No. 22 Oklahoma State posts 608 yards, crushes Baylor
Dillon Stoner caught eight passes for a career-high 247 yards and three touchdowns and true freshman Dominic Richardson rushed for 169 yards and three touchdowns as 22nd-ranked Oklahoma State cruised to a 42-3 victory over short-handed Baylor on Saturday afternoon in Waco, Texas.
Spencer Sanders completed 20-of-30 passes for 347 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions for Oklahoma State (7-3, 6-3 Big 12), who won in Waco for the first time since 2009 and also the first time ever at McLane Stadium.
The Cowboys, who jumped out to a 28-0 lead in the first 19 minutes, outgained the Bears 608-156, including a 261-70 edge on the ground.
Charlie Brewer completed 13-of-26 passes for 68 yards before leaving late in the third quarter with an injury and John Mayers kicked a 40-yard field goal for Baylor (2-7, 2-7), which played the game despite closing its football facility on Thursday because of a COVID-19 outbreak. The Bears were without 47 players, coaches and staff members due to injuries, COVID-19 cases and contact tracing.
Sanders and Stoner needed just two plays to take advantage of a Baylor secondary missing cornerbacks Kalon Barnes and Mark Milton when they combined for a 75-yard touchdown pass up the right sideline to give the Cowboys a 7-0 lead.
The duo then teamed up again for a 15-yard touchdown pass to cap a 92-yard, 11-play drive to make it 14-0 and again for a 40-yard touchdown pass 39 seconds into the second quarter to up the OSU lead to 21-0. Richardson made it 28-0 with a 17-yard touchdown run as Oklahoma State went into halftime with a 347-52 edge in total yards.
Richardson’s two-yard run late in the third quarter made it 35-0. After Mayers broke the shutout with his field goal midway through the fourth quarter, Richardson ended the scoring with a one-yard touchdown run with 4:49 to go.
Oklahoma State’s reigning FBS rushing champion Chuba Hubbard announced before the game that he was opting out for the rest of the season to concentrate on preparing for the NFL draft.
–Field Level Media