Big 12

Baylor stays perfect after rout of Kansas

Baylor quarterback Seth Russell, center, is upended by Kansas linebacker Mike Lee before scoring a first quarter touchdown Saturday, Oct. 15, in Waco. Russell and Baylor stayed undefeated with the 49-7 win over the Jayhawks.
Baylor quarterback Seth Russell, center, is upended by Kansas linebacker Mike Lee before scoring a first quarter touchdown Saturday, Oct. 15, in Waco. Russell and Baylor stayed undefeated with the 49-7 win over the Jayhawks. AP

Seth Russell threw two touchdowns and ran for two more while playing only the first half, Ryan Reid returned the first of his two interceptions for a score and No. 11 Baylor remained undefeated with a 49-7 win over Kansas on Saturday.

Shock Linwood’s 4-yard score on the first play after a Kansas fumble was his 36th career rushing touchdown and broke a tie with Alfred Anderson for the most in school history. Linwood was already the career rushing leader for the Bears (6-0, 3-0 Big 12).

Kansas (1-5, 0-3) had five turnovers that led to 21 points for the Bears. The Jayhawks have lost 15 Big 12 games in a row, and dropped 36 consecutive road games since winning at UTEP seven years ago.

Reid’s 64-yard interception return ended the first offensive drive for Kansas and gave the Bears a 14-0 lead. He returned a pick in the second quarter 52 yards to the Jayhawks 19, but Baylor then had the first of its three missed field goals.

The Bears led 42-0 after Russell’s last pass, a 4-yard TD to Ishmael Zamora with 1:45 left in the first half.

Russell, 14-0 when starting for Baylor, was 9-of-22 passing for 144 yards. He led the Bears with 68 yards rushing, and got flipped after he leaped in the end zone for a 26-yard TD when converting a fourth-and-3 to make it 21-0 in the first quarter.

Kansas

0

0

7

0

7

Baylor

21

21

7

0

49

First Quarter

BAY—S.Russell 5 run (Callahan kick), 11:55

BAY—Reid 63 interception return (Callahan kick), 8:40

BAY—S.Russell 26 run (Callahan kick), 2:47

Second Quarter

BAY—Cannon 59 pass from S.Russell (Callahan kick), 6:26

BAY—Linwood 4 run (Callahan kick), 5:49

BAY—Zamora 4 pass from S.Russell (Callahan kick), 1:45

Third Quarter

BAY—T.Williams 7 run (Callahan kick), 11:00

KAN—Herbert 2 run (Wyman kick), 1:22

KAN

BAY

First downs

15

20

Rushes-yards

48-83

49-246

Passing

134

207

Comp-Att-Int

13-27-4

13-30-0

Return Yards

52

45

Punts-Avg.

8-44.75

4-39.0

Fumbles-Lost

1-0

1-1

Penalties-Yards

4-35

6-38

Time of Possession

33:07

26:53

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Kansas, Kinner 15-49, Herbert 9-34, T.Martin 7-23, Evans 1-2, Long 1-0, Stanley 4-(minus 1), (Team) 1-(minus 3), Gonzales 1-(minus 7), Willis 9-(minus 14). Baylor, S.Russell 7-68, Linwood 10-46, Schrepfer 9-39, Hasty 6-34, T.Williams 8-33, Platt 1-8, Hawthorne 1-5, Heard 1-5, Lynch 1-4, Bucey 2-4, Z.Smith 3-0.

PASSING—Kansas, Willis 10-19-3-89, Stanley 3-8-1-45. Baylor, S.Russell 9-22-0-144, Z.Smith 4-8-0-63.

RECEIVING—Kansas, Gonzales 5-29, Sims 2-40, Barbel 2-17, Booker 1-27, Fairs 1-8, Hartzog 1-7, Harrell 1-6. Baylor, Cannon 3-75, Stricklin 2-51, Hawthorne 2-42, Platt 2-17, Lynch 1-7, Feuerbacher 1-6, Atkinson 1-5, Zamora 1-4.

MISSED FIELD GOALS—Baylor, Callahan 36, Callahan 34, Galitz 48.

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