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Who is Blake Shapen? Baylor freshman QB leads Bears to upset, Big 12 title

Blake Shapen dominated Oklahoma State’s protection within the Big 12 Championship sport. 

The freshman quarterback accomplished 17 of 21 passes for 151 yards with three touchdowns within the first half, then went on to end the matchup with 23 accomplished passes for 180 yards. After the Bears had a 21-6 lead over the Cowboys after half-hour, Baylor held on to earn a 21-16 victory. Shapen was awarded the MVP trophy for his efficiency within the convention title sport. 

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During the primary half, Shapen accomplished landing passes to Tyquan Thornton, Ben Sims and Drew Estrada. He linked with Sims from two yards out to give Baylor a 7-3 lead after Oklahoma State quarterback Spencer Sanders threw his first interception. His second TD when to Estrada from 4 yards away.

He discovered Thornton within the final six minutes of the second quarter and gave Baylor a 21-6 lead on the half with a 13-yard landing. 

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However, Shapen might have suffered an harm to his shoulder within the second half. Following a 28-yard rush that gave Baylor a primary down on the Oklahoma State 47 within the third quarter, Shapen went into the medical tent to take a look at his proper shoulder. He missed one play, then helped Baylor maintain on for the win.

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Shapen took over for Baylor’s beginning quarterback Gerry Bohanon, who has been sidelined with a hamstring harm because the Bears earned a 20-10 win towards Kansas State on Nov. 20. Oklahoma State’s protection, which allowed 252 passing yards throughout their rivalry matchup towards Oklahoma on Nov. 27, failed to cease Shapen’s momentum within the first half. 

The redshirt freshman, who was a four-star recruit out of Evangel Christian Academy in Shreveport, La., began his first sport for Baylor on Nov. 27, and led the Bears to a 27-24 victory towards Texas Tech. 

During his first begin towards the Red (*12*), Shapen accomplished 20 of 34 passes for 254 yards with two touchdowns. Less than two minutes into the matchup, Shapen threw a go to working again Trestan Ebner, who ran in for the 61-yard rating and gave the Bears an early 7-0 lead. 

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