Key play: KU’s James Sims broke free for a 58-yard touchdown run with 7 minutes, 44 seconds left in the quarter, cutting Baylor’s lead to 14-7.
Key stat: Baylor’s offense racked up 217 yards, building a 17-7 lead.
Key play: KU quarterback Michael Cummings scooted into the end zone from 22 yards out, trimming Baylor’s lead to 17-14 with 5:46 left in the half.
Key stat: Sims finished the half with 116 yards rushing, the fifth straight week he has hit 100 yards.
Key play: With KU trailing 27-14, Cummings lofted a beautiful deep ball down the seam to Chris Omigie, who bobbled the ball into the air, allowing Baylor’s Joe Williams to make an athletic interception.
Key stat: Zero. Through 35 quarters — and beyond — Kansas’ wide receivers have yet to score a touchdown.
Key play: Baylor quarterback Nick Florence piled on with a 40-yard touchdown pass to receiver Tevin Reese that made the score 41-14.
Key stat: 91. The fast-break Baylor offense managed to run 91 plays against KU’s defense.
Player of the game: Baylor receiver Terrance Williams is a future pro. He showed it Saturday, hauling in 11 passes for 137 yards.
Reason to hope: Junior James Sims, who finished with 126 yards rushing, might be the most underrated running back in the Big 12. He’ll be back next year.
Reason to mope: Kansas is still spiraling toward a 1-11 finish, with a home game against Iowa State the best remaining chance for a victory.
Looking ahead: Kansas is back on the road next Saturday at 11 a.m. to face Texas Tech in Lubbock.
| Rustin Dodd, email@example.com