College Football

#7 Baylor Bears (12-2)


Sat. 11/27 Sat. 12/4 Sat. 1/1
vs. TxTch
W 27-24
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@ OkSt
W 21-16
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@ Miss
W 21-7
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No. 6 Baylor tops No. 8 Ole Miss in Sugar Bowl; Corral hurt

NEW ORLEANS (AP) A Sugar Bowl showdown against Mississippi and coach Lane Kiffin's explosive, Southeastern Conference-leading offense provided a high-profile platform for Baylor to validate its old-school formula of ball control and aggressive defense.

Al Walcott set a Sugar Bowl record with a 96-yard interception return, Monaray Baldwin raced 48 yards for the go-ahead score on an end around, and sixth-ranked Baylor beat No. 8 Mississippi 21-7 Saturday night as injured Rebels quarterback Matt Corral watched from the sideline on crutches.

Abram Smith rushed for 172 yards to finish with a single-season record 1,601 for Big 12 champion Baylor (12-2), which won 12 games in a season for the first time. The defense did the rest, finishing with 10 sacks - two by game MVP Terrel Bernard - and three interceptions.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: G. Bohanon2200
Passing TDs: G. Bohanon18
Rushing Yards: A. Smith1606
Rushing TDs: A. Smith12
Receiving Yards: T. Thornton948
Receiving TDs: T. Thornton10
Interceptions: J. Woods6
Schedule 2021
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/4 at Texas State W 29 - 20
9/11 vs. Texas Southern W 66 - 7
9/18 at Kansas W 45 - 7
9/25 vs. 14 Iowa State W 31 - 29
10/2 at 19 Oklahoma State L 14 - 24
10/9 vs. West Virginia W 45 - 20
10/16 vs. 19 BYU W 38 - 24
10/30 vs. Texas W 31 - 24
11/6 at TCU L 28 - 30
11/13 vs. 8 Oklahoma W 27 - 14
11/20 at Kansas State W 20 - 10
11/27 vs. Texas Tech W 27 - 24
12/4 at 5 Oklahoma State W 21 - 16
1/1 at 8 Ole Miss W 21 - 7
Big 12
  Conference Overall
9 Oklahoma State 8-1 12-2
7 Baylor 7-2 12-2
16 Oklahoma 7-2 11-2
Iowa State 5-4 7-6
Kansas State 4-5 8-5
West Virginia 4-5 6-7
Texas 3-6 5-7
TCU 3-6 5-7
Texas Tech 3-6 7-6
Kansas 1-8 2-10
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 5913 (24)
Passing Yards: 2843 (75)
Rushing Yards: 3070 (5)
Points per game: 31.6 (42)
Yards per game: 422.4 (56)
Touchdowns: 53 (33)
Field Goals: 14 (73)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4851 (70)
Passing Yards: 3189 (106)
Rushing Yards: 1662 (34)
Points per game: 18.3 (10)
Yards per game: 346.5 (33)
Touchdowns: 29 (21)
Field Goals: 18 (114)
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