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Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer
Baylor wide receiver Jalen Hurd will miss bowl game against Vanderbilt after undergoing a procedure on his knee Tuesday, per source. Hurd injured the knee in the first quarter in the regular-season finale against Texas Tech, but played through it in victory that made Bears bowl eligible. Hurd, who was the Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year, hoping to be healthy in time for the Senior Bowl.
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Charlie Brewer threw for 308 yards with three touchdowns and ran for a score as Baylor beat Texas Tech 35-24 in the regular season finale Saturday to get bowl eligible a year after winning only one game.
Jalen Reagor turned a short pass into a 65-yard score and later had a 37-yard touchdown on a fourth-and-1 reverse run as TCU beat Baylor 16-9 on Saturday, keeping the Bears from reaching bowl eligibility in their home finale.
After a scuffle led to their ejections this past Saturday, Iowa State running back David Montgomery and Baylor defensive end Greg Roberts will miss the first half of their team's games this week -- vs. Texas and vs. TCU, respectively.
Brock Purdy threw for a touchdown and ran for another score, and No. 23 Iowa State topped Baylor 28-14 on Saturday after a skirmish in the third quarter resulted in unsportsmanlike conduct penalties for each player on both teams.
Iowa State running back David Montgomery was ejected and will be suspended for the first half against Texas next week for his role in a fight during the third quarter of the Cyclones' 28-14 win over Baylor.
Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer
Baylor DE Greg Roberts and Iowa State RB David Montgomery have been ejected for throwing punches here in Ames. The melee involved several other players and began on a prior play when Baylor safety Chris Miller was flagged for a late hit on Montgomery on the ISU sideline. No information yet on how this ejection will affect Montgomery's fate next week at Texas.
Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer
No. 22 Iowa State is on the board in Ames with an 11-yard strike from Brock Purdy to Deshaunte Jones on its opening drive to take a 7-0 lead over Baylor. Purdy, the true freshman, is 4-0 as the Cyclones' starting QB and aiming to lead ISU to its first-ever streak of five straight league wins in the same season. He was 5 of 6 for 61 yards and rushed twice for 19 yards on that first possession.