Late FG gives Bay­lor win over K-State

The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - SOONER POSTGAME -

WACO, TEXAS — Con­nor Martin kicked a 29-yard field goal with eight sec­onds left to give Bay­lor a 37-34 vic­tory over Kan­sas State on Sat­ur­day.

Martin missed three field goals and an ex­tra point, but his third made field goal in the game counted the most for Bay­lor (4-2,

2-1 Big 12).

Jalen Hurd had 11 catches for 135 yards, and the for­mer Ten­nessee run­ning back also ran for 56 yards and a touch­down for the Bears, who last year won only once in coach Matt Rhule's first sea­son. Trestan Eb­ner ran for 100 yards, and Char­lie Brewer was 30-for-44 pass­ing for 296 yards with a touch­down and an in­ter­cep­tion.

Alex Barnes ran 22 times for 250 yards and three touch­downs for Kan­sas State (2-4, 0-3).

Barnes opened the fourth quar­ter with a 48-yard TD run that tied the game at 20 be­fore the Wild­cats' ex­tra point was blocked. Thomp­son's 52-yard TD with 10:38 left put the Wild­cats ahead.

Brewer's 21-yard TD pass to Den­zel Mims tied the game again be­fore Craig Williams' 21-yard TD run with 6:41 left put the Bears back in front. Thomp­son threw a 28-yard TD pass to Dalvin War­mack with 4:26 left be­fore Bay­lor went 76 yards in 12 plays for the win­ning kick.


MOR­GAN­TOWN, W.VA. — Will Grier threw four touch­down passes, and com­mit­ted four turnovers, and No. 9-ranked West Vir­ginia beat Kan­sas.

West Vir­ginia (5-0, 3-0 Big 12) has won its first five games for the sec­ond time in three sea­sons. The heav­ily-fa­vored Moun­taineers had no trou­ble mov­ing the ball but Grier's ef­forts to throw into tight cov­er­age near the goal line cost his team plenty of points.

The Heis­man Tro­phy hope­ful was in­ter­cepted three times in the first half ei­ther in the end zone or at the goal line, two of them by cor­ner­back Hasan De­fense. All three of Grier's in­ter­cep­tions oc­curred when West Vir­ginia had driven in­side the Kan­sas 15-yard line.

Kan­sas (2-4, 0-3) en­tered the game lead­ing the Big 12 with eight in­ter­cep­tions, in­clud­ing three re­turned for touch­downs.

Grier also had a thirdquar­ter fum­ble on a scram­ble. West Vir­ginia had com­mit­ted six to­tal turnovers in its pre­vi­ous four games.

Kan­sas was lim­ited to 286 yards of of­fense but stayed in the game un­til late. Pey­ton Ben­der hit Jeremiah Booker with a 35-yard pass early in the third quar­ter and Khalil Her­bert, who had a ca­reer­high 291 yards rush­ing against West Vir­ginia last sea­son, fol­lowed with a 31-yard TD run to pull the Jay­hawks within 21-14.

Grier made good on

West Vir­ginia's only other pos­ses­sion of the quar­ter, hit­ting run­ning back Martell Pettaway with a 12-yard scor­ing toss.

Af­ter Kan­sas turned the ball over on downs in its own ter­ri­tory late in the game, Grier found David

Sills with a 17-yard TD strike with 2:20 left for a 38-14 lead. Grier fin­ished 28 of 41 for 332 yards.

West Vir­ginia fresh­man Led­die Brown caught a 15-yard scor­ing pass from Grier and also had a 1-yard TD run, both in the first quar­ter. Brown fin­ished with 11 car­ries for 107 yards.

Kan­sas fresh­man Pooka Williams, the Big 12's lead­ing rusher, was held un­der 100 yards for the third straight game. He had 12 car­ries for 65 yards.


Bay­lor quar­ter­back Char­lie Brewer, right, scores past Kan­sas State’s Johnathan Durham, left, and Justin Hughes dur­ing the first half Sat­ur­day in Waco, Texas.

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