Big 12: Week 4 Rewind
The Baylor express continued to roll at high-power down the tracks and became the first team since LSU in 1930 to score at least 70 points in its first three games. The Jayhawks got off the snide of losses against FBS teams, while Texas did just enough this week to put the boos away for at least a week.
Kansas 13, LA Tech 10
Walk-on kicker Matt Wyman knocked a 52-yard field goal to end a 22-game winless streak against FBS opponents. The game winning kick came on the heels of a turnover by the Bulldogs that gave the Jayhawks a chance to march down the field. March down the field they did. Jake Heaps, throwing for 279 yards overall and a touchdown, led Kansas down the field to set up Wyman.
Maryland 37, West Virginia 0
West Virginia’s Dana Holgerson had not been shut out in 10 years of head coaching, that streak came to an end when his team put up just 175 yards of total offense against a 4-0 Maryland squad. Ford Childress was just 11-for-22 for 62 yards and was picked off twice, giving WVU six turnovers overall. The second half looked embarrassing as rain poured on the Baltimore stadium, a neutral site location, the fans went for the exits to leave an empty look in the stands for much of the second half.
Baylor 70, UL Monroe 7
As mentioned above, this team is on a roll. Bryce Petty put up 351 through the air and the Big 12’s best candidate for the Heisman, Lache Seastrunk, put up 156 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown run. Overall on offense, Baylor matched a program high of 781 yards of total offense, an achievement they made two weeks ago against Buffalo in a 70-13 win. This also marked the first time that this offense could be put into a comparison with the conference, outscoring Oklahoma’s 34-0 win over Monroe by 36 points. The lone question, seven points allowed? (It’s the only thing you can criticize)
Texas Tech 33, Texas State 7
If there was anything that could be taken out of a win over an in-state Bobcats team, its that Tech is back into a quarterback controversy. Baker Mayfield was replaced by Davis Webb in the second quarter and Webb, for the second consecutive week, looked better than the Red Raiders starter. Webb was just 19-43 with two interceptions, but notched 310 yards through the air and passed for two touchdowns. Mayfield was 14-20, but threw for 124 yards, showing little spark for the Tech offense in the first quarter with a 3-0 lead.
Texas 31, Kansas State 21
Johnathan Gray stooed out for the first time as Texas’ starter, four games into his second year at Texas. Gray ran for 144 yards on a career-high 28 carries, averaging five yards a carry in the contest. Texas put up 452 yards of offense overall compared to the 390 by the Wildcats and if it weren’t for two scores by KSU in the fourth, would have been more telling of the game. The Wildcats, defending Big 12 Champion, showed that it is very unlikely to make any run to defend its crown with its second loss of the season, the first being to FCS North Dakota State (how about that Gameday at NDSU today). Kansas State is not the team it was a year ago. But this is classic Bill Snyder, build a team from JUCO transfers and rebuild.