Saturday NCAA football Recap: Oklahoma claims No. 1 spot in Big 12
Easy victories throughout the Lone Star State. Take a look back at the highs and lows for Texas colleges and schools of interest.
Oklahoma 38, TCU 20
Quarterback Baker Mayfield led the Sooners to a spectacular victory over TCU with 333 passing yards and rushing for 50 in their battle for the Big 12 No. 1 spot. Rodney Anderson caught five passes for 139 yards, scored twice and ran for 151 yards. TCU quarterback Kenny Hill passed for 270 yards but completed only 13 of 28 passes. Rattled TCU defensive end Mat Boesen was ejected from the game in the second quarter for kicking an OU player.
LSU 33, Arkansas 10
Physically dominant LSU was on fire in Saturday’s victory over Arkansas. D.J. Clark caught two touchdown passes and Derrius Guice ran for three scores for the Tigers. The LSU defense held Arkansas to 318 total yards. The Razorbacks have their work cut out for them if they want to make it to a bowl game this year.
Texas Tech 38, Baylor 24
Tech ended their four-game losing streak with an impressive victory over Baylor. Quarterback Nic Shimonek threw for 246 yards and two touchdowns. Keke Coutee ran the opening kickoff back 93 yards for a dazzling touchdown for the Red Raiders. Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer completed 43 of 63 passes for 417 yards in his second start for the Bears.
Southern Mississippi 43, Rice 34
Southern Mississippi quarterback Kwadra Griggs completed 22 of 31 passes for 331 yards, propelling the now bowl-eligible Golden Eagles to a victory over Rice in Houston on Saturday. Southern Miss took an early lead and dominated the field throughout the game.
Georgia State 33, Texas State 30
Quaterback Conner Manning threw for 368 yards and two scores for Georgia State in Saturday’s battle against Texas State. This 33-30 win for GAST makes them bowl-eligible for the second time in program history.
Texas 42, Kansas 27
The Longhorns moved closer to their goal of going to a bowl game with their 42-27 win over Kansas on Saturday. Texas coach Tom Herman said, “when you’re playing to win, scoring points on defense and getting turnovers, that’s a big part of that.” Texas’ offense dominated the first quarter scoring 28 points and effectively secured their victory early on. Longhorns play at West Virginia next week for a chance to become bowl-eligible.
Texas A&M 55, New Mexico 14
The physically dominant Aggies secured a massive lead early in the game for an easy 55-14 win over New Mexico on Saturday. Aggie quarterback Nick Starkel threw for a career-high 416 yards and four touchdowns before being sat down at halftime.