First of all, in a game that was hardly ever in doubt, let's all hope for the best in whatever way we do that for the injured Kansas players. Nobody ever wants to see that happen at all, much less multiple times in a game.
I'm not entirely sure what to think about this game. On the one hand, for as bad as the program status of Kansas Jayhawk football is, they had played pretty well of late - they hadn't given up more than 34 points in a Big 12 game this year, which includes playing at Lubbock and Morgantown. For the Bears to roll up the yards and points that they did is impressive, and perhaps a bit of a relaxer for Baylor football fans who have spent a lot of the last month playing frustrating games against Texas, TCU, and West Virginia. On the other, the Bears had numerous opportunities to explode the score in the first half but had to settle for Chris Callahan field goals - which he made.
Perhaps the biggest takeaway from this game is that Devin Chafin is back, fully healthy, and ready to run like an ox. Chafin rolled up 112 yards and 2 TDs on just 14 carries, and looked like the guy we hoped for this year. As a whole, the Bears ran for 326 yards against a Kansas defense that had shown up for its games this year.
As for the passing game, I would say the game was a bit of a mixed bag. As a whole, the duo of Bryce Petty and Seth Russell finished 21-36 for 343 yards and 3 touchdowns without turning the ball over. For much of the first half, at least to my eyes, Petty spent too much of his throws trying to feed the ball to Antwan Goodley, with whom he has shown remarkably little chemistry this year. As the game got out of hand, however, Petty opened things up to more receivers (Corey Coleman finished with a career-high 167 yards) and the passing game began to resemble the one we saw in 2013, with routes other than the stop and the go utilized.
On the other side of the ball, we knew that Kansas had a bad offense, and that held true. Michael Cummings played pretty well, finishing 21/30 for 288 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Jayhawks did themselves no favors on this side of the ball however, fumbling three times and running for only 16 yards on 27 carries.
With Homecoming past us, our attention now turns to the game Bears fans have been waiting for for upwards of six months: the November 8th showdown against OU in Norman that now happens in just seven days. Get excited.
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