Earle’s Bohanon scores 4th quarter TD for Baylor
Former Bulldog helps Bears preserve undefeated record
www.baylorbears.com MANHATTAN, Kan. — A former Earle Bulldog found the end zone again for Baylor.
Gerry Bohanon had a 4 yard touchdown in the 4th quarter Saturday as the Bears beat Kansas State 31-12. Bohanon entered the game after Charlie Brewer exited with an injury.
Bohanon threw a 38-yard pass to RJ Sneed and then kept the ball for a fouryard touchdown run as the Bears went on to seal a 3112 win over Kansas State before a packed house of 50,448 fans Saturday afternoon at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
Brewer didn’t return to the game after leaving with 11:05 remaining after taking the hard shot from Kansas State defensive lineman Trey Dishon on a pass rush. However, Brewer stayed on the sideline the rest of the game and walked briskly to the locker room after it was over.
Baylor coach Matt Rhule didn’t know Brewer’s status after the game, but said he should know more by Monday. He said Baylor’s medical staff advised him not to put Brewer back into the game.
“I went out on the field and he said, ‘Hey coach, put Gerry in for a play and let me catch my breath,’” Rhule said. “We had enough of a lead at that point, and I wouldnt have played him anyway.
Brewer has played superbly all season and was a big reason why the Bears improved to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the Big 12 as he hit 14 of 23 passes for 230 yards and a touchdown against the Wildcats (3-2, 0-2).
The road win was Baylor’s first in the Big 12 since Nov. 4, 2017. against Kansas in Lawrence, and the Bears have now won consecutive conference games for the first time in three seasons under Rhule. Facing third-and-22 at Kansas State’s 42, Bohanon fired a pass along the left sideline to Sneed, who shook off a pair of Kansas State defenders and raced down the side for 38 yards to the 4 before Jahron McPherson dragged him down.
“We’ve got some players that you just get them the ball and they’re going to make a lot happen,” Bohanon said. “That was a really exciting and terrific play. It shook out how we expected it to shake out, so it was a good play to get me going too.”
On the next play, Bohanon kept the ball and outran the Kansas State defenders around the left side for a 4-yard touchdown to give the Bears a 24-6 lead with 10:34 remaining in the game.
“I wasn’t nervous at all,” Bohanon said. “I was kind of calm. I prepared well this week and I always watch a lot of film and know the game plan pretty well. So I was just like get in and do what you do, and don’t blow the game.”