Baylor has already seen a 4-win improvement from last year, with three games left to play, needing just one more win to clinch a bowl berth.
All season long Matt Rhule has repeated the motto, “What’s Next”. Right now a very good Iowa State team is what’s next, and Rhule said wasting time making Holiday plans for a bowl game is the best way to get beat on Saturday.
“I hope that’s our guys mindset,” Rhule said. “It is great that they are focused on the task at hand. The key for this game is to forget about what has happened and forget about what can happen in the future. We just have to think about what is up next. Life is always about learning about what happened. We are the exact same team that went out and lost to West Virginia. We played a better game, but the mistakes were still all over the field so if we start thinking about December and January we are going to come out and get punched in the face.”
The Bears will see an Iowa State game that has reeled off four wins in a row.