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Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk (25) scores past Buffalo in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept., 7, 2013, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Jerry Larson)
Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk (25) scores past Buffalo in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept., 7, 2013, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Jerry Larson)
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(AP) Bryce Petty threw for 338 yards and two touchdowns, Lache Seastrunk ran for 150 yards with three scores and Baylor's first-team offense had 576 total yards in only 11 minutes with the ball as the 23rd-ranked Bears beat Buffalo 70-13 Saturday.

The starters for the Bears (2-0) had eight touchdowns in their nine drives. The only non-scoring driving was when they had the ball at the end of the first half.

Baylor finished with a school-record 781 total yards and topped the 69 points scored a week earlier in what had been the most for the Bears since 1929.

Alex Neutz had six catches for a career-high 197 for Buffalo (0-2).

Petty completed 13 of 16 passes, and two of his incompletions were balls caught but ruled out of bounds. He also ran for a score.

Tevin Reese had four catches for 130 yards with a touchdown. All of Seastrunk's 17 carries came before halftime in his school-record sixth 100-yard rushing game in a row.

Bears linebacker Bryce Hager had a rumbling, stumbling 91-yard touchdown when Buffalo quarterback Joe Licata was sacked and fumbled.

A week after compiling 692 total yards in a 69-3 opening victory over Wofford of the FCS, the Bears had 501 yards by halftime against a Buffalo team playing consecutive games against Top 25 teams for the first time.

Buffalo was down 23-0 at third-ranked Ohio State a week earlier before losing 40-20.

Baylor became the first FBS team since Oklahoma in 2008 with 28 first-quarter points in consecutive games. And the Bears added 28 more in the second quarter for a 56-13 halftime lead.

Petty played only the first Baylor series after halftime, and the Bears went 80 yards in five plays over 64 seconds. There was a 40-yard pass to tight end Jerod Monk and four carries by Shock Linwood, including his second scoring run, a 6-yarder.

By that point, Baylor had run 46 plays for 576 yards while having the ball only 11:03. Six of the touchdown drives by the first team lasted 1:16 or less, and the longest was 1:54.

Buffalo started the game with some trickery, a flea-flicker on the opening play when Neutz made a 54-yard catch despite being knocked down and drawing a pass-interference penalty. Branden Oliver's 1-yard scoring run gave the Bulls a 7-0 lead that lasted less than a minute.

Petty threw a short pass to Tevin Reese on Baylor's fourth play. Reese caught the ball short of midfield, then raced past Naaja Johnson untouched for a 61-yard touchdown.

After Buffalo punted on the next drive, Baylor needed less than a minute to get another score and go ahead to stay. Reese started the drive with a 44-yard catch down the right sideline and Seastrunk had consecutive 14-yard runs before Linwood's 3-yard TD.

When Neutz caught a 4-yard TD pass with 2:11 left in the first quarter, the Bulls were within 21-13.

But just more than a minute later, Antwan Goodley caught a short pass from Petty. Goodley, who had four catches for 124 yards, split between two defenders to make the catch and then raced by two more for an 83-yard score.

The defense got in on the big plays when Sam Holl sacked Licata. Hager scooped up the fumble and took off, stumbling but keeping his balance after a couple of Buffalo players made diving attempts to tackle him. After rumbling another 60 yards, he made a cut to elude receiver Fred Lee and scored to make it 49-13.

Seastrunk added a 33-yard score two plays after the Bulls failed to pick up first down on a fake punt.

Baylor didn't punt until the second drive of the second half, after the starters had left the game. But the backups notched a touchdown of their own when Seth Russell threw a 53-yard score to Jay Lee in the fourth quarter.

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