Saturday NCAA Football Recap: Texas schools win big in Week 6

The Longhorns pulled off a big win over Oklahoma. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Texas colleges dominate in Week 6. Here’s how it all went  down:

Houston 41, Tulsa 26

After getting spanked 45-17 by Tulsa last year, the Cougars were hell-bent on making a point this time around. Despite committing three turnovers in the first half, the Cougars managed to outscore the Hurricanes 41-26 in their home victory on Thursday. Tulsa played with three safeties in the backfield, forcing the Cougars offense to rely on their usually ill-performing run game. The Cougars showcased a low-producing offense in the first half and moved the ball a mere seven yards in the third quarter. Houston, down 26-17 in the fourth quarter, scored 17 unanswered points in 91 seconds. Lineman Emeke Egbule recovered a Tulsa fumble leading to tight end Romello Brooker’s 9-yard touchdown grab from star quarterback D’Eriq King, putting the Cougars ahead 34-26. Houston defensive back Deontay Anderson intercepted a pass from Tulsa on their next offensive play, resulting in a score by wide receiver Marquez Stevenson on a 6-yard pass from King. King threw for three touchdowns, ran for two and finished with 165 passing yards and two interceptions.

Florida 27, LSU 19

The Tiger defense played impeccably well but their offense barely put up a fight which is probably why they lost on Saturday. The 6-foot-7 Florida tight end, Lucas Krull, lobbed a perfect pass to quarterback Feleipe Franks on a dazzling trick play to set up No. 22 Florida's winning touchdown in a 27-19 victory against fifth-ranked LSU on Saturday. Tim Tebow was on the Florida sideline for most of the game, awaiting his induction into the school’s ring of honor. "I didn't want him to let him down that way," said Florida coach Dan Mullen. "I know it's a night he'll never forget and the whole family will never forget. I know winning that game was kind of like a little cherry on top to make sure it was all smiles." Franks finished 12-for-27, threw for 161 yards and one score. Junior running back Lamical Perine rushed for 85 tough yards and two scores for the Gators.

Texas 48, Oklahoma 45

Sam Ehlinger put on a spectacular show on Saturday, throwing two touchdown passes for Texas and running for three scores. The Longhorns were up 45-24 in the fourth quarter until Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray rallied the Sooners, scoring 21 points in six minutes to tie the game. Ehlinger needed just one more drive to secure the win and he delivered, setting up Cameron Dicker’s 40-yard field goal to give 19th-ranked Texas a 48-45 victory over the No. 7 Sooners. "The first three quarters were very impressive. But maybe that last drive was the most impressive to me because when we had really given up a lot of the energy and certainly in a tie ballgame, to let them back in," Texas coach Tom Herman said of Ehlinger. "For him to go shut the door, with his teammates, that says a lot about his grit."

Texas A&M 20, Kentucky 14

DEFENSE. WINS. GAMES. Coach Jimbo Fisher and the Aggies have been pushing for a victory like this and they earned it Saturday. "Heck of a football game," said Fisher. "We just kept playing and going on to the next play. And our defense was outstanding." You can say that again, coach! Running back Trayveon Williams dove into the end zone on a 10-yard run to give the Aggies a 20-14 victory over the 13th-ranked  Wildcats on Saturday night. Williams finished with 138 rushing yards and 71 receiving. Defensive end Kingsley Keke sacked Wildcat quarterback Terry Wilson for a loss of eight yards, turning the game around for the Aggies, creating a field goal attempt that was just shy of Miles Butler’s reach. "The sack was huge in the game," Fisher said. "Another yard (closer), and the field goal would have been good." The Wildcats were held to 178 total yards and 70 rushing yards, their lowest totals of the season.

Baylor 37, Kansas State 34

After missing three field goal attempts and an extra point, Baylor kicker Connor Martin made the game-winning score with eight seconds left Saturday delivering a 37-34 victory over Kansas State for the Bears. "I felt like I owed everybody," Martin said. "My job as a specialist is to help bail out the offense when they're not able to get things going. I feel like our offense and defense bailed me out. I left a lot of points on the field, so I really wanted it for them. I was like, 'I've got to make it for these guys because they saved my butt all day.'" Quarterback Charlie Brewer was 30-of-44 with 296 yards, one touchdown and an interception. Brewer set up the game-winning kick by driving the Bears 76 yards on 11 plays. Running back Alex Barnes rushed for 250 yards and three touchdowns for Kansas State.

UTSA 20, Rice 3

UTSA running back B.J. Daniels had 13 carries for 61 yards and one touchdown, and the defense forced four turnovers, leading the Roadrunners to a 20-3 victory over Rice on Saturday. UTSA is 2-0 in conference play for the first time since joining Conference USA in 2013.

Louisiana 42, Texas State 27

Louisiana quarterback Andre Nunez was 9-of-18 with 149 yards, one interception and a score in the Ragin’ Cajuns’ victory over Texas State on Saturday. Elijah Mitchell had 20 carries for 191 yards and two three touchdowns for Louisiana.


No. 1 Baylor Bears and No. 10 LSU Tigers extend their winning streak as conference play continues.

College Basketball Report: Week 11

TEXAS LONGHORNS (12-6), (2-4)

Last week: (1-2): W - Oklahoma State 74-64, L - Kansas 66-57, L - West Virginia 97-59

This week: Saturday vs. LSU

The start of the Big 12 Conference has not been kind to the Texas Longhorns with a below .500 record. After recording a 12-point victory over the Oklahoma State Cowboys, the Longhorns dropped back-to-back games against the Kansas Jayhawks and the West Virginia Mountaineers.

The 38-point loss to the Mountaineers proved to be the Longhorns' worst performance of the season, as UT allowed West Virginia to shoot 51.4% from the floor, 42.9% from behind the arc and trail 45-20 heading into the halftime break.

With one game on the schedule, the Longhorns will look to bounce back in a home match against the hot LSU Tigers.

TEXAS A&M AGGIES (8-8), (2-3)

Last week: (0-2): L - LSU 89-85, L - South Carolina 81-67

This week: Tuesday vs. Missouri, Saturday vs. Oklahoma State

The Texas A&M Aggies hit a rough patch last week and are currently riding a two-game losing streak heading into their match against the Missouri Tigers on Tuesday, before taking on the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Saturday.

The Aggies dropped a heartbreak overtime loss in a game against the LSU Tigers, where they fought their way back from 10 down at the half. Unfortunately, A&M could not carry over their second-half surge against the Gamecocks, as South Carolina shot 48.3 % from the floor, 53.3 % from 3-point range.

Senior forward Josh Nebo led the Aggies in scoring both games averaging 19.0 points and 2.5 blocks per game.

Houston Cougars (12-4), (2-1)

Last week: (2-0): W - SMU 77-62, W- Wichita State 65-54

This week: Thursday vs. UConn, Sunday vs. USF

Winners of eight out of their last nine games, the Houston Cougars swept through their opponents picking up wins against the SMU Mustangs and the Wichita State Shockers.

In the win against No. 16 Wichita State, the Cougars had one of their best defensive performances of the season, as Houston recorded nine blocks and held the Shockers to 32.2% shoot from the field, and 20% from behind the arc. Following the win, the Cougars will come into Thursday showdown against UConn tied with Wichita State atop of the American Athletic Conference.

RICE OWLS (9-11), (1-6)

Last week: (0-3): L - Louisiana Tech 72-56, L- Southern Miss 81-68, L - North Texas 79-59

This week: Thursday vs. UTEP, Saturday vs. UTSA

Loser of seven of their last eight games, the Rice Owls are currently riding a three-game losing streak after a winless week.

The Owls suffered a blowout defeat in all three games, losing by an average margin of 16 points, with their worst coming at the hands of North Texas on Monday. Up next, Rice will look to end their worst skid of the season on Thursday in a CUSA showdown against UTEP.

BAYLOR BEARS (16-1), (6-0)

Last week: (3-0): W - Iowa State 68-55, W - Oklahoma State 75-68, W - Oklahoma 61-57

This week: Saturday vs. Florida

While improving their national rank to No. 1, the Baylor Bears extended their conference play winning streak to six with wins against Iowa State, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma over the past week.

In the win against Oklahoma, Macio Teague led the Bears to a close win with 16 points and three steals. Following their overall 15th straight victory, the Bears will put their winning streak on the line against Florida on Saturday.

TCU HORNED FROGS (12-5), (3-2)

Last week: (0-2): L - West Virginia 81-49, L - Oklahoma 83-63

This week: Tuesday vs Texas Tech, Saturday vs Arkansas

After riding a four-game winning streak, the TCU Horned Frogs dropped two consecutive conference games in a loss against West Virginia and Oklahoma last week. In both games, the Horned Frogs lost by an average margin of 26 points, which indicates their two worst two-game stretch of the season.

Up next, TCU will look to return to their winning ways against the No. 18 Texas Tech Red Raiders on Tuesday, before taking on the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday.


Last week: (2-0): W - Kansas State 77-63, W - Arkansas 72-52

This week: Tuesday vs TCU, Saturday vs Kentucky

After dropping two of their first three conference games, the No. 16 Texas Tech Red Raiders had a prefect week picking up wins against the Kansas State Wildcats and Iowa State Cyclone.

Against Iowa State, the Red Raiders finished the game shooting 54.3% from the floor and connecting on nine 3-point field goals in the win. Sophomore guard Kyler Edwards registered a career-high five 3-pointers and finished with 22 points inside the United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas.

Up next, Tech will look to extend their winning streak against the TCU Horned Frogs on Tuesday.

SMU MUSTANGS (13-4), (3-2)

Last week (1-1): L - Houston 71-62, W - Temple 68-52

This week: Wednesday vs ECU, Saturday vs Memphis

The SMU Mustangs opened the week dropping their second straight game in a loss to in-state rival, the Houston Cougars. In the loss, the Mustangs did not have an answer for Houston's Fabian White Jr., as the junior forward recorded 17 points and 10 rebounds in the win.

Following the loss in Houston, SMU returned to their winning ways in a home victory over the Temple Owls, a game in which Tyson Jolly had one of his best performances of the season with 25 points and 14 rebounds, two steals and a block in the win.
The Mustang will stay home for an AAC showdown against ECU on Wednesday before traveling to Memphis to take on the Memphis Tigers on Saturday.

LSU TIGERS (13-4), (5-0)

Last week (2-0): W - Texas A&M 89-85, W - Ole Miss 80-76

This week: Tuesday vs Florida, Saturday vs Texas

No. 10 LSU Tigers continued their hot start in conference play and extended their winning streak to six last week.

Both games went down to the wire as the Tigers needed an additional five minutes to pull off a win against the Aggies, a game where LSU nearly blew a 10 point lead at the half. Five players scored in double-digits for LSU with Trendon Watford and Skylar Mays each scoring 19 points apiece.

The Tigers will return home on Tuesday for a match against Florida before a Big-12 showdown against the Texas Longhorns on Saturday.

SportsMap Emails
Are Awesome