No. 9 Oklahoma St. beats No. 16 Baylor 36-25 in B12 rematch

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Baylor cornerback Lorando Johnson (11) breaks up a pass intended for Oklahoma State wide receiver Braydon Johnson (8) during a NCAA football game between Oklahoma State and Baylor in Waco, Texas on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (Ian Maule/Tulsa World via AP)


WACO, Texas (AP) — Jaden Nixon returned the second-half kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown while Spencer Sanders ran and threw for touchdowns as ninth-ranked Oklahoma State beat No. 16 Baylor 36-25.

The game Saturday was a rematch of last year’s Big 12 championship game won by Baylor.

The return by Nixon started a flurry of 39 combined points in the third quarter. The 4-0 Cowboys also beat Baylor in the regular season last year. Baylor is 3-2 and both losses are to ranked teams. Sanders threw for 181 yards. Blake Shapen threw for 345 yards for the Bears.