Although the effort was overshadowed by Saturday's 31-30 overtime loss to Baylor, Kansas University freshman running back Darrian Miller paced the KU rushing attack with a career day. Miller's 147 yards on 24 carries were the most by a KU freshman since 1993 and also represented a new career-high for the 5-foot-10, 191-pound back from Blue Springs, Mo.
A controversial call at the end of the first half resulted in a Baylor field goal and also left Kansas players and coaches baffled following BU’s 31-30 overtime victory over KU on Saturday.
Chants of “Bowl game! Bowl Game!” filled Baylor’s football locker room after the Bears’ 31-30 overtime victory over Kansas on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.
With one more successful play from his offense Saturday, Kansas University football coach Turner Gill could have ended a seven-game losing streak, made irrelevant blowing a 21-point fourth-quarter lead and drawn praise for having had the guts to fly in the face of conventional wisdom.
Kansas coach Turner Gill talks after his team's 31-30 overtime loss to Baylor on Nov. 12, 2011.
Baylor overcame a 21-point deficit in the fourth quarter, rallying to take down Kansas, 31-30, in overtime on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
KU's defense allowed 89-, 98- and 80-yard touchdown drives to Baylor in the fourth quarter, as the Bears tied it up with 4:07 left on a 67-yard touchdown reception by Tevin Reese.
In overtime, Reese scored first on a 14-yard TD reception.
KU's Tim Biere followed with a 25-yard TD catch, and KU coach Turner Gill decided to go for two and the win. Jordan Webb's fade pass to Biere fell incomplete, and Baylor's players rushed onto the field to celebrate the victory.
After throwing for just 79 yards in the first half, Griffin finished with 312 yards passing while adding 103 yards rushing.
Darrian Miller led KU with 24 rushes for 147 yards.
KU (2-8) will travel to face Texas A&M on Nov. 19.