University of Kansas

Kansas-Baylor game report

Updated: 2013-10-27T03:41:21Z

First quarter

Key play: Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty zipped a deep ball to Tevin Reese, who sprinted in for a 62-yard touchdown with 9:17 left in the quarter.

Key stat: Baylor had 505 yards in the first half.

Second quarter

Key play: Petty connected with Jay Lee for a 44-yard gain, setting up a fourth touchdown in four possessions.

Key stat: Baylor’s 70-yard touchdown drive took just 41 seconds.

Third quarter

Key play: Early in the third quarter, Petty hit Corey Coleman for 49 yards and another touchdown. It pushed Baylor's lead to 45-0.

Key stat: Baylor hit 600 total yards midway through the third quarter.

Fourth quarter

Key play: Baylor's Shock Linwood had a 68-yard TD run.

Key stat: Baylor finished with 743 total yards, the third-most ever against KU.

Player of the game: Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty. He sliced and diced the KU defense, throwing for 416 yards and three touchdowns by early in the third quarter. There was more to come, too.

Reason to hope: Kansas won’t see another offense like No. 6 Baylor’s this season. That goes for next season, too.

Reason to mope: KU will now head out on the road for two straight weeks, with trips to Texas and Oklahoma State.

Looking ahead: The Jayhawks will take a 25-game Big 12 losing streak to Texas for a 2:30 p.m. matchup Saturday.

Report card

F OffenseFor two quarters, with Baylor’s defensive starters still in, the KU offense could muster only 91 yards. KU’s quarterbacks combined to go four of 17 in the first half. It didn’t get much better.
D+ DefenseTo be fair, Baylor has made nearly every defense look terrible. The KU defense forced two punts in the first quarter before the onslaught began. KU was also playing without defensive leader Ben Heeney, a junior linebacker.
B Special teamsKU punter Trevor Pardula returned to form, and he certainly had plenty of chances to punt. The rest of the special teams were serviceable as well.
D CoachingThe Big 12 grind continues for KU coach Charlie Weis. After losing his first 13 Big 12 games, he must now prepare for road games at Texas and Oklahoma State.

| Rustin Dodd, rdodd@kcstar.com

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