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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
Seth Russell 4-yard run