Mathis runs for 163, Legg’s FG lifts WVU over Baylor 43-40

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WVU over Baylor 43-40
West Virginia offensive lineman Zach Frazier (54) and West Virginia running back Tony Mathis Jr. (24) celebrate Mathis' touchdown during the second half of the team's NCAA college football game against Baylor in Morgantown, W.Va., Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Kathleen Batten)

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Casey Legg kicked a 22-yard field goal with 33 seconds left to lift West Virginia to a 43-40 victory over Baylor.

West Virginia’s Tony Mathis scored on a 34-yard run with 7:05 left and set up the winning field goal with a 37-yard run to the Baylor 8. Mathis finished with a career-high 163 rushing yards Thursday night.

Baylor had one last chance starting from its 23-yard line. But backup quarterback Kyron Drones threw two incompletions and he was tackled near midfield on a scramble as time ran out. Drones came on in relief of Blake Shapen, who was injured on a helmet-to-helmet hit in the third quarter and did not return.