The Baylor Bears on Saturday afternoon in Waco, Texas turned on the gas in the second half in defeating Kansas, 41-14. Baylor quarterback Nick Florence totaled three touchdowns and 367 passing yards in the win. Kansas running back James Sims went over the 100 yard mark again on the ground, totaling 127 in the loss.
After a closely played first half, the Bears dominated Kansas in a pivotal third quarter that saw them score 14 points with Kansas not answering.
Kansas fell behind 7-0, 2:36 into the game as Florence led the offense on a 84-yard drive capped off by a reception from Terrance Williams. After a quick three-and out for Kansas, Baylor scored quickly on a 68-yard pass from Florence to Lache Seastrunk. Kansas and Sims bounced back with a 59-yard touchdown run, cutting the margin into half. Kansas quarterback Michael Cummings scored in the second quarter on a 22-yard run, cutting the Bears lead to 17-14. After an Aaron Jones 22-yard field goal, Baylor claimed a 20-14 lead at halftime.
Bryce Petty and Florence both ran in decisive touchdowns in the third quarter, pushing Baylor’s lead to 34-14. A 40-yard touchdown pass from Florence to Tevin Williams gave Baylor a 41-14 lead.
The story of the game was the Bears offensive balance with a good running game to go along with the passing. Glasco Martin rushed 11 times for 157 yards, while Seastrunk rushed for 103 yards on 17 carries. Cummings for the game completed 8-18 passes for 78 yards and two interceptions.
Next week Kansas travels to face Texas Tech who lost today to Texas, 31-22.
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