Baylor Claws Past Oklahoma State 35-24

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Oklahoma State traveled to Baylor in search of their first win in Waco since 2009. It didn’t get off to a good start for the Cowboys.

The Bears took the opening drive 75 yards in 1:38 which was capped off by a 23 yard touchdown run by Terence Williams. Baylor didn’t even get a chance to kick the extra point.

Seconds later, the game was delayed due to lightning in the immediate area. Baylor made this announcement saying the game should begin again at 8:14.

The delay lasted just under an hour and a half. When the game got going again, OSU forced a turnover on a punt return and freshman running back Justice Hill tied the game up at seven on a five yard touchdown run.

The Bears and Cowboys traded turnovers before Baylor caught a huge break. Seth Russell attempted a short pass that was tipped by his receiver right into the waiting arms of Ishmael Zamora who scampered 37 yards for the tie breaking touchdown. The Bears had a 14-7 lead.

Zamora was making his season debut after being suspended for the first three games of the season due to a video that surfaced of him beating a dog.

Rennie Childs continued his hot play in response to Baylor. He scored from three yards out to square the game back up at 14. It’s his fifth touchdown in two games.

Baylor blasted ahead moments laster though when Seth Russell connected with Ish Zamora again, this time on a more traditional, 38 yard touchdown pass. The Bears had a 21-14 lead.

After the half, OSU tied it up on a Rennie Childs eight yard touchdown run.

Seth Russell and Baylor answered back on a Chris Platt 89 yard touchdown reception. The Bears had a 28-21 lead.

Ben Grogan pulled OSU closer with a 28 yard field goal. Cowboys trailed by four, 28-24.

Later in the fourth, OSU was driving, deep in the red zone, freshman running back Justice Hill rushed inside the one fumbled the ball and the Bears recovered. They would capitalize on the mistake with Seth Russel finding Chris Platt on a 15 yard touchdown strike. It was Platt’s second touchdown on the night. The Bears had a 35-24 advantage.

And that’s how the game would end.

The Cowboys lost the turnover battle 4-3.

Baylor QB Seth Russell put on an impressive performance going 18 of 28, 387 yards, 4 touchdowns and just one interception. Plus the Baylor defense did it’s job slowing down James Washington and Mason Rudolph.

Rudolph passed for 279 yards and an interception.  Washington caught six passes for 89 yards. OSU falls to 2-2 on the season. They host Texas next weekend.

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