Baylor (2-0) blew out Texas Southern (0-2) 66-7. The Bears open Big 12 play against Kansas at 2:30 next Saturday in Lawrence.
This one was never close. The Bears led 42-0 at halftime. The starters played a bit in the third quarter, but didn’t see much more time. The talent gap was just overwhelming.
Gerry Bohanon went 17-of-23 for 247 and five total touchdowns, including two rushing. He hit Tyquan Thornton for a 49 yard strike to put Baylor ahead 14-0.
Abram Smith and Trestan Ebner each ran for over 125 yards and more than 10.5 yards per carry. Thornton eclipsed 100 yards receiving and Ebner added 70 receiving yards.
JT Woods had a 97 yard fumble return for a touchdown on a fourth and goal attempt by Texas Southern. Like most of the defense, he was too fast for Texas Southern.
Texas Southern scored a touchdown with eight minutes left in the fourth quarter. That made the score 59-7.
Baylor was really too talented to deeply probe this game. With how bad several Big 12 teams appear—Texas got embarrassed by Arkansas, Iowa State lost another early season game to Iowa, Texas Tech struggled with SFA, Oklahoma State squeaked by Tulsa and Kansas State barely beat Southern Illinois and lost Skylar Thompson—Baylor’s got a chance to make some noise this season.
Tonight was a take care of business night. The Bears accomplished that.