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Baylor Bears Crushed By Oklahoma State Cowboys 55-28

(Sports Network) – Brandon Weeden threw for a school-record 435 yards and three touchdowns and set a school record with 34 completions on 42 passes as 19th-ranked Oklahoma State trampled 22nd-ranked Baylor, 55-28, at Boone Pickens Stadium.

Coming off a one-game suspension stemming from a DUI arrest, Justin Blackmon led all receivers with 173 yards and a score on 13 catches, while Bo Bowling added 101 yards on nine receptions for the Cowboys (8-1, 4-1 Big 12), who have won two in a row since their lone loss to Nebraska on October 23.

Colton Chelf and Josh Cooper each posted a TD reception, Kendall Hunter scored twice on the ground and Blackmon added a 69-yard touchdown run for Oklahoma State, which racked up an all-time best 725 yards in total offense.

Robert Griffin was 30-of-48 for 267 yards and one interception for the Bears (7-3, 4-2), who had won three in a row since a loss at Texas Tech.

Jay Finley and Terrance Ganaway each recorded a pair of rushing touchdowns, with the former striking for 91 yards on 18 carries and the latter gaining 60 yards on six totes. Kendall Wright and Terrance Williams each had eight receptions in defeat.

Oklahoma State’s first drive of the game proved successful, as Dan Bailey booted a 23-yarder. A fumble on the following drive by Baylor wideout Josh Gordon was recovered at the Bears’ 37, and the Cowboys converted when Weeden connected with Blackmon for a five-yard strike.

Hunter’s one-yard run capped an eight-play, 80-yard drive and gave OSU a 17-0 edge early in the second quarter. Hunter added another one-yard scoring run with under five minutes to play in the half and the home team led by 24 at the break.

The rout continued in the third quarter, as Blackmon raced 69 yards for a touchdown and Bailey hit another 23-yard field goal for a 34-0 advantage.

Finley’s nine-yard TD run finally got Baylor on the board with 6:27 remaining in the third quarter, but before the end of the period, Weeden unloaded a 62- yard scoring pass to Chelf and Finley added a two-yard rushing score.

Cooper hauled in a 20-yard pass from Weeden less than four minutes into the fourth for a 48-14 game, then after Ganaway posted his first TD run of the game — a 28-yarder — Justin Gilbert returned the kickoff 93 yards.

Ganaway’s seven-yard scamper to paydirt with 4:09 to play capped the scoring.

Game Notes

Blackmon reached the 100-yard receiving mark for the eighth straight time, tying the school mark originally set by Hart Lee Dykes in 1988…Baylor, which got its offense untracked in the second half, racked up 464 yards of total offense…OSU leads the all-time series 17-12, and has beaten Baylor five straight times…The Bears failed in their quest to win four straight conference games for the first time since 1986-87, when they played in the defunct Southwestern Conference.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.