As it turns out, the oddsmakers may have given the Jayhawks too much credit as the Bears went into Memorial Stadium Saturday afternoon and woodshedded their hosts in a 38-9 win.
The Kansas lead lasted just 1:09, as Brewer led the Bears down the field in three plays, connecting with sophomore wide receiver Denzel Mims for a 56-yard completion on the drive's first play. That enabled Kansas to crawl within 12 points, but was also its last score.
Kansas (1-8, 0-6) remained winless in the Big 12 and against Bowl Subdivision opponents. After the offense was able to put up a field goal early in the second quarter, however, the tide completely turned. The Jayhawks were held without a touchdown for the third straight game; in fact, KU hasn't found the end zone in 14 quarters, with the last coming in the second quarter of a 65-19 loss to Texas Tech Oct. 7.
KU started the game on a solid note, specifically on defense.
After throwing for over 400 yards against Kansas State a week ago, Kansas sophomore quarterback Carter Stanley only managed 155 yards and tossed an interception against Baylor.
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Baylor (1-8, 1-5 Big 12) outgained Kansas (1-8, 0-6 Big 12) 455-289, led by freshman quarterback Charlie Brewer, who connected on 23-of-29 passes for 315 yards and three touchdowns in his first-career start.
Baylor then responded with touchdown drives of 75, 74 and 66 yards - averaging 12.6 yards per play - in grabbing a 21-6 lead.
After resorting mostly to rushing plays in the first quarter, Brewer was allowed to throw the ball, completing 13 of 17 first-half passes for 233 yards.
The Jayhawks drove into Baylor territory three times in the half, but settled for field-goal attempts each time.
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