Kansas’ disastrous fake-punt inside their own 20 yard line, Oklahoma State’s wild start to the Big 12 season, and Baylor kicking ass and taking names all highlight the world of the Big 12 this past weekend.
Baylor 73, West Virginia 42
I don’t think I’ve ever seen an impressive start quite like Baylor’s. Despite getting knocked for not being tested, they go on a five touchdown run to dismantle WVU. They accumulate 875 total yards, 38 first downs, 479 rushing yards, and the only backfire was backup quarterback Seth Russell throwing two picks in relief that kept Vegas gamblers on the edge of their seat.
Texas Tech 54, Kansas 16
The Red Raiders scored 54 consecutive points after the Jayhawks put up 10 points in the first quarter for the first time this season. Unfortunately for Texas Tech, starting quarterback Baker Mayfield was injured after the rout was on with a knee injury. He isn’t lost for the season, but he’s questionable against Iowa State this week.
Oklahoma State 33, Kansas State 29
Kansas State received a flag 12 times for 92 total penalty yards (10 of those in the first half), threw three interceptions, and still could have won this game at the end. It was an uncharacteristic game under a Bill Snyder coached team, but one really has to question how good the Cowboys defense is and if J.W. Walsh is the right quarterback going forward.
Oklahoma 20, TCU 17
The Sooners defense was dominant in the first half, forcing the Horned Frogs to three-and-out seven straight times in the game. TCU never got the running game going, but they were able to finally able to mount a comeback in the third quarter and forced Oklahoma with some offensive woes of their own. Both teams went 6-for-27 combined on third down conversions, but in the end it was OU running back Brennan Clay that had a 76-yard touchdown run the sealed a low-scoring victory to stay undefeated.
- Straight up: 30-8 (4-1 LW)
- At the spread: 11-19 (3-2 LW)
- Over/under: 15-15 (4-1 LW)