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Big XII Conference Recap- Week 7

Kansas played its most complete came of the year against Oklahoma State and if you need more insight into that contest, RCT has you covered. As for the rest of the Big XII, here’s a quick recap of all the games.

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#5 Baylor 61, #9 TCU 58

Ridiculous. Wild. Unbelievable. Use whatever adjective you want to describe this one. Baylor was down by a touchdown or more on five different occasions all the while fighting back but never getting over the hump. It seemed like they’d never fight all the way back and TCU would walk out of McLane Stadium as winners. The Horned Frogs were ahead by 21 with 11:38 left. But Baylor rallied to score the last 24 including a game-winning field goal as time expired. Whew.

The statistics for this one are off the charts. Baylor had 782 total yards to TCU’s 485. Baylor’s Bryce Petty threw for 510 yards and six touchdowns in this one. The Horned Frogs showed they can score with the best of them (and Baylor is the best, averaging 52.7 PPG) but after getting no stops when it counts, will TCU be able to beat Oklahoma State next weekend in what promises to be another wild affair? That one could be interesting. Meanwhile, Baylor travels to West Virginia to try to keep their perfect season alive.

#11 Oklahoma 31, Texas 26

A kickoff return for a TD is a nice bonus. An interception return for a score helps. Despite the fact that the Sooners only had 29 total yards offensively in the first half, they still led Texas 17-13 because of those two plays. Texas QB Tyrone Swoopes had his best game as a Longhorn, but it still wasn’t enough for Texas to pull off the upset. Swoopes was 27 of 34 for 334 but Texas couldn’t complete the rally. They pulled back 13 points from a 31-13 deficit, but never threatened in the final five minutes. Oklahoma hosts K-State in a huge showdown while Texas hosts Iowa State where they should feel that their second conference win of the season is a real possibility.

West Virginia 37, Texas Tech 34

West Virginia got it done, and in the end, that’s all that matters. The Mountaineers were down 34-20 halfway through the fourth quarter, but a 26-yard pass from Clint Trickett to Kevin White at the 5:55 mark cut it to seven and a Rushel Shell one-yard run with 2:22 to go tied it up. Josh Lambert sealed the win with a 55-yard field goal as time expired. A win is a win, and West Virginia will need the confidence when Baylor arrives in Morgantown next weekend. Texas Tech hosts Kansas in what has suddenly become a tougher looking game for the Red Raiders.

Iowa State 37, Toledo 30

Ronald McDonald approved of their uniforms and maybe that was enough to fuel the Cyclones past Toledo. Or maybe it was the performance of QB Sam Richardson who threw for 351 yards and three touchdowns. Iowa State next travels to Austin to face a very beatable Texas squad.

Up-to-date Big XII Standings:

Baylor 6-0, 3-0

Oklahoma State 5-1, 3-0

Kansas State 4-1, 2-0

Oklahoma 5-1, 2-1

West Virginia 4-2, 2-1

TCU 4-1, 1-1

Texas 2-4, 1-2

Kansas 2-4, 0-3

Texas Tech 2-4, 0-3

Iowa State 2-4, 0-3