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Baylor running back Trestan Ebner (1) is tripped up by Kansas safety O.J. Burroughs (5) during the first quarter on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 at Memorial Stadium. (Photo by Nick Krug/Special to the Journal-World)

Baylor dominates KU football, 45-7, in Jayhawks’ Big 12 opener

The Kansas football team’s first Big 12 encounter on head coach Lance Leipold’s watch turned into a rout in the second half Saturday, as Baylor left David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium with a 45-7 victory.

September 18, 2021

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'Highly disappointed' after blowout loss to Baylor, Jayhawks aim to regroup quickly

Kansas football players will have to add regrouping to their typical game week preparation after the Jayhawks suffered their first one-sided defeat of the season against Baylor. One key takeaway from an unprosperous Saturday, KU sophomore receiver Trevor Wilson said following a 45-7 beating, was that the players can’t let what transpired impact their motivation.

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Notebook: QB Jason Bean sits during 4th quarter of KU football's blowout loss

With the Kansas football team’s chances of opening up Big 12 play with a win all but gone by the fourth quarter Saturday against Baylor, head coach Lance Leipold let starting quarterback Jason Bean sit.

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3 keys for KU football vs. Baylor

Jayhawks, Bears set for 2:30 p.m. kickoff in Big 12 opener

Instrumental for the Kansas football offense through the first two nonconference games of the season, junior quarterback Jason Bean will need to keep showing off his speed in the Big 12 opener.

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D.C. Brian Borland looking for improved physicality from KU football defense

The Kansas football defense faced its first substantial test of the season in Week 2 at Coastal Carolina. The 49-22 road loss against a veteran-laden top-20 team, KU defensive coordinator Brian Borland said, allowed him to learn about where the defense is at — and how it needs to improve — as the Jayhawks head into Big 12 play.

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Lance Leipold hopeful KU football RB Amauri Pesek-Hickson can play 'a little bit more'

Following a brief appearance for Amauri Pesek-Hickson late in the Kansas football team’s road loss at Coastal Carolina this past week, head coach Lance Leipold hopes the redshirt freshman running back can keep easing his way into a larger workload moving forward.

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5 questions with KU football super-senior D-end Kyron Johnson

Ahead of KU’s Week 3 Big 12 opener versus Baylor (2:30 p.m. Saturday, ESPN+), Kyron Johnson spoke about his role and what he’s hoping to get accomplished — on and off the field — this fall with the Jayhawks.

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Coming off first productive game with KU football, RB Devin Neal wants to be 'more physical'

The Kansas football coaches asked far more of running back Devin Neal in Week 2 than they did in the Jayhawks’ opener. So much so that the true freshman became the featured back for the offense on its second possession at Coastal Carolina, with Neal seven days removed from his one-carry, one-yard college debut.

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Notebook: KU football O-lineman Colin Grunhard 'doubtful' this week

The Kansas football team could be without starting offensive lineman Colin Grunhard again this week, when the Jayhawks open Big 12 play.

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Lance Leipold: Big 12 adding 'highly successful' football programs in BYU, Cincinnati, UCF and Houston

Lance Leipold won’t have to worry about his Kansas football team taking on BYU, Cincinnati, UCF or Houston any time soon, but Leipold expects the four future Big 12 programs will be “fine additions” to the conference.

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KU Chancellor Girod believes KU is on good footing following recent Big 12 expansion

University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas Girod said Monday that KU “ended up in a good place,” in the wake of last week’s addition of four schools to the revamped Big 12 Conference. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks see some offensive progress, despite loss at No. 17 Coastal Carolina

Members of the Kansas football team didn’t leave Brooks Stadium carefree Friday night following the Jayhawks’ 49-22 loss at No. 17 Coastal Carolina. But head coach Lance Leipold and KU’s skill players witnessed some offensive growth they considered promising in Week 2.

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Jayhawks can't keep up wtih No. 17 Chanticleers at Coastal Carolina

Quarterback Jason Bean flashed again for the Kansas football team Friday night at Brooks Stadium, but that wasn’t nearly enough for the Jayhawks to keep up with No. 17 Coastal Carolina.

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As Big 12 expands, AD Travis Goff vows to remain in pursuit of what's best for KU

University of Kansas Athletic Director Travis Goff considered Friday’s Big 12 expansion a good day for the conference, but Goff didn’t slam the door on KU looking elsewhere in the future.

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Big 12 invites BYU, UCF, Cincinnati and Houston to join

The Big 12 extended membership invitations Friday to BYU, UCF, Cincinnati and Houston to join the Power Five league that will be losing Oklahoma and Texas to the Southeastern Conference.

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