Baylor nearly gets shutout in 71-7 win
WACO – Baylor was on the verge of posting its first shutout win of the season on homecoming Saturday night against Iowa State. But the visiting Cyclones scored a touchdown with 47 seconds left to erase the goose egg on the Floyd Casey Stadium scoreboard -- and make the score 64-7. The Bears’ kick return team, however, couldn’t leave well enough alone, as Corey Coleman returned the ensuing kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown. Back-up kicker Kyle Peterson’s extra point with 34 seconds remaining put the final touches on a 71-7 win before a crowd of 46,825 on a pleasantly cool evening. The win improved the Bears’ record to 6-0 overall – thus, making them bowl-eligible for a fourth straight season -- and 3-0 in Big 12 play. Texas Tech (4-0) and Texas (3-0) are the only other teams unbeaten in the league. Saturday’s blowout win – the fifth time in six games that BU has scored 69 or more points – lifted the Bears from 12th nationally in last week’s AP Top 25 poll to sixth this week (and to No. 5 in the USA Today coaches poll). They also debuted at No. 8 in the season’s first BCS poll released Sunday.
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