#25 TCU 37, #4 Oklahoma 33
In a weekend full of upsets, this certainly has to rank way up there with the best of them. Most people figured Oklahoma would challenge for the conference crown, and they obviously still can, but this game certainly is quite a blow for the Sooners. TCU came into the game ranked, and after riding high on blowout wins to start the season, the Horned Frogs showed that they are no fluke.
Two turnovers proved to be costly to Oklahoma. The first TCU score was a fumble recovery in the end zone, and the final Horned Frog TD was a 41-yard interception return by Paul Dawson. Their other monster defensive play was a fourth and one stop of OU running back Samaje Perine at the TCU 22 with just under three minutes to go in the contest. Oklahoma tries to return to winning ways next weekend in the Red River Rivalry game against Texas in Dallas while TCU tries to stay perfect against highly ranked Baylor.
#7 Baylor 28, Texas 7
Baylor’s high-powered offense didn’t even get on the scoreboard until the third quarter. A blocked field goal return for a TD was the lone score of the first half. Of course, Baylor really didn’t need to do anything as Texas, who demonstrated their offensive ineptness the previous week against Kansas, only scored a consolation touchdown with two minutes to go in the game. By that time it was a four touchdown affair. As mentioned above, Baylor squares away with TCU next week while Texas faces an unhappy Oklahoma.
#21 Oklahoma State 37, Iowa State 20
This was a pretty stale game until the second half started. The first half featured four field goals (two from each team) and a late controversial TD for Oklahoma State. The initial ruling on the field was that Desmond Roland was stopped just short of the goal line as time expired in the half. But, the officials went to the replay booth and the call was reversed. OSU led 13-6 at the half. In the second half the Cowboys stretched the lead, eventually putting away the Cyclones. Oklahoma State travels to Kansas while ISU hosts Toledo in a non-conference match-up.
#23 Kansas State 45, Texas Tech 13
Jake Waters was 24 of 31 for 290 yards and four touchdowns. He also ran 17 times for 105 yards, including a 50 yard scamper for a TD. Wide out Curry Sexton caught nine passes for 128 yards while Tyler Lockett caught 12 for 125. Both K-State receivers had two touchdowns. It was an overall dominant Wildcat performance. Texas Tech looks like a train wreck. Next week the Red Raiders face West Virginia. K-State has a bye.
Up-to-date Big XII Standings:
Baylor 5-0, 2-0
TCU 4-0, 1-0
Oklahoma State 4-1, 2-0
Kansas State 4-1, 2-0
Oklahoma 4-1, 1-1
West Virginia 3-2, 1-1
Texas 2-3, 1-1
Kansas 2-3, 0-2
Texas Tech 2-3, 0-2
Iowa State 1-4, 0-3