|Date of game: 9/27/2014
Recap: Iowa State vs. Baylor
Ames, IA (SportsNetwork.com) - Bryce Petty threw for 336 yards and a touchdown and scored twice on the ground, as No. 7 Baylor's top-ranked offense put up another big number in a 49-28 win over Iowa State on Saturday.
With a couple of receivers back from injury, Petty completed 30-of-44 passes -- also throwing his first interception of the season -- and Shock Linwood rushed for 82 yards and three touchdowns for the Bears (4-0, 1-0 Big 12), who were coming off a bye week after winning their first three games by a combined score of 178-27.
Corey Coleman played after sitting out the first three games with a hamstring injury and caught 12 passes for 154 yards and a score. Antwan Goodley, last season's leading receiver, appeared for the first time since injuring a quad in Week 1 and had six catches for 114 yards.
Baylor coach Art Briles said the plan was to throw the ball 60 times.
"We wanted to throw the football," he said. "We felt that it fit our personnel well tonight."
Sam Richardson was 17-of-39 for 212 yards and two touchdowns for the Cyclones (1-3, 0-2) and also rushed for 99 yards and a score.
Baylor entered the game leading the nation in yards and points per game and ripped off 601 yards on 97 plays. The Bears also had the No. 2 scoring defense -- no big feat against their first three opponents: SMU, FCS Northwestern State and Buffalo.
They ran their school-record home winning streak to 13 games, tops in the country by one game over Alabama and Northern Illinois, who were both idle this week.
Baylor took an early 14-0 lead on rushing touchdowns by Linwood from two yards and Petty from 16. The Cyclones cut the deficit in half before the end of the first quarter on Dondre Daley's 11-yard touchdown catch.
"I think we all would agree that's a very good Baylor football team that we watched tonight. They will represent the Big 12 Conference well as the season goes along," said Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads.
"I'm very pleased with the way our guys came out and played in the second half and quite honestly pleased with the way we finished up the first quarter. One of our goals was to start positively and we did that. Being 14-7 at the end of the first quarter gave us the opportunity to compete in this ballgame and we didn't follow that up in the second quarter."
Richardson was under pressure early in the second quarter when he attempted a left-handed throw near the sideline. It was picked off by safety Orion Stewart and Petty connected with Coleman on a 25-yard touchdown pass four plays later to make it 21-7.
Petty's first interception of the year came when he threw past Lynx Hawthorne and into the arms of T.J. Mutcherson. Baylor poked it loose from Mutcherson's hands, but Iowa State fell on the ball.
The Cyclones punted and Linwood followed with a 24-yard touchdown. Jefferson's 12-yard score later in the second quarter extended Baylor's lead to 35-7 going into halftime.
Richardson found a hole in the line for a 47-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, but Baylor responded with Linwood's 7-yard score at the other end to keep a 28-point lead.
Petty added a 1-yard score while Aaron Wimberly had a 1-yard touchdown run and Tad Ecby caught a 51-yard touchdown pass from Richardson for Iowa State's last points.Game Notes
Iowa State matched a season high with a 92-yard scoring drive in the first
quarter ... Daley scored his first career touchdown ... Baylor plays at Texas
next week and Iowa State visits Oklahoma State ... The Bears took a 7-6 lead
in the all-time series.