(Saturday, November 12th)
Final Score: Baylor 31, Kansas 30 (OT)
Lawrence, KS (Sports Network) - Quarterback Robert Griffin III passed for 312 yards and three touchdowns, while rushing for 103 yards and a fourth score, leading the Baylor Bears to a thrilling 31-30 come-from-behind overtime victory against Kansas in Big 12 action at Memorial Stadium.
Baylor (6-3, 3-3 Big 12) came back from a 24-3 fourth-quarter deficit to force overtime and earn the one-point win in the extra session, making the Bears bowl eligible in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 1991-92. The 21-point fourth-quarter comeback was the largest in program history.
An All-American candidate, Griffin completed 22-of-29 passes on the day, while amassing over 100 yards rushing on just 10 carries. The Bears had two receivers dominate on the day. Tevin Reese finished with six catches, for 127 yards and two TDs, while Kendall Wright hauled in eight balls, for 102 yards. After a slow start, Baylor was able to rack up 505 yards of offense on the day.
Kansas (2-8, 0-8) remained winless in league play thanks to the fourth-quarter collapse. The Jayhawks certainly had their chances to put Baylor away, amassing 404 yards of total offense, including 296 yards rushing. Darrian Miller led the way on the ground for KU, with a career-high 147 yards on 24 carries. Quarterback Jordan Webb struggled big time in the loss, completing 17-of-27 passes, for just 108 yards, with three costly interceptions.
The Jayhawks were the first to strike, with a 37-yard field goal by Ron Doherty at the 9:42 mark of the first quarter.
Two second quarter touchdowns by Kansas made the score 17-0 with under 30 seconds to play in the half. A pair of two-yard TD runs, the first by Christian Matthews at the 12:50 mark of the frame and the second by James Sims at the 00:26 mark put Kansas up by 17 points.
Baylor was finally able to get on the scoreboard with a 37-yard field goal as time expired in the first half, but the visiting Bears trailed 17-3 at the break.
Kansas was once again first to strike after intermission, scoring the only points of the third quarter with a 34-yard TD run by Tony Pierson, extending the Jayhawks lead to 24-3 heading into the final 15 minutes of regulation.
Griffin ignited the Baylor comeback with a 49-yard TD run early in the final quarter. He tied things up with a pair of TD passes, the first a 36-yarder to Terrance Williams, followed by a 67-yard strike to Reese with 3:32 left in the fourth.
It was Griffin to Reese from 14 yards out in the overtime session to give the Bears their first lead at 31-24. The Jayhawks countered with a 25-yard TD pass from Webb to Tim Biere, but Kansas went for the win, failing on its two-point conversion attempt, resulted in the one-point loss to the Bears.
The loss extended Kansas' current losing streak to eight straight games and gave Baylor its first conference road win in over a year.
11/12 18:27:45 ET