Iowa State Cyclones at Baylor Bears: Five players to watch

Everybody knows about Iowa State’s Aaron Wimberly and Baylor’s Bryce Petty and Lance Seastrunk. What are some other players to keep an eye on for Saturday night?

Dec 27, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Baylor Bears running back Glasco Martin (8) reacts in the fourth quarter against the UCLA Bruins in the 2012 Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium. Baylor defeated UCLA 49-26. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Glasco Martin (Baylor running back, #8, Sr.)

Freshman running back Shock Linwood is the second-best rusher on the team, but he didn’t play in their previous game. That paved the way for the senior to have season-highs of 16 attempts for 70 yards and had a touchdown. Martin finished as the second-best rusher last season, and perhaps with his senior experience he’ll be getting more attention as Big 12 play ramps up.

Jacques Washington (Iowa State defensive back, #5, Sr.)

If Iowa State stays in this game, one of the reasons will likely be Washington reaching double-digits in tackling. He has just one tackle shy of the lead with 50 total tackles (one shy of Jeremiah George) and had five against Baylor last year.

Tevin Reese (Baylor wide receiver, #16, Jr.)

Unlike the other top receiver for Baylor, Reese actually had some production last season against Iowa State with two catches for 55 yards and a touchdown. He was the man last week against Kansas State with five catches for a season-high 184 yards and two touchdowns.

Kirby Van Der Kamp (Iowa State punter, #13, Sr.)

If the Cyclones face a tough night moving the ball, Van Der Kamp will need to pin the Bears deep and hope that the defense can make some plays. Currently, the senior punter averages 6.4 punts per game.

Bryce Hager (Baylor linebacker, #44, Jr.)

Hager led the team last season with 124 total tackles (72 solo) and currently has 48 through the first five games. He had one game in which he didn’t record one tackle – against the Cyclones.

Topics: Baylor Bears, Glasco Martin, Iowa State Cyclones, Jacques Washington

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