WACO, Texas — Bryce Petty had the Baylor offense rolling at a point-a-minute pace again. The Bears came close to getting a rare shutout to go with it.
Petty threw for 343 yards and two touchdowns, and the No. 12 Bears tied a school record with their 10th straight win, beating Iowa State 71-7 on Saturday night.
The Bears, who came in averaging 70.5 points in four home games but were slowed in a come-from-behind win at Kansas State last week, led 37-0 at halftime. They also already had their nation-leading 33rd straight game of at least 400 yards before finishing with 714 — their fourth game this season with at least 700 yards.
Iowa State (1-5, 0-3 Big 12) replaced quarterback Sam Richardson with redshirt freshman Grant Rohach while Baylor pulled away in the second quarter. Richardson came back in the second half, but it didn’t matter much.
The Cyclones had nine first downs and three turnovers, although they spoiled Baylor’s shutout with 47 seconds left on a 27-yard pass from Rohach to DeVondrick Nealy.
“We’ve been waiting a long time for this kind of defense here,” linebacker Bryce Hager said. “We would have liked the shutout, but we did play a really good game in all three phases. You can’t really be upset about that.”
Besides, the late Iowa State touchdown merely opened the door for Baylor (6-0, 3-0) to get its fourth 70-point game of the season when Corey Coleman returned the ensuing kickoff 97 yards — the second special teams score of the game for the Bears.
No. 16 Texas Tech 37, West Virginia 27: Davis Webb threw two touchdown passes and No. 16 Texas Tech scored 21 unanswered points in the second half to beat West Virginia 37-27 Saturday.
In his first road start, Webb completed 36 of 50 passes for 462 yards. He became the first Red Raiders freshman to surpass 400 yards passing in each of his first two starts.
Texas Tech’s Ryan Bustin kicked three field goals and Kenny Williams had a pair of 1-yard touchdown runs, including the go-ahead score with 9:20 left in the game.
Dreamius Smith ran for two touchdowns for the Mountaineers (3-4, 1-3).