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Baylor felt they deserved to be one of the top four teams to qualify for the College Football Playoffs. So playing 8th-ranked MSU was a bit of a disappointment for the 5th-ranked Bears.
The 4th Quarter began with Baylor commanding a 20-point lead. But MSU scored two touchdowns to draw to within 6. Then with just 1:15 left, Baylor set up for a field goal which would have all but assured a win for the Bears. Their attempt was blocked by MSU's Marcus Rush (not pictured here). MSU's RJ Williamson (#26) caught the ball and started up the field while MSU's Tony Lippett (#14) leveled Baylor's field goal kicker Chris Callahan (#40). Callahan was woozy after the block, but was otherwise uninjured.
Lippett's block on Callahan was one of the most physical legal blocks ever placed on an MSU opponent... click here to watch it.
MSU would score the winning touchdown with just 17-seconds left, and win the game by a single point. MSU scored 21 unanswered points in the 4th Quarter.
MSU would finish the season ranked #5, tied with Florida State; Baylor would finish at #7.
The only other time MSU played Baylor was in 1968.
MSU won 28-10.
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