Oklahoma St. 24, Baylor 10
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) _ Reggie White scored two touchdowns in the final 4 1/2 minutes Saturday as Oklahoma State shook off stubborn Baylor for a 24-10 victory.
Tony Lindsay threw for 179 yards and ran for a touchdown and Nathan Simmons gained 71 yards on the ground to help the Cowboys keep their pride despite a disappointing season in which they finish 5-6, 3-5 in the Big 12.
Baylor fell to 2-9 (1-7 Big 12) after holding a 10-7 first-half lead and maintaining a strong defensive effort through the third quarter.
Penalties cost the Bears 112 yards and fumbles troubled both teams throughout the game, which lagged until the last 4 1/2 minutes when Oklahoma State finally broke through.
A 20-yard pass and short runs by Lindsay put White in position to score on a 9-yard run, breaking a 10-10 tie with 4:38 remaining. On the next drive, Lindsay had runs of 15 and 14 yards, which White capped with an 8-yard touchdown run up the middle.
Lindsay scored his own touchdown on a 1-yard run five minutes into the second quarter. He finished with 54 yards rushing on 17 carries.
Baylor’s only points came in the first quarter as Anthony Overstreet plowed through the Cowboy defense.
His runs of 25 and 16 yards put the Bears in position for Matt Bryant’s 45-yard field goal. Overstreet’s short bursts also set up a 5-yard touchdown run by Elijah Burkins.
Baylor quarterback Jermaine Alfred completed 16-of-33 passes for 200 yards. He threw one interception.
Both teams suffered from mistakes.
Oklahoma State lost three of four fumbles, including one that Baylor turned into a touchdown. The Bears fumbled four times and lost one, which put Oklahoma State in position to score and tie the game early in the second half.
Several of the Bears’ 13 penalties came on crucial third-down plays in Cowboy territory.