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.
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.
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.
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