Posted on November 24, 2012 at 11:55 PM
Glasco Martin scored on a 4-yard run in overtime and Baylor overcame three missed field goals, including one on the last play of regulation, to become bowl eligible with a 52-45 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday.
Nick Florence threw for 396 yards and three touchdowns for the Bears (6-5, 3-5 Big 12), who didn't lead until Eddie Lackey's 55-yard interception return for a touchdown on the first play of a wild fourth quarter.
Lackey's second pick, with 1:46 left, set up Baylor at the Red Raiders 32. But Aaron Jonesmissed wide left on a 48-yard field-goal attempt.
After Martin's second TD run, Texas Tech (7-5, 4-5) started overtime with a holding call and two incompletions. After a 15-yard pass set up fourth-and-5, Seth Doege's pass to a well-defended Eric Ward was incomplete, ending the game.
Doege completed 30-of-40 passes for 359 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions. Ward had nine catches for 113 yards, and Darrin Moore had 13 catches for 186 yards and two touchdowns.
With Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Robert Griffin III watching from the Bears sideline at Cowboys Stadium, two days after the rookie led the Redskins to a victory there over the Cowboys, Baylor got bowl eligible for the third consecutive season. That is a first in school history.
Baylor was coming off a Bowl Championship Series-shaking 52-24 victory over Kansas State, then the No. 1 team in the BCS standings.