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Kansas State 31, Baylor 3

By SCHUYLER DIXON
AP Sports Writer

WACO, Texas - Will Howard threw for three touchdowns after Adrian Martinez exited with an injury, and No. 23 Kansas State buoyed its Big 12 title hopes with a 31-3 rout of Baylor.

The defending conference champion Bears (6-4, 4-3 Big 12) will need help to get back to the championship game after a three-game winning streak had put them back in contention.

The Wildcats (7-3, 5-2) went into the game in a three-way tie for second place in the Big 12 with Baylor and No. 18 Texas, which played undefeated and fourth-ranked TCU later.

Howard came on after Martinez appeared to injure his lower body getting a first down on a quarterback sneak in the first quarter.

The junior who threw four TD passes in a 48-0 victory over then-No. 9 Oklahoma State two weeks ago put the Wildcats ahead 7-0 on the same drive with a 15-yard scoring pass to Ben Sinnott.

Howard has thrown seven TD passes without an interception in three-plus quarters filling in for Martinez, who was on the sideline with his helmet on after getting checked by the medical staff.

Martinez returned last week against Texas and threw for 326 yards, but had an interception that was turned into a touchdown and lost a fumble that clinched the victory for the Longhorns.

Blake Shapen threw two interceptions in the Bears' worst offensive showing in a Big 12 game this season as a four-game winning streak in the series ended.

Deuce Vaughn had a 20-yard touchdown catch and 104 yards rushing, making him the third Kansas State running back with consecutive 1,000-yard seasons (1,079 yards this season).

Howard was 18 of 26 for 186 yards, and Sinnott had another TD from 19 yards while finishing with seven catches for 89 yards.

THE TAKEAWAY

Kansas State: The Wildcats wasted little time showing faith in Howard. On his first drive, they ran a reverse flea-flicker, and he completed a 23-yard pass to Sinnott. The TD toss to Sinnott came two plays later.

Baylor: Coach Dave Aranda tried to spark a struggling offense late in the third quarter by going for it on fourth-and-3 from the Baylor 19-yard line. Monaray Baldwin's catch gained just 1 yard, and DJ Giddens sent many fans to the exits on a 1-yard TD for a 31-3 Kansas State lead early in the fourth.

November 12, 2022


Scoring Summary
Second Quarter KanStBaylor
KanSt TD 14:20 Ben Sinnott 15 yard TD pass from Will Howard (Ty Zentner Extra Point) 7 0
KanSt FG 5:57 Ty Zentner 31 yard field goal 10 0
KanSt TD 2:09 Deuce Vaughn 20 yard TD pass from Will Howard (Ty Zentner Extra Point) 17 0
Baylor FG 0:00 John Mayers 37 yard field goal 17 3
Third Quarter KanStBaylor
KanSt TD 1:53 Ben Sinnott 19 yard TD pass from Will Howard (Ty Zentner Extra Point) 24 3
Fourth Quarter KanStBaylor
KanSt TD 14:06 DJ Giddens 1 yard TD run (Ty Zentner Extra Point) 31 3
Team Stats
  Kansas State Baylor
First downs 30 19
  Rushing 11 6
  Passing 16 11
  Penalty 3 2
3rd Down Efficiency 8-13, 62% 4-12, 33%
4th down efficiency 1-2, 50% 0-3, 0%
Rushes-Yards 44-184 23-103
Passing Yards 221 203
Return Yards 29 6
Completions-Attempts-Int 26-35-0 22-38-2
Sacks-Yards Lost 1-7 0-0
Punts 2 3
Fumbles Lost 0-0 0-0
Penalties - Yards 5-28 6-51
Kansas State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
W. Howard 19 27 196 3 0
A. Martinez 7 8 25 0 0
Baylor Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
B. Shapen 22 38 203 0 2
Kansas State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
D. Vaughn 25 106 4.2 0
D. Giddens 13 58 4.5 1
P. Brooks 1 16 16.0 0
W. Howard 2 6 3.0 0
A. Martinez 3 -2 -0.7 0
Baylor Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
R. Reese 9 54 6.0 0
B. Shapen 7 21 3.0 0
C. Williams 4 17 4.3 0
Q. Jones 3 11 3.7 0
Kansas State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
B. Sinnott 7 89 12.7 2
D. Vaughn 8 50 6.3 1
K. Warner 4 26 6.5 0
M. Knowles 3 18 6.0 0
P. Brooks 2 17 8.5 0
D. Giddens 1 11 11.0 0
R. Garcia II 1 10 10.0 0
Baylor Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Cameron 6 83 13.8 0
M. Baldwin 8 75 9.4 0
H. Presley 2 22 11.0 0
B. Sims 2 13 6.5 0
C. Williams 3 10 3.3 0
Q. Jones 1 0 0.0
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Kansas State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
K. Savage 1 15
D. Cheatum 1 1
Baylor Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Kansas State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
T. Zentner 2 76 38.0
Baylor Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
I. Power 3 126 42.0
Kansas State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
P. Brooks 2 13 6.5
Baylor Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Kansas State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Baylor Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Nabors 1 6 6.0
Kansas State Missed FG
Player Length
Baylor Missed FG
Player Length




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