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2015 Cotton Bowl Halftime: Baylor 24, Michigan State 14

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After initial troubles, Baylor's defense forced 4 straight stops to end the first half while the offense built a double-digit lead. The Bears get the ball to start the second half.

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The rushing offense has yet to arrive in Arlington today but Bryce Petty is definitely there, throwing for a Cotton Bowl record 245 yards in the first half.  Jay Lee also added 53 passing yards of his own on a trick play to Corey Coleman, who leads all receivers with 3 catches for 97 yards.

The defense also showed up in the second quarter forcing four straight stops against the Michigan State offense.  Outside of the one long run on the Spartans' first drive, Baylor has held MSU RB Jeremy Langford to 51 carries on 15 yards, a healthy YPC average of 3.4.  That performance allowed the Bears to score 17 points in a row headed into halftime, and we will receive the kick coming out for the first time in what seems like forever.

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTER MSU BAY
TD 12:27 J. Langford run for 2 yds for a TD, (M. Geiger KICK)
Drive info: 6 plays, 75 yds in 2:33
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7 0
TD 8:56 B. Petty pass,to K. Cannon for 49 yds for a TD, (C. Callahan KICK)
Drive info: 10 plays, 93 yds in 3:28
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7 7
TD 5:06 R. Shelton run for 11 yds for a TD, (M. Geiger KICK)
Drive info: 7 plays, 60 yds in 3:42
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14 7
TD 2:32 J. Lee pass,to C. Coleman for 53 yds for a TD, (C. Callahan KICK),MICHIGAN ST penalty, roughing the kicker ( Yards) declined
Drive info: 3 plays, 65 yds in 0:35
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14 14
SECOND QUARTER MSU BAY
TD 8:13 B. Petty run for 1 yd for a TD,MICHIGAN ST penalty, ( Yards) declined, (C. Callahan KICK)
Drive info: 10 plays, 73 yds in 2:50
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14 21
FG 3:14 C. Callahan 25 yd FG GOOD
Drive info: 6 plays, 77 yds in 1:48
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14 24

Team Stat Comparison

MSU BAY
1st Downs 14 12
3rd down efficiency
7-11 5-9
4th down efficiency
0-2 0-0
Total Yards 238 292
Passing 105 298
Comp-Att
12-20 19-28
Yards per pass
5.3 10.6
Rushing 133 -6
Rushing Attempts
26 6
Yards per rush
5.1 -1.0
Penalties 5-45 5-45
Turnovers 0 0
Fumbles lost
0 0
Interceptions thrown
0 0
Possession 20:34 9:26