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                  === Williams leads Oklahoma past Baylor ===
 
 Norman, OK (Sports Network) - Damien Williams ran for 99 yards and two scores,
 and the No.14 Oklahoma Sooners defeated Baylor, 42-34, in Norman on Saturday.
 
 Landry  Jones completed  25-of-36 passes for 277 yards with two touchdowns and
 an  interception, while  Blake Bell and Brennan Clay each added rushing scores
 for  Oklahoma  (7-2, 5-1 Big 12),  which has strung together back-to-back wins
 since losing to Notre Dame.
 
 Head  coach  Bob Stoops won his  145th game at Oklahoma, passing Bud Wilkinson
 for second most victories in school history.
 
 "We  were effective running the football and throwing it. I thought Landry was
 great,  the  receivers made  some great third-down  catches and some excellent
 adjustments to the football," Stoops said.
 
 Lache Seastrunk ran for 91 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries for Baylor
 (4-5,  1-5),  which was  coming off  a win against  Kansas after dropping four
 straight.
 
 "OU played hard and we just tried to stick with them and win," Seastrunk said.
 "I  feel  like that the seniors  need to finish  out and that's what I've been
 trying  to  help them  do. Our offensive  line and my  wide receivers played a
 (heck) of a game."
 
 Nick  Florence  threw for 172 yards  on 12-of-33 efficiency and added 83 yards
 and a score on 15 carries in defeat.
 
 Trailing  42-26, the  Bears retained possession with 6:08 to play in the game,
 and they scored a touchdown on a 6-yard run by Seastrunk with 1:26 remaining.
 
 They  then  scored on the two-point  conversion to make it one-score game, but
 the  Sooners recovered the onsides kick and ran out the rest of the clock with
 a series of kneels.
 
 Both  teams combined for four touchdowns in the final 10 minutes of the second
 quarter,  beginning with a 5-yard scramble by Florence to put the Bears within
 four at 14-10.
 
 Relying  on  Williams, the  Sooners countered  with a  touchdown of their own.
 Doing  most of  the work on the  drive, Williams rushed six times for 29 yards
 and the score, breaking the goal line on a 3-yard run to give Oklahoma a 21-10
 lead.
 
 On  their ensuing touch,  the Bears marched 75 yards on 17 plays to reduce the
 Sooners'  lead  to 21-17. Faced with  3rd-and-8 from the Sooners' 39, Florence
 fired  an  11-yard strike  to Terrence  Williams to pick  up the first. Baylor
 converted  on two  more third downs from there, the second setting up 1st-and-
 goal  from the four.  Seastrunk then bounced to the outside and forced his way
 into the end zone for a touchdown with 32 seconds to play in the half.
 
 Following  a 36-yard  kickoff return  from Clay,  the Sooners  needed just  11
 seconds  to match the Bears' score. Jones found Kenny Stills near the sideline
 for  10  yards before  lobbing a 35-yard  throw to Justin  Brown, who made the
 catch  in the  end zone to bring  the Sooners' advantage back to 11 going into
 halftime.
 
 Baylor  got  the ball  to start the  second half and  found itself deep inside
 Oklahoma territory after Florence launched a 56-yard bomb to Terrence Williams
 on  the second play of the drive. But on 3rd-and-goal, Florence was stuffed on
 a  rush and  Baylor was forced to  settle for Aaron Jones' 21-yard field goal,
 making it 28-20.
 
 Another  solid return on the kickoff, this time by Roy Finch for 36 yards, saw
 Oklahoma  start with  good field position again inside the Baylor 40. However,
 on the first play, Damien Williams coughed up the ball and the Bears recovered
 to get the offense back on the field.
 
 Although the Bears could not take advantage, as they wound up turning the ball
 over on downs, their defense forced another turnover on Oklahoma's next touch,
 leading to a Baylor touchdown.
 
 On  second and long,  Mike Hicks intercepted Jones and ran it back 24 yards to
 the  Sooners'  28-yard line. The Bears  ran on all  six plays to reach the end
 zone,  culminating  in Seastrunk's  second TD  of the game,  this one a 2-yard
 rush.  Baylor was unsuccessful on the two-point conversion, however, and found
 themselves still trailing, 28-26, with 7:42 to play in the third.
 
 Oklahoma  responded, as Jones completed 7-of-8 throws on the ensuing series to
 push the ball the Baylor 23. Damien Williams took over from there, capping the
 12-play  march with a 17-yard touchdown run to make it 35-26 by the end of the
 third.
 
 After  forcing  the Bears  to punt,  Oklahoma created  some separation. On the
 second  play of the  fourth quarter, Bell lined up in the shotgun on 3rd-and-1
 and  rushed up  the middle, sprinting untouched for a 55-yard score and giving
 the Sooners a 42-26 lead.
 
 In the first quarter, Jones got Oklahoma on the board right away, finding Clay
 in the end zone for a 5-yard score.
 
 Aaron  Jones  kicked a  long 58-yard  field goal on  Baylor's first touch, but
 Oklahoma answered with another Clay touchdown.
 
 After  11-yard  catches by Brown and  Jalen Saunders, the Sooners rushed their
 way  to the  end zone. Clay and  Damien Williams split the carries the rest of
 the  possession, and Clay  rushed over the right side of the line for a 1-yard
 TD to put Oklahoma on top 14-3 with 2:55 left in the first.
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 The  Sooners improved  to 21-1 all-time against the Bears ... Oklahoma has won
 31  straight games  when leading at half ... Baylor will face conference rival
 Kansas State next week while Oklahoma will travel to West Virginia.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 11/10 20:54:55 ET

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