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Friday, July 30, 2021

Late Field Goals Lifts Baylor Over K-State, 32-31

Courtesy of K-State Athletics

WACO, Texas – A 30-yard field goal as time expired gave Baylor a 32-31 win over K-State on Saturday evening. K-State dropped to 4-5 (4-4 Big 12) with the loss. Baylor moved to 2-6 (2-6 Big 12).

Charlie Brewer threw for 349 yards and accounted for four total touchdowns to rally the Bears to the win. Brewer’s big night through the air helped offset a big night by the K-State rushing attack. The Cats rushed for a season-best 256 yards, as Deuce Vaughn led the way with 102 yards and a touchdown. Will Howard and Malik Knowles added rushing touchdowns on the night for K-State.

The teams traded scores throughout the fourth quarter. The hosts got a touchdown reception by Trestan Ebner and a rushing score by Brewer to stay in it. K-State used a pair of quick-strike drives to maintain the lead. Howard found the end zone from 24 yards out following a 49-yard pass play to Briley Moore. Vaughn added a 38-yard rushing score for the Cats.

Leading by two, K-State went three and out to give the ball back to Baylor with 2:32 remaining in the game. The Bears marched 57 yards in 10 plays to set John Mayers up for the game-winning field goal as time expired.

Baylor finished with 420 yards of offense on the evening. K-State managed 344 yards. Howard finished 9-of-18 through the air for 88 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. Defensively, K-State finished with seven sacks.

K-State returns home to host Texas next Saturday.

Stay tuned for a full recap from Waco.

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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