After each weekend of Big 12 play we’ll look at how things turned out for the Big 12 conference.
Texas and Oklahoma both struggled early in their season openers, but both pulled out with the win. On the other hand, Oklahoma State steamrolled in their game against Savannah State scoring 84 points. Here are the results of how each game went after the opening weekend of Big 12 conference football.
Saturday, September 1
Marshall (0-1) 34 @ West Virginia (1-0) 69 – Geno Smith went 32-of-36 for 323 yards and threw 4 touchdowns as the Mountaineers made a huge statement in their first game as a Big 12 team.
Tulsa (0-1) 23 @ Iowa State (1-0) 38 – Shontrelle Johnson had a career-high 120 yards rushing on 18 carries with one rushing touchdown as the Cyclones came back from a 9 point deficit to win their home opener.
Savannah State (0-1) 0 @ Oklahoma State (1-0) 84 – The Cowboys had 682 yards of total offense (287 passing/395 rushing) and 12 total touchdowns against the Tigers.
South Dakota State (0-1) 17 @ Kansas (1-0) 31 – The Charlie Weis era began with a win as Dayne Crist threw for 169 yards and one touchdown while Tony Pierson rushed for 124 yards and two touchdowns.
Northwestern State (0-1) 6 @ Texas Tech (1-0) 44 – The Red Raiders had an easy day against the Demons as Seth Doege went 23-of-34 for 199 yards. He completed passes to 13 different receivers.
Missouri State (0-1) 9 @ Kansas State (1-0) 51 – The Wildcats had a rough first half and were tied with the Bears in the third quarter, but they had a huge fourth quarter scoring five touchdowns to win the game.
Wyoming (0-1) 17 @ Texas (1-0) 37 – Texas struggles during the first quarter of their game against Wyoming and trailed the Cowboys 7-9 at one point. The Longhorns had a 17 point second quarter to help them get past the Cowboys and avoid a week one upset.
Oklahoma (1-0) 24 @ UTEP (0-1) 7 – Despite struggles against the Miners in the first half, Landry Jones threw for 222 yards and two touchdowns to help the Sooners win on the road in El Paso.
Sunday, September 2
SMU (0-1) 24 @ Baylor (1-0) 59 – The Bears opened the post-RGIII era win a big home win. New quarterback Nick Florence threw for 341 yards and four touchdowns in his first start of the season for Baylor.
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