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Baylor rolls over Boise State 31-12 at Cactus Bowl

PHOENIX (AP) KD Cannon had 14 catches for a Cactus Bowl-record 226 yards and two touchdowns, helping Baylor end a difficult season with a 31-12 victory over Boise State on Tuesday night.

Baylor (7-6) went into a downward spiral the last half of the season after opening with six straight wins. Quarterback Seth Russell suffered a season-ending ankle injury, the sexual assault scandal that cost coach Art Briles his job continued to linger and the losses piled up, six straight to end the regular season.

The Bears ended on a positive note by revving up their quick-hitting offense again behind freshman quarterback Zach Smith, who threw for 375 yards and three scores.

''I couldn't be more proud of these guys,'' Baylor interim coach Jim Grobe said. ''We've been through a lot of adversity together. I love every one of these guys and they know that. This is a family win.''

Boise State (10-3) tried to keep up with the Bears, but struggled in the red zone: two field goals, an interception in the end zone and a failed fourth down try.

Boise State started with single coverage on Cannon and the Bears exploited it throughout the first half.

The Baylor junior scored on a 30-yard pass from Smith in the first quarter, out-leaping Boise State's Jonathan Moxey in the end zone, then beat him on a 68-yard score in the second to put Baylor up 14-3. Cannon had eight catches for 182 yards and two TDs by halftime.

''We just had to prove a point,'' Cannon said. ''Coming off a bad season, we had to finish strong for Baylor Nation and coach Briles.''

Smith had some ups and downs in three games after Russell broke his ankle, but had a month to prepare for the Cactus Bowl. The freshman from Texas was sharp with the extra work, completing 28 of 39 passes. He also threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Ishmael Zamora in the fourth quarter to put Baylor up 31-6.

Boise State's Brett Rypien moved the Broncos up and down the field, but had his share of mistakes.

He threw an interception at the Baylor 5-yard line on Boise State's second drive and had an overthrow on what would likely have been a touchdown later in the first quarter, forcing the Broncos to settle for a field goal.

Rypien also threw an interception in the end zone in the second quarter. He finished with 305 yards and a touchdown on 32-of-51 passing with two interceptions and a lost fumble.

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Baylor will be looking to get back to its winning ways under new coach Matt Rhule. The former Temple coach has already started recruiting, but Grobe coached in the bowl game. Grobe hopes to continue coaching.

Boise State has to replace running back Jeremy McNichols and senior receiver Thomas Sperbeck next season, but Rypien is a sophomore and should only get better.

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Key Players
C. Wilson 1 WR
88 YDs, 1 TDs
K. Cannon 9 WR
226 YDs, 2 TDs
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Missed Two Point Conversion 1:20
4-B.Rypien incomplete.
plays
yds
pos
12
31
Touchdown 1:20
4-B.Rypien complete to 1-C.Wilson. 1-C.Wilson runs 28 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
70
yds
00:53
pos
12
31
Point After TD 10:03
40-C.Callahan extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
6
31
Touchdown 10:03
4-Z.Smith complete to 8-I.Zamora. 8-I.Zamora runs 14 yards for a touchdown.
13
plays
71
yds
03:33
pos
6
30
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 3:18
40-C.Callahan 34 yards Field Goal is Good.
23
plays
50
yds
05:55
pos
6
24
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:16
49-T.Rausa 26 yards Field Goal is Good.
15
plays
0
yds
04:03
pos
6
21
Point After TD 4:19
40-C.Callahan extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
21
Touchdown 4:19
6-J.Hasty runs 5 yards for a touchdown.
15
plays
94
yds
04:21
pos
3
20
Point After TD 12:14
40-C.Callahan extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
14
Touchdown 12:14
4-Z.Smith complete to 9-K.Cannon. 9-K.Cannon runs 68 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
91
yds
01:20
pos
3
13
Field Goal 13:44
49-T.Rausa 24 yards Field Goal is Good.
4
plays
-56
yds
01:16
pos
3
7
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 5:53
40-C.Callahan extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 5:53
4-Z.Smith complete to 9-K.Cannon. 9-K.Cannon runs 30 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
96
yds
02:21
pos
0
6
1st Downs 25 29
Rushing 8 12
Passing 16 16
Penalty 1 1
3rd Down Conv 8-19 8-14
4th Down Conv 3-5 0-2
Total Net Yards 416 522
Total Plays 89 82
Avg Gain 4.7 6.4
Net Yards Rushing 83 140
Rush Attempts 38 43
Avg Rush Yards 2.2 3.3
Net Yards Passing 333 382
Comp. - Att. 32-51 29-39
Yards Per Pass 6.5 9.8
Sacked - Yards Lost 4-28 2-7
Penalties - Yards 4-30 10-110
Touchdowns 1 4
Rushing TDs 0 1
Passing TDs 1 3
Other 0 0
Turnovers 3 1
Fumbles - Lost 2-1 0-0
Int. Thrown 2 1
Punts - Avg 3-41.3 2-48.0
Return Yards 76 69
Punts - Returns 2-6 1-14
Kickoffs - Returns 4-70 2-40
Int. - Returns 1-0 2-15
Kicking 2/2 5/5
Extra Points 0/0 4/4
Field Goals 2/2 1/1
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Boise State 10-3060612
Baylor 7-67143731
333 PASS YDS 382
83 RUSH YDS 140
416 TOTAL YDS 522
Boise State
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Rypien 4 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.7% 305 1 2 111.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62% 3951 25 10 150.6
B. Rypien 32/51 305 1 2
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
J. McNichols 13 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
19 46 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
333 1755 23
J. McNichols 19 46 0 9
A. Mattison 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 21 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
67 328 4
A. Mattison 8 21 0 6
T. Sperbeck 82 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 10 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
11 53 0
T. Sperbeck 1 10 0 10
C. Wilson 1 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 7 0
C. Wilson 1 6 0 6
B. Rypien 4 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
57 -16 2
B. Rypien 9 0 0 11
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
C. Wilson 1 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 88 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
56 1129 11
C. Wilson 6 88 1 28
T. Sperbeck 82 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
8 79 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
80 1272 9
T. Sperbeck 8 79 0 24
J. Roh 88 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 54 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 113 0
J. Roh 6 54 0 16
C. Anderson 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 30 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
30 386 0
C. Anderson 3 30 0 13
J. McNichols 13 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 24 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
42 498 4
J. McNichols 5 24 0 13
S. Modster 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 15 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 150 0
S. Modster 1 15 0 15
A. Dhaenens 87 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
15 119 2
A. Dhaenens 1 7 0 7
A. Mattison 22 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 54 0
A. Mattison 1 5 0 5
C. Blakley 86 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 34 0
C. Blakley 1 3 0 3
Defense T-A SACK INT
C. James 3 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 3 0.0
C. James 6-0 0.0 1
R. Ford 25 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 1 0.0
R. Ford 6-0 0.0 0
D. Lee 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
D. Lee 5-0 0.0 0
L. Vander Esch 38 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 1 0.0
L. Vander Esch 5-0 0.0 0
T. Maeva 58 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
T. Maeva 5-0 0.0 0
B. Whitlock 36 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
B. Whitlock 4-0 0.0 0
K. Nawahine 10 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
K. Nawahine 4-0 0.0 0
B. Weaver 51 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
B. Weaver 4-0 0.0 0
D. Moa 55 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
D. Moa 3-0 1.0 0
D. Miles 91 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
D. Miles 3-0 0.0 0
T. Horton 14 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
T. Horton 3-0 0.0 0
D. Auelua 90 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
D. Auelua 2-0 0.0 0
S. McCaskill 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
S. McCaskill 2-0 1.0 0
C. Hartsfield 37 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Hartsfield 1-0 0.0 0
J. Moxey 2 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Moxey 1-0 0.0 0
E. Hoyte 96 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
E. Hoyte 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
T. Rausa 49 K
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 0/0
SEASON FG XP
9/13 58/58
T. Rausa 2/2 26 0/0 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
S. Wale 19 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 41.3 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
50 45.0 0
S. Wale 3 41.3 0 45
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Wilson 1 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 17.5 23 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
13 21.3 23 0
C. Wilson 4 17.5 23 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Wilson 1 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 3.0 6 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
10 13.2 6 0
C. Wilson 2 3.0 6 0
Baylor
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
Z. Smith 4 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
73.7% 375 3 1 177.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
59.5% 1526 13 7 140.0
Z. Smith 28/38 375 3 1
T. Williams 22 RB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 0 0 0 100.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 0 0 0 100.0
T. Williams 1/1 0 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
T. Williams 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
25 103 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
185 1048 11
T. Williams 25 103 0 14
J. Hasty 6 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 32 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
126 655 4
J. Hasty 7 32 1 13
W. Schrepfer 31 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
32 111 0
W. Schrepfer 2 3 0 3
Z. Smith 4 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
25 -26 1
Z. Smith 7 2 0 3
J. Atkinson 3 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
J. Atkinson 1 1 0 1
L. Hawthorne 7 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
6 6 0
L. Hawthorne 1 -1 0 -1
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
K. Cannon 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
14 226 2
SEASON REC YDS TD
101 1441 15
K. Cannon 14 226 2 68
C. Platt 14 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 82 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
41 649 4
C. Platt 6 82 0 30
P. Stricklin 11 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 31 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
15 257 2
P. Stricklin 2 31 0 22
I. Zamora 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 23 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
68 832 9
I. Zamora 5 23 1 14
J. Atkinson 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 10 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 44 0
J. Atkinson 1 10 0 10
Z. Smith 4 QB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 3 0
Z. Smith 1 3 0 3
Defense T-A SACK INT
T. Young 1 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
15-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-1 0 0.0
T. Young 15-1 0.0 0
A. Edwards 20 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
10-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-0 0 0.0
A. Edwards 10-0 0.0 0
G. Arnold 4 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
G. Arnold 6-1 0.0 0
T. Hunt 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 2.0
T. Hunt 5-0 2.0 0
O. Stewart 28 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 6 1.0
O. Stewart 3-0 1.0 1
K. Smith 56 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
K. Smith 3-0 1.0 0
C. Johnston 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 1 0.0
C. Johnston 3-1 0.0 0
G. Roberts 52 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
G. Roberts 2-0 0.0 0
T. Wright 3 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
T. Wright 2-0 0.0 0
T. Blanchard 48 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 2 0.0
T. Blanchard 2-0 0.0 1
I. Lewis 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
I. Lewis 2-0 0.0 0
R. Reid 9 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 3 0.0
R. Reid 2-0 0.0 0
C. Waz 18 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
C. Waz 2-0 0.0 0
P. Levels 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
P. Levels 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Callahan 40 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 4/4
SEASON FG XP
11/16 57/58
C. Callahan 1/1 34 4/4 7
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
D. Galitz 36 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 48.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
56 41.8 1
D. Galitz 2 48.0 1 62
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Nicholson 13 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 22.0 22 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
19 19.0 22 0
T. Nicholson 1 22.0 22 0
D. Mims 15 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 18.0 18 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 18.0 18 0
D. Mims 1 18.0 18 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Nicholson 13 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 14.0 14 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
20 10.4 14 0
T. Nicholson 1 14.0 14 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:21 BOISE 2 1:14 4 0 Punt
10:07 BOISE 34 1:46 6 37 INT
5:53 BOISE 35 5:38 13 56
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 BAYLOR 9 1:16 4 -56 FG
12:09 BOISE 32 3:23 10 66 INT
4:19 BOISE 35 4:03 15 0 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:55 BOISE 21 5:37 13 74
3:13 BOISE 31 2:26 8 34
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 BAYLOR 35 1:01 4 21
9:57 BOISE 38 1:17 3 -4 Punt
6:53 BOISE 19 0:43 3 -5 Punt
4:14 BOISE 20 0:54 4 57
2:13 BOISE 30 0:53 5 70 TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:52 BAYLOR 23 1:26 7 52 INT
11:58 BOISE 38 1:47 5 -1
8:14 BAYLOR 19 2:21 8 81 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:34 BAYLOR 19 1:20 7 81 TD
8:40 BAYLOR 1 4:21 15 99 TD
0:09 BAYLOR 20 0:00 1 11
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:13 BAYLOR 5 5:55 23 78 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:36 BAYLOR 29 3:33 13 71 TD
8:32 BAYLOR 23 1:27 3 2 Punt
5:59 BAYLOR 41 1:35 3 5 FUMBLE
3:12 BOISE 23 0:55 4 1
1:20 BOISE 38 0:47 2 3