#6 TCU @ Kansas State 26-6
The Horned Frogs remain unbeaten, after this weather-delayed victory over K-State. The Wildcats played without their starting quarterback Jesse Ertz (injury) and couldn’t really be a threat for TCU, only scoring points with two field goals.
Gary Patterson’s team didn’t need an offensive showdown, and in fact, they managed the clock, scored three rushing touchdowns, and avoided major problems, confirming the solitary lead at the top of the conference.
@12 Oklahoma vs. Texas 29-24
The Red River showdown didn’t disappoint the fans and was another great chapter of this fierce rivalry. Oklahoma came up with the victory, as expected, but Texas fought valiantly, recovered from a 20-point deficit, and only surrendered to the umpteenth pearl of quarterback Baker Mayfield.
The Sooners didn’t waste time to take the lead, as they scored their first touchdown on the first offensive drive, and reached a 20-0 lead late in the second quarter. After the handicap start, Longhorns’ freshman quarterback Sam Ehlinger led a brilliant comeback, and he scored on an 8-yard rush in the fourth quarter, to give his team the first and only lead of the game, 24-23.
On the very next drive, Mayfield found wide tight end Mark Andrews with a 59-yard connection, giving Oklahoma the sixth victory in the last eight games of this rivalry.
Baylor @ #14 Oklahoma State 16-59
27.5-point favorites Cowboys had their expected win, destroying the Bears with a 747-yard offensive performance and forcing three turnovers on defense, while Baylor loses its sixth consecutive game of the season.
There’s no much to tell, as the Bears stayed in the game only 20 minutes, with Oklahoma State accelerating in the second quarter and already having a 25-point lead at the halftime.
Quarterback Mason Rudolph accounted for 459 yards, three touchdown passes, and a rushing score, while running back Justice Hill had 117 yards and a touchdown on 14 rushes. On the Baylor side, the running game showed some good flashes, but clearly it wasn’t enough.
Kansas @ Iowa State 0-45
106 total yards, two turnovers, five first downs. These are the offensive numbers Kansas had in Ames, so the zero scored points are a logical consequence. After the stunning Week 6 victory over Oklahoma, the Cyclones are living on the moon and they are sure to have their first 4-win season since 2012.
Iowa State quarterback Kyle Kempt, who destroyed the Sooners last week, had an ordinary day, as he completed only 13 passes for 122 yards and a touchdown while running back David Montgomery ran for a career-high three touchdowns.