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Baylor vs. Kansas final: Bears win 41-14

While the Kansas Jayhawks managed to keep it close in the first half, they couldn't keep up with the Baylor Bears in the second half as they lost 41-14 in a game that was delayed for 30 minutes due to a lightning strike in the area.

The Bears got out to a hot start as Nick Florence threw two touchdown passes in the first five minutes of the game to take a 14-0 lead. However, the Jayhawks responded with a 59-yard rushing touchdown by James Sims before a 22-yard touchdown run by Michael Cummings cut the score to 17-14.

At the time of the delay, KU trailed 20-14, but the Bears scored three unanswered touchdowns in the second half to get well out of the reach of the Jayhawks.

Although the Jayhawks found some success on the ground, the large deficit proved especially difficult for KU to close as their passing game struggled mightily against Baylor. Cummings completed just 8 of 18 attempts for 78 yards and threw two interceptions. He was eventually replaced by Dayne Crist, who didn't fare much better, completing 2 of 7 attempts.

Box Score Hero: Baylor's Nick Florence completed 25 of 40 passes for 335 yards and 3 touchdowns, while also adding 41 yards rushing and a touchdown on 8 rushing attempts.

Rankings Ramifications: The Bears were not ranked as they entered the week and a win over Kansas, no matter how convincing, is very unlikely to earn them a spot in the top 25 of the BCS standings.

But Did They Cover? Baylor was favored by 17 over the Jayhawks and managed to cover that with 24 unanswered points to finish the game and pull away to a 27-point margin of victory.

Next Week's Schedule: The Bears will begin the first of four consecutive games against opponents that are currently ranked with a trip to play Oklahoma on the road, while the Jayhawks will try to snap their eight-game losing streak against Texas Tech.

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