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Ryan Willis makes most of first career start

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Kansas quarterback Ryan Willis (13) is chased down by Baylor linebacker Taylor Young (1) and defensive end Jamal Palmer (92) during the first quarter on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 at Memorial Stadium.

Kansas quarterback Ryan Willis (13) is chased down by Baylor linebacker Taylor Young (1) and defensive end Jamal Palmer (92) during the first quarter on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 at Memorial Stadium. by Nick Krug

1 - Ryan Willis: With two beautiful, perfectly placed long spirals, Willis turned a third-and-17 from the KU 42 into a game-tying touchdown on his first series as a starting quarterback. Scrambled out of trouble and launched a pass along the right sideline to Kent Taylor, who made a terrific catch on a play that was called back because of a penalty. Lost a fumble and had one interception, but generally played well, threw some beautiful passes and never lost his poise.

2 - Steven Sims Jr.: Slipped behind the defense in the end zone for a 36-yard TD on a perfect throw from Willis.

3 - Fish Smithson: Had nine tackles and a pass breakup.

4 - Derrick Neal: Had a 19-yard reception and three other catches for a total of 26 receiving yards. Played a snap at defensive back.

5 - Jeremiah Booker: Size makes him a big target. He caught three passes for team-high 39 yards, but had costly offensive pass-interference penalty.

6 - Kent Taylor: Made a beautiful catch on a rushed throw from Willis. Taylor pulled in the slightly overthrown pass with his right hand, only to have it called back on a penalty.

7 - Chevy Graham: Made eight tackles and was credited with half of a tackle for loss.

8 - Tevin Shaw: Had a pass breakup and three tackles. Plays with plenty of passion, regardless of the scoreboard.

9 - Marnez Ogletree: Was picked on at times but also had a pass-breakup (hit him in the back) and five tackles.

10 - Daniel Wise: Had a sack. Has a long way to go but plenty of time to get there. More active than most of the team’s defensive tackles.

SEASON STANDINGS

Ke’aun Kinner — 27

Fish Smithson — 23

Tre’ Parmalee — 21

Montell Cozart — 18

Marcquis Roberts — 17

Steven Sims Jr. — 16

Kent Taylor — 15

Tyrone Miller — 15

Ryan Willis — 12

Tyler Patrick — 11

Tevin Shaw — 10

Ben Goodman — 10

Schyler Miles — 10

De’Andre Mann — 9

Chevy Graham — 8

Ryan Schadler — 8

Derrick Neal — 7

Darious Crawley — 7

Jeremiah Booker — 6

Jordan Shelley-Smith — 6

Damani Mosby — 5

Corey King — 3

Marnez Ogletree — 2

Matthew Wyman — 2

Nick Bartolotta — 2

Joe Dineen — 2

Greg Allen — 2

Daniel Wise — 1

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