Cats lose third straight

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Kansas State took the lead with a major third quarter rally against 15th ranked Baylor Saturday but that rally ran out of steam in the fourth quarter as the Bears came back to take a 35-25 win in Manhattan.  The Bears led 21-10 at halftime thanks to a pair of long touchdown passes by Bryce Petty but K-State took the second half kickoff and used up over six minutes to get a 32 yard Anthony Cantele field goal to get within eight.  Then came Baylor mistakes – a blocked punt and a fumble, both leading to Daniel Sams touchdown runs.  The Wildcats went for two points following both and didn’t make either one, holding a 25-21 lead going into the fourth quarter.  The Bears quick strike offense then broke through again with Petty firing a 54 yard touchdown strike to Tevin Reese to take the lead for good.  The Cats had one chance to tie it up but Cantele pulled a 41 yard field goal attempt wide left, and the score stayed at 28-25.  The next time the Wildcats got the ball, Sams was intercepted by Baylor, the only turnover of the day for the Cats, and Glasco Martin turned that into the clinching score with a 21 yard run with just over a minute remaining.  Sams scored three touchdowns for the Cats but was in and out of the game with shoulder miseries after being hit in the second quarter.  Jake Waters took snaps on a number of occasions during Sams’ absences.  It isn’t known how severe Sams’ injuries were or if they will affect his availability for the Wildcats next game in two weeks at home against West Virginia.  Baylor is 5-0, 2-0 in the Big 12.  K-State fell to 0-3 in conference play and 2-4 overall.