Hallie Hart & Cameron Jourdan
Iowa State vs Oklahoma State
Iowa State couldn’t capitalize on a 17-point third quarter lead as Oklahoma State scored 24 unanswered points in the second half to beat the Cyclones 38-31.
Quarterback Joel Lanning threw for 190 yards and two touchdowns while running for 67 yards on 18 carries. Running back Mike Warren ran for 50 yards on nine carries. Allen Lazard caught six passes for 55 yards and two touchdowns.
The Cyclones proved once again that they are competitive but aren’t quite there yet. They got solid quarterback play from Lanning and Jacob Park but neither were consistent.
The Cyclones (1-5, 0-3) travel to face the Texas Longhorns as both teams look for their first conference win at 6 p.m. on Saturday.
TCU vs Kansas
The Horned Frogs (4-2, 2-1) slid past the Kansas Jayhawks in a 24-23 game Saturday in Lawrence.
Despite their usual struggles on the field, the Jayhawks scored the first touchdown and led TCU 23-14 at the end of the third quarter.
After gaining 15 yards when a facemask violation was called against the Jayhawks in the fourth quarter, the Horned Frogs eventually scored on a touchdown pass from quarterback Kenny Hill to Jaelan Austin. Kicker Brandon Hatfield then made a 34-yard field goal to give the Horned Frogs the final advantage.
Jayhawk kicker Matthew Wyman had an unsuccessful 54-yard field goal attempt with only a couple of seconds left in the game.
TCU has a bye next week before facing the Mountaineers of West Virginia on Oct. 22 on the road. The Jayhawks (1-4, 0-2) play the Baylor Bears in Waco, Texas at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Texas vs Oklahoma
The 2016 Red River Rivalry ended in a Longhorn (2-3, 0-2) loss as the Oklahoma Sooners battled to a 45-40 victory Saturday afternoon in Dallas.
No. 20 OU had four turnovers, two of which Longhorn safety Dylan Haines intercepted. The Sooners also faced defensive difficulties due to the absence of injured players but still managed a victory.
The Longhorn defense couldn’t cover OU receiver Dede Westbrook, who scored three touchdowns, including a 71-yard catch.
Texas made a final effort with several lateral passes in its last play but it ended with a loss of 9 yards and no more points scored.
Next, the Longhorns will take on the Iowa State Cyclones at 6 p.m. on Saturday at home. The Sooners (3-2, 2-0) play the Kansas State Wildcats at 11 a.m. Saturday in Norman.
Texas Tech vs Kansas State
The Red Raiders (3-2, 1-1) fell to the Kansas State Wildcats in a 44-38 game Saturday evening in Manhattan, Kansas.
Despite last week’s shoulder injury, Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes played at quarterback. Mahomes pushed past the ailment and delivered two touchdown passes and 504 yards. Mahomes also scored three touchdowns with his legs.
Despite Mahomes’ effort, the Wildcats ultimately prevailed, determined to give a stellar team performance. In the second half, the Wildcat defense prevented the Red Raiders from tallying more than 10 points.
The Red Raiders will attempt to bounce back from this loss when they meet the West Virginia Mountaineers at 11 a.m. Saturday at home. The Wildcats (3-2, 1-1) travel to face the Oklahoma Sooners at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
After a win against Iowa State last weekend, Baylor (5-0, 2-0) had a bye week. Next for the No. 13 Bears is their homecoming game against the Kansas Jayhawks at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
The No. 22 Mountaineers (4-0, 1-0) had a bye week. No. 22 West Virginia will travel to face the Texas Tech Red Raiders at 11 a.m. Saturday.