Oct 5, 2002
By STEPHEN HAWKINS
AP Sports Writer
WACO, Texas (AP) - Daniel Andino kicked a 33-yard field goal with a
half-second left, ending four years of Big 12 misery for Baylor as the Bears
beat Kansas 35-32 Saturday to end a 29-game conference losing streak.
Baylor (3-2, 1-0 Big 12) blew an early 14-0 lead but scored 11 points in the
final 1:18 to beat the Jayhawks (2-4, 0-2). Baylor also beat Kansas for its
last Big 12 win, on Oct. 10, 1998.
As soon as Andino's kick went through the uprights, Baylor students stormed
the field. But there was still a half-second left, so the field had to be
But right after the Bears kicked off, and even as Kansas players lateralled
the ball back and forth trying to keep alive the chance of a miracle return,
the students again swarmed the end zone and tore the goalpost down.
The longest conference losing streak in the nation now belongs to Duke,
which lost its 19th straight ACC game Saturday 27-22 to Virginia.
Baylor tied the score at 32 when Aaron Karas threw a 41-yard TD pass to
Robert Quiroga with 1:18 left and Chedrick Ricks added the 2-point conversion
with an incredible effort.
Kansas defensive back Donnie Amadi had an angle on Ricks as he sprinted
toward the corner of the end zone. As Ricks was hit, he fully extended his
arms, getting the ball over the goal line even though the rest of his body
never got there.
Kansas then went three-and-out, and Baylor took over at its own 35 with 35
Karas hit Ray Harrington for completions of 20 and 9 yards and then had an
8-yard keeper on fourth-and-1 with 10 seconds left. A 12-yard catch by Reggie
Newhouse got the Bears to the 16 to set up Andino, who earlier kicked a
Bill Whittemore threw two touchdowns and ran for two, including a 2-yard
keeper that gave the Jayhawks a 32-24 lead with 2:51 left. That came six plays
after Karas was sacked and fumbled.
Whittemore passed for 246 yards and ran for 79. The junior college transfer
has eight rushing TDs since replacing Zach Dyer in the second half of the
season-opening 45-3 loss to Iowa State.
Karas hit 22 of 32 passes for 359 yards and two touchdowns. After his third
turnover (he also had two interceptions), he went 8-of-11 for 117 yards on the
last two possessions.
On the final play of the third quarter, Whittemore took off to the right on
a designed keeper. When he ran into a wall of defenders, he reversed field and
got into the end zone virtually untouched
Johnny Beck, who missed an earlier extra point, kicked the extra point for a
25-24 Kansas lead.
Baylor led 14-0 after Karas threw a 25-yard TD pass and then caught a
20-yard TD on a throw back from Jonathan Evans in the first quarter.
Kansas got to 14-12 at halftime when Whittemore threw a 9-yard TD pass to
Mark Simmons and Reggie Duncan had a 13-yard TD run.
The Jayhawks took their first lead when Whittemore threw an 18-yard TD to
Derick Mills to end their first drive of the second half.
Baylor then had a 100-yard kickoff return nullified by a penalty, but drove
91 yards in six plays to go back in front when Vince Copeland scored on a