Kansas had been giving up more than 45 points per game, but on Saturday the Jayhawks almost shut out Baylor and fringe Heisman Trophy candidate Robert Griffin III for a full half. The Jayhawks have a surprising 17-3 lead over the Bears at halftime.
How have the Jayhawks made this upset alert possible? With two fumble recoveries in the first half, with both loose balls coughed up by Griffin. Those have helped Kansas control the ball for much of the first two quarters, rolling up 146 yards on the ground and holding the ball for better than 20 minutes of game clock. Darrian Miller had 93 rushing yards in the first half for the Jayhawks.
As for Griffin, he's got 79 passing yards and 29 rushing yards, and leads Baylor in both categories. But he's only been able to lead one scoring drive, and that field goal late in the first half came after the Bears gave up 17 straight points to begin the game.
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