After the Mountaineers sang “Country Roads” following a double overtime victory, Mountaineer fans were able to focus on the rest of the conference and the rest of the games did not disappoint. Here’s what happened around the Big 12 last Saturday:
TCU at Texas: Another Saturday, another offensive showdown in the Big 12. This time came from the Longhorns and the Horned Frogs in a back and forth game that came down to the final minutes of the game. Max Duggan and the Horned Frogs took down Same Ehlinger and the Longhorns, effectively handing the conference it’s first top tier upset of the day.
TCU 33, Texas 31
Oklahoma State at Kansas: After Saturday’s games, the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Kansas State Wildcats may just be the top teams of the conference. Mike Gundy and the Cowboys handed Les Miles and the Jayhawks a third consecutive loss this season, showing that Miles’s magic may not be enough to fix the problems in Lawrence.
Oklahoma State 47, Kansas 7
Texas Tech at Kansas State: The Red Raiders looked to shut down the Wildcats after Kansas State took down Oklahoma last week. Texas Tech’s quarterback Alan Bowman went out of the game with a first-half injury to not return in the second half; freshman Will Howard made his debut in the team’s loss. Kansas State held onto the victory and showed that maybe, just maybe, the loss to Arkansas State was a fluke for the season
Kansas State 31, Texas Tech 21
Oklahoma at Iowa State: Plain and simple: crazy things happen in Ames. Especially at night. Especially when the Cyclones wear those black uniforms. Trying to not have flashbacks to a certain night game in Ames a few seasons ago, Mountaineer fans and the rest of the country looked on as the Oklahoma Sooners suffered their second loss of the season. The last time the Sooners lost back to back was in 1999, and the last time the Cyclones beat the Sooners in Ames was in 1960. The Sooners loss sparks the question of what will Lincoln Riley do to turn around his team, and fast.
Iowa State 37, Oklahoma 30
The Mountaineers have another bye week for the season this coming Saturday, October 10 before playing host to the undefeated Kansas Jayhawks on October 17.