No. 22 Baylor needs 2 OTs to beat Texas Tech 33-30
WACO, Texas (AP) - JaMycal Hasty scored on a 5-yard touchdown run in the second overtime and No. 22 Baylor beat Texas Tech 33-30 on Saturday in the Bears' first game as a ranked team under coach Matt Rhule.
Baylor (6-0, 3-0 Big 12), which went the length of the field at the end of regulation just to get to overtime, won on Hasty's run after Trey Wolff's 35-yard field goal for Texas Tech opened the second extra period.
Charlie Brewer was 24-of-37 passing for 352 yards, but threw his first three interceptions of the season. He ran for three touchdowns, including a 1-yarder in the first overtime.
The Bears are tied with No. 6 Oklahoma for the Big 12 lead. They are the only two teams to win each of their first three Big 12 games.
Texas Tech (3-3, 1-2), playing its third consecutive Top 25 opponent, got to the second overtime when TJ Vasher made a diving 2-yard catch on a nice lob throw by Jett Duffey for his only TD pass.
Duffey finished 31 of 42 for 362 yards and two interceptions. R.J. Turner had seven catches for 138 yards.
Texas Tech took a 20-17 lead on SaRodorick Thompson's second touchdown run, a 30-yarder with 1:37 left in regulation.
Thompson finished with 28 carries for 153 yards and two touchdowns.
The Bears then were at their own 1 after Brewer got sacked on the ensuing drive. But he then had five completions for 74 yards, including an incredible 19-yard catch along the sideline by Denzel Mims.
Baylor got to the 5 before taking two more shots at Mims in the end zone. He couldn't hold onto one in traffic and then drew a defensive holding call that put the ball at the 2 with 3 seconds remaining. John Mayers then kicked a tying 19-yard field goal.
Both teams had more than 500 total yards - 510 for Tech and 525 for Baylor. Both also had three turnovers.
Texas Tech: The Red Raiders were close to upsetting a Top 25 team for the second week in a row for new coach Matt Wells. They were coming off a 45-35 win over then-No. 21 Oklahoma State. Duffey has thrown for 786 yards in his two starts. Alan Bowman missed his third game in a row because of a shoulder injury, and senior transfer Jackson Tyner got the first start after he was hurt.
Baylor: While Brewer made bad throws on his interceptions, including a pick in the end zone after the Bears had gotten to the Tech 4 in the fourth quarter, he made the clutch plays on the final drive of regulation and in overtime. The Bears also won the first six games in 2016 under interim coach Jim Grobe, but then lost 15 of their next 17 games, including a 1-11 debut season for Rhule in 2017.
Texas Tech: The Red Raiders are home against Iowa State next Saturday.
Baylor: The Bears play Saturday at Oklahoma State.
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