#9 K-State Falls at #6 Baylor, 38-27

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WACO, Texas -- Kansas State quarterback Jake Waters racked up over 300 yards of total offense and Tyler Lockett broke the school’s career receiving touchdown record, but the ninth-ranked Wildcats came up short to No. 5 Baylor, 38-27, at McLane Stadium.

Waters went 22-of-27 through the air for 300 yards and two touchdowns, including one to Lockett, who finished with 14 receptions for 158 yards. His fourth-quarter score was the 27th receiving touchdown of his career as he broke the previous school record held by his father, Kevin. Additionally, his 14 receptions were one shy of Kansas State’s single-game record.

Tight end Zach Trujillo hauled in three passes for a career-high 88 yards, including a 36-yard touchdown that capped off a 14-point second quarter.

Running backs Charles Jones and DeMarcus Robinson combined for 76 yards on 33 carries, including a one-yard run by the former that got the Wildcats on the board.

Senior linebacker Jonathan Truman recorded yet another double-digit tackle game as he came away with 13. Randall Evans had six tackles and picked off Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty in the end zone to halt a potential Bear scoring drive in the first quarter.

Petty led an offense that racked up 584 yards by throwing for 412 yards and one touchdown. Shock Linwood rushed for 91 yards and a score, while Johnny Jefferson rushed for two touchdowns.

•    Baylor received the opening kickoff and marched 81 yards in eight plays on a drive that was capped by a Petty one-yard QB sneak to make the score 7-0.
•    K-State managed just one first down on its opening drive and was forced to punt to Baylor, which drove to the Wildcat 9-yard line before Evans picked off a pass in the end zone.
•    Kansas State got on the board on a one-yard rush by Jones out of the Wildcat formation which capped a 10-play drive. The Bears returned the favor with an 11-play drive of their own that was finished off by a two-yard run by Jefferson that made the score 21-7.
•    The Wildcats pulled back to within a score when Waters found Trujillo on a perfect 36-yard pitch-and-catch late in the second quarter.
•    K-State left too much time on the clock, however, as Baylor went 48 yards in 44 seconds before Chris Callahan hit a 46-yarder as time expired to send the Bears into the break, up 24-14.

•    K-State opened the second half on fire by driving all the way to the BU 7 on the opening possession, but the Wildcats had to settle for a 24-yard field goal by Matthew McCrane.
•    Baylor made the Wildcats pay quickly as it was in the end zone two plays later following a 58-yard pass from Petty to Antwan Goodley to put Baylor on top 31-17.
•    The Wildcats traded another three for seven as McCrane booted a 47-yarder midway through the third quarter before Jefferson tallied his second score of the game to make it 38-20.
•    Lockett’s record-breaking touchdown came on an 8-yard pass with 12:41 left in the game as K-State pulled to within 11, but the Wildcats did not get on the board again as a late interception in BU territory allowed Baylor to run out the clock.