WACO, Texas (AP) -- Blake Szymanski threw for 411 yards and five touchdowns to help Baylor beat Texas State 34-27 on Saturday night.
Szymanski was a yard short of the school-record passing mark he set last weekend in a 42-17 victory over Rice.
The sophomore threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Brad Taylor with 2:34 remaining to give Baylor (2-1) a 34-20 cushion.
Szymanski was 30-of-50 and threw TD passes to five receivers. He was at his best when Baylor was trying to hold the lead in the second half.
Texas State (1-2) cut it to 21-17 late in the third on Andrew Ireland's 46-yard field goal. But Szymanski was 6-of-7 for 64 yards on Baylor's next drive, and he capped it with a 24-yard touchdown pass to Jay Finley on the first play of the fourth quarter to put the Bears up by 11.
Szymanski, who was 29-of-46 with a school-record six touchdowns last week, threw two first-half interceptions and struggled for most of the third quarter.
On Baylor's first three drives of the second half, Szymanski was 2-of-6 for 10 yards as the Bears failed to gain a first down.
But Szymanski found his groove just in time to help the Bears avoid being upset by a Texas State team that lost 45-27 to Division II Abilene Christian last week.
The Bears improved to 13-0 against teams in the Football Championship Subdivision, formerly Division I-AA.