NCAAF Game Recap - Oklahoma at Baylor
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:30 PM EST

LSU
58
Miss
37
F
OHSt
56
Rut
21
F
Wake
3
Clem
52
F
Ala
38
MisSt
7
F
UGA
21
Aub
14
F
Ariz
6
Oreg
34
F
Minn
19
Iowa
23
F
UCLA
3
Utah
49
F
Ind
27
PSU
34
F
Okla
34
Bayl
31
F
Fla
23
Mizzu
6
F
MSU
10
Mich
44
F
Wisc
37
Neb
21
F
Navy
20
ND
52
F
Cin
20
SoFL
17
F
Mem
45
Hou
27
F
NM
9
Boise
42
F
Tex
21
IASt
23
F
Kans
13
OkSt
31
F
E Mi
42
Akr
14
F
WestMI
37
Ohio
34
F OT
NIU
31
Toled
28
F
BGSU
3
MiaOH
44
F
Buff
27
Kent
30
F
UNC
27
Pitt
34
F OT
LaTec
10
Marsh
31
F
Fres
7
SDSU
17
F
Tul
21
Temp
29
F
TCU
33
TxTch
31
F
UMass
6
NW
45
F
AlaSt
12
FlaSt
49
F
VMI
6
Army
47
F
UTEP
10
UAB
37
F
Troy
63
TxSt
27
F
CoCar
27
ArkSt
28
F
ULMon
29
GaSo
51
F
IdSt
10
BYU
42
F
C Mi
45
Ball
44
F
KY
38
Vand
14
F
WVU
24
K St
20
F
VaTec
45
GATec
0
F
(N/A)
28
NMSt
41
F
Hawaii
21
UNLV
7
F
Wyo
21
UtSt
26
F
Syr
49
Duke
6
F
Stan
22
WaSt
49
F
Rice
31
MidTN
28
F
ULLaf
37
SoAl
27
F
SMiss
36
UTSA
17
F
AF
38
ColSt
21
F
App
56
GASt
27
F
AzSt
34
OreSt
35
F
SCar
6
TxAM
30
F
Lou
34
NCSt
20
F
USC
41
Cal
17
F

Oklahoma 34, Baylor 31

Nov 16, 2019, 7:30 PM EST

Final

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2

3

4

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(10) Oklahoma (9-1)

3

7

7

17

34

(12) Baylor (9-1)

14

17

0

0

31

Hurts, No. 10 Oklahoma rally to beat No. 12 Baylor 34-31
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:01 AM

WACO, Texas (AP) Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts was shouting at himself coming off the field after his third turnover, a fumble when running toward the end zone.

When it was all over, Hurts and coach Lincoln Riley were sharing a joyous embrace and the No. 10 Sooners' playoff hopes were still alive.

Gabe Brkic kicked a 31-yard field goal with 1:45 left after Hurts threw four touchdown passes for the Sooners, who overcame a 25-point deficit and the quarterback's miscues in a 34-31 win over No. 12 Baylor on Saturday night that ended the Bears' bid for an undefeated season.

"I put us in a horrible situation and we found a way to come back," Hurts said. "We overcame adversity, and you're remembered for what you do in November. So it's a big-time win today."

The Sooners (9-1, 6-1 Big 12, No. 10 CFP) made the big comeback without standout receiver CeeDee Lamb. The national leader with 13 touchdown catches didn't play because of what Riley called only a "medical decision."

Hurts still completed 30-of-42 passes for 297 yards with three of his TDs to freshmen - two to Austin Stogner and the game-tying 2-yarder to Brayden Willis with 5:25 left. The quarterback also ran for 114 yards.

Baylor (9-1, 6-1, No. 13 CFP) had its 11-game winning streak snapped and joined No. 7 Minnesota with their first losses Saturday. The only remaining undefeated FBS teams are No. 1 LSU, No. 2 Ohio State and No. 3 Clemson.

"We told our guys it's going to have to bother us, hurt us," Baylor coach Matt Rhule said. "But hopefully we'll come back next week rejuvenated, learn from it with a chance to play these guys again sometime down the road."

Oklahoma and Baylor could meet again in three weeks in the Big 12 championship game. The league's top two teams play Dec. 7 in Arlington, Texas.

Oklahoma erased a three-touchdown halftime deficit and tied the game at 31-all on Hurts' 2-yard TD pass to Willis. The Bears had run only seven plays for 35 yards in the second half until that point, and their only first down had been on a play when JaMycal Hasty fumbled, before punting again.

"We were so amped to play this game, maybe too much honestly in the beginning," Riley said.

The Bears had one more chance after the go-ahead field goal. They got to the Sooners 40 before linebacker Nik Bonitto's interception with 29 seconds left.

Charlie Brewer, who finished 18-of-29 passing for 194 yards, threw two touchdown passes to Denzel Mims and ran for two more in the first half when the Bears jumped out to a 28-3 lead.

Hurts was running toward the end zone to get the Sooners within a touchdown in the third quarter when he fumbled - big defensive end James Lynch reached out and knocked the ball loose, then recovered it in the end zone.

That was after the Sooners had opened the second half with Stogner's second TD catch, a 3-yarder that made it 31-17. Hurts bounced back from his fumble on the next drive, hitting Wease for a 19-yard touchdown.

Riley said he didn't have to say a lot to his players at halftime.

"We all felt like we had a chance," Riley said. "Not one person on this sideline didn't believe it. ... You've still got to go make it happen."

Grayland Arnold returned an interception 71 yards to set up Brewer's 9-yard TD to Mims that made it 28-3 with 11 minutes left in the first half. Brewer had a 4-yard TD run on the first play of the second quarter that set up when Blake Lynch tripped up Hurts, who fumbled when he reached down to try to stay on his feet.

After Brkic kicked a 39-yard field goal on Oklahoma's opening drive, Brewer had a 2-yard TD run and then lofted a perfectly thrown 30-yard touchdown pass that Mims caught crossing the goal line.

"Give our kids credit, they made so many phenomenal plays," Riley said. "It would have been easy to pack up the tent tonight."

THE TAKEAWAY

Oklahoma: The Sooners keep winning games in November when it counts, and still have a chance to get in the playoff for the fourth time in five seasons. They have won 19 in a row in November since a loss to Baylor in 2014.

Baylor: The Bears can still win a Big 12 title, but they pretty much have no chance to get in the playoff even if they win out. They were already ranked behind a pair of two-loss SEC teams in the College Football Playoff rankings before losing a game. ... Baylor's defense had allowed only 19 points a game, but couldn't get off the field in the second half against the Sooners, who finished 14 below their scoring average

UP NEXT

Oklahoma will be home for the last time this season when the Sooners host TCU next Saturday.

Baylor plays its home finale next Saturday, when No. 22 Texas travels about 100 miles north on Interstate 35 to play the Bears.

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Passing

Okla Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Hurts 42 30 71.4 4 297 28 1 112.9
Bayl Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
C. Brewer 29 18 62.1 2 194 30 1 90.3

Rushing

Okla Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Hurts 27 114 4.2 17 0
K. Brooks 18 93 5.2 32 0
Bayl Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
C. Brewer 17 65 3.8 23 2
J. Hasty 3 42 14.0 18 0

Receiving

Okla Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
L. Morris 7 86 12.3 15 0
C. Rambo 5 50 10.0 28 0
Bayl Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Mims 6 92 15.3 30 2
R. Sneed 3 34 11.3 14 0

Fumbles

Okla F FL
J. Hurts 3 2
Bayl F FL
J. Hasty 1 1

Returning

Okla KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
T. Brown 4 19.3 0 28 0 - 0 0
Bayl KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Hasty 2 19.0 0 21 0 - 0 0
J. Fleeks 2 19.0 0 22 0 - 0 0

Punting

Okla Punt Yds Avg LgPu
R. Mundschau 1 46 46.0 46
Bayl Punt Yds Avg LgPu
I. Power 3 105 35.0 49
J. Mayers 1 54 54.0 54

Takeaways

Okla Int Yds InTD
N. Bonitto 1 0 0
Bayl Int Yds InTD
G. Arnold 1 71 0
J. Lynch 0 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

Okla Bayl
Points For 34 31
Total Yards 525 307
Rushing Yards 228 113
Passing Yards 297 194
Passing Completions / Attempts 30/43 18/29
Turnovers 3 2
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 5/2 1/1
First Downs 34 18
Penalties - Yards 7/66 1/10
Time Of Possession 11:11 49:49
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 12/18 4/9
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/1 0/0
Punts - Average Yards 1/46 4/40

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Okla Bayl
Okla 5:35 FG Gabe Brkic 39 yd FG 3 0
Bayl 9:34 TD Charlie Brewer 2 yd run (John Mayers kick) 3 7
Bayl 13:09 TD Denzel Mims 30 yd pass from Charlie Brewer (John Mayers kick) 3 14
2nd Quarter Okla Bayl
Bayl 0:04 TD Charlie Brewer 4 yd run (John Mayers kick) 3 21
Bayl 3:58 TD Denzel Mims 9 yd pass from Charlie Brewer (John Mayers kick) 3 28
Okla 9:54 TD Austin Stogner 5 yd pass from Jalen Hurts (Gabe Brkic kick) 10 28
Bayl 14:57 FG John Mayers 28 yd FG 10 31
3rd Quarter Okla Bayl
Okla 5:44 TD Austin Stogner 3 yd pass from Jalen Hurts (Gabe Brkic kick) 17 31
4th Quarter Okla Bayl
Okla 2:02 TD Theo Wease 19 yd pass from Jalen Hurts (Gabe Brkic kick) 24 31
Okla 9:35 TD Brayden Willis 2 yd pass from Jalen Hurts (Gabe Brkic kick) 31 31
Okla 13:15 FG Gabe Brkic 31 yd FG 34 31

Game Information

Stadium: McLane Stadium, Waco, Texas
Attendance: 50,223
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