Big 12 Football Roundup: Oklahoma Holds off Texas in 4 OTs; ISU, K-State win
Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger ran for four touchdowns and threw for two more, but it was Oklahoma redshirt freshman Spencer Rattler’s 25-yard touchdown pass to Drake Stoops in the fourth overtime Saturday at the Cotton Bowl that proved to be the difference as the Sooners slipped past the rival Longhorns 53-43.
Rattler was benched for most of the second quarter Saturday after a fumble and an interception early, but tossed two of his three touchdown passes in overtime. He finished the game 23 of 35 for 209 yards and the three touchdowns to go with one interception for the Sooners (2-2, 1-2 Big 12).
Ehlinger led Texas (2-2, 1-2 Big 12) back from a 14-point hole in the fourth quarter to force overtime, and scored two of his four rushing touchdowns Saturday during the extra periods, but it was an interception thrown to OU’s Tre Brown following’s Stoops’ touchdown that ended the high-scoring affair.
IOWA STATE 31, TEXAS TECH 15
ISU quarterback Brock Purdy completed 32 of 43 pass attempts for 302 yards with two touchdowns while Breece Hall ran for 135 yards and two more touchdowns as the Cyclones cruised past visiting Texas Tech on Saturday in Ames.
Iowa State (3-1, 3-0 Big 12) has won three consecutive games following a season-opening loss.
Tech (1-3, 0-3 Big 12) struggled all afternoon to move the ball as the Red Raiders were held under 100 total yards of offense going into the fourth quarter before finishing with 270 for the game.
KANSAS STATE 21, TCU 14
K-State held off a late TCU rally to win on the road Saturday at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth.
The Wildcats (3-1, 3-0) managed just one offensive touchdown and were held to just 70 yards of offense in the second half, but were bailed out by strong special teams play and an interception returned for a touchdown.
TCU (1-2, 2-1 Big 12) trailed by two scored but cut the lead to just seven point with 3:39 to play. The Horned Frogs got the ball back with a little more than one minutes on the clock and drove to the K-State 39, where quarterback Max Duggan’s Hail Mary attempt with no time on the clock failed.