Saturday's Big 12 Conference Opener could not have gone much better for Art Briles and his Baylor Bears (4-1, 1-0). The green and gold outplayed its opponent on offense, defense, and special teams Baylor defeated the Kansas Jay hawks (2-3, 0-1) 55-7 for its most dominant victory in a conference game in school history.
Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III complete 26-of-36 passes for 380 yards and 3 touchdowns. On the ground, Griffin ran for an additional 64 yards and a touchdown. In the 2nd quarter, Griffin's 94-yard touchdown pass to sophomore wide receiver Josh Gordon set a school record for the longest pass play in school history.
Gordon led the team in receiving yards with 161 on 4 catches. While Gordon scored twice, fellow receiver Terrance Williams also scored twice hauling in 4 receptions for 101 yards. On a day that saw Baylor's offense seemingly do everything right, wide receiver Kendall Wright got into the action by throwing for a touchdown pass as well. For the game, the Bears tallied 678 yards of total offense; yet another school record.
Defensively, the Bears pressured Jayhawks quarterback Jordan Webb the entire game. Baylor recorded 3 sacks on the game and often time were in his face as he attempted to make the throw downfield. The Bears intercepted two of Webb's passes, and also caused and recovered two fumbles. Baylor held Kansas to 270 yards of total offense.
On special teams, Baylor kicker Aaron Jones continued his solid play connecting on a 37-yard field goal and a 50-yard field goal. Jones has now connected on 10 field goals on the year.
The Bears play Texas Tech next Saturday at the historic Cotton Bowl. Kickoff is scheduled for 11:00 a.m.
Baylor Rolls Kansas, 55-7
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