Baylor scored three touchdowns in the first quarter and led 21-0 after one quarter. Baylor added 13 points in the second quarter and led 34-0 at the half. They won the third quarter 14-6 to lead 48-6 heading into the fourth quarter. The Bears won the last quarter 13-0 to finish off an ugly 61-6 loss for the Jayhawks. Details in this game aren’t important. It was bad almost everywhere you looked.
The hope for Kansas is that this terrible performance doesn’t cause it to lose any recruits currently committed to the program. The players looked like they had no interest in this game and those who did had no way to stop Baylor. This was about as embarrassing of a loss as the Jayhawks have had in years and that’s saying something. It’s just one game but it’s a terrible way to head into a long offseason.
Kansas needs a quarterback. It’s clear that even if Carter Stanley had more eligibility, he would not be the answer at the most important position on the team. Les Miles and his staff have to land to a quality quarterback, hopefully, the next Todd Reesing. The program isn’t likely to turn around until they find that quarterback.
Offensive Coordinator Brent Dearmon has an entire offseason to help the team better understand his offense. His number one priority has to be to figure out which quarterback on the roster next season has the best chance to successfully run his offense.
RB Pooka Williams somehow gained 107 yards on 22 carries for a Kansas team that had essentially no passing game. Williams is a special football player and deserves to play for a better team. He has had problems of his own off the field. The team welcomed him back after his suspension the last offseason and he rewarded them with another really good season. Adding a quality quarterback to the roster would help open the field even more for Williams.
Room for Improvement
The rest of the Kansas team falls into this group this week. This was a pitiful game for the Jayhawks.
Kansas has a long offseason ahead of them with the number one priority is finding a quarterback. There is a lot more to be done but without the quarterback, the rest won’t be enough to compete any better in 2020.