Baylor 66, Kansas 7
I can't say much about this game. It's a mismatch. Baylor had been favored by 44 and exceeded it. The talent gap is astonishing. Even the 400-pound guy has better moves than most of the Jayhawk players.
I am at peace. I find no reason to talk in circles about the athletic department, the former A.D., the current and former coaches. This team is terrible, and people just have to accept it. Arguing will only make it worse. Find peace and cheer the Jayhawks, even if they're doomed from the start.
Due to injuries, Kansas didn't have many options. Even Art Briles, who went for it on 4th down while ahead by an insurmountable number, conceded the fact by benching most of the first-teamers at halftime. Freshman Ryan Willis started and finished the game. His numbers weren't impressive. But Willis made some throws Montell Cozart could not. The touchdown pass-- the only score of the game-- was legitimate. Without Tre Parmalee and Bobby Hartzog, but of whom are out indefinitely, the Jayhawks played three true freshmen (Steven Sims, Emmanuel Moore, Jeremiah Booker), plus Tyler Patrick, Derrick Neal, Darious Crawley and Shakiem Barbel. Most of those guys are fairly small, so it's difficult to find much space. Still, Willis did the best he could under the circumstances. His throws looked crisp. He lacked timing on some passes and made a few bad decision as expected. But Willis looked like, appeared, perhaps showed that he truly belonged on the field as a college quarterback.
|Ryan Willis||Poor statistics don't tell the whole story. Willis' throws looked legitimate, even if Willis lacked timing in some cases.|
|Offensive line||The line is still terrible, but Baylor doesn't get enough credit for its defense.|
|Kent Taylor||Taylor is supposed to be a key part of the offense, but has been largely invisible. The team knows the tight end is an eligible receiver, right?
|Marnez Ogletree||Ogletree showed decent cover skills, even if he got burned a few times.|