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Big 12 Roundup and Recap: Bye Week Blues

Only two conference games this weekend mean we didn’t learn much

NCAA Football: Oklahoma at Texas Christian Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

#9 Oklahoma Sooners (6-1, 3-1) 52, TCU Horned Frogs (3-4, 1-3) 27

The Oklahoma Sooners haven’t lost back-to-back regular season games in almost two decades, and Lincoln Riley and company weren’t going to let that streak end today. OU’s 52-27 victory over the TCU Horned Frogs was notable because it was the Sooners first game with Ruffin McNeill calling the shots as defensive coordinator. Minus a couple breakdowns in the secondary, the Sooners’ defense looked impressive in it’s first Mike Stoops-less game

The story of the game was the benching of quarterback Shawn Robinson in the second quarter. After an ineffective start to the game that left TCU trailing 28-7, Horned Frogs head coach Gary Patterson and offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie turned to transfer quarterback Michael Collins. Collins had seen action in garbage time this season, but the Penn transfer had yet to play meaningful minutes for the Frogs.

Texas Tech Red Raiders (5-2, 3-1) 48, Kansas Jayhawks (2-5, 0-4) 16

In a surprise turn of events, Alan Bowman got the start today and played pretty well. It’s clear this offense is so much smoother with him behind center, and today reiterated that truth. I’d like to credit Kansas though, should Mike Lee not have gotten a bogus targeting call I really do wonder what winds up happening in the second half. Pooka Williams is definitely the real deal, but Kansas’s lack of quality quarterback play is glaring. I mean, how many wide open receivers did Peyton Bender miss? I’m thrilled he sucks though because I love getting these big wins.

Your stat of the game: Khalil Herbert averaged over 10 yards per carry in the first half. He had three carries in the entire second half.

AIR RAID!!!

THROW THE BALL AGAIN!!!

I hate David Beaty so much.

So anyway, Kansas lost 48-16 which includes a garbage-time touchdown scored with 11 seconds remaining in the game.

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