Late FG gives Baylor win over K-State
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.
WEST VIRGINIA 38, KANSAS 22
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.