Homecoming is a feel-good day designed to schedule a last-place team like Kansas.
Thanks largely to a rejuvenated defense that played relentless football, most of the 47,595 fans at McLane Stadium went home in a celebratory mood Saturday night.
Forcing three first-half fumbles, the No. 12 Bears jumped out to a 32-point halftime lead and romped to a 60-14 win over the Jayhawks.
After giving up 99 points in the last two games against No. 10 TCU and No. 20 West Virginia, the Bears (7-1, 4-1) dominated the Jayhawks (2-6, 0-5). A blowout win was just what Baylor needed following its 41-27 loss to West Virginia in Morgantown two weeks ago.
Devin Chafin exploded for 112 yards and two touchdowns on just 14 carries while Shock Linwood chipped in 81 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries.
Though quarterback Bryce Petty continued to have some timing issues with his receivers, he still hit 15 of 27 for 277 yards and three touchdowns in three quarters as the Bears won their 14th straight home game. Corey Coleman had a big day with three catches for 167 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
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