Baylor beats Kansas 26-7 in conference opener

Posted at 5:55 PM, Sep 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-03 15:20:22-04

The Baylor Bears beat the Kansas Jayhawks 26-7 for their conference opener Saturday. 

The Bears put up nearly all of their points in the first half. 

Charlie Brewer found Chris Platt along the right sideline of the end zone to give the Bears an early lead. 

Brewer would later launch two deep balls to Tyquan Thornton and Josh Fleeks. The freshman wide receivers made a difference in this game. 

But, the Bears defense made statements of their own. James Lynch left his mark with a huge sack to force Kansas to punt in the first half, and as a whole, they went on to hold the Jayhawks to seven. 

"I think the biggest thing is we got some pressure on the quarterback. We made some negatives and the defensive line was really big today. We really didn't give up many big plays," Head Coach Matt Rhule said. "I thought they rallied and hustled and had edge, and they flew around. We're still not generating turnovers. They threw one to us and we didn't catch it. When that happens we'll take another really big step I think."

The Bears are now 1-0 in conference play, 3-1 on the year. 

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