Scores

Final

Kansas State 42

(5-2, 2-2 Big 12)

Baylor 47

(6-2, 3-1 Big 12)

3:30 PM ET, October 23, 2010

Floyd Casey Stadium, Waco, TX

1 2 3 4 T
KSU 7 14 7 1442
BAY 14 17 9 747

Top Performers

Passing: R. Griffin III (BAY) - 404 YDS, 4 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Finley (BAY) - 26 CAR, 250 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Gordon (BAY) - 7 REC, 141 YDS, 2 TD

Baylor bowl-eligible for first time since joining Big 12

Associated Press

WACO, Texas -- Jay Finley rushed for a school-record 250 yards, Robert Griffin threw for a career-high 404 yards and four touchdowns and Baylor became bowl eligible for the first time since joining the Big 12, beating Kansas State (No. 22 BCS) 47-42 Saturday night.

Baylor (6-2, 3-1) has not played in a bowl game since 1994, back when the Bears were a member of the now defunct Southwest Conference.

Griffin was 26 of 38 passing and Finley averaged 9.6 yards per carry to key an offense which gained 683 yards, breaking a school record that was set three weeks ago.

One week after thumping rival Kansas 59-7, the Wildcats (5-2, 2-2) missed out on becoming bowl eligible. Kansas State hasn't played in the postseason since 2006.

Josh Gordon and Kendall Wright each had two receiving touchdowns as the Bears scored on eight of their first 10 possessions.

William Powell returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown and Daniel Thomas rushed for 113 yards and two scores for the Wildcats, whose next three opponents are currently ranked in the AP Top 25.

Powell's kickoff return brought the Wildcats within 34-28.

Kansas State caught a break when Finley fumbled just before getting to the end zone on an 82-yard run. Finley was originally ruled down, but Kansas State got the ball after the call was reversed.

The Wildcats didn't score on their next two drives and the Bears were able to pull away.

Finley powered in for a 2-yard touchdown run, his second of the game, and Griffin threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Wright to extend Baylor's lead to 47-28 early in the fourth.

Quarterback Carson Coffman's 1-yard touchdown run made it 47-42 with 7 seconds left. Baylor recovered an onside kick and took a knee on the final snap to clinch things, setting off a celebration where hundreds of students stormed the field after the final horn sounded.

Baylor, which once had a 30-game conference losing streak, is the only Big 12 school that hasn't played in a bowl game.

The game was delayed 1 hour, 47 minutes because of a thunderstorm. Four plays into the game, lightning was spotted in the area and players and coaches were sent back to their locker rooms.

When play resumed, Baylor's big-play offense went to work as it piled up 387 yards in the first half.

Griffin, who tossed a 52-yard touchdown pass to Wright earlier in the second quarter, hooked up with Gordon on a 47-yard scoring pass that gave Baylor the lead for good at 28-21 with 4:17 left in the first half.

Griffin has thrown for 10 touchdowns of 40 yards or longer this season, including six of more than 50.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
KSU
BAY
1st Downs2029
Total Yards407683
Passing298404
Rushing109279
Penalties8-456-66
3rd Down Conversions6-125-11
4th Down Conversions1-20-0
Turnovers22
Possession28:2031:40

Passing Leaders

Kansas StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Coffman20/292318.001
BaylorC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Griffin III26/3840410.641

Rushing Leaders

Kansas StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Thomas221135.1231
Harper11717.0017
BaylorCARYDSAVGTDLG
Finley262509.6282
Wright11414.0014

Receiving Leaders

Kansas StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Quarles613121.8167
Harper45614.0027
BaylorRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gordon714120.1247
Wright611318.8252

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERKSUBAY
TD11:52Josh Gordon 28 Yd Pass From Robert Griffin III (Aaron Jones Kick) 07
TD07:38Daniel Thomas 11 Yd Run (Josh Cherry Kick) 77
TD00:38Jay Finley 2 Yd Run (Aaron Jones Kick) 714
SECOND QUARTERKSUBAY
TD11:26Carson Coffman 5 Yd Run (Josh Cherry Kick) 1414
TD08:25Kendall Wright 52 Yd Pass From Robert Griffin III (Aaron Jones Kick) 1421
TD05:13Daniel Thomas 10 Yd Run (Josh Cherry Kick) 2121
TD04:17Josh Gordon 47 Yd Pass From Robert Griffin III (Aaron Jones Kick) 2128
FG00:04Aaron Jones 22 Yd 2131
THIRD QUARTERKSUBAY
FG13:04Aaron Jones 30 Yd 2134
TD12:51William Powell 100 Yd Kickoff Return (Josh Cherry Kick) 2834
TD06:25Jay Finley 2 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2840
FOURTH QUARTERKSUBAY
TD14:53Kendall Wright 30 Yd Pass From Robert Griffin III (Aaron Jones Kick) 2847
TD14:36Aubrey Quarles 67 Yd Pass From Daniel Thomas (Josh Cherry Kick) 3547
TD00:07Carson Coffman 1 Yd Run (Josh Cherry Kick) 4247