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Speedy Cannon already showing big things for No. 8 Baylor, fast to the end zone

  • Baylor wide receiver KD Cannon (9) is lifted by Troy Baker (75) after a reception and touchdown score by Cannon in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Northwestern State, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Baylor wide receiver KD Cannon (9) is lifted by Troy Baker (75) after a reception and touchdown score by Cannon in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Northwestern State, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Baylor wide receiver KD Cannon reaches up to grab a pass as Northwestern State cornerback Fred Thomas (23) defends in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Waco, Texas. Cannon sprinted to the end zone for at touchdown on a the play. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Baylor wide receiver KD Cannon reaches up to grab a pass as Northwestern State cornerback Fred Thomas (23) defends in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Waco, Texas. Cannon sprinted to the end zone for at touchdown on a the play. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)  (The Associated Press)

See KD run. See KD catch.

That is what Baylor coach Art Briles saw when he watched KD Cannon play a high school game last fall. Now the speedy receiver is already having an impact for the eighth-ranked Bears.

"Not surprised one bit," Briles said.

Cannon burst past the Northwestern State secondary for TD catches of 50, 81 and 42 yards in the first quarter Saturday night. That pushed the Bears (2-0) to a big early lead on way to a 70-6 victory.