AP Top 25 Roundup: Baylor trounces Buffalo in Bryce Petty’s return


Petty leads No. 8 Baylor in 63-21 rout of Buffalo

AMHERST, N.Y. — Senior quarterback Bryce Petty showed no signs of being affected by two cracked bones in his back by leading N to a 6o. 8 Baylor3-21 win against Buffalo on Friday night. Petty showed he was capable of carrying the Bears’ explosive offense by completing 23 of 34 attempts for 416 yards and four touchdowns through three quarters.

“A lot of answered prayers,” said Petty, who was hurt in a season-opening 45-0 win against SMU two weeks ago.

Petty completed his first nine attempts for 197 yards, and even showed he could take a few hits by running the ball twice for 11 yards.

The Bears have now outscored their opponents 178-27 this season.

Baylor scored on its first four possessions on its way to a 35-0 halftime lead. Baylor had more touchdowns (five) than Buffalo had first downs (four) through two quarters.

Shock Linwood had 97 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Lynx Hawthorne and Jay Lee each caught two touchdowns passes, and 18-year-old freshman KD Cannon added to his highlight-reel resume with an electrifying 89-yard touchdown catch.

QB Hill leads No. 25 BYU past Houston 33-25

PROVO, Utah — Dual-threat junior quarterback Taysom Hill ran for 160 yards on 26 carries with one score, and threw for 200 yards and another in No. 25 BYU’s 33-25 victory over Houston on Thursday night.

Jamaal Williams rushed for 139 yards and two TDs for BYU, which has won its opening three games for the first time since 2008. BYU moved into the rankings after a 41-7 victory over Texas last weekend.

BYU jumped out to an early 23-0 lead, but Houston (1-2) scored 15 straight points before halftime. Overall, BYU had 11 penalties for 98 yards, had a player ejected, and committed three turnovers.

Houston’s John O’Korn passed for 307 yards and three touchdowns, including a 45-yard desperation heave to Daniel Spencer as time ran out in the first half. Deontay Greenberry made a pair of touchdown catches.

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