Two years after going 1-11, Baylor is 11-1.
The ninth-ranked Bears remained in the College Football Playoff race by thumping Kansas, 61-6 in Lawrence.
The Bears’ defense intercepted four KU passes, and the offense racked up seven rushing touchdowns, three of them by JaMycal Hasty.
Baylor (11-1, 8-1 Big 12) led 21-0 after one quarter and 34-0 at the half.
KU’s only touchdown came from backup quarterback and coach’s son Manny Miles, on an 11-yard pass to Andrew Parchment at the 1:29 mark of the third quarter that cut the KU (3-9, 1-8 Big 12) deficit to 48-6.
The only question for Baylor was the health of quarterback Charlie Brewer, who left last week’s win over Texas with an ankle injury. He completed a workmanlike game of 13-of-25 passing for 182 yards with a touchdown and an interception, far outpacing KU’s Carter Stanley, who was 13-of-25 for 92 yards with three interceptions.
The win completes Baylor’s third 11-1 regular season in their last seven tries. Matt Rhule‘s team will attempt to move to 12-1 — and complete an improbable run to the College Football Playoff in the process — by winning a rematch with No. 7 Oklahoma next Saturday at A&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.