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A slow week for the league

NCAA Football: Baylor at Kansas State Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

Texas beats Iowa State 17-7

Three interceptions from Cyclone’s quarterback Jacob Park and a pair of calls by the officiating crew sunk the hopes of Iowa State. Texas fumbled a kickoff but officials ruled that the runner was down before he lost control of the ball. Five seconds later the Cyclones took a fumbled backward pass into the end zone that was the subsequently overturned due to the ball going forward before the fumble. Both the Longhorns and Cyclones had struggles moving the ball. Of the 13 drives in the first half, there were seven punts, three turnovers and only two scoring drives. Iowa State couldn’t get anything going right for them on the ground with sophomore David Montgomery only managing 35 yards. UT quarterback Shane Buechele threw for 171 yards and a touchdown while completing passes to 11 different receivers. Next week the Longhorns host Kansas State while the Cyclones travel to Norman to face the Sooners.

Baylor loses its fifth game straight this season falling 33-20 to Kansas State

Kansas State QB Jesse Ertz had 119 yards and a touchdown in the air and 95 on the ground with another score. The Wildcats had 130 yards outside of Ertz on the ground and a touchdown. Baylor has only held one team this season to under 30 points. Bears quarterback Zach Smith threw for a touchdown and 291 yards and an interception. This is the worst start for Baylor since 1978. Kansas State plays Texas in Austin this week while the Bears have a bye.