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Baylor running back Trestan Ebner, left, scores past Kansas safety Nate Betts in the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune Herald via AP)

STAT WATCH: Baylor's versatile Ebner makes Big 12 history

Sep. 28, 2020 3:09 AM EDT

Trestan Ebner turned in a once-in-a-quarter-century performance. The Baylor senior became the first player in the 25-year history of the Big 12 to score three different types of touchdowns in a game, and the first FBS player since 1996 to score a rushing touchdown, a receiving touchdown and multiple return...

Baylor head coach Dave Aranda reacts as the defense stopped Kansas on fourth down in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Waco, Texas, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

Ebner dominates in Aranda debut as Baylor tops Kansas 47-14

Sep. 27, 2020 12:34 AM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Trestan Ebner left little doubt he was more than ready for Baylor’s opener after two games were called off because of COVID-19 concerns. Dave Aranda was a little more coy about the anticipation of his first game as a head coach, which Ebner made sure was a winner. The versatile...

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2020 file photo, Baylor's new head football coach Dave Aranda addresses the media during an NCAA college football news conference in Waco, Texas.   Aranda will make his delayed debut as Baylor's coach in a quickly arranged and unexpected reunion of old Southwest Conference rivals. Baylor and Houston open this pandemic-altered season Saturday, Sept. 19,  with their first meeting since the SWC’s final season in 1995.  (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP, File)

Dave Aranda set for long-awaited Baylor debut against Kansas

Sep. 24, 2020 5:07 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Dave Aranda's off-and-on wait for his debut as Baylor coach may finally be over. To say nothing of what his players have been through with the COVID-19-related cancellations of two non-conference games, forcing the Big 12 opener against Kansas on Saturday to be the first game of any kind...

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2019, file photo, Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson (10) runs into the end zone to score a touchdown as Oklahoma linebacker Brian Asamoah (24) and safety Pat Fields (10) defend during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Manhattan, Kan. Kansas State won 48-41. Thompson is now set to make his 29th career start when the Wildcats try to only their fifth win ever over a top-five team, this week against Oklahoma. This matchup will be in Norman. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Big 12 conference openers include 1st games for Baylor, TCU

Sep. 24, 2020 10:57 AM EDT

Some things to watch Saturday in the Big 12, when conference play starts in the league's 25th season. It will be the season openers for TCU and Baylor, who weren't able to play their scheduled non-conference games because of COVID-19: GAME OF THE WEEK Kansas State (0-1) at No. 3 Oklahoma (1-0): The Sooners had a...

Baylor University's McLane Stadium is shown Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Waco, Texas.  Baylor’s season opener against Houston, scheduled less than a week ago, was one of two FBS NCAA college football games postponed Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, the day before before they were supposed play.  (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

Aranda optimistic Baylor will play Big 12 opener vs Kansas

Sep. 21, 2020 9:21 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor coach Dave Aranda expressed optimism Monday that his team will be able to play its Big 12 opener against Kansas on Saturday after having to call off a game last weekend because of positive COVID-19 tests that affected a position group. Declining to discuss specifics, Aranda said...

A bicyclist makes his way past Baylor University's McLane Stadium, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Waco, Texas.  Baylor’s season opener against Houston, scheduled less than a week ago, was one of two FBS NCAA college football games postponed Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, the day before before they were supposed play.  (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

Baylor-Houston, FAU-Ga Southern postponed day before games

Sep. 18, 2020 9:27 PM EDT

Baylor's season opener against Houston, scheduled less than a week ago, was one of two Bowl Subdivision games postponed Friday — the day before before they were supposed to play. Florida Atlantic's opener against Georgia Southern was postponed earlier in the day, following the results of FAU's COVID-19...

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2020 file photo, Baylor's new head football coach Dave Aranda addresses the media during an NCAA college football news conference in Waco, Texas.   Aranda will make his delayed debut as Baylor's coach in a quickly arranged and unexpected reunion of old Southwest Conference rivals. Baylor and Houston open this pandemic-altered season Saturday, Sept. 19,  with their first meeting since the SWC’s final season in 1995.  (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP, File)

Aranda delayed Baylor debut in unexpected SWC reunion vs UH

Sep. 17, 2020 1:25 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Dave Aranda will make his delayed debut as Baylor's coach in a quickly arranged and unexpected reunion of old Southwest Conference rivals. Baylor and Houston open their pandemic-altered seasons Saturday with their first meeting since the SWC’s final season in 1995. It comes only a...

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard (30) looks to fend off Texas defensive back Montrell Estell during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Austin, Texas. Oklahoma State plays Tulsa this week. The game was initially scheduled Sept. 12, but was postponed five days before that to allow the virus-affected Golden Hurricane more time to prepare for the season. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Big 12 has 2 games this week, 1 delayed and 1 just scheduled

Sep. 17, 2020 2:55 AM EDT

There are two unexpected games in the Big 12 on Saturday, which was initially scheduled as an open date for all 10 teams between the opening of the pandemic-delayed season last weekend and the start of conference games Sept. 26. THE GAMES — Baylor vs. Houston. The former Southwest Conference rivals are...

FILE - Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer (12) passes in the first half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. Brewer and Baylor took the Sooners to overtime in last year's title game, though the tough-minded quarterback didn't play after halftime following a hard hit he delivered on a defender on a running play before taking a hard sack. (AP Photo/Bill Feig, File)

Baylor 3rd B12 team to put off opener after La Tech outbreak

Sep. 8, 2020 10:23 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor became the third Big 12 team forced to postpone its scheduled season opener this weekend after Louisiana Tech reported multiple positive COVID-19 tests Tuesday, less than two weeks after a hurricane affected its campus. Louisiana Tech athletic director Tommy McClelland said...

Southern Miss' Hopson out as coach; Walden takes over

Sep. 7, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Southern Mississippi coach Jay Hopson said Monday that he has stepped down and co-offensive coordinator Scotty Walden will take over as interim coach. The school announced the coaching change Monday afternoon in a news release, ending Hopson's tenure one game into his fifth...