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Halftime in Waco: Baylor 39, Kansas 7

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We've seen the return of a dominant running game with Devin Chafin leading the way but Bryce Petty and the wide receivers haven't really been on the same page yet. Still, Baylor leads by 32 at halftime for Homecoming.

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Depending on your general outlook, you're either going to love or hate that first half, which saw Baylor score 39 points yet still never really get going offensively.  The defense provided three turnovers leading to short fields, but the offense mostly failed to take advantage, and it's probably fair to say the Bears left a dozen points or more on the field.

Bryce Petty finished the half just 9/20 for 166 yards and 1 TD.  Part of his inconsistency can be attributed to a receiving corp that did him no favors with drops, but part of it is that he just hasn't looked that good.  Several passes have sailed on him, he's missed a couple of wide open dumpoffs to RBs out of the backfield, and the playcalling overall has disappointed, with hardly anything between the numbers once again and ALL FADES EVERYTHING.

Devin Chafin, tho.  Dude came to eat cake and kick butt, and he's all out of cake.

On defense, aside from one scoring drive that saw Kansas put up their only TD, Baylor has been pretty good. Andrew Billings, in particular, has had himself a heck of a day, as has Shawn Oakman.  Here are the full stats via ESPN.

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTER KU BAY
TD 11:29 B. Petty pass,to C. Coleman for 72 yds for a TD, (C. Callahan KICK)
Drive info: 1 plays, 72 yds in 0:11
0 7
TD 9:37 D. Chafin run for 1 yd for a TD, (C. Callahan PAT MISSED)
Drive info: 4 plays, 18 yds in 1:04
0 13
TD 6:52 M. Cummings pass,to N. Harwell for 28 yds for a TD, (M. Wyman KICK)
Drive info: 5 plays, 77 yds in 2:45
7 13
TD 3:16 S. Linwood run for 1 yd for a TD, (C. Callahan KICK)
Drive info: 10 plays, 67 yds in 3:36
7 20
SECOND QUARTER KU BAY
FG 12:25 C. Callahan 27 yd FG GOOD
Drive info: 12 plays, 88 yds in 3:13
7 23
FG 11:16 C. Callahan 33 yd FG GOOD
Drive info: 4 plays, 6 yds in 1:09
7 26
FG 8:31 C. Callahan 33 yd FG GOOD
Drive info: 4 plays, 2 yds in 0:43
7 29
TD 3:28 Devin Chafin 1 Yd Run (Chris Callahan Kick)
Drive info: 12 plays, 81 yds in 3:26
7 36
FG 0:02 Chris Callahan 37 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 7 plays, 33 yds in 1:25
7 39

Team Stat Comparison

KU BAY
1st Downs 4 14
3rd down efficiency
2-8 8-14
4th down efficiency
0-0 1-1
Total Yards 94 361
Passing 94 166
Comp-Att
10-15 9-20
Yards per pass
6.3 8.3
Rushing 0 195
Rushing Attempts
11 33
Yards per rush
0.0 5.9
Penalties 4-35 2-15
Turnovers 3 0
Fumbles lost
3 0
Interceptions thrown
0 0
Possession 13:28 16:34