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Baylor Beats Oklahoma State 45-27! The Bears are 7-0!

Stillwater? Not a problem for Matt Rhule

NCAA Football: Baylor at Oklahoma State Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

Despite trailing 20-10 in the third quarter, Baylor (7-0, 4-0) went on a 35-7 run to move past Oklahoma State (4-3, 1-3) 45-27. Baylor has an off week before taking on West Virginia at 7:00 on Halloween in Waco.

After Oklahoma State pulled ahead 20-10, Baylor needed two plays to get within three points. Tyquan Thornton gained 78 yards on the first play, and JaMycal Hasty finished the job on the next run.

The Bears stopped the Cowboys on the next sequence, and Josh Fleeks hauled in a 64 touchdown pass on Baylor’s next drive. The sophomore finished with 126 receiving yards.

Oklahoma State retook the lead late in the third quarter, but Baylor scored the next 14 points. On 3rd and goal, Charlie Brewer knifed into the end zone. The Cowboys had answered most of the day, but Chidi Ogbonnaya stripped Spencer Sanders, and Terrell Bernard—starting for an injured Clay Johnston—took it to the house:

Mike Gundy had the Cowboys go for it twice on the Cowboys next drive. On 4th and 6, Tylan Wallace made a spectacular catch. But on 4th and 4, Henry Black came over the top and broke up a bad Sanders throw.

Baylor seemed content to maybe run out the clock. But JaMycal Hasty isn’t the man that believes in running out the clock:

On the next series, with Oklahoma State trialing by 18, the Bears forced another fumble.

This was a spectacular win for Baylor. Brewer finished 13-of-17 for 312 yards. He had a passing and rushing touchdown. Hasty had 142 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns and 66 receiving yards. He had over 11 yards per attempt.

The Bears won one game two years ago. They won one time in the school’s history in Stillwater. But the past is a nice thing to discuss when you don’t like the present or have any hope for the future. At 7-0—for the first time since 2013—the Bears are going to get everyone’s best shot going forward. They’ve handled that so far. And they appear good enough to make Denzel Mim’s preseason prediction that Baylor could win the Big 12 seem as prescient as any take this decade.