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Around the Big 12: Conference Title could be anyone’s

While the Mountaineers, their next opponents the Jayhawks, Baylor and Oklahoma State all had their bye week last weekend; the rest of the conference showcased just how dominant the conference is. Especially on defense. (That’s a joke before you freak out.) The Mountaineers play host to the Jayhawks this coming Saturday with a noon kickoff. Here’s what happened in the rest of the conference:

Texas Tech at Iowa State: The Red Raiders were the latest team to suffer from a trip to Ames, Iowa. The 24th-ranked Cyclones defeated the Red Raiders who struggled under quarterback Alan Bowman for the majority of the game. The Cyclones used Saturday’s game to show that despite their non-conference stunner of a loss, the Cyclones may be one of the more ‘dominant’ teams in the conference this season.

Kansas State at TCU: The Wildcats showed up in Fort Worth on the shoulders of their true freshman quarterback and a tough defense to hand the Horned Frogs another loss. Will Howard, Kansas State’s true freshman quarterback, got his first start for the season against TCU. TCU seemingly struggled on all three sides of the ball throughout the game and will need to make some changes going forward for the season.

Texas vs Oklahoma: This year’s Red River Rivalry game did not disappoint on offense. Saturday’s game was the highest-scoring game between the two teams and the second time the team went to four overtimes. By the end of the marathon in Texas, the Oklahoma Sooners topped the Texas Longhorns with both teams finishing the day with a 2-2 record on the season. Saturday’s game highlighted that there’s an insane amount of offense in the Big 12, there’s still not a lot of defense and many would argue that Texas is in fact not back.

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