The lowly Kansas Jayhawks had no answers for the Baylor Bears throughout Saturday night’s Big 12 game in Waco. That’s not necessarily a surprise given that head coach Les Miles and Co. found themselves as 16.5-point underdogs and were blown out by the Bears, 61-6, last season.
Stud running back Trestan Ebner made sure that Kansas had no hopes of a second-half comeback. With his team up 17-7 starting the third quarter, Ebner took the opening kickoff and returned it 100 yards for a touchdown.
We saw some jaw-dropping performances around college football on Sunday. But this one pretty much takes the cake. Ebner’s vision and speed made it look like he was on a completely different playing field than his counterparts.
Anyone who has followed Baylor football over the years should not be surprised by this. The 5-foot-11, 208-pound Ebner is averaging a whopping 7.9 yards per touch throughout his college career.
Now that JaMycal Hasty has joined former Baylor head coach Matt Rhule in the NFL, the expectation is that Ebner will see an uptick in touches this season. In addition to this kick return, the stud back gained 89 yards on 11 touches through three quarters en route to helping Baylor to a 31-7 lead.