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Highlights, key plays and photos from No. 19 BYU’s 38-24 loss to Baylor

After starting the season 5-0 with wins over Arizona, Utah and ASU, the Cougars have lost back-to-back games.

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BYU wide receiver Neil Pau’u (2) takes a pass for a first down as he gets by Baylor linebacker Matt Jones (52) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Waco, Texas.

Ron Jenkins, AP

BYU fell to 5-2 on the season after dropping its second consecutive game, the latest to the Baylor Bears in Waco, Texas.


Baylor 38, BYU 24

  • A 48-yard field goal by Jake Oldroyd cut the Bears’ lead to two touchdowns with 10:28 remaining in the fourth quarter. Oldroyd’s kick came at the end of a 12-play, 43 yard drive.
  • The Bears put the game away late in the 4th quarter, though, with a 12-play, 82-yard drive, capped off by a 1-yard touchdown run by Smith, his third touchdown run of the game.
  • Trailing 38-17, BYU quickly drove 75 yards down the field in two minutes to score a touchdown, this one a 16-yard touchdown reception by Puka Nacua.

3rd Quarter

Baylor 31, BYU 14

  • BYU wasted little time coming out of the break, as Jaren Hall ran for a 56-yard touchdown less than two minutes into the 3rd quarter (12:18). The TD-run capped of a 6-play, 75-yard drive.

  • Baylor once again had an answer for BYU, as Bears’ quarterback Gerry Bohanon found Dillon Doyle for a two-yard touchdown reception with 7:55 left in the 3rd quarter. It was Doyle’s second touchdown of the day.
  • With 6:29 left in the quarter, Baylor’s TJ Franklin forced a Hall fumble (Baylor’s Jalen Pitre recovered it) stopping a promising BYU drive in its tracks. Baylor then took advantage of the turnover, driving 67 yards down the field in four plays, a drive that culminated in a 7-yard touchdown run by Smith.


Baylor 17, BYU 7

  • With 12:17 remaining in the second quarter, Tyler Allgeier capped off an 8-play, 75-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown run, lifting BYU into the lead.
  • Baylor answered with a touchdown of their own, a 9-yard touchdown run by Abram Smith to close a 7-play, 75-yard drive. BYU had the chance to tie with 7:08 remaining in the half, but Jake Oldroyd missed a 50-plus yard field goal try wide left.
  • The Bears increased their lead to 17-7 on a 2-yard touchdown run by Dillon Doyle with 3:36 left in the half.

1st quarter

Baylor 3, BYU 0

  • Baylor broke a scoreless tie with 1:11 remaining in the first quarter when Isaiah Hankins hit a 31-yard field goal.
  • The Bears controlled the game for most of the period, out-gaining the Cougars on offense, 134 yards to 68 (52 of those BYU yards came on a late catch by Puka Nacua). A Peyton Wilgar interception in the end zone prevented an early Baylor score.

Pregame prep

Here are a few stories to get you ready for the game:

And a few stories about BYU’s future Big 12 membership: