Late Baylor field goal downs Iowa State in Big 12 opener

Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell watches the game against Louisiana-Monroe during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)

WACO, Texas (KCRG) - It's only the Big 12 opener, but it's not how Iowa State wanted to start off conference play. The Cyclones lost on the road to Baylor, 23-21.

The game was scoreless until the final minute of the first half when Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer threw a fade pass to Denzel Mims for a 9-yard touchdown. The Bears led 7-0 at halftime. They extended that lead to 20-0 after three quarters.

Iowa State's offense finally found a rhythm midway through the fourth quarter. Johnnie Lang scored a pair of touchdowns and then Brock Purdy found Charlie Kolar for a 20-yard touchdown, putting the Cyclones ahead 21-20 with 3:45 left in the game.

Baylor regained the lead when John Mayer drilled a 38-yard field goal to make it 23-21 with 21 seconds left.

Iowa State's drive stalled after losing a fumble.

The Cyclones host TCU next Saturday at 11 a.m.