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Big 12 Whiparound: Week 6

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We visit each team’s SB Nation site to see how fans reacted to the games on Saturday.

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TCU and Texas Tech were on bye this week.

#19 Texas 48 vs #7 Oklahoma 45

In probably the most exciting game of the day, Texas nearly blew a 45-24 fourth quarter lead until a freshman long snapper, freshman holder, and freshman kicker nailed a game-winning 40-yard attempt.

Crimson and Cream Machine is frustrated:

Fire Mike Stoops.

The fact that this game was even remotely close at the end is a miracle. OU’s defense looked hapless for most of the game, managing just one (1) stop through the first three quarters.

Meawhile, over at Burnt Orange Nation:

... the margins between an unbelievable collapse and a program-defining victory were extremely small. A loss would have been crushing given the third-quarter separation created by the Longhorns. A win would provide another data point for a program attempting to crawl back into contention and the national spotlight in the midst its longest winning streak since 2013.

Kansas 22 @ #9 West Virginia 38

Kansas was only down by two scores at halftime and again at the end of the third quarter, but the offense let down an inspired defensive effort by our beloved Jayhawks.

WVU outgained KU 509-286, and KU had three turnovers of its own to negate Grier’s four turnovers.

Smoking Musket pretty much dismissed the Jayhawks as but worn-down speedbump (as they should):

If there was ever a game in which turning the ball over four times wouldn’t spell certain doom, it would naturally come against the Kansas Jayhawks.

The Mountaineers faced just that this afternoon in Morgantown, but still escaped with a 38-22 win over the Jayhawks.

Kansas State 34 @ Baylor 37

This game was back-and-forth all day long, with neither team ever having a lead of more than seven points. KSU’s Alex Barnes had himself a day, but it just wasn’t enough for the Wildcats. Bring on the Cats found plenty of blame to go around:

But costly penalties at key points, gut-wrenching turnovers and an interior offensive line that seemed unable to do its job when it really mattered kept a victory just out of reach.

Now, K-State faces a real threat of missing a bowl, as its likely to be an underdog in all but one of its remaining games.

It was Jekyll and Hyde out there for Baylor today, at least according to Our Daily Bears:

Baylor had plenty of moments where they looked like the much better team.

The Bears certainly had plenty of moments where they looked like a terrible team.

Baylor found a way to win though. This team had no business being down 14-12 at halftime. They shouldn’t have trailed 27-20 in the fourth quarter. But Baylor found a way to win. Kansas State is not a good team, and there’s plenty to be worried about in the future. Baylor gets to worry about those things because they won this game.

Iowa State 48 @ #25 Oklahoma State 42

Iowa State built a 30-21 halftime lead en route to a 40-28 fourth quarter lead, and hung on despite a furious OSU fourth-quarter rally.

WRNL says you can thank the switch to freshman quarterback Brock Purdy:

After a rough start, trailing 7-0, Iowa State made a quarterback change to the freshman quarterback, Brock Purdy. This decision changed the game completely, as Purdy played about as well as we could’ve hoped.

Cowboys Ride For Free was disappointed in the defense and the offensive line:

Defensively, Oklahoma State was unable to slow the Cyclones, giving up 465 yards of total offense. Iowa State got to Cornelius seven times in the game, and registered 16 tackles for loss for 68 yards.