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Baylor defeats Kansas, 55-7

  • 11 a.m., Oct. 2, 2010
  • Floyd Casey Stadium, Waco, TX

FINAL: Baylor blasts KU, 55-7

Robert Griffin III had a career day, completing 26 of 36 passes for 380 yards and three touchdowns in Baylor's 55-7 thrashing of Kansas on Saturday at Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco, Texas.

Griffin's previous career high for passing yards in a game was 298. He had 288 passing yards in the first half alone.

The quarterback's 444 total yards also were a Baylor record.

Meanwhile, KU's errors were plentiful. The Jayhawks turned it over four times, which included two fumbles and two interceptions — one of which was returned for a touchdown.

Baylor also completed its longest passing play in school history, a receiver screen pass from Griffin to Josh Gordon in the second quarter that went 94 yards for a touchdown.

KU quarterback Jordan Webb had his worst collegiate start, completing 16 of 28 passes for 171 yards with one touchdown, two interceptions and a fumble.

Daymond Patterson had KU's only touchdown, a 19-yard TD reception in the second quarter.

Baylor's 678 total yards were a new school record.

KU (2-3) will take next week off before playing host to Kansas State on Thursday, Oct. 14.

Join the post game discussion

Live coverage (Ended October 2, 2010 at 2:30 p.m.)

Denny2009

Ugly.

Waywardjay

March, would it change your mind if Baylor went 9-3 and destroyed Bowl Team?

Onceagain in reply to Akjhawk

Expect to see you in Church in the mornign.

Devilhawk in reply to Akjhawk

He should say that our pass defense was terrible and we had way too many turnovers. Also, we are very happy that one of the best kickers in the class is committed to KU.

Waywardjay in reply to Sam Constance

I have made one excuse, and it's not as much an excuse but a reasonable expectation. When you have freshman leadership, you tend to be bad football team on the field. the best thing about Freshman is they become Sophomores, and then Juniors.

We are looking at the Marcus/ markieff Morris scenario here. Talents players underperforming. It's all up to coaching seeing how they progress. Next year we loses to baylor 55-7 on their home field then YANK HIM, but suggesting we run him out even after a year is Insanity. You should be a GM for an NBA team with that logic not a College AD

Akjhawk in reply to Mulaza

lol

Mulaza

tha announcer didn't know that rb's name because it's not on his jersey

FINAL
Kansas 7
Baylor 55

Jesse Newell

KU's final drive begins with a false start. Fitting enough.

Deshaun Sands runs for a two-yard loss, and time runs out.

Baylor wins in a rout.

Mulaza in reply to Akjhawk

such as, such as, such as, in that since, aaaaaah, such as, in that since

Onceagain

Hope that next year with a new AD, we will hire a new qualified coach. This guy was Lew's revenge, he knew he was going to get dumped, so he decided to exact some payback.

Akjhawk

so what do you think TG will have to say in post game interview?

Waywardjay in reply to Tyler Fox

Fox< i was living in Champaign at the Time we hired Self away. I know what home town perspective of Self was... he was a great coach but who couldn't win the big game. Brian Cook was a Dynamite player who would have been a beast down low under the tutelage we could give him thanks to Danny. Self was a guard oriented 2-3 zone coach who scrapped for everything he got. He did well will Bradford and did ok With Williams ( who never did develop a consistant three ball .....) It was only when Self's recrutiing met our Blue Blood status that he made drastic advances. Think about it, he lost alot of "roy's" kids..... if he was that highly sought after, why would he have lost those Kids.... because they didn't buy into him immediately..... Thing is Gill's salesman ship thus far has been alot furhter on than Self's.... These kids at least heading into today's game believe that Gill's the coach that will get it done. With no proven track record. with nohistorical significance to expect a rebirth of old glory.

It's either the truth, and GIll's going to be an phenominal coach, or the best used car salesmanship in the History of Used car salesmen.

I prefer to beleive the former.

Kevin Heath

Baylor has now set their own records for the most yards on offense in a game with 677 thus far (previously 656 vs. Lamar in 1980) and passing yards in a game with 434 currently (previously 427 vs. Missouri)

Mulaza

i "believe" we suck

Devilhawk in reply to Bamastreet

Our program doesn't have much of a reputation to harm. We followed up the Orange Bowl season (2007) - where we gave up an average of 21.1 pts in conference play - with two seasons where we gave up over 30 pts on average. We were able to bring in good RBs and WRs, but we didn't make our defense or o-line better.

Akjhawk

TO is #35

Ryan Lee

bad o-line...really bad.

Mulaza

it would be nice to know what number TO is so we could see if he is in

Ryan Lee

Mcdougle...1 catch? Go back to Pick. In fairness Gill may see the offensive line sucks and figures Webb can get "un-sacked" better.

Akjhawk in reply to Sam Constance

couldn't agree more

Mulaza

wow, respect for that qb

Sam Constance in reply to Waywardjay

Listening to people make excuse after excuse, given the result on the field today, sounds about as close to "ignoring" as you can get, imho.

And give me a break on the "let's see how the players respond" argument. They already had one loss this season that should have been humiliating enough to last them the rest of the entire year. If a coach needs completely embarrassing showings to get his team to respond, there's a good chance that there's a problem.

No one is asking KU to go undefeated. Heck, I would have been able to stomach going 2-10, as long as they were competitive and showed potential. Out of five games, we've seen two for which arguments can be made that they are two of the worst losses in KU history. That's a terrible ratio.

I will stick to my original plan of waiting until all 12 games are finished to make a final judgment, but for the time being, Gill has an enormous hole out of which to dig himself.

Kevin Heath

Will Baylor get 800 yards of total offense? We sit at 655 currently...

Akjhawk

I think Gill should be given a chance to get his recruits and build up the O-line. We clearly have a few good backs and I think that Webb doesn't get gun shy taking all the hits this year will end up being a good QB. The main problem that I see with the offense is the fact that the play calling is too conservative and nobody is playing with much passion or excitement. Clearly the D needs a whole lot of work and needs to be overhauled. Our secondary is pathetic and our D-line can't get any pressure on their QB. I also hate the adjustments or lack there of on the defensive side. At this point we need to see improvement and be competitive and clearly we were not today.

Tyler Fox

No one can seriously be comparing Gill and Self. Self was brought in as one of the top coaches in the nation to one of the top programs in the nation yearly. Gill was brought in as someone with potential to a program that has been consistently average to bad for it's history. It's apples to oranges

Waywardjay in reply to Sam Constance

really.... Because Illinois had won a conference title at Illinois, and Buffalo wona conference title at Buffalo in four years..... because both came from coaching icons at their prospective sports..... Because they are both well spoken coaches who have not only played the game but gone on to lead examples of great charceter in their life.

Neither was a guarnatuee March. Not even close.

Waywardjay in reply to Sam Constance

NO one is ignoring the mistakes on the field today. Some are just suggesting the baby is the problem because the bathwater is lukewarm. I am extremely interested in seeing the players reaction to this game. EXTREMELY. That will tell me alot about what to expect against K-state and whether or not to as some suggest. Start to disbelieve Coach Gill. Then again, I expect them to accept responsibility. I expect them to show up and practice. I expect them to suit up for K-state. Players won't blame Coach Gill, If they did I would be shocked.

Wichita_hawk_fan

im done with this game. see yall in two weeks!

Nick Nelson

Kansas linebacker Drew Dudley turns to cover as Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III throws during the second quarter Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 at Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco, Texas.

Kansas linebacker Drew Dudley turns to cover as Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III throws during the second quarter Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 at Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco, Texas. by Nick Krug

Sam Constance in reply to Waywardjay

False comparison.

The difference between the accomplishments of Self and Gill when they were hired is vast.

Wichita_hawk_fan

missed field goal!!! its good to see that the enitre team didnt come to play today

Jlcasey2 in reply to Mulaza

no doubt, but you can only do so much :) Look I might as well say this much too. Im a fairly young guy who is a Husker football fan and KU basketball fan, but watch KU enough to care. Became a Husker fan at my first game in 1995 when I was 8. Call me what you want, but I admit it. I just know that there is potential, but it will take time. Not trying to argue, just trying to throw some valid points out there.

Mulaza in reply to Sean Edmiston

yeah, that makes an enjoyable game watching experience. look at the player, scramble to find the number and name, look back up to see the next play.

good think we kick it there, those 3 points would of made a huge difference

10:15 left in Fourth Quarter
Kansas 7
Baylor 55

Jesse Newell

Jacob Branstetter's 42-yard field-goal attempt sails wide right. The senior is just 2-for-5 on field-goal tries this year.

Rockchalk80

@ Bamastreet

Interesting comments.... what did you see coming with the hire of Turner Gill?

Sam Constance in reply to Mulaza

I don't know what I've said that would tell you that.

I'm an embarrassed KU fan who, regardless of how mortified I am now (or I was after the NDSU game) is willing to withhold final judgement until the season is finished.

If I had to grade right now, it would be a D. But crazy things can happen in sports, and I'm not going to be one of those fans who changes his mind based on the week. Right now, let's just say I am skeptical, but still going to wait on my final assessment.

Bamastreet

Ha, ha, ha. Missed the FG, wow, Gill needs to go.

Bamastreet in reply to Devilhawk

This staff is harming our players and our program. There is no building going on. You don't see that yet, I do. We'll both see who's proven right.

Devilhawk in reply to Bamastreet

Roy was hired away because of his success...Mangino was fired because of his 1-7 failure in conference play. The teams were in entirely different places, and the football team still has a long way to go - but the staff is trying to build up the players they have.

Swishymcjayhawk

at least the bye week can't beat us

Bamastreet

Hey, here's a good sign. Our offense matches up well against Baylor's second string!

Jesse Newell

Webb completes a deep pass down the seam to Bradley McDougald, who holds on despite taking a big hit.

Mulaza

but don't you think hcbs would at least improve neb?

Bamastreet in reply to Waywardjay

If your point is we're not as good as MU you would be right.

Qrex

Who knew Baylor was such a powerhouse?

Sam Constance in reply to Waywardjay

Give me a break. I have to accept this kind of embarrassing display to be considered a "fan"? That's a pathetic mindset.

Gill can convince me that he is the right guy for the job, but right now he's not doing himself any favors. Things will have to turn around in a major way to convince me that he's not in over his head.

Bamastreet

Ha, ha, ha. Wow that was a hit! Glad he's ok. Man.

Waywardjay in reply to Bamastreet

No Bama, I remember there were alot of people who didn't think Self was a good fit. He had never made a Final Four, He had alot of Talent at Illinois, there were ALOT Of people who were convinced we had just gone for an easy Hire. These things take time and patience. Suggesting we run the Gill's and their families out of town overnight, would make me be a horrified jayhawk fan, we'd be no better than Mizzou.

Sean Edmiston in reply to Mulaza

you're clearly not a real fan. you would know the names or at least have the common sense to pull up a roster. You are online after all moron

Bamastreet

I'd like to see Meacham in to keep Webb healthy.

Nick Nelson

Kansas defensive end Jake Laptad wraps up Baylor receiver Kendall Wright for a loss in the backfield during the second quarter Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 at Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco. At right is Baylor tight end Brad Taylor.

Kansas defensive end Jake Laptad wraps up Baylor receiver Kendall Wright for a loss in the backfield during the second quarter Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 at Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco. At right is Baylor tight end Brad Taylor. by Nick Krug

Bamastreet in reply to Jesse Newell

I believe the point spread will be the worst in B12 history for KU by the end of the game. If I'm remembering correctly we lost to KSU by 66 and I think we'll lose this one by more. Man, I'm so sad.

Waywardjay in reply to Sam Constance

Sad day it is when a Phog fan abandons the Jayhawks. Wat have you done for me lately, indeed.

Jesse Newell

Griffin's 444 total yards are also a Baylor single-game record.

Jesse Newell

This is the most points scored by Baylor in a Big 12 game.

Kevin Heath

430 yards passing and the 4th quarter just started...yikes

Bamastreet

And wayward, please don't compare the Gill hire to Self. Self was loved by everyone. Few thought that wouldn't work out. Many, many, many people saw this Gill fiasco coming. It's not the same thing.

Jlcasey2 in reply to Mulaza

To put something in perspective for some of you I want to ask you something. If Bill Self were to go coach Nebraska and Doc Sadler were to coach KU, who do you think will have the better record? Answer=KU. Yes coaching is part of it, but when you do NOT have the players, it makes it difficult.

12:59 left in Fourth Quarter
Kansas 7
Baylor 55

Jesse Newell

Glasco Martin plunges in for the score, and an ugly game turns uglier for KU.

Sean Edmiston in reply to Bamastreet

2002 team was far worse

Bamastreet

Ok, I'm headed out to go watch the OU-Texas game with my dad. I actually enjoyed participating today. Wayward, you keep the faith there man, but I just want you to know that I love KU and this is the worst KU team in 20 or 30 years. There is no excuse for that. Baylor is going to put up the most yards in history against a KU team, you cannot dismiss that. That's the worst game in history. History. Gill has that on his head now.

Mulaza

to say. . . will be what's going on with my computer?

Waywardjay

and When Roy left, I wanted Tom Crean to coach for us. We Chose Self who watched undercoach Brian Cook and Dee Brown....... then low and behold Dee Brown and Deron Williams made some moves under Coach Weber, and we made a run to the Elite eight. couples years later we were missed travel call ( it was the only time i have seen us get away with 4 steps ) and the most clutch three pointer in the history of the NCAA tourney. Somewhere inbetween I got on board , after bucknell, after bradley... I think it was just before the nCAA sent us out as the nubmer 1 overall in the West regional aginst UCLA ..... that i started believing Bill was the right guy. Now theere is no firmer thought in my existance. Sometimes the game just doesn't go your way. Sometimes you lose. Blown defensive assignments, freshman turnovers, and poorly taken timeouts. It's still one game in s season of 12.

Mulaza in reply to Mulaza

sorry, next person

Mulaza

we are losing by 40t to baylor. the "potential" we be kicked off the board!

Nick Nelson

Kansas running back James Sims looks to break away from Baylor safety Byron Landor during the second quarter Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 at Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco.

Kansas running back James Sims looks to break away from Baylor safety Byron Landor during the second quarter Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 at Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco. by Nick Krug

Mulaza

march? i thought you were a gill guy? weren't you mean to me a couple of weeks ago? oh well i got plenty of room on my bandwagon if you want to get on

Bamastreet

Baylor has 604 yards total offense. The record gets broken today.

Jlcasey2 in reply to Mulaza

Georgia Tech game showed there is potential. I know it is one game, but I am not dumb. I see the mistakes, but I am pretty sure that a lot of the mistakes are fixable.

Sam Constance

@WaywardJay,

Just be quiet. Please.

00:00 left in Third Quarter
Kansas 7
Baylor 48

Jesse Newell

Baylor has given up on passing. The Bears still have driven to the KU 14.

Nick Nelson

Kansas cornerback Tyler Patmon drags Baylor receiver Kendall Wright out of bounds during the second quarter Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 at Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco.

Kansas cornerback Tyler Patmon drags Baylor receiver Kendall Wright out of bounds during the second quarter Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 at Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco. by Nick Krug

Mulaza

please kuad put the names on the jerseys! it makes these games so hard to watch when you don't freaking have the roster memorized

Bigjay18

Jesse, are there any thoughts regarding the downy fabric softener they put on the field? I didn't think they could get away with putting something like that down.

Bamastreet

Wow, now the team is coming unraveled. C'mon Laptad, don't go there.

Bamastreet

The BU coach is taking pity on us now.

Devilhawk in reply to Devilhawk

Of course, that was before this current drive. The D is gassed.

Bamastreet

This team has totally quit. Woof. I'm sad for all around.

Joshheer

ok, baylor has ran every play of the drive, and they cant stop it

Waywardjay in reply to Bamastreet

Bama.... They didn't quit after losing at Home to North Dakota State, though everyone suggested they would. They didn't quit after losing to SMU, though everyone expected they would. Gill's a better coach of young men than that. Whatever you think of him as a Football coach surely you can admit that the young men who played for him at Buffalo standing up for him the way they did has to account for something. I mean, really, these things just don't happen in a vacuum do they? His first year was rough at Buffalo, and it's not going to get much easier Here it appears. But really. I don't see them Quiting, they just aren;t ready to compete where we need them to compete.

Bamastreet

there

Bamastreet in reply to Benjamin Piehler

Exactly. I never flopped either. Never liked the hire, and there were many, many people out ther who saw this coming.

Devilhawk

The good news is that the run-defense has been solid - so far only 3 plays of at least 10 yards, only 1 of those was for >15. Baylor is an explosive passing team, and they took took advantage of our weak pass-defense.

Jlcasey2 in reply to Benjamin Piehler

does the team want to go home? Please give me an update on who told you that.

Joshheer

MIssed tackle, after missed tackle o man

Bamastreet

Despite all my negativity, I think we can still win one more game this year, but we'll have to play a perfect game at home against a team that doesn't come prepared. But it COULD happen. Having said that, we're at about a 90 percent chance of going 2-10 this year.

Benjamin Piehler in reply to Jlcasey2

.....pretty sure the coaches are part of the problem when a team just wants to go home. also, my anti-gill status didnt waver with the GT win... not everyone flip flops.

Mulaza

a few of us have hated gill from the start. the wait and see crowd has turned. please show me where you see potential?

Nick Nelson

Kansas cornerback Greg Brown tails Baylor receiver Kendall Wright as he reaches for a deep pass during the second quarter Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 at Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco.

Kansas cornerback Greg Brown tails Baylor receiver Kendall Wright as he reaches for a deep pass during the second quarter Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 at Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco. by Nick Krug

Joshheer

Gill has been terribly outcoached today, i liked the hire, but this is sad

Bamastreet in reply to Jlcasey2

I never loved Gill. Hated the hire. So don't lump me in. This has gone worse than I thought, but there were many people who saw this coming.

Waywardjay in reply to Jlcasey2

Exactly.

Jlcasey2

It's not the coaches. You guys make me sick! One week we love Gill, next week we hate. Give him time! It's not like KU has playmakers all over the field. There is potential there, but it will take time!

Bamastreet in reply to Waywardjay

Sorry man, you're whistling past the graveyard. Look on the field, this team quit in the locker room at half. That's about a big of a canary in a coal mine as you can find in football.

Jesse Newell

Deep punt by Rojas, who is one of the few Jayhawks that have played well today.

Bamastreet

Rojas is pretty darn good. At least we have that.

Waywardjay

Better PLay makers, Same line, Same defense Really. The only difference really is we weren't expecting Freshman to Make the big plays for us.

Jesse Newell

Webb can't find an open receiver, and he's shoved out of bounds after picking up two on third and 14.

Swishymcjayhawk

you know, i really didn't expect us to win this game, but i at least expected us to be in it a little.

Nick Nelson

Baylor defenders smother Kansas receiver Daymond Patterson after a reception during the second quarter Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 at Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco, Texas.

Baylor defenders smother Kansas receiver Daymond Patterson after a reception during the second quarter Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 at Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco, Texas. by Nick Krug

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