, it’s like we got to focus more and be more prepared.”
While the atmosphere on the road will be different, the team plans on doing everything the same. Keeping the same amount of intensity, focus, hunger and drive to continue its winning streak.
“Our goal is to set the tone every day and we do that. We have a good chemistry going into it so we’re really hitting our stride right now”, senior center Stefan Huber said. “We had some questions coming in, but we know it between us that we could take care of business and that’s what we’re doing. We just got to keep working hard at it.”
The formula for this season has been simple. “One game at a time, one team at a time” is what head coach Art Briles tells his team and that’s the mindset they have as they prepare to take on Kansas State.
“Scoring one more point than what they got. It’s pretty simple, it doesn’t take a genius to figure that out,” Briles said. “Yeah, that’s it, just have one more than they got.”
Tune in to FOX this Saturday at 2:30 p.m. to watch Baylor vs. Kansas State.