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Jacob Zeno has Baylor back in Big 12 title game, but Bears come up short

The Big 12 title game changed in a hurry, but Oklahoma held on for the win.

Baylor Bears quarterback Jacob Zeno throws in the pocket for a fourth quarter touchdown against the Oklahoma Sooners in the 2019 Big 12 Championship Game at AT&T Stadium. Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

UDPATE: Jacob Zeno helped Baylor tie up the game, but they came up short in overtime. Oklahoma scored on the opening drive and forced a turnover on downs on Baylor’s drive to win 30-23.

The Baylor Bears looked like they were on the way out against the Oklahoma Sooners in the Big 12 Conference Championship game, but third string quarterback Jacob Zeno said not so fast!

Zeno came on in relief in the fourth quarter and connected on his first pass, throwing an 81-yard touchdown to Trestan Ebner. A drive later, he connected on his second pass, this time to Chris Platt for 78 yards. That moved Baylor into field goal range where they eventually settled for a game-tying John Mayers field goal. The score is knotted up at 23 with just over three minutes remaining in the game.

The Bears quarterback situation had been a disaster in the title game. Charlie Brewer started the game and completed three of six passes for 15 yards before leaving the game with a head injury. Gerry Bohanon replaced him, but completed only four of 15 passes for 56 yards. He had a touchdown, and was replaced by Zeno.

Jacob Zeno touchdown pass

Jacob Zeno 78-yard pass