Iowa State falls to No. 7 Baylor, drops to 1-3


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Redshirt junior wide receiver Tad Ecby scores a 51-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter of the Cyclone’s matchup with the No. 7 Baylor Bears on Sept. 27. Iowa State fell to Baylor with a final score of 49-28. 

Beau Berkley

There was a lot of talk this past week about Baylor’s high-octane offense and its ability to put points on the board in a short amount of time. They continued to prove that those conversations were warranted. 

Baylor (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) defeated Iowa State 49-28 Sept. 27, dropping Iowa State’s record to 1-3 overall and 0-2 in conference play. 

Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty backed up ISU coach Paul Rhoads’ opinion that Petty should be a Heisman front-runner. Petty completed 30 of 44 passes for a total of 336 yards and one touchdown. He was intercepted once by ISU safety T.J. Mutcherson.

The Baylor defense proved troublesome for the ISU offense. ISU running backs Aaron Wimberly, DeVondrick Nealy and Martinez Syria combined for only 27 yards and quarterback Sam Richardson went 17 for 39 and two touchdowns. 

True freshman Allen Lazard continued to lead the receiving corps in stats. He hauled in three catches for 47 yards, with his longest catch being 27 yards. Wide receivers Dondre Daley and Tad Ecby both reeled in touchdown passes from Richardson. 

Iowa State’s next game is against Oklahoma State at 11 a.m. on Oct. 4 in Stillwater, Okla.