Bryce Petty looks to do something that neither Heisman winner Robert Griffin III or Nick Florence did, which is win in Ames, Iowa. The Bears haven't won in Ames since 2005, but the Bears have never gone in with a team this good. After three games the Bears are once again the top offensive team in the nation, and they are only going to get better as Antwan Goodley, Corey Coleman, and Devin Chafin are all back from injury to add even more firepower to the Baylor offense.
Iowa State suffered a soul crushing defeat to the Bears last year in Waco, so they will be looking for revenge. While Iowa State might be a little bit better than they were last year, the Bears, however, are a better team than the one that the Cylcones faced last year. The Bears simply outmach the Cyclones every which way you look at it, which should make this an easy game for Baylor. That is not the case sometimes for teams that go into Ames as there have been many high ranked teams that have met their demise in Jack Trice Stadium. This game will certainly be a good road test for the Bears on their quest to make it into the inaugeral College Football Playoff.
To win the game they will need to be able to contain Iowa State QB Sam Richardson who has been much improved from last year. The Baylor defense is also improved from last year and should be up to the challenge. On the other side of the ball look for the Bears to try and get their running game going, which has not looked good in the first three games. If the Cyclones load the box like Baylor's previous opponents look for the Bears to once again take advantage with their passing game, which has been very good this year.