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Around the Big 12: Kansas State Shocks Oklahoma, Texas Wins in OT Shootout

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It was a wild weekend of college football and the Big 12 certainly had its fair share of strangeness.

Kansas State 38, No. 18 Oklahoma 35

Saturday started with what was expected to be an easy win for Oklahoma (1-1, 0-1 Big 12) over Kansas State (1-1, 1-0). The Sooners looked as dangerous as ever in their opener, while the Wildcats lost to Arkansas State at home two weeks ago. Just like last season, however, Kansas State was able to pull the upset against OU.

Oklahoma’s freshman quarterback, Spencer Rattler, actually looked like a freshman against a Kansas State defense that was playing without several major players due to injuries and COVID-19 precautions. Rattler passes for 387 yards and four touchdowns, but also tossed three interceptions.

Meanwhile, K-State quarterback Skylar Thompson threw for a career-high 334 yards and scored four total touchdowns. Wildcat true freshman running back Deuce Vaughn also introduce himself to the league with 45 rushing yards and 129 receiving yards.

Kansas State will host Texas Tech next week and Oklahoma will travel to Ames to face Iowa State.

No. 9 Texas 63, Texas Tech 56 (OT)

After Oklahoma was upset in the early game it looked like Texas would follow suit with a surprising loss to Texas Tech.

After a wild, high scoring game, the Red Raiders (1-1, 0-1 Big 12) lead the Longhorns (2-0, 1-0) 56-48 with just 2:39 left to play. Texas responded with a passing touchdown from Sam Ehlinger to Joshua Moore, recovering an onside kick and then another TD from Ehlinger to Moore with 0:40 left to force overtime.

In overtime, Ehlinger and Moore hooked up again and then TTU quarterback Alan Bowman threw an interception to seal it for the Longhorns.

Ehlinger finished with 262 yards and five touchdowns and one pick and Bowman finished with 325 yards, five touchdowns of his own but with three interceptions.

Texas will host TCU next week and Tech will travel to play at Kansas State,

No. 17 Oklahoma State 27, West Virginia 13

You know what happened in this one. Even with a true freshman, backup quarterback in Shane Illingworth, the Cowboys (2-0, 1-0 Big 12) did just enough to knock off the Mountaineers (1-1, 0-1).

Chuba Hubbard has 194 yards through two games and has yet to look like his old, dominant self from 2019.

Oklahoma State goes to Kansas next week, West Virginia hosts Baylor.

Iowa State 37, TCU 34

This was, honestly, somehow the weirdest game of the weekend. This entire game can be summed up with this one throw from Brock Purdy.

ISU lost to Louisiana-Lafayette two weeks ago and Purdy threw THAT ball and the Cyclones (1-1, 1-0 Big 12) still somehow won. It was TCU’s (0-1, 0-1) first game of the season after having to postpone its season opener. Quarterback Max Duggan played, even though he’s not supposed to play this season due to a heart issue. Duggan threw for 241 yards and three scores and other TCU quarterback Matthew Downing also threw for 159 yards and a score.

ISU running back Breece Hall ran for 154 yards and three TDs to drag Iowa State to the win.

Iowa State gets Oklahoma next week and TCU hosts Texas.

Baylor 47, Kansas 14

Poor Kansas.

After three postponements, Baylor finally got to play this season and the Bears (1-0, 1-0 Big 12) ran over the Jayhawks (0-2, 0-1). Baylor ran for 203 yards and three touchdowns as a team. The Bears also returned the opening kickoff of the second half for a touchdown and had a safety.

Pooka Williams rand for 76 yards and two scores, otherwise Kansas did not really do anything.

Baylor heads to Morgantown, Kansas will host Oklahoma State.

Watch our postgame show to hear an instant reaction discussion on the crazy day for the Big 12.

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Cody spent the last two years getting his master's degree in journalism from WVU. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

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