Baylor vs. Iowa State 2012 final score: Cyclones prevail over Bears, 35-21

Matthew Holst

The Iowa State Cyclones took advantage of a big game by quarterback Steele Jantz and an opportunistic defense to take a 35-21 victory over Baylor on Saturday night.

The Baylor Bears fell to Iowa State on Saturday night, 35-21, in a game that featured more than 1,000 yards of offense between the two teams.

The Cyclones forced four turnovers in the win, the difference in a game dominated by dangerous aerial attacks by each offense. The Bears led 14-7 early in the second quarter before quarterback Steele Jantz and the Iowa State offense took control of the game, as the Cyclones scored four unanswered touchdowns to take a 35-14 lead in the fourth quarter.

Baylor's offense was prolific behind quarterback Nick Florence, yet untimely turnovers and failed fourth-down conversions ended several attempts to get back in the game in the second half. Iowa State outgained Baylor, 549-540, with the Bears passing for more than 400 yards in the loss.

Florence was 31-of-50 for 424 yards with two touchdowns and an interception, with Terrance Williams once again putting up massive numbers with 192 yards receiving on 13 catches.

Box Score Hero: Iowa State quarterback Steele Jantz was 36-of-53 for 381 yards and five touchdowns with one interception.

Rankings Ramifications: The game will have little impact on either team's desires to land in the BCS rankings.

But Did They Cover? Iowa State easily covered the 2-1/2 point spread.

For More On This Game: For more on Bears football, visit Baylor blog Our Daily Bears, plus SB Nation Dallas. For more on Cyclones football, visit Iowa State blog Wide Right & Natty Lite.

Next Week's Schedule: Baylor welcomes the Kansas Jayhawks on Nov. 3 with kickoff set for 3:30 p.m. ET. Iowa State will face Oklahoma at a time yet to be determined.

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