Around the Big 12: Week 4

WR Justin Blackmon (SI.com)

Oklahoma State vs Texas A&M – This was the game of the day, #8 Texas A&M vs #9 Oklahoma State in College Station.  The Aggies jumped out to a big 20-3 halftime lead led by A&M QB Ryan Tannehill.  In the third quarter the Aggies turned the ball over three times and the Cowboys scored 27 straight points to take a 30-20 lead.  Jeff Fuller caught a TD to make it 30-27 but the Cowboys defense held the Aggies late in the game.  On the final play of the game, Justin Blackmon purposely ran out of the endzone for a safety to run out the game clock giving the Cowboys a 30-29 win.

Okie State QB Brandon Weeden threw for a school record 438 yards.  He completed 47 out of his 60 passes and threw for 2 TDs.  WR Justin Blackmon was seldom used in the first half but had a big impact in the second.  He caught 11 passes for 121 yards and a touchdown in this game.  He could have scored another but he lost the ball heading into the endzone resulting in a touchback.  WR Josh Cooper also had 11 catches for the Cowboys.  Oklahoma State has a bye week before they host the Kansas Jayhawks.

For the Aggies, Ryan Tannehill threw for 300 yards and 2 touchdowns but also had 3 interceptions.  In the first quarter, Tannehill broke off a long 65-yard TD run.  Cyrus Gray only rushed for 35 yards on 13 carries, breaking his nine consecutive game 100+ yard rushing streak.  For the Aggies, they play Arkansas in Cowboys Stadium next week.

Missouri vs Oklahoma – Last year, the Tigers upset the top ranked Sooners in Columbia.  This year the Sooners got revenge beating the Tigers 38-28.  The Tigers jumped out to an early 14-3 lead in Norman against the Sooners but Oklahoma quickly bounced back.  The Sooners scored 28 straight points led by WR Ryan Broyles.

Ryan Broyles lived up to his hype catching 13 passes for 154 yards and 3 touchdowns.  Heisman hopeful Landry Jones was 35 for 48 with 448 yards passing and 3 touchdowns but did throw 2 interceptions.   The Sooners have an easy game next week against Ball State

For Mizzou, James Franklin almost threw for 300 yards and added a touchdown.  Henry Josey ran for 133 yards on only 14 carries.  The Tigers have a bye week before playing Kansas State.

Landry Jones (SI.com)

Kansas State – KSU made a goal line stand late in the game to secure a 28-24 win in Miami against the Hurricanes.  The Wildcats jumped out to a 14-3 halftime but blew the lead in the second half.  With 49 seconds left, Miami QB Jacory Harris was stopped inches away from the goal line on fourth down.  The play was initially called a touchdown but was overturned after a review.  Wildcat RB John Hubert rushed for 166 yards on only 18 carries.  The Wildcats open up conference play with the Baylor Bears next week.

Kansas – The Jayhawks were idle this week and will host Texas Tech this next week.

Baylor – The Bears beat Rice today 56-31 today.  Robert Griffin III continued his Heisman campaign as he completed 28 out of his 32 passes and threw for 5 touchdowns.  Baylor travels to Manhattan to take on the Wildcats next week.

Texas – Idle.  Play the Clones this Saturday

Texas Tech – Tech had to come from behind to knock of the Nevada Wolfpack.  With 44 seconds left and a 4th-and-3, Seth Doege threw a TD pass to Eric Ward that would give the Red Raiders a 35-34 win.  Doege threw for 222 yards and 3 touchdowns in the victory.  Junior RB Eric Stephens led the way for Tech on the ground as he rushed for 134 yards.  Tech is now 3-0 and will travel to Kansas next week.

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