NCAAF: Baylor knocks off Oklahoma on road for third-straight win


Baylor’s Craig Williams ran for a career-high 192 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Bears to a 38-35 win over Oklahoma Saturday in Norman, Oklahoma.

Williams could’ve scored again, breaking away for what would’ve been a 50-yard touchdown, but instead he took a knee at the 7 and Baylor ran the clock out.

Slightly before Williams’ long run, Baylor quarterback Blake Shapen completed a critical third-down pass to keep possession. The Bears were 4 of 13 on third downs, but converted three times on fourth down.

It was the Bears’ second win in Norman, with the other coming in 2013.

Baylor (6-3, 4-2 Big 12) secured bowl eligibility and stretched its winning streak to three games.

The Sooners (5-4, 2-4) had their two-game winning streak snapped and have lost multiple home games for the first time since 2014.

Williams had 209 rushing yards entering the game.

Baylor ran for 281 yards and five touchdowns.

Baylor’s defense made life difficult on Sooners’ quarterback Dillon Gabriel.

In the first half, turnovers fueled Baylor’s defense.

The Bears intercepted Gabriel three times before halftime — all on tipped passes — leading to 10 points as Baylor build a 24-21 lead heading into halftime.

Gabriel had thrown one interception on 201 passes entering the game.

Gabriel finished 22 of 34 for 261 yards and two touchdowns while Eric Gray ran for 106 yards and two scores.

Gray’s last touchdown, a 1-yard run with 4:05 remaining, pulled the Sooners to within three, but the drive took more than five minutes and Oklahoma didn’t regain possession.

The Sooners outgained Baylor 499-413, but the turnover difference in the first half was ultimately the difference.

–Field Level Media

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