Thanks to a 21-point fourth quarter from the Iowa State Cyclones, the Baylor Bears were forced to turn to their redshirt freshman kicker, who had yet to make a field goal on the season, to win the game with only 21 seconds left.
Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer connected with Denzel Mims for 9- and 24-yard touchdowns before Tyquan Thornton hauled in a 35-yard scoring pass to put the host Bears ahead 20-0 after three quarters.
The game's in the bag right?
Iowa State responded with three scoring drives with Brock Purdy directing traffic from behind center. After a 3-yard run from Johnnie Lang, he caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from Purdy before the quarterback connected with Charlie Kolar from 20 yards away to take a 21-20 lead with 3:45 left to play.
No problem, Brewer converted three third-down conversions to get within striking range of his kicker, eventually handing the ball off for a 38-yard attempt, the same distance John Mayers had missed earlier in the game.
This time around was different, and the freshman knocked it through to not only win the game but prove his head coach correct.
Baylor Bear's insider Jerry Hill reported that Baylor head coach Matt Rhule had told the team in the Saturday morning walkthrough that Mayers was going to provide the game-winning kick to beat Iowa State.