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Baylor vs. Oklahoma: Bears come up short

Baylor almost made it two in a row, but they couldn't quite make enough plays in Norman, falling short to the Sooners in a 42-34 shoot-out.

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Baylor vs. OU final: Bears lose 42-34

The No. 12 Oklahoma Sooners (7-2) held on for a 42-34 win over the Baylor Bears (4-5) Saturday, but Baylor made the game closer than expected several times.

Oklahoma took a 42-26 lead on the first play of the fourth quarter on a 55-yard touchdown run by Blake Bell. The Sooners held that lead until the final two minutes when Lache Seastrunk scored on his third touchdown run of the game and the Bears converted a 2-point conversion to make it 42-34. Baylor couldn't come up with the onside kick, though, and Oklahoma ran out the clock.

That wasn't the first instance of the game tightening up, however. Oklahoma led 21-10 in the second quarter on two touchdowns by Brennan Clay and one by Damien Williams, but Seastruck scored midway through the second to make it 21-17.

Oklahoma took a 28-17 lead on a touchdown reception by Justin Brown just before halftime, but Baylor scored the first nine points of the third quarter on a field goal and then a touchdown by Seastrunk. Baylor went for a 2-point conversion to tie it, but didn't get it.

Williams had 23 carries for 98 yards for Oklahoma. Seastrunk had 15 carries for 91 yards for Baylor and Nick Florence passed for 172 yards and rushed for 83.

Box Score Hero: Landry Jones was 25 for 36 passing for 278 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Jones threw the first touchdown pass of the game and he came up with a big touchdown pass just before halftime, when it appeared Baylor was closing the gap.

Rankings Ramifications: Oklahoma came in ranked No. 12 and could move up depending on what happens with teams ahead of them.

But Did They Cover? Oklahoma was favored by 19.5 points, so the Sooners did not cover.

Next Week's Schedule: Oklahoma plays at West Virginia at 7 p.m. Nov. 17. Baylor hosts Kansas State at 8 p.m. Nov. 17.

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Late TD extends first half lead for Sooners

A 35-yard touchdown pass from Landry Jones to Justin Brown with 26 seconds left in the half gave the Oklahoma Sooners a 28-17 halftime lead over the Baylor Bears Saturday. Just 40 seconds earlier Baylor had cut the deficit to 4 points.

Baylor trailed 14-3 after the first quarter, but a rushing touchdown by Nick Florence made the score 14-10 with 10 minutes to go in the second. Oklahoma scored on a run by Damien Williams with 6:40 left in the quarter, but Baylor struck back with a touchdown by Lache Seastrunk with 59 seconds remaining before halftime.

Brown's touchdown was set up by a 35-yard kickoff return that put the Sooners in good field position.

Jones is 17 for 25 for 210 yards and two touchdowns in the first half. Florence is 5 for 13 passing for 73 yards and he has rushed for 37 yards for Baylor.

Oklahoma has 304 yards of total offense. Baylor has 182 yards.


Oklahoma leads Baylor by 2 scores in 2nd quarter

The No. 12 Oklahoma Sooners hold a 14-3 lead over the Baylor Bears early in the second quarter of Saturday's game at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla. Sooners running back Brennan Clay has accounted for both of the touchdowns in the game.

Clay caught a 5-yard pass from Landry Jones with just under 10 minutes left in the first quarter to get Oklahoma on the board. After Baylor placekicker Aaron Jones nailed a 58-yard field goal to cut into the Sooners' lead, Clay capped off a 12-play, 75-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown run to increase his team's lead to two scores.

Jones has completed 11 of 14 passes for 103 yards and a touchdown in the early going. The Sooners have outgained the Bears, 162 total yards to 29, and hold an eight-minute advantage in time of possession.

Oklahoma currently has the ball in Baylor territiory at the 12:47 mark in the second quarter.


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