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Kansas coach Charlie Weis talks after KU's 59-14 loss to Baylor on Oct. 26, 2013.
What you get is what you see with Baylor coach Art Briles, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes, and what you see is a brilliant football coach who shows great respect to his players and gets the same in return.
Baylor rolled up 505 total yards and 348 passing yards in the first half alone, overwhelming Kansas in a 59-14 victory over the Jayhawks on Saturday night at Memorial Stadium.
The Bears' quarterback Bryce Petty was most impressive, completing 20 of 32 passes for 430 yards with three touchdowns before getting subbed out in the third quarter.
BU's total yards (743) were the third-most all-time against a KU defense. The Bears' 437 passing yards also were the seventh-most against a Jayhawks defense.
BU (7-0) averaged 9.1 yards per play.
KU flip-flopped its QBs most of the night without much success. Jake Heaps completed 7 of 19 passes for 85 yards with a touchdown, while Montell Cozart was 4-for-14 passing for 69 yards.
James Sims added 19 carries for 70 yards. Rodriguez Coleman (receiving) and Brandon Bourbon (rushing) had KU's two touchdowns.
The Jayhawks (2-5) will play at Texas at 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 2.
9:17 — Tevin Reese 62 pass from Bryce Petty. Aaron Jones kick. Baylor stalled on its first two drives of the game, but the good fortune did not last for the KU defense, which gave up a 76-yard, four-play scoring drive in 1:08 the third time the Bears got the ball. Three of the four plays were on the ground, but the fourth, a 20-yard strike over the middle to Reese, who sprinted the rest of the way with ease to start the scoring. (BU 7, KU 0).
7:15 — Lache Seastrunk 29 run. Jones kick. The Bears' second four-play scoring drive was capped by a running play but it was three lightning-quick passing plays that set it up as the Bears marched 84 yards in just 51 seconds to leap out to a two-score advantage. (BU 14, KU 0).
3:57 — Glasco Martin 14 run. Jones kick. Baylor's longest drive of the first quarter — in both plays and time — spanned 82 yards in seven plays and 1:32 and looked just as easy as the others. Seastrunk got it going with a 24-yard gain on first down and Martin capped it with the 14-yard TD run. In between, Petty hit four straight passes to set up the score. (BU 21, KU 0).
12:49 — Bryce Petty 5 run. Jones kick. Another lightning fast scoring drive for the Bears put KU in the biggest hole they had faced since the Texas Tech game. After two incompletions, Petty hit back-to-back passes for 21 and 42 yards and then scored after faking the handoff and walking in around the left side. The drive covered 70 yards in five plays and 41 seconds. (BU 28, KU 0).
4:39 — Aaron Jones 30 field goal. There were plenty of things about this drive that the KU defense could be proud of. For one, they forced the Bears to snap it 16 times to get three points and, for two, the drive was the longest (time-wise) of the night for Baylor. The problem? Baylor ripped off those 16 plays in 3:47 and continued to put the pressure on KU's defense with quick snaps and a wide-open offense. (BU 31, KU 0).
2:00 — Reese 25 pass from Petty. Jones kick. Another four-play Baylor scoring drive covered 80 yards in 1:17 and featured a 52-yard pass from Petty to Robbie Rhodes. Also on this drive, Petty went over his season average of passing yards per game and the Bears eclipsed the 500-yard mark as an offense. (BU 38, KU 0).
11:18 — Corey Coleman 49 pass from Petty. Jones kick. After stuffing KU's offense on the opening drive of the second half, Baylor proved that the halftime break did nothing to slow its offense down, sprinting 80 yards in three plays and 54 seconds to push the lead to 45 points. (BU 45, KU 0).
4:51 — Brandon Bourbon 22 run. Matthew Wyman kick. The Jayhawks finally cracked the scoreboard thanks to some nifty plays from Montell Cozart, who hit Rodriguez Coleman with a 45-yard pass down the field that set up Bourbon's run on an option to the left two plays later. KU's scoring drive spanned 64 yards in six plays and 3:40. (BU 45, KU 7).
1:00 — Shock Linwood 4 run. Jones kick. After being forced to punt for one of the few times Saturday night, the Bears got the ball back when KU quarterback Montell Cozart fumbled on the Jayhawks' first play of the ensuing series. That set up yet another four-play Baylor drive that covered 19 yards and 1:16 and put the Bears back up by 45 points. (BU 52, KU 7).
11:14 — Rodriguez Coleman 30 pass from Jake Heaps. Wyman kick. Punt returner Connor Embree set up this KU scoring drive with a nice return on a punt that Baylor let go from the 1-yard line. From there, starter Jake Heaps, engineered a three-play, 20-yard drive that included a sack on the play before the touchdown throw and took 1:26. (BU 52, KU 14).
6:03 — Shock Linwood 68 run. Jones kick. After a missed field goal by Kansas a possession earlier, the Bears responded by adding to their massive yardage total with a five-play, 80-yard drive that took 1:09 off the clock, with just a few seconds of them coming on Linwood's long sprint to the end zone. Baylor's third-string running back outran a trio of KU defenders the final 20 yards of the scoring romp. (BU 59, KU 14).