Charlie Brewer threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Denzel Mims with seven seconds left to give Baylor a 35-31 win over Oklahoma State on Saturday.

Brewer didn’t play the first three quarters after spending the week in concussion protocol since Baylor’s last game. But he led the Bears (5-4, 3-3 Big 12) to consecutive touchdown drives after entering the game, including a 36-yard TD pass to Jalen Hurd with 5:43 left.

Baylor's wide receiver Denzel Mims (15) scores a touchdown against Oklahoma State in the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Waco, Texas.(Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)
Baylor’s wide receiver Denzel Mims (15) scores a touchdown against Oklahoma State in the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Waco, Texas.(Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

Baylor’s game-winning drive started after Oklahoma State (5-4, 2-4) was stopped on fourth down, when Chris Miller sacked Taylor Cornelius for a 9-yard loss with 1:31 left.

The Bears then went 55 yards on either plays, the winning score coming on Brewer’s TD to Mims.

Baylor's running back John Lovett (7) runs past Oklahoma State's safety Malcolm Rodriguez (20) for a touchdown in the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Waco, Texas.(Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)
Baylor’s running back John Lovett (7) runs past Oklahoma State’s safety Malcolm Rodriguez (20) for a touchdown in the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Waco, Texas.(Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

The win gets Baylor within one win of bowl eligibility, a year after winning only one game in coach Matt Rhule’s first season.

Oklahoma State's wide receiver Tylan Wallace, right, scores ahead of Baylor's Kalon Barnes, left, in the first second of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Waco, Texas. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune Herald, via AP)/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)
Oklahoma State’s wide receiver Tylan Wallace, right, scores ahead of Baylor’s Kalon Barnes, left, in the first second of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Waco, Texas. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune Herald, via AP)/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

John Lovett ran for 104 yards and a touchdown, including a 75-yarder one play after Oklahoma State took a two-score lead late in the third quarter. Jalan McClendon got the start at quarterback for Baylor and threw for 102 yards with an interception. He had a 1-yard touchdown on a quarterback sneak in the second quarter.

Baylor’s only lead before the final score was after a blocked punt by Christian Morgan that was taken seven yards to the end zone by Trestan Ebner to make it 14-10 in the second quarter.

Oklahoma State's running back Chuba Hubbard, top, leaps over Baylor's safety Verkedric Vaughns in the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Waco, Texas. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)
Oklahoma State’s running back Chuba Hubbard, top, leaps over Baylor’s safety Verkedric Vaughns in the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Waco, Texas. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

Cornelius threw for 287 yards and a touchdown and ran for a score. Justice Hill had 119 yards rushing and a touchdown for the Cowboys.

Baylor's safety Blake Lynch (21) sacks Oklahoma State's quarterback Taylor Cornelius (14) in the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Waco, Texas.(Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)
Baylor’s safety Blake Lynch (21) sacks Oklahoma State’s quarterback Taylor Cornelius (14) in the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Waco, Texas.(Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

THE TAKEAWAY

Oklahoma State: The Cowboys led most of the way but couldn’t follow up its upset win over then-No. 6 Texas. That leaves them one win shy of being bowl eligible for the 13th straight season, with road games against No. 7 Oklahoma and TCU, and a home tilt with No. 12 West Virginia. In addition to the blocked punt, Matt Amendola had a 47-yard field goal blocked and was well short kicking a 45-yarder into a stiff breeze.

Baylor head coach Matt Rhule, center, celebrates their win against Oklahoma State with defensive coordinator Phil Snow, left, and wide receiver Gavin Holmes, right, following an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Waco, Texas.(Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)
Baylor head coach Matt Rhule, center, celebrates their win against Oklahoma State with defensive coordinator Phil Snow, left, and wide receiver Gavin Holmes, right, following an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Waco, Texas.(Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

Baylor: The Bears were winless at home last season but are 4-1 with only a reeling TCU team still set to come to McLane Stadium. They won despite coming up empty on their first two drives, both of which ended inside the Oklahoma State 10. The first was an interception in the end zone by Rodarius Williams, and Connor Martin missed a 26-yard field goal to end the second.

Oklahoma State quarterback Taylor Cornelius (14) passes against Baylor in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Waco, Texas.(Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)
Oklahoma State quarterback Taylor Cornelius (14) passes against Baylor in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Waco, Texas.(Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

UP NEXT

Oklahoma State: Bedlam at No. 7 Oklahoma next Saturday.

Oklahoma State cornerback Rodarius Williams (8) catches a pass in the end zone intended for Baylor wide receiver Tyquan Thornton (81) in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Waco, Texas. (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)
Oklahoma State cornerback Rodarius Williams (8) catches a pass in the end zone intended for Baylor wide receiver Tyquan Thornton (81) in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Waco, Texas. (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

Baylor: at Iowa State on Saturday.

Baylor's cornerback Derrek Thomas, left, reaches for a pass intended for Oklahoma State's wide receiver Tylan Wallace, right, in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Waco, Texas. (Rod Aydelotte//Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)
Baylor’s cornerback Derrek Thomas, left, reaches for a pass intended for Oklahoma State’s wide receiver Tylan Wallace, right, in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Waco, Texas. (Rod Aydelotte//Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

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Source: The Associated Press