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Big 12 Roundup and Recap: Texas Might Really Be Back Y’all

The team from Austin now has two straight wins over ranked opponents and hold your breath, might be back...

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Baylor Bears (3-1, 1-0) 26, Kansas Jayhawks (2-2, 0-1) 7

After not scoring on their first drive, Kansas soon learned they wouldn’t stop Brewer much longer. He destroyed Kansas in the first half and played the entire period. He finished the half 11-of-14 for 151 yards and three touchdowns. He added 58 yards on the ground. Kansas tried to all-out blitz him, but even then, he picked up a big first down with his legs. Brewer played every series until Baylor led by 19 with 3:35 remaining.

Kansas would actually respond with a 50-yard drive (aided by two 15-yard personal foul penalties on Baylor), but David Beaty would ice his own kicker (yes, in the first quarter), and Gabriel Rui would miss a 48-yard attempt. At that point, things began to spiral for the Jayhawks. Baylor scored on its next three possessions, while Kansas had two three-and-outs on its final two possessions of the first half.

Iowa St. Cyclones (1-2, 0-1) 26, Akron Zips 13

Akron started off the game strong by driving down the field, but their quarterback, Kato Nelson, was picked off by Braxton Lewis at the 29. Iowa State took over and got one first down before punting, Akron did the same on their second possession. Iowa State bounced back thanks to a 47 yard kick return by Kene Nwangwu. David Montgomery made a couple incredible runs to keep the drive alive. This allowed a red zone opportunity finished off by Hakeem Butler.

Texas Longhorns (3-1, 1-0) 31, #17 TCU Horned Frogs (2-2, 0-1) 16

TCU couldn’t handle Texas wide receiver Collin Johnson, and had problems on offense establishing the run game. The Frogs made some strides into Texas territory, but turnovers in the second half eliminated any chance for TCU to score.Michael Collins finished the game out for TCU after Robinson was shaken up with a late injury.

An opportunistic defense that forced four turnovers and an offense that made big plays in the last 20 minutes, including a long, game-clinching drive, propelled the Texas Longhorns past the No. 17-ranked TCU Horned Frogs, 31-16, in front of another raucous crowd at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Saturday.

#5 Oklahoma Sooners (4-0, 1-0) 28, Army 21

The Oklahoma Sooners narrowly avoided a catastrophic upset at the hands of the Army Black Knights Saturday night in Norman. Army brought their legendary triple-option attack into Memorial Stadium, and the Sooners were absolutely not ready for it. Oklahoma struck first with quick drive down the field on it’s opening possession. Army answered with the first of several drives so long and so meticulous they would make Bill Snyder stare in awe. The Black Knights went 75 yards on 16 plays in 9 minutes 31 seconds to even the game at 7-7.

Texas Tech Red Raiders (3-1, 1-0) 41, Oklahoma State Cowboys (3-1, 0-1) 17

Kingsbury - His beard is 3-0...I’m not sure why, but I think there’s something there...just sayin....Look everyone, enjoy this one because wins like this haven’t been a thing for close to a decade. We’ve slogged through a ton of blow outs to finally win a big one. The Red Raiders are back! Wreck ‘Em!

Oklahoma State’s nine-game win streak over Texas Tech came to an end in emphatic fashion tonight, falling to the Red Raiders 41-17. This was a game that will leave many questioning the second half decision-making of the Cowboys’ coaching staff.

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