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Bryce Petty throws for 4 TDs in leading No. 8 Baylor to 63-21 rout of Buffalo

  • Baylor wide receiver Jay Lee (4) celebrates his touchdown with Lynx Hawthorne (7) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Buffalo on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in Amherst, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Baylor wide receiver Jay Lee (4) celebrates his touchdown with Lynx Hawthorne (7) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Buffalo on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in Amherst, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)  (The Associated Press)

  • Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman (2) sacks Buffalo quarterback Joe Licata (16) during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in Amherst, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

    Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman (2) sacks Buffalo quarterback Joe Licata (16) during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in Amherst, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)  (The Associated Press)

  • Buffalo wide receiver Devon Hughes (13) runs past Baylor linebacker Aiavion Edwards (20) for a touchdown after a pass reception during the second half of an NCAA college football game on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in Amherst, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Buffalo wide receiver Devon Hughes (13) runs past Baylor linebacker Aiavion Edwards (20) for a touchdown after a pass reception during the second half of an NCAA college football game on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in Amherst, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)  (The Associated Press)

Bryce Petty threw four touchdown passes, leading No. 8 Baylor to a 63-21 victory against Buffalo on Friday night.

Petty went 23 of 34 for 416 yards through three quarters, and Shock Linwood had 98 yards rushing and two touchdowns for Baylor (3-0). Hawthorne Lynx and Jay Lee each caught two touchdowns passes.

It was Petty's first game since he cracked two small bones in his back during a season-opening 45-0 win against SMU.

The Bears scored on their first four possessions on their way to a 35-0 halftime lead. Baylor had more touchdowns (five) than Buffalo had first downs (four) in the first half.

The Bulls (1-2) scored twice on consecutive possessions in the third quarter. Joe Licata hit Devon Hughes for 41-yard touchdown pass, and Anthone Taylor scored on a 41-yard run.