Big 12 Wire: OU, Texas Tech shatter records in shootout

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No. 12 West Virginia vs TCU

The Mountaineers seized a 34-10 victory against the TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday at home.

West Virginia (6-0 overall, 3-0 Big 12) quarterback Skyler Howard, who was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week after the Mountaineers defeated Texas Tech last weekend, paved the way for this Mountaineer win against TCU (4-3, 2-2) as well. Fort Worth native Howard threw for 231 yards and four touchdowns, and he had a spotless record of no interceptions.

WVU cornerback Elijah Battle was ejected for targeting when he collided with TCU wide receiver Daniel Walsh. Battle was forced to view the rest of the game from the weight room, and many football fans, both in the stadium and on social media, argued that the penalty was unjustified.

TCU quarterback Kenny Hill was intercepted one time by Mountaineer cornerback Rasul Douglas. In the second quarter, Hill delivered a pass to TCU wide receiver Jaelan Austin for the Horned Frogs’ only touchdown.

The Mountaineers’ next opponent is Oklahoma State at 11 a.m. Saturday on the road. Meanwhile, the Horned Frogs face Texas Tech at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Fort Worth.

 

Kansas State vs Texas

The Wildcats edged past the Texas Longhorns for a 24-21 win Saturday afternoon in Manhattan, Kansas.

The win marked the fifth straight home victory for the Wildcats (4-3, 2-2).

The Longhorns (3-4, 1-3) made a late attempt to catch Kansas State when quarterback Shane Buechele threw the ball to Longhorn wide receiver Dorian Leonard for a touchdown with 46 seconds left. Although Longhorn kicker Trent Domingue’s extra point brought the Longhorns within three,, it wasn’t enough to give them the advantage over K-State.

Wildcat quarterback Jesse Ertz sprinted into the end zone twice for K-State’s first two touchdowns. Ertz also threw for a touchdown; a pass to receiver Byron Pringle with nine seconds left in the first half.

The Wildcat defense brought the power and sacked Buechele three times. K-State senior defensive end Jordan Willis tallied two of those sacks.

Next, K-State takes on the Iowa State Cyclones at 11 a.m. Saturday in Ames, Iowa. The Longhorns hope to break the Baylor Bears’ undefeated record at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at home.

 

Oklahoma State vs Kansas

Kansas couldn’t maintain its hot start in a 44-20 loss to the Oklahoma State Cowboys in Lawrence, Kansas on Saturday.

Kansas (1-6, 0-4) started fast, scoring first in the first quarter on a 68-yard pass from quarterback Montell Cozart to receiver LaQuvionte Gonzalez. The Jayhawks held a lead until three minutes before halftime when Cowboys running back Justice Hill scored on a 1-yard run.

Kansas came close to getting within one point before halftime, attempting a 59-yard field goal as time expired, but OSU’s Motekiai Maile blocked the kick.

Cozart completed 24-of-40 passes for 250 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. Running back Ke’aun Kinner rushed for 144 yards on 14 carries, and Gonzalez caught six passes for 106 yards and a touchdown.

The Jayhawks’ defense sacked OSU quarterback Mason Rudolph five times, the most a Jawhawks team has brought down an OSU quarterback in program history.

The Kansas Jayhawks travel to Norman, Oklahoma to take on the Oklahoma Sooners at 6 p.m. Saturday.

 

No. 16 Oklahoma vs Texas Tech

Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon set two career-highs in the Sooners' win against Texas Tech. (O'Colly File Photo)
Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon set two career-highs in the Sooners’ win against Texas Tech.
(O’Colly File Photo)

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield threw seven touchdowns and 545 yards to help the Sooners beat Texas Tech 66-59 in a game that broke the NCAA record for combined offensive yards with 1,708 Saturday.

Mayfield completed 27-of-36 passes and broke the school’s single-game touchdown mark of six, which was previously held by Landry Jones. Mayfield’s touchdown passes went for 56, 49, 23, 23, 43, 34 and 15 yards.

The Sooners (5-2, 4-0) scored on five of their six second-half possessions. OU ran out the clock in its only possession it didn’t score.

OU running back Joe Mixon caught three touchdown passes and receiver Dede Westbrook caught two. Mixon ran for a career-high 263 yards and 114 receiving yards. He’s the first Sooner to reach 200 yards rushing and 100 yards receiving in the same game.

Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw five touchdowns and 734 yards. Mahomes tied the NCAA record for single-game passing yards, matching Washington State’s Connor Halliday, who set the record in 2014. The 125 points are the second-most ever in a game involving a ranked team. The record is 133 in No. 9 West Virginia’s 70-63 victory over No. 25 Baylor on Sept. 29, 2012. Both teams also finished with the same number of total yards with 854.

The Sooners host the Kansas Jayhawks at 6 p.m. Saturday. The Texas Tech Red Raiders travel to Fort Worth, Texas to take on TCU at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

 

No. 9 Baylor

The Bears had a bye week to follow their landslide win against the Kansas Jayhawks last week. Next, Baylor (6-0, 3-0) meets the Texas Longhorns at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Austin.

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