It was a gutsy call for Turner Gill to attempt a two-point conversion in overtime against the Baylor Bears. But given how poorly the Kansas Jayhawks’ defense had performed the entire fourth quarter and into overtime, it was clear that the momentum was on Baylor’s side.
In the end, the call didn’t work and Baylor won 31-30 over Kansas to eek out an unexpected win after it seemed KU was primed for an upset just 15 minutes earlier in the game. After the third quarter, Kansas had a 24-3 lead and nothing was going right for the Bears. That is, until Robert Griffin III decided to kick things into overdrive.
The Heisman Trophy candidate has been wreaking havoc on defenses all season and that was the story coming into today’s game. For the day Griffin went 22 of 29 for 312 yards and 3 touchdowns. He also rushed 10 times for 103 yards and a score.
Kansas quarterback Jordan Webb had a forgettable day on the field, throwing three interceptions. However, he deserves credit for hitting Tim Biere on a nice 25-yard touchdown pass in overtime to give them the chance to go for it. Darrian Miller led the Jayhawks offense with 147 rushing yards. Tony Pierson also ran for 70 yards and a touchdown.
With the loss, Kansas falls to 2-7 and 0-7 in the Big 12. Baylor moves to 6-3 overall including 3-3 in conference play.