By: Kin Kinsley – Senior Writer
#18 Oklahoma 59
Iowa State 14
Oklahoma jumped out to a 21-0 first quarter lead and never looked back, leaving Ames with an easy win. Trevor Knight threw two touchdowns in the first and rushed for another. He finished the game with 230 yards passing and three touchdowns and led the team in rushing with 146 yards on the ground and three more scores. Alex Ross added 144 yards and Samaje Perine 112 on the ground. Knight’s performance earned him Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week honors.
The Oklahoma defense allowed Iowa State just 87 rushing yards on the day. After setting the top two Cyclone single-game records for completions in the last two games, quarterback Sam Richardson completed just 15 passes for 239 yards and a touchdown.
#7 TCU 31
#20 West Virginia 30
Jaden Oberkrom hit a 37-yard field goal as time expired to give the Horned Frogs a come from behind win on the road. That, combined with converting all four extra points earned him Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week for the second straight week.
West Virginia’s offense was on a roll early but after an uncalled facemask penalty that appeared to shake up Clint Trickett, the offense looked out of sorts. TCU cornerback Kevin White allowed WVU wideout Kevin White just three catches for 28 yards on the day. White entered the weekend the leading receiver in the country. TCU’s White earned Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week honors for his effort.
TCU was down 30-21 in the fourth quarter, but WVU played very conservatively and was unable to move the chains enough to seal the victory. Clint Trickett passed for just 162 yards and one touchdown on the day, throwing two interceptions.
#13 Baylor 60
Kansas was next up after Baylor lost their first game of the season and never really stood a chance. Kansas scored in the first quarter to bring the score to 13-7 before Baylor scored 40 unanswered points.
Bryce Petty threw for 277 yards and four scores and Corey Coleman registered a career high 167 receiving yards, including two scores, to lead the Bears. Running back Devin Chaffin ran for a career high 112 yards and two touchdowns to lead Baylor’s rushing attack. Leading Big 12 rusher Shock Linwood rushed for 81 yards and a score.
Michael Cummings threw for 288 yards and two touchdowns for Kansas in the loss. Nick Harwell caught five passes and both touchdowns for the Jayhawks. However, Baylor held the Kansas rushing attack to just 16 yards on the day.
Texas Tech 13
Malcolm Brown rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Longhorns to victory. Johnathan Gray added 76 yards and a score on the ground and Tyrone Swoopes threw for 228 yards and a touchdown in the victory. John Harris registered a career-high 165 receiving yards in the victory.
Starting quarterback Davis Webb did not play for Texas Tech, leaving freshman back Patrick Mahomes to start the game. After Mahomes was knocked out of the game himself, freshman walk-on Vincent Testaverde Jr. entered and led the Red Raiders on a 75-yard touchdown drive. Testaverde finished 15-for-26 with 116 yards passing and an interception on the day.
Oklahoma State 14
#9 Kansas State 48
Jake Waters threw for 223 yards and two touchdowns and Charles Jones added two scores on the night to lead Kansas State to an easy victory. Curry Sexton had 159 receiving yards and a touchdown and Tyler Lockett added 94 yards and a score of his own.
Oklahoma State opened the scoring, but that was about it for the Cowboys offense. Morgan Burns returned the ensuing kick for a touchdown and the Wildcats never looked back. Ramon Richards provided the only other touchdown for Oklahoma State, returning an interception for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.