Baylor spotted Iowa State too much of a lead and then lost quarterback Charlie Brewer to ejection before they could complete a comeback run.
Bears came into the game fired up for cold weather, but the Cyclones had the hot start.
Freshman quarterback Brock Purdy led Iowa State to two straight scores -- one through the air and the other with his legs.
Baylor stalled twice in the red zone leading to a punt and a missed field goal, but next trip down the field quarterback Charlie Brewer had the offense moving.
Brewer threw a strike to senior Marques Jones that was originally ruled a catch at the goal line. Baylor hustled to the line and appeared to get a quarterback sneak into the end zone, but referees called for a review overturning the Jones catch. The Bears would stall and miss a field goal.
Purdy and the Cyclones would notch a field goal of their own before the half leading 17-0.
Baylor started the second limiting the Iowa State offense, but then a fight broke out on the field. Officials ejected Bears defensive end Greg Roberts for punching an opposing player. An Iowa State running back was also sent to the locker room.
What didn't come into play until later is that every player for both teams was given an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.
The Cyclones stretched their point total to 28, but Brewer and the Bears offense came surging back.
The Sophomore found Denzel Mims in the end zone for Baylor's first score of the game. A few plays later, Brewer tossed another touchdown to Pooh Stricklin to make it 28-14.
Baylor went to drive again, but Brewer was tackled during a run when officials say he argued where they spotted the football. Referees gave Brewer another unsportsmanlike penalty. When a player receives his second, he is automatically ejected.
Baylor's backup Jalan McClendon checked in but turned the ball over on downs in the red zone. Baylor went on to lose 28-14.
The Bears return home next week to play TCU for a chance to become bowl eligible
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