After each weekend of Big 12 play we’ll look at how things turned out for the Big 12 conference.
This week, Oklahoma State avoided a collapse against Kansas, Kansas State avoided an upset at the hands of Iowa State, Oklahoma and Texas faced off in the Red River Rivalry, a Top 5 team in the nation fell in Lubbock, and TCU beat Baylor without Casey Pachall.
Saturday, October 13th
Oklahoma State (3-2, 1-1) 20 @ Kansas (1-5, 0-3) 14 – Oklahoma State came into the game against Kansas with the nation’s best streak of 22 games scoring at least 30 points or more. Also, they had been averaging 659 yards of total offense a game. However, they were held to 20 points and 371 yards by the Kansas defense. Kansas pulled Dayne Crist after the Cowboys went up 20-0 and put in the redshirt freshman Michael Cummings. With Cummings in the game, Kansas scored two touchdowns and pulled without 6 points, but could not get the win.
Kansas State (6-0, 3-0) 27 @ Iowa State (4-2, 1-2) 21 -The Kansas State Wildcats continued their winning streak in Ames, Iowa, but the Cyclones did not make it easy. Iowa State tried to knock off their second straight Top 20 opponent after defeating TCU last week. KSU only had a 3 point lead going into halftime, but where able to escape with a win. Collin Klein had 292 total yard and three rushing touchdowns on the day. The Wildcats improved to 6-0 for the second straight season and will play West Virginia next week.
Texas (4-2, 1-2) 21 @ Oklahoma (4-1, 2-1) 63 – The Sooners completely dominated the Longhorns this weekend. Blake Bell and Damien Williams provided a huge run game for Oklahoma. Williams had the most rushing yards with 167 and scored one touchdown. Bell did not have as many yards, but got into the endzone four times (all in the first half). Landry Jones went 21-of-37 for 321 yards and threw two touchdowns. With the win, he broke the record for most wins at OU. For Texas, David Ash started the game and threw for 113 yards and two interceptions. Case McCoy came in to relieve Ash and threw for 102 yards and two touchdowns.
West Virginia (5-1, 2-1) 14 @ Texas Tech (5-1, 2-1) 49 – It was a rare sight in Lubbock, Texas as West Virginia’s quarterback Geno Smith only scored one touchdown against Texas Tech. On the other hand, Seth Doege went 32-of-42 for 499 yards and six touchdowns. The Mountaineers will need to forget this loss and fast because they will play Kansas State next week while the Red Raiders will play their next game against the TCU Horned Frogs.
TCU (5-1, 2-1) 49 @ Baylor (3-2, 0-2) 21 – Many were doubting the Horned Frogs after they lost to Iowa State last week without Casey Pachall. The Horned Frogs did the best they could to silence those doubters with a win against the Baylor Bears. Trevone Boykin had a complete turn around from last week. He went 22-of-30 for 261 yards and four touchdowns. On the other hand, Nick Florence did not have the same success for Baylor. The TCU defense forced him to throw four interceptions in the game.
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