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Baylor defeats Kansas, 60-14

  • 3 p.m., Nov. 1, 2014
  • Baylor Stadium, Waco, TX

Bears put up 669 yards of offense in 60-14 rout

Even a week off to prepare for offensive juggernaut Baylor didn’t do Kansas University’s football team much good Saturday, on the road at McLane Stadium.

The Jayhawks trailed throughout at Waco, Texas, and dropped their fifth game in a row — all in the Big 12 — with a 60-14 defeat at the hands of Baylor.

The Bears (7-1 overall, 4-1 Big 12) amassed 669 yards in the rout, averaging 7.6 yards per play.

Senior quarterback Bryce Petty checked out of the game before the end of the third quarter, and still threw for 277 yards and three touchdowns while completing just 15 of his 27 throws.

The Bears gashed KU (2-6, 0-5) even more on the ground, with the combination of Devin Chafin (14 carries, 112 yards, two touchdowns) and Shock Linwood (14 rushes, 81 yards and a TD).

Kansas couldn’t buy a yard on the ground, meanwhile. On 27 running plays, Kansas gained just 16 yards, with quarterback Michael Cummings losing 28 net yards (via three Baylor sacks) on four attempts.

The junior KU QB had some passing success, at least, going 21-for-30 with 288 yards through the air, plus a pair of touchdowns to senior Nick Harwell (five catches, 79 yards).

The Jayhawks return to Memorial Stadium next weekend for their first home game in four weeks versus Iowa State (2-6, 0-5).

Box score

HOW THEY SCORED

First Quarter

11:29 — Corey Coleman 72 pass from Bryce Petty. Chris Callahan kick. The Kansas D held the Bears to a three-and-out on their first possession, but that success was short-lived as Baylor scored on its first play of Drive No. 2, when Coleman caught a short pass from Petty and raced past the KU secondary after KU safety Cassius Sendish slipped on the play allowing Coleman to get loose. (BU 7, KU 0).

9:37 — Devin Chafin 1 run. Kick failed. After Shawn Oakman fell on a fumbled KU snap deep in the Jayhawks' territory, Chafin did the rest, running four times for 18 yards to give BU its second touchdown. The drive spanned 1:04 and put Baylor in firm control just five minutes into the game. (BU 13, KU 0).

6:52 — Nick Harwell 28 pass from Michael Cummings. Matthew Wyman kick. After taking a shot in the form of back-to-back early touchdowns by Baylor, the Jayhawks responded with a 77-yard, five-play drive that took 2:45 and featured a 36-yard pass from Cummings to freshman tailback Corey Avery and a big offsides penalty that gave Kansas a first down and set up the TD pass, which Cummings dropped perfectly into Harwell's hands in the far corner of the end zone. (BU 13, KU 7).

3:16 — Shock Linwood 1 run. Callahan kick. The Bears answered KU's touchdown drive with their third of the game, a 10-play, 67-yard march that was capped off by three straight Linwood carries inside the 5 yard line. The key play on the drive came when Baylor QB Bryce Petty scrambled for seven yards and a first down on third down. Petty bounced off an attempted tackle by Ben Heeney to gain the first down and set up the TD. (BU 20, KU 7).

Second Quarter

12:25 — Chris Callahan 27 field goal. A drive that began with a monster punt from KU's Trevor Pardula that nearly resulted in a safety and backed the Bears up to their own 2 yard line, ended with more points. The big play was a 46-yard pitch and catch from Petty to Coleman, and four plays later Callahan drilled the kick that capped a 12-play, 88-yard drive that took 3:20 . (BU 23, KU 7).

11:16 — Callahan 33 field goal. Baylor essentially was gifted a free three points thanks to a fumble by freshman kickoff return man Darious Crawley following the Bears' last score. Despite giving BU excellent field position yet again, the Kansas defense held the Bears to three after a four-play drive that went six yards in 1:02. (BU 26, KU 7).

8:31 — Callahan 33 field goal. Another Kansas fumble — this time by Michael Cummings who was sacked and never stood a chance — led to three more Baylor points, as the Bears fell on the ball, started their third drive of the game from deep in KU territory and stalled out and settled for the easy three. The drive spanned four plays, 10 yards and 43 seconds. (BU 29, KU 7).

3:28 — Chafin 1 run. Callahan kick. The Bears continued their dominance with another long drive that spanned 12 plays, 85 yards and took 3:26. Petty hooked up with KD Cannon for a 29-yard reception to put the ball inside the KU five and, four plays later — on fourth-and-goal — Chafin plowed in for BU's fourth TD of the day. (BU 36, KU 7).

0:02 — Callahan 37 field goal. The Bears used a defensive timeout with 1:25 remaining in the first half to save some time for their final drive of the second quarter and it paid off, as Callahan slipped his fourth kick of the first half between the uprights to cap a seven-play, 33-yard drive that took 1:25 and ended a flurry of scoring in a wild first half. (BU 39, KU 7).

Third Quarter

10:26 — Coleman 49 pass from Petty. Callahan kick. After stuffing a decent KU drive to open the second half, the Baylor offense jumped right back into its scoring ways with a two-play drive that covered 67 yards and 27 seconds. Coleman caught Petty's perfectly thrown deep ball around the 5 yard line and then fought through KU's Isaiah Johnson to get into the end zone standing up. (BU 46, KU 7).

6:24 — Levi Norwood 10 pass from Petty. Callahan kick. After Petty appeared to score on a four-yard QB keeper, officials ruled him out of bounds at the one and Baylor ran another play. Petty fumbled on that play, but BU fell on it at the 10 to set up the scoring strike on the next play. In all, the drive covered 59 yards in nine plays and 2:16. (BU 53, KU 7).

2:12 — Harwell 1 pass from Cummings. Wyman kick. The Jayhawks' best drive of the day featured a couple of big plays in the passing game. First, Cummings found Harwell for a 22-yard gain on third down to get the drive going. And a few plays later, with KU backed up because of penalties, Cummings hit Corey Avery with a short pass that Avery took 49 yards to set up the score. The drive covered nine plays and 75 yards in 4:12. (BU 53, KU 14).

Fourth Quarter

13:56 — Seth Russell 4 run. Callahan kick. Baylor back-up Seth Russell relieved Petty late in the third quarter and, early in the fourth, got into the scoring act himself. The former KU commitment's four-yard run capped an 11-play, 83-yard drive that took 3:16. (BU 60, KU 14).

Join the post game discussion

Peter56321 in reply to Micky Baker

I think it's fair to say the "rules" for being a fair-weather fan (i.e. KU Basketball) are much more concrete than those of us fans who follow a nearly always bad program. I think that's one reason us KU FBall fans beat one another up so much. Is the snarky asshole (coughPeter56321cough) not a true fan because he's always a dick? or is the rah rah fan who proclaims KU will always "get 'em next time" (despite all evidence to the contrary) a better fan based on attitude? I sure as heck don't know. And my guess is nobody here would agree on the criteria.

Micky Baker in reply to John Myers

What pedestal? I'm not buying you've watched the whole game. I don't believe you.

Micky Baker in reply to Rick McGowwan

Rick, I've been a KU fan since about 1984. That is when I first started watching football and I was 11 years old. I've been through the good and the bad. I've taken all the insults from the other fans. I remember so much from just listening on the radio when KU couldn't even buy a game on TV. I've put up with all the other fans from the other schools, especially K-State fans where I grew up. And not once did I ever give up or stop believing. I always understood what position Kansas was in and it never made me angry until Turner Gill and Charlie Weis. I didn't even get that mad when it was Terry Allen, because at least the teams competed then with most teams. We even beat Oklahoma a couple of times with Allen and Oklahoma State, Colorado, Iowa State, Missouri, etc. But under Gill and Weis the past 5 plus seasons, it was the worst I've ever seen it. We didn't make any improvements under either that was because of Weis or Gill. Our defense improved despite Weis.

I've been through this and I understand it's really bad right now. But I'm not mad because the interim head coach can't be successful with what Weis did to this program. If Weis was still here today, I would be really angry that he hadn't fired yet.

John Myers in reply to Peter56321

RCJH!

Lawkan

and their should be a law against those Steelers throwbacks.

Lawkan

what the hell is Tech wearing?

Peter56321 in reply to John Myers

Usually I'm with friends watching where I can't comment on the board. I love this place and can't be here as often as I like. Not commenting the whole game doesn't mean you didn't watch the whole ugly affair. RCJH, dudes! Until we meet again.

John Myers in reply to Micky Baker

For the love of God, you jack&&*. I've been sitting on the couch, watching the game since the opening kickoff. I'm born and raised in Lawrence, KS. My entire family has gone to KU. My father was the Director of Admissions for KU in the 70s. There is no more diehard Jayhawk than me. I watch every game I can, beginning to end. You need to get off your pedestal.

Lawkan in reply to Benton Smith

win all four and go bowling!

Ian Ballinger in reply to Rick McGowwan

i can see us beating ISU

Saguaro_jayhawk

Injuries today were worst aspect

Ian Ballinger

well.. see you guys later.

Micky Baker

In a close game, they would just try to run the clock out instead of trying to score. Maybe all of a sudden Art Briles was told by someone to man up.

Rick McGowwan

See you guys at the next slaughter.

Rick McGowwan in reply to Micky Baker

Micky you have as much passion as CB, I'll give you that.

Micky Baker in reply to John Myers

You mean you just came back to make it appear you were here the whole time with the game on? Not buying it.

Rick McGowwan in reply to Peter56321

This.

Micky Baker in reply to Peter56321

You totally missed the point didn't you? WOW. This is why our fan base is known to be bad.

John Myers

Still here, Micky.. don't be so quick to judge next time..

Rick McGowwan in reply to Benton Smith

C'mon, what about Oklahoma, K-State, TCU? Ha, okay, you're right. ISU is about 20 spots better than us.

Timothy Grillot

I suppose you can always say stop them but I think unsportsmanship applies as much to winning as losing. We've seen time and time again Bill calls off the dogs late in a game. At least they did take a knee. I just have a problem with passing when you are up 7 touchdowns.

Peter56321 in reply to Benton Smith

From the day Clint got the job, I thought this was his big/only chance.

FINAL
Kansas 14
Baylor 60

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff

So, basically KU better beat Iowa State next week if it wants to get Clint Bowen a win?

Ian Ballinger in reply to Micky Baker

that's what they're expecting them to do........ to risky ;)

Micky Baker in reply to Peter56321

If Baylor was only up by one TD, they wouldn't have the pedal on the metal right now. Art Briles is being a D-bag.

Peter56321 in reply to Micky Baker

I thought the same thing when MU was running 2 point conversions in 2006. Unfortunately, we never really got a chance at payback. :-/

Peter56321 in reply to Micky Baker

Granted, at this point, BU could take a knee for every possession they have left and still win. On the other hand, if you don't want to lose by 60, play better.

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff in reply to Micky Baker

Still, Cummings has 4 carries and -28 yards on his stat line. So take those away and KU now has 44 rushing yards, instead of 16.

Micky Baker

They can run the clock out right here by just taking a knee. Will they have the class to do that?

Micky Baker

Just remember this for when we do rebuild. Then we get Baylor down, I will fully support running up the score.

Rick McGowwan

Well covering the spread is out, but they aren't getting to 83, so drinks are on me!

Timothy Grillot

Actually I think there is incentive to score more under the playoff system.

Micky Baker in reply to Rick McGowwan

No it wouldn't. Russell has thrown better than Petty did.

Micky Baker in reply to Peter56321

Yeah, they do need to play a full 60 minutes. Play hard, but there is no reason to run up the score. They aren't going to move up further in the rankings if they score 150

Rick McGowwan in reply to Peter56321

I agree. At least Baylor put in their 2nd and 3rd stringers, otherwise it'd be 90-14.

Rick McGowwan in reply to Peter56321

That's always been my take on it. BGL had a lot of things that were more important to her than FBall when she came in. It would be hard to learn the athletic landscape that quickly, especially when your AD is the one telling you the facts.

Peter56321 in reply to Micky Baker

I hate the expression "running up the score". It's usually parroted by the same analysts who say out of the other side of their mouth you need play "a full 60 minutes!"

Micky Baker in reply to Rick McGowwan

Maybe she wasn't saying anything in front of anyone.

Rick McGowwan in reply to Lawkan

Pretty hard to defend that one. I'm always surprised she's still here.

Timothy Grillot in reply to Rick McGowwan

It probably wasn't all bad but some of the moves at the end were really almost vindictive.

Peter56321 in reply to Rick McGowwan

From my admittedly limited knowledge of things, I agree that Little wasn't driving the bus. If anything, Perkins kind of railroaded a new Chancellor.

Lawkan

he hired Bonnie too. another mistake that needs corrected.

Micky Baker

Art Briles is being a D-bag. There is nothing to gain by running of the score.

Rick McGowwan in reply to Micky Baker

Yeah, that's a common theory among fans. Maybe it's true. The people I talk to, including many involved closely in the situation, say she wasn't driving the bus on MM.

Micky Baker in reply to Benton Smith

That's a bit deceptive because sacks count as rushes in College.

Rick McGowwan in reply to Timothy Grillot

....well, for exactly what you said. He made a lot of mistakes, had a lot of success, and probably at best, was slightly above average as far as ADs go. The only thing people remember about him was the MM firing and the Turner hire. It's just hard professionally for an individual to reconcile an entire career as remembered by one incident. It happens often, I suppose, but that still makes it difficult for the individual going through it. I'm not defending Lew for the record, I'm just saying it is interesting to hear him talk....

Micky Baker in reply to Rick McGowwan

Perkins was sticking it to Gray-Little, in my opinion. She came in on a power-trip. They could have handled the Mangino thing much more professionally, but Gray-Little wanted to make her mark. As it turns out, it's a bad mark.

07:43 left in Fourth Quarter
Kansas 14
Baylor 60

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff

Rick McGowwan

Too bad, we should let Cummings get more game passing experience at the 3. A lot of times that's the only way we are going to get in the endzone.

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff

KU tried to time up a lob pass to Mundine to no avail. Jayhawks are 0 for 2 on 4th downs. Baylor ia 1 for 1.

Timothy Grillot in reply to Rick McGowwan

Lew must be smoking crack! Vilified for what? Self was in place already. Football with MM was winning and was already in place. A multimillion dollar scandal, fired FB coach and hired an unproven coach paying him an insane amount. We have won maybe a dozen games since then.

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff

On 3rd and goal at the 2, Corey Avery is stood up.

4th and goal to come...

Ian Ballinger

go for it

Rick McGowwan

C'mon, go for it!

Rick McGowwan in reply to Peter56321

I agree. MM has some success and a wonderful year w/ the Orange Bowl, but you can't run a program like that. Some of the stories are just horrible. There are tons that didn't make it outside the program, or got only a little air play, that were horrific. It would be hard to be a young man learning how to be responsible under MM.

Lawkan

go 78!

Rick McGowwan

We score here, and hold them, and score again, and then they don't score again, we'll beat the spread! Yay, Kansas.

Peter56321 in reply to Rick McGowwan

I've said it before and I'll say it again. MM deserved/needed to be fired. Yes, Lou royally FUBAR'd the replacement. And he should rightly be blamed for that. And it is one part of his legacy. He made much needed changes and did lots of good things. And some bad things that a bunch of fans (who were already predisposed to hate him due to AFH point system) didn't care for. A mixed, but, overall positive bag. IMHO.

Micky Baker

Yeah, another PI because he cut King's route to the ball off. That is PI under NCAA rules.

Kerby Rice

19-27 for 267

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff

A couple of catches here puts Nigel King at 4 grabs, 68 yards.

Kerby Rice

you know, cummings has a pretty solid stat line today as far as passing goes

Rick McGowwan in reply to Peter56321

It's interesting listening to Lew speak about that era and time. Obviously he feels like he's being villified. He did some good stuff, but mostly will be remembered for what happened with MM.

Timothy Grillot

If we go to a game we stay to the bitter end win, lose or draw. TVwise hardly get any football games but I probably wouldn't normally watch all of this because it is too painful.

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff in reply to Rick McGowwan

7.7 yards/play for Baylor.

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff

Jayhawks currently have 13 total rushing yards. 13.

Rick McGowwan in reply to Benton Smith

Are they still at 8 yards/play? I wonder what their average is?

Peter56321 in reply to Timothy Grillot

He also retained Bill Self after 08. And vastly increased the $ coming into the athletics department. And possibly saved our bacon during conference realignment Round 1

John Myers in reply to Micky Baker

Agreed

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff

Yardage update: Baylor 575, KU 237.

Rick McGowwan

There's that super-effective option.

Stupidmichael

I'm scared. lol

Peter56321 in reply to Lawkan

His daughter still lives here. So I'd be surprised if that's true.

Lawkan in reply to Timothy Grillot

and piss off season ticket holders in AFH.

Ian Ballinger in reply to Micky Baker

those fans that leave at halftime. i just can't respect that

Runningbeakers84

The TV guys said that KU worked on the basics during the off week. Fielding kick offs should have been covered.

Lawkan

even if they want to hire Bowen they might not have a choice if they get blown out 3 more times and look bad against Iowa St

Ian Ballinger in reply to Micky Baker

agreed

Timothy Grillot

All Lew did for KU was mismanage a ticket scandal and agree to a contract with TG that was insane. Well also fire a winning FB coach.

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff

Shepherd fields the kickoff on the run near the right sideline and momentum takes him out of bounds. Shakes his head. KU ball at own 3.

Micky Baker

If this was still Weis coaching today, I would be really angry. But since we have an interim coach, I'm not mad about this. What else is he supposed to with what he was handed?

Rick McGowwan in reply to Timothy Grillot

Ha, yea, that's true.

Ian Ballinger in reply to Micky Baker

amen to that

Lawkan in reply to Rick McGowwan

lol I figured he would be hiding back east somewhere.

Micky Baker in reply to Ian Ballinger

Fans should feel obligated to watch when we win or lose, unless there are real life situations that preempt that such as family matters or work.

Runningbeakers84

A bonfire out back (SE Wisconsin and 38 out) and a couple of IPAs are in order after this game. Rock Chalk!

Timothy Grillot

Yea if they were taking their foot off the gas they would be running every play! I just wish Self wouldn't be so magnanimous when we slaughter Big 12 teams

Lawkan

earlier this year Russell was the highest rated QB in the country.

Rick McGowwan in reply to Lawkan

Last I new Lew still lived in Lawrence and ran a consulting service for College Athletics. Not sure if that is still true, but it was a few years after he ran Mark out of town.

Rick McGowwan

So many second stringers in for Baylor, I'm impressed by their depth. Geez.

Micky Baker in reply to Rick McGowwan

They didn't take their foot off the gas. They're letting Russell get his revenge because he was originally committed to play at Kansas.

13:56 left in Fourth Quarter
Kansas 14
Baylor 60

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff

Seth Russell 4-yard run

Lawkan

I am guessing Lew will never set foot in the state again.

Peter56321 in reply to Crimsonorblue22

Unfortunately.

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff

Score one for the Baylor backups. Former KU commit Seth Russell runs in to get the Bears to 60.

Micky Baker

TCU wins 31 - 30

Crimsonorblue22

Is the game still on tv?

Rick McGowwan

QBs running over our LBs and NBs all day. Rough.

Timothy Grillot

First time I've had a chance to watch KU on tv. I guess I'm glad basketball starts Monday. Why is Baylor still passing??? This needs to get fixed! Thanks Lew Perkins!

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