Posted on October 12, 2013 at 10:33 PM
Bryce Petty threw for 332 yards and three touchdowns, Ahmad Dixon made a critical interception late in the fourth quarter and the Bears held on for a 35-25 victory over the slumping Wildcats.
"We knew the way this season had gone, it wasn't going to continue like that," said Briles, whose had been averaging more than 700 yards and 70 points per game. "Everything had been in our favor, four games at home, catching everyone at a good time. We knew it would change."
What didn't change was the outcome.
Tevin Reese had five catches for 184 yards and two scores, and Antwan Goodley had four catches for 129 yards and another touchdown as the Bears (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) won their ninth straight game dating to their upset victory over Kansas State last season.
"It was a huge team win all-around," said Petty, whose three TD passes all went for more than 50 yards. "The defense stepped up huge. I thought they had a great game."
Daniel Sams ran for 199 yards and three touchdowns for the Wildcats, who led 25-21 midway through the third quarter. But they twice failed on 2-point conversion attempts, missed a tying field-goal try in the fourth quarter, and then Sams was picked off by Dixon to seal the outcome.