Mountaineers almost fall after comeback in Waco

(WVU Athletics/Dale Sparks)

Baylor's 23-point fourth quarter was almost enough to win their first game of the season, but instead drop their seventh to West Virginia 38-36.

The Bears scored their final touchdown with 17 seconds on the clock, but a Xavier Preston sack on the 2-point conversion left their rally just short of a win. West Virginia held a a 38-13 lead going into the fourth quarter, but the series of a score, an on-side kick and another score, all within 1:11, gave the Bears a chance down the stretch.

West Virginia's offense seemingly disappeared, down that stretch. Of their three possessions in the fourth quarter, two led to punts. The final, was a kneel for the win. Nonetheless, the Mountaineers improve to 5-2 on the season, and find themselves at No. 22 in both the Coaches Poll and AP Top 25.

West Virginia hosts Oklahoma State at Noon, Saturday. That game will be aired on WCHS-TV.

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