Kansas (16) 35 Iowa State 33
What an awful 1st half for Kansas and I know that the Jayhawks are trying to make me look like an idiot. Kansas' first 7 drives of the 1st half: punt, punt, punt, fumble, interception, punt, and end of half. I take back everything I said about the Jayhawks only have two losses heading into Missouri. The offense isn't the same as it was last year and neither is the defense. Good for ISU for taking advantage of KU's deficiencies, and bad for ISU for not being able to finish them off, at home. Kansas' downfall will be the inability to rush the ball, only a 3.1 yard average(boxscore).
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Oklahoma (1) 49 Baylor 17
SBN Blogs: Crimson and Cream Machine
Oklahoma scored on their first 4 possessions while Baylor failed to score until their 5th possession. OU's balance on offense is downright scary (377 passing and 217 rushing). Baylor QB Robert Griffin struggled passing the ball, and that's to be expected, but he's still a special player. Briles is smart to take his lumps with Griffin now. The OU defense was tremendous, limiting Baylor to only 269 yards all day. I'm still trying to think of a good reason why I initially picked Mizzou after watching the OU defense yesterday (I know, it's Baylor, but they're still damn good) (boxscore).
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Texas (5) 38 Colorado 14
An I being too harsh on Texas if I say I was a little underwhelmed? I know they took care of business, on the road, but it was against a beat up Colorado team and I guess I was expecting a little more. It was UT's defense that so outstanding, holding Colorado to only 49 yards rushing, while the UT secondary limited Hawkins to 118 passing yards on 33 attempts. Offensively for UT, McCoy came back down to earth a bit. Still very efficient, but he also threw 2 picks. Why hasn't any of the UT tailbacks stepped up and taken hold of the job? It just seems strange for UT not to have a #1 tailback (boxscore).
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Texas A&M 28 Oklahoma State (21) 56
SBN Blogs: I Am The 12th Man
OSU had 2 interceptions returned for touchdowns and a punt return for a touchdown and those easy scores were probably the difference in the game. OSU kept up their balanced offensive attack as Zac Robinson had 186 yards passing and the Cowboys had 215 yard rushing. Dez Bryant continues to put up great numbers, 106 yards receiving and 3 TD's. Since I didn't see or hear the game, I'm interested as to why Goodson, who had 8 carries and 112 yards, didn't see more carries, he seemed to be the Ags best spark. TAMU QB Jerrod Johnson had 43 attempts, just 218 yards and 2 interceptions. The same goes for Johnson as Griffin, take your lumps now and hope that he can mature during the season and be that much more ahead for next season (boxscore).
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Missouri (4) 52 Nebraska 17
I'm not sure what I want to believe here. Has the Missouri defense improved, limiting Nebraska to 17 points, or is the Nebraska offense just that bad. If I had to choose, I'd lean towards the latter. Just like the majority of losing quarterbacks this week, the attempts were up, but the yardage just wasn't there. Ganz threw for 290 yards, but it took 28 attempts and NU managed only 70 yards on 35 carries for a 2.3 yard/attempt average. Meanwhile, the Mizzou offensive machine continues to produce, as Chance McDanilesonson was 18 of 23 for 253 yards and 3 TD's. On the ground, the Tigers were tremendous as Derrick Washington had 139 yards on just 14 carries and 2 TD's (boxscore).
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Texas Tech (7) 58 Kansas State 28
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