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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Young guns: Freshman WRs make plays for Kansas

Kansas wide receiver Steven Sims Jr. (16) runs in the Jayhawks' lone touchdown past Baylor cornerback Tion Wright (3) during the first quarter on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 at Memorial Stadium.

Kansas wide receiver Steven Sims Jr. (16) runs in the Jayhawks' lone touchdown past Baylor cornerback Tion Wright (3) during the first quarter on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 at Memorial Stadium.

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The Kansas University football team seems to get younger by the week, and Saturday’s 66-7 loss to No. 3 Baylor continued that trend.

Three true freshmen accounted for 38 percent of KU's completions to wide receivers (6 of 16) and more than half of KU's receiving yardage (56 percent) during the loss.

Jeremiah Booker, playing in his first career game, led Kansas with 39 yards on three receptions.

Steven Sims Jr., added one reception for 36 yards and the lone KU touchdown — a first-quarter strike from true freshman quarterback Ryan Willis.

Emmanuel Moore chipped in with 14 yards on two receptions.

This, on a day when KU was without leading receiver Tre' Parmalee (242 yards, 1 TD on 15 receptions), who is out indefinitely because of a concussion. Receiver Bobby Hartzog Jr., also missed Saturday's game with a knee injury. Both players are listed as “out indefinitely.”

The Willis-to-Sims TD hook-up marked the first freshman-to-freshman pitch and catch score since 2003, when Adam Barmann hit running back John Randle for a 39-yard TD pass against Texas A&M.;

Willis also became the first true freshman to throw a TD pass at Kansas since Todd Reesing threw two against Colorado in October, 2006.

— See what people were saying about the game during the KUsports.com live blog.


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