Big 12 Week 6 Rewind
Just when you think you may have figured out the Big 12 Conference, things get a bit crazy. It was an interesting weekend of Big 12 action as two horse seemed to have emerged as the clear favorites to claim the title at the end of the season.
Thursday night action
Texas 31, Iowa State 30
The nation is still a bit confused how a fumble was not ruled at the end of this one that would have given Iowa State a big win over Texas. However, the ruling on the field stood and the Longhorns escaped with a win.
Iowa State put up 463 yards overall on Texas, 201 on the ground, and questions are still being asked of this Longhorns defense being able to stop the run. Aaron Wimberly and Sam Richardson each combined to put up over a 100 yards against the Longhorns rush defense. Wimberly, having back-to-back 100 yard games, put up 117 yards on 29 carries and added a touchdown.
A bright spot for Texas came from the arm of Case McCoy. McCoy was 26-for-45 for 244 yards and a touchdown, but was sacked three times.
The Saturday slate
Texas Tech 54, Kansas 16
The Jayhawks put up a 14-0 lead on the Red Raiders and then Texas Tech decided that they wanted to play.
Texas Tech put up 10 consecutive scores to push its lead to 54-10 with 10:30 remaining in the game before Kansas could see the end zone again. Michael Cumming hit Andrew Turzilli for a 28-yard touchdown pass, and then Matthew Wyman missed the point after.
Baker Mayfield returned to his form he showed in the first three games before putting up 20 against TCU and being knocked out of the game due to injury. Mayfield was 33-for-51 with 368 yards, but did not have a touchdown.
Webb Davis, Tech’s backup quarterback, threw two touchdowns on three completions to put up 36 yards overall.
Oklahoma State 33, Kansas State 29
A back-and-forth game proved enjoyable that came down to the final minutes of play. Oklahoma State scored the last 10 points of the game for a comeback victory over the Wildcats with the Cowboys faithful biting their nails.
The difference came down to a late fumble by Kansas State to seemingly end the game, but it set the slate for what was a great Saturday night of action in other close games.
Daniel Sams put up 118 yards on the ground and 181 threw the air, adding three touchdowns (two through the air) in the defeat.
On the other side, J.W. Walsh had 245 yards through the air on 24-38 passing and a touchdown. However, just 94 yards of rushing will be an area in need of improvement going forward. Jeremy Smith was the team-high with 56 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries.
Oklahoma 20, TCU 17
Oklahoma’s defense shut the Frogs down nearly completely in the first half before Trevone Boykin led a surge in the second half. If it wasn’t for an under thrown ball in the second half to an open receiver, things may have been different.
The Sooners left TCU without a first down in the first half, but TCU’s defense was also equal to the challenge, keeping itself in the game by allowing just 13 first half points.
Oklahoma tilted the advantage in overall yardsage with 355 to TCU’s 210, and questions will be asked of the play calling that the Horned Frogs brought to Norman.
TCU rushed the ball 27 times, but picked up just 44 yards overall.
Brennan Clay had a game-high 111 yards for the Sooners and pushed in a late touchdown.
Baylor 73, West Virginia 42
The knock against the Bears all season has been their opponent. Three nonconference games against inferior opponents will do that to you. But the Baylor offense just scored 70+ points for its third consecutive game, this time coming against what some thought was an improved West Virginia defense.
The Bears had 56 points at half time. , that is more than any other team’s total this week.
If not for slowing the offense down in the second half, we may have seen an 100-point game this week.
Baylor had 864 yards overall of offense, 468 coming from the ground and 396 through the air.
Lache Seastrunk had 172 yards on 15 carries with two touchdowns and Shock Linwood put up 126 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries.
In the air, Bryce Petty torched the Mountaineers for 347 yards and two touchdowns.