By: Kin Kinsley – Senior Writer
Two Big 12 games this weekend features top-25 matchups and both ended up in blowouts by the higher rated team.
#12 Baylor 48
#15 Oklahoma 14
Oklahoma led the Bears 14-3 at the end of the first quarter, but Baylor scored all the points the rest of the game to take a 48-14 victory. Bryce Petty threw for 387 yards and a score. Corey Coleman registered 224 receiving yards and the score, while Shock Linwood and Devin Chafin each scored two rushing touchdowns.
Still in the game in the fourth quarter, Trevor Knight was sacked and was taken off the field on a cart. Knight suffered a neck injury and was held out of Monday’s practice. Bob Stoops had no update on his status on Monday.
Iowa State 14
Kansas won just their second Big 12 game in the last four seasons, jumping out to a 24-0 lead before the Cyclones got on the board. Michael Cummings threw for a touchdown and rushed for another. Corey Avery and Tony Pierson each rushed for over 100 yards and a touchdown on the afternoon and Nigel King recorded 101 receiving yards for the Jayhawks.
Iowa State starting quarterback Sam Richardson did not play after injuring his shoulder in the prior game. Backup quarterback Grant Rohach made his first start of the season and threw for 275 yards and two touchdowns in the loss. Aaron Wimberly added 97 yards on the ground for the Cyclones.
#23 West Virginia 16
The Longhorns held West Virginia to their lowest point output of the season and a Texas victory was never really threatened. The Longhorns held a 24-3 halftime lead before the Mountaineers added two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to make the score a bit more respectable.
Johnathan Gray rushed for 101 yards and three touchdowns and Malcolm Brown added 90 yards on the ground for Texas. Dreamius Smith led WVU with 100 rushing yards and a touchdown. Wendell Smallwood added 45 yards and a score. Kevin White was kept out of the end zone, but caught 16 passes for 132 yards. Clint Trickett passed for 248 yards, but many of his passes appeared high and did not seem to have a lot on them.
WVU has an off week and host Kansas State next Thursday.
#7 Kansas State 20
#6 TCU 41
Kansas State scored two touchdowns in the second half, but never posed much of a threat to the Horned Frogs, who jumped out to a 24-7 lead early in the second half. Trevone Boykin threw for 219 yards and a touchdown for TCU but did most of his damage on the ground, rushing for 123 yards and three scores. Aaron Green filled in for injured B.J. Catalon and rushed for 171 yards and a score.
Jakes Waters threw for 291 yards and two touchdowns for Kansas State, but the TCU defense held the Wildcats to just 34 rushing yards, 139 below their season average.