STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Clint Chelf's latest career day against Baylor sent another shockwave through the top of the BCS standings, and put Oklahoma State within reach of a Big 12 Conference championship in the process.
The Oklahoma State (10-1, 7-1 Big 12) quarterback passed for a career-high 370 yards and accounted for four touchdowns as the No. 11 Cowboys dismantled the No. 3 Bears 49-17 Saturday night.
Chelf, who was 19 of 25 passing, has thrown for 703 yards in his last two games against Baylor (9-1, 6-1) — including last year's 41-34 loss in Waco. His latest performance came in a win, a crushing one that delighted the record crowd of 60,218 in Boone Pickens Stadium.
"I couldn't be more proud of what he's accomplished," Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said. "He's been a good leader and he does it quiet. He's been humbled, and for that he's had success."
The loss for the Bears almost certainly dooms their national title aspirations, leaving Alabama, Florida State and Ohio State as the lone remaining unbeatens near the top of the BCS standings. They'll certainly line up in that order when the new numbers come out Sunday.
Bryce Petty was 28 of 48 passing for 359 yards for Baylor, which had its school-record 13-game winning streak snapped and hasn't won in Stillwater since 1939.
"This is very difficult," Baylor safety Ahmad Dixon said. "... This hurts. Our chances of still winning the Big 12 aren't over, but we wanted something bigger than that.
"We wanted something that's never been done before, and that was to go to a national championship. That dream came down."
Oklahoma State has won 10 or more games in three of the last four seasons, and can win the Big 12 by beating rival Oklahoma at home in two weeks.
If Chelf, who lost the starting job earlier this season for the Cowboys, plays like he did on Saturday night against the Sooners, a win is certainly possible.
The senior threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score against the Bears, against whom he set his previous career best with 333 yards passing last year. He also had a 48-yard reception and finished with 438 yards of total offense.
Tracy Moore finished with five catches for 126 for Oklahoma State.
While the Cowboys had 594 yards of total offense, it was the usually high-flying Bears who were grounded.
Baylor entered Saturday averaging a national-best 61.2 points and 684.8 yards per game, but they had no answers for a Cowboys' defense that held the high-powered attack in check most of the way.
Oklahoma State forced three Baylor fumbles and also stopped the Bears on two key fourth-down attempts in the second half — both which led to Cowboys' touchdowns.
Baylor finished with 453 yards of total offense, and Antwan Goodley had 10 catches for 118 yards receiving.