Texas State: 7 at No. 17 Baylor: 42

It was all Baylor as the Bears hosted their last group of five opponent this season. Running back Richard Reese opened up the scoring in Waco, and Baylor never looked back. Blake Shapen’s 34-yard run on 4th and 1 to close the half fooled not only the Bobcat’s offense but also the cameraman. Resse, a true freshman, ran for 156 yards and three touchdowns as Baylor cruised past Texas State.

Week 4: No. 17 Baylor (2-1) at Iowa State (3-0)

Ohio: 10 at Iowa State: 43 

Iowa State followed Baylor’s lead and routed an inferior opponent at home. The Cyclones started quickly, scoring 30 points in the first half and holding Ohio to just a field goal. While Iowa State primarily used three running backs, Hunter Dekkers was the player of the game, throwing for 268 yards and three touchdowns. The Cyclones dominate their final group of five opponent as they enter Big 12 play on Saturday.

Week 4: No. 17 Baylor (2-1) at Iowa State (3-0)

Kansas: 48 at Houston: 30 

Possibly the most intriguing matchup coming into the week did not disappoint. While Houston initially opened a 14-point lead with two minutes left in the 1st quarter, the Cougars squandered their advantage as the Jayhawks made up that deficit before the quarter ended. Kansas pulled away in the second, opening up a 14-point lead of their own. While both teams traded a pair of touchdowns in the third quarter, this track meet final slowed down as the Jayhawks kicked two field goals in the fourth. Jalon Daniels shocked the Cougars as he accounted for 158 passing yards, 123 rushing yards, and five touchdowns. This impressive outing lifts Kansas to a 3-0 start for the first time in 13 years.

Week 4: Duke (3-0) at Kansas (3-0)

Tulane: 17 at Kansas State: 10

The upset of the week in the Big 12, Tulane stormed into Manhattan and beat the Wildcats. Adrian Martinez, the quarterback for Kansas State, failed to generate yards on offense despite his mobile style of play. Both teams dominated on the defensive side of the ball until Willie Fritz, head coach for the Green Wave,  decided to go for it on 4th and one with under two minutes to play. The successful conversion sealed Kansas State’s first home loss to a non-power five team since 2020. 

Week 4: Kansas State (2-1) at No. 6 Oklahoma (3-0)

No. 6 Oklahoma: 49 at Nebraska: 14

On Saturday, the Scott Frost-lees Cornhuskers traveled to Norman to take on a top-10 Oklahoma team. While there was optimism and intrigue for interim head coach Mickey Joseph’s first game, Oklahoma dominated from start to finish. Although Nebraska found the endzone first, the Sooners entered halftime with a 35-7 lead. Oklahoma scored 14 points in the second half as Dillion Gabriel carried the Sooners to a 3-0 start with 230 yards passing, 55 yards rushing, and three scores.

Week 4: Kansas State (2-1) at No. 6 Oklahoma (3-0)

Arkansas-Pine Bluff: 7 at No. 8 Oklahoma State: 63

Unfortunately for Arkansas-Pine Bluff, they were outmatched when they took the field Saturday night. Oklahoma State scored 42 points before the Golden Eagles found the endzone, which was their only score of the night. Spencer Sanders shined in this matchup throwing for 242 yards and four touchdowns. The Cowboys have a bye before they travel to Waco.

Week 4: BYE

UTSA: 20 at No. 21 Texas: 41 

One week after almost knocking off the number one team in the country, Longhorns fans received a scare against UTSA. With five minutes to play in the second quarter, UTSA held a ten-point lead. However, Texas eventually came to life, scoring the following 17 points. The Longhorns dominated the second half, led by star running back Bijan Robinson, who rushed for 183 yards and three touchdowns. Texas rebounds after a close loss to Alabama before conference play begins. 

Week 4: No. 22 Texas (2-1) at Texas Tech (2-1)

Texas Tech: 14 at No. 16 NC State: 27

Although Texas Tech is known for its air raid offense, the Red Raiders did not find the endzone until the very end of the second quarter. The NC State defense held Texas Tech in check, coming up with big turnovers at critical points of the game. While Red Raiders quarterback Donovan Smith found the endzone through the air and on the ground, he also had two costly interceptions. Next week will not be easier for the Red Raiders as Texas travels to Lubbock. 

Week 4: No. 22 Texas (2-1) at Texas Tech (2-1)

Towson: 7 at West Virginia: 65  

West Virginia rolls to their first victory of the season after two heartbreaking losses. However, early on, Mountaineers fans held their breath as the Tigers returned a kickoff for a touchdown. These were the only points West Virginia allowed on the day as the defense raised their level of play. The offense also looked sharp as CJ Donaldson and Tony Mathis Jr. both rushed for over one hundred yards and five combined rushing touchdowns. This much-needed victory gives Neal Brown and his team momentum before traveling to Blacksburg this Thursday night. 

Week 4: West Virginia (1-2) at Virginia Tech (2-1)

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