Baylor Holds Off Sam Houston State

WACO (September 15, 2012) -- Nick Florence passed for three touchdowns and set up another with a 60-yard run as Baylor needed a second-half rally to beat Sam Houston State 48-23 on Saturday night.

Florence threw touchdowns to Jordan Najvar and Terrence Williams in the third quarter as Baylor (2-0) erased a 20-10 halftime deficit. His 60-yard run in the fourth set up Glasco Martin's 5-yard touchdown after Sam Houston State (1-1), which plays in the Football Championship Subdivision, had pulled within 24-23.

Florence passed for 312 yards. Williams had six receptions for 131 yards and two touchdowns.

Brian Bell passed for 285 yards for the Bearkats, but fumbled to set up Baylor's first touchdown in the third quarter, then fell when taking the snap on fourth down at the Baylor one in the fourth.

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