Gerry Bohanon threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, and Baylor stopped a two-point try with 24 seconds left to beat No. 14 Iowa State 31-29 Saturday.
Breece Hall rushed for 180 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries for Iowa State (2-2, 0-1 Big 12) and caught five passes for 51 yards, including a 16-yard touchdown in the final minute that was followed by a miss. . two point attempt.
The Bears got the side kick back and time ran out for their first win over a ranked opponent since defeating North Carolina at the 2015 Russell Athletic Bowl.
The Bears (4-0, 2-0) scored touchdowns on their first three possessions and never lost again. Bohannon ran for an 8-yard touchdown, then found Tyquan Thornton along the left sideline for a 21-yard TD and Ben Sims behind the Iowa State secondary for a 33-yard touchdown to give Baylor a lead. from 21-7 at seven seconds of the second. room.
Bohannon finished 14 of 19 for 164 yards and rushed for 36 yards.
Treston Ebner kicked back 98 yards for Baylor’s only touchdown in the second half with 6:59 left in the third quarter.
Brock Purdy completed 22 of 33 for 263 yards and a touchdown. He was also intercepted once, stopping a drive at Baylor 22 with 11:55 left in the game.
Baylor: The Bears had already doubled their win total since 2020, but were big favorites against Texas State, Texas Southern and Kansas. Baylor was an underdog on Saturday and was outscored by Iowa State 469-284. But the Bears won with special teams and a double-but-no-break defense.
State of Iowa: Hall lived up to its billing, but the Cyclones couldn’t finish the tours. Outside of their two touchdown drives, they had nine points on five trips to or into the Baylor 30. Iowa State held the ball for 35:53, going 3-of-3 on fourth down to make up a 5-of-14 day at third. opportunity, and the Cyclones were balanced with 263 yards in the air and 206 yards on the ground.
Iowa State was ranked No. 7 in the preseason poll, but will likely break out of the Top 25 with its second loss. Baylor should start getting votes.
UNTIL NEXT TIME
Iowa State will return home to face Kansas on October 2.
Baylor will go on tour to meet the state of Oklahoma on October 2.
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