No. 17 Baylor wins Big 12 opener over Iowa State, 31-24

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Baylor quarterback Blake Shapen (12) throws a pass ahead of Iowa State defensive lineman J.R. Singleton (56) during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, in Ames, Iowa. Baylor won 31-24. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)


AMES, Iowa (AP) — Blake Shapen threw for 238 yards and three touchdowns as No. 17 Baylor held on to beat Iowa State 31-24 in the Big 12 opener for both teams.

The loss snapped the Cyclones’ 11-game home winning streak against conference rivals.

Shapen completed 19 of his 26 passes, connecting with 11 different receivers. Gavin Holmes finished with three catches for 92 yards, including a 38-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. Iowa State was undone by two interceptions and averaged less than 3 yards per rush when the game was competitive.