Jerry Bohannon threw 269 yards and two touchdowns as he ran for another score, while Baylor rushed to 307 yards against Kansas on Saturday with a 45-7 win.
Abram Smith ran 122 yards and touchdown, with Bears (3-0, 1-0 Big 12) defeating Jayhawks (1-2, 0-1) in 12th place, leaving Trestan Ebner with only 12 carries. Added 72 yards. Continuous time. Baylor has not lost to Kansas since the 2007 season.
Baylor finished with a total of 576 yards of attack. Kansas managed only 166.
The Jayhawks quarterback Jason Bean had 62 yards above the ground before giving way to backup Jaron Daniels in the fourth quarter, but was limited to a pass and touchdown of only 57 yards.
At that point, Baylor was turning the 14-7 half-time advantage into another rout.
Bears found their identity on the ground under coach Dave Aranda in the second year. They had three 100-yard rushers, earned over 400 yards on the ground and rushed five touchdowns against Texas Southern last week.
Smith and Ebner shot Kansas at a large yard in the opening round, and Bohannon won Kansas with a TD pass to Ben Sims. Next, Baylor’s running-back pair set up another touchdown with full-back Gavin Yates after a few minutes.
The Jayhawks? Their attack lost 8 yards in the first quarter.
Still, they somehow managed to stay in the game-helped by Fumble by Baylor’s RJ Sneed-and Bean led a 76-yard drive in the second half of the first half and Trevor to get within 14-7. During the break, I ended up with a short TD pass to Wilson.
He must have touched his nerves in Baylor’s locker room.
They were forced to start the second half with three outs, and Bohannon soon saw Sneed score 69 yards, squeezing a few Kansas fans who were stuck half-time on a hot, unseasonable afternoon. I did.
After forcing a turnover down, the Bears quickly returned to the downfield, riding Smith and Ebner into the Red Zone. This time, Bohannon took the keeper to the touchdown and effectively cleaned up the game.
Baylor didn’t lose unless he took too many penalties and turnovers. Now, Bears coughed the ball twice and whistled with a handful of fouls, but it was still not enough to bring the ball closer to Kansas. It helped the Bears balance some great offensive by passing 269 yards and made some stops in defense.
Kansas was half competitive. The next step in progress under the direction of Lance Leipold is to put together the four quarters. This is something the Jayhawks haven’t done yet this season. It only happens if they play better along the lines of attack and defense that were firmly defeated by the Bears on Saturday.
Baylor will be heading to Iowa State University next Saturday.
Kansas concludes Saturday’s non-conference play at Duke.
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