After each weekend of Big 12 play we’ll look at how things turned out for the Big 12 conference.
This week, Oklahoma State defeated Iowa State, Texas Tech won a shootout again TCU, Kansas was dominated by Oklahoma, Kansas State won the conference game of the week against West Virginia, and Texas beat the Baylor Bears.
Saturday, October 20th
Texas Tech (6-1, 3-1) 56 @ TCU (5-2, 2-2) 53 – Many people were questioning whether or not the Texas Tech Red Raiders are for real in the Big 12 this year. They might have answered that question this week. Their game against TCU went into three overtimes. Seth Doege went 30-for-42 with 318 yards, and seven touchdowns. This was the third time this season he has thrown for six or more touchdowns. He was matched though by TCU’s quarterback. Trevone Boykin had a total of 332 yards and four touchdowns, but also threw two interceptions. Next week, the Red Raiders will play Kansas State.
Iowa State (4-3, 1-3) 10 @ Oklahoma State (4-2, 2-1) 31 – The Cowboys played host to the Iowa State Cyclones this week. The first half was close before OSU pulled away in the second half. J.W. Walsh went 32-for-47 with 415 yards, and one touchdown. Joseph Randle also ran for 151 yards on 25 carries and scored two touchdowns. For ISU, Jared Bennett went 19-for-39 with 206 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.
Kansas (1-6, 0-4) 7 @ Oklahoma (5-1, 3-1) 52 – Michael Cummings finally got to start for the Kansas Jayhawks as they traveled to Norman, Oklahoma to play the Sooners. He went 10-for-21 with 111 yards and two interceptions. For Oklahoma, Landry Jones was completely different. He went 19-for-28 with 291 yards and three touchdowns. Special teams played a big part in the Sooners win as they had both a kick return and a punt return go for a touchdown. The Jayhawks only got on the board once in the fourth quarter with a rushing touchdown by James Sims.
Kansas State (7-0, 4-0) 55 @ West Virginia (5-2, 2-2) 14 – This was the game of the week in the Big 12 as it was Collin Klein v.s. Geno Smith. Many were asking if West Virginia could get back on track after losing to Texas Tech last week. The answer was no. Kansas State made Geno Smith do something he has not done all season and that is throw an interception. He did not throw just one, but two interceptions in the game. However, Collin Klien went 19-for-21 with 323 yards and three touchdowns on the day. Kansas State even moved up to #3 in the BCS Standings after this win. KSU will play Texas Tech next week.
Baylor (3-3, 0-3) 50 @ Texas (5-2, 2-2) 56 – The Longhorns and the Bears had a shootout of their selves this weekend, but they did not need overtime to finish the game. The rushing attack was big for Texas in the win. Joe Bergeron rushed for 117 yards on 19 carries and scored five touchdowns. For Baylor, Nick Florence had a nice game where he went 30-for-41 with 352 yards and two touchdowns. Next week, the Longhorns will play the Kansas Jayhawks while the Bears will play the Iowa State Cyclones.
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