GAMEDAY College Football

Big 12 Championship: Baylor 21, Oklahoma State 16

Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas - Dezmon Jackson came up inches short on a desperate, fourth-down dive with 24 seconds and fifth-ranked Oklahoma State fell to ninth-ranked Baylor 21-16 in the Big 12 championship game, knocking the Cowboys out of contention for a playoff spot.

Blake Shapen threw three TDs while completing his first 17 passes as Baylor (11-2, College Football Playoff No. 9) took a 21-3 lead.

The Cowboys (11-2, CFP No. 5) rallied back, then went 89 yards on 17 plays on their final drive. But their Big 12 and national championship hopes came up just short.

After having first-and-goal from 2 following a pass interference penalty, Jackson gained a yard and was held for no gain before an incomplete pass by Spencer Sanders.

On fourth down from the 1, Jackson tried to sweep wide left, but with Jairon McVea in pursuit, he barely missed while trying to reach the pylon in the front left corner of the end zone.

There would need to be some chaos, in form of an upset or two in other conference title games later in the day, for third-time Big 12 champion Baylor to have a chance to be in the final four for the first time when the CFP rankings come out Sunday.

Sanders threw four interceptions, one by McVea, and the Cowboys were without leading rusher Jaylen Warren because of his lingering ankle and shoulder issues.

Shapen started his second game in a row for injured quarterback Gerry Bohanon (right hamstring), and the Bears won even with only 242 total yards of offense. They had only 36 yards after halftime, while Shapen finished 23-of-28 for 180 yards passing overall.

After Oklahoma State took a 3-0 lead on Tanner Brown’s 23-yard field goal set up after Baylor fumbled on the opening drive of the game, the Bears scored 21 consecutive points. Sanders threw picks on the next two drives, setting up Baylor with short fields for three-play TD drives — a 2-yard TD pass to wide-open tight open Ben Sims and Drew Estrada’s 4-yard scoring catch.

Baylor had a 21-3 lead after an incredible 13-yard catch by Tyquan Thornton with a defender on his back with 5 1/2 minutes left in the first half.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter BaylorOkSt
OkSt FG 7:52 Tanner Brown 23 yard field goal 0 3
Baylor TD 3:21 Ben Sims 2 yard TD pass from Blake Shapen (Isaiah Hankins Extra Point) 7 3
Second Quarter BaylorOkSt
Baylor TD 14:54 Drew Estrada 4 yard TD pass from Blake Shapen (Isaiah Hankins Extra Point) 14 3
Baylor TD 5:29 Tyquan Thornton 13 yard TD pass from Blake Shapen (Isaiah Hankins Extra Point) 21 3
OkSt FG 3:34 Tanner Brown 23 yard field goal 21 6
Third Quarter BaylorOkSt
OkSt TD 7:09 Dominic Richardson 4 yard TD run (Tanner Brown Extra Point) 21 13
Fourth Quarter BaylorOkSt
OkSt FG 8:17 Tanner Brown 20 yard field goal 21 16
Team Stats
  Baylor Oklahoma State
First downs 17 27
  Rushing 7 9
  Passing 8 13
  Penalty 2 5
3rd Down Efficiency 6-14, 43% 9-19, 47%
4th down efficiency 0-1, 0% 2-3, 67%
Rushes-Yards 33-62 40-70
Passing Yards 180 263
Return Yards 88 0
Completions-Attempts-Int 23-28-0 32-47-4
Sacks-Yards Lost 5-45 2-21
Punts 5 4
Fumbles Lost 3-2 2-0
Penalties - Yards 7-49 6-50
Baylor Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
B. Shapen 23 28 180 3 0
Oklahoma State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
S. Sanders 31 46 257 0 4
B. Presley 1 1 6 0 0
Baylor Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
A. Smith 17 63 3.7 0
T. Ebner 5 17 3.4 0
D. Doyle 1 2 2.0 0
B. Shapen 9 -9 -1.0 0
T. Thornton 1 -11 -11.0 0
Oklahoma State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
S. Sanders 13 33 2.5 0
D. Jackson 19 31 1.6 0
B. Presley 1 4 4.0 0
D. Richardson 7 2 0.3 1
Baylor Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Thornton 6 71 11.8 1
B. Sims 4 34 8.5 1
D. Estrada 6 33 5.5 1
T. Ebner 3 27 9.0 0
R. Sneed 1 8 8.0 0
D. Dabney 1 5 5.0 0
G. Yates 1 4 4.0 0
G. Miller 1 -2 -2.0 0
Oklahoma State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Martin 9 88 9.8 0
J. Bray 3 52 17.3 0
D. Jackson 7 39 5.6 0
J. Richardson 5 33 6.6 0
B. Presley 2 20 10.0 0
B. Green 3 17 5.7 0
D. Richardson 2 8 4.0 0
S. Sanders 1 6 6.0 0
Baylor Interceptions
Player Int Yards
J. Woods 1 33
B. Utley 1 15
M. Jones 1 0
J. McVea 1 0
Oklahoma State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Baylor Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
I. Power 5 263 52.6
Oklahoma State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
T. Hutton 4 180 45.0
Baylor Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Ebner 1 0 0
Oklahoma State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Baylor Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Ebner 2 40 20.0
Oklahoma State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Baylor Missed FG
Player Length
I. Hankins 39
I. Hankins 39
Oklahoma State Missed FG
Player Length




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