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Big XII Conference Recap- Week 3

Kansas had a bye week, so for the rest of the Big XII, here’s a quick recap of all the games.

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Oklahoma 52 Tulsa 38

Oklahoma probably wasn’t prepared to give up 38 points to in-state rivals Tulsa, but when your quarterback completes 32 of his 38 passes for 487 yards and four touchdowns, you rarely have to worry about how many points the opposition scores. Add in the fact that Samaje Perine carried the ball 22 times for 152 yards, and you get an idea of how dominant the OU offense was. The Sooners have a week off before they start Big 12 play against West Virginia.

Oklahoma State 69 Texas-San Antonio 14

Not much to say about this one other than if you score 17, 14, 10 and 28 points in each quarter like the Cowboys did, you’re going to win more football games than you lose. Cowboy quarterbacks combined for 312 yards passing and connected with 12 different receivers. They travel to Texas next weekend.

Cal 45 Texas 44

Kansas lost its game against South Dakota State in humiliating fashion, but the way that Texas avoided overtime might take the cake….and the season is only three weeks long. Kicker Nick Rose missed an extra point at the end of the game thus denying Texas a chance to win the game in OT. On the bright side, the Longhorns stormed back after giving up 21 straight points in the second half after going into the break tied at 24. The bad news is that they have to recover from that missed extra point and host the suddenly hot Oklahoma State Cowboys.

Kansas State 39 Louisiana Tech 33

K-State escaped, plain and simple. Louisiana Tech drove for the tying field goal as time expired forcing overtime. In that overtime, K-State had a touchdown called on the field, and after a very hasty review, the call stood. It could’ve gone either way, and in the end, the officials decided that Dominique Heath had enough possession when his feet were still in the end zone. The teams traded field goals in the second OT, and K-State scored in the third after penalties forced Bill Snyder’s play calling to be a little edgy. They took the lead and held on as La Tech was thwarted in their attempts to score in the third OT. There were cries for pass interference, but the yellow stayed in the officials’ pockets. K-State takes a 3-0 record into the bye week before traveling to Oklahoma State on October 3.

Texas Tech 35 Arkansas 24

The Red Raiders might just be coming around. Or maybe Arkansas sucks. I have no idea. But a win over an SEC team on the road is a win over an SEC team on the road, and Texas Tech can take pride in the fact that the Razorbacks only mustered three second half points. Tech hosts TCU next weekend.

TCU 56 SMU 37

Trevone Boykin threw five touchdowns and for a total of 454 yards as TCU rolled past a very game SMU team. The Horned Frogs have a back loaded Big 12 slate, so it looks very likely that they could be 10-0 before they play Oklahoma and Baylor back to back in late November. Next week, they travel to Texas Tech.

Toledo 30 Iowa State 23

Toledo has now beaten major conference competition two weeks in a row as they took down the Cyclones. This one was tied at 20 going into the first overtime where the teams exchanged field goals. Toledo’s Damien Jones-Moore scampered in for a ten-yard TD in the second OT, and the Hawkeyes couldn’t get in. Ball game.

Up-to-date Big XII Standings:

Kansas State 3-0

Oklahoma 3-0

Oklahoma State 3-0

TCU 3-0

Texas Tech 3-0

Baylor 2-0

West Virginia 2-0

Iowa State 1-2

Texas 1-2

Kansas 0-2