Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) -
BAYLOR: The Bears were able to snap their four-game slide on Saturday, as they
cruised to a 41-14 win over Kansas for their first conference victory of the
season. Nick Florence threw for three touchdowns and also ran for one in the
victory. He completed 26-of-42 pass attempts for 367 yards. Glasco Martin
(157) and Lache Seastrunk (103) each racked up over 100 yards on the ground.
Seastrunk also had 91 yards receiving but it was Terrance Williams and Tevin
Reese who were the most productive. Williams hauled in 11 passes for 137 yards
and a score while Reese had seven receptions for 97 yards and a touchdown.
Defensively, the Bears held KU quarterback Michael Cummings to just 81 yards
on 9-of-19 passing while notching a pair of interceptions. Baylor racked up
666 yards of total offense and 32 first downs while Kansas had 342 total yards
and 17 first downs. Looking ahead, the Bears may struggle to finish above .500
on the season as the back end of their schedule features Oklahoma, Kansas
State, Texas Tech and Oklahoma State.
IOWA STATE: The Cyclones fell at home to Oklahoma over the weekend, 35-20,
marking their third loss in the past four games. In fact, they have now
dropped 14 in a row against OU. Iowa State was held to just 290 yards of total
offense, while the Sooners racked up 593 yards from scrimmage. Oklahoma
quarterback Landry Jones carved up the ISU defense for 405 yards and four TDs
through the air. The Cyclones defense simply could not get off the field for
long stretches, as OU converted 9-of-14 third downs. Steele Jantz had a rough
day under center in the loss, completing only 20-of-40 passes for 191 yards
and an interception. He was also sacked three times. Coach Paul Rhoads said it
wasn't Jantz's best decision-making game, although he remains confident in the
signal-caller. Jantz and the Cyclones need to win one of their final three
games to become bowl eligible. They'll travel to Texas this week.
KANSAS: One week after nearly pulling off an upset of Texas, the Jayhawks were
on the wrong end of a 41-14 final at Baylor. KU has now lost 19 straight games
against FBS opponents. The Bears entered the weekend ranked dead-last in the
nation in total defense and 118th in scoring defense, yet Kansas managed to
score only two first-half touchdowns. Michael Cummings managed just 81 yards
passing by completing 9-of-19 attempts while being intercepted twice for
Kansas (1-8, 0-6). James Sims rushed for 126 yards and a touchdown on 21
totes. The defense had no answer for Baylor's potent passing game, as Bears'
quarterback Nick Florence threw for 367 yards and three touchdowns, while he
also ran for another. The Jayhawks allowed two 100-yard rushers and came
within three yards of allowing two 100-yard receivers for the day. They'll try
to get that elusive first FBS victory at Texas Tech this weekend.
KANSAS STATE: The Wildcats remained No. 2 in the BCS standings thanks to
Saturday's 44-30 win over Oklahoma State. Allen Chapman picked off three
passes and returned one 29 yards for a touchdown, while John Hubert led the
offense with two touchdowns on the ground. However, the biggest storyline to
emerge from the game had to do with the health of star quarterback Collin
Klein, who left the game in the third quarter with an undisclosed injury and
did not return. In fact, coach Bill Snyder offered no specifics about the
injury in his postgame remarks. The Heisman frontrunner exited after scoring
on a quarterback sneak in the third quarter. He finished the game 16-of-22 for
245 yards and added 17 carries for 64 yards before leaving. Daniel Sims
took over under center and went 5-for-6 with 45 yards and added 20 yards on
seven carries. Angelo Pease had 72 yards on nine carries, while Chris Harper
added five catches for 89 yards for the Wildcats (9-0, 6-0 Big 12), who have
won all but two of their games this season by double digits. They'll travel to
TCU this week, and the status of Klein is sure to be a popular subject leading
up to the game.
OKLAHOMA: The 14th-ranked Sooners rebounded from last week's loss to Notre
Dame with a 35-20 victory at Iowa State on Saturday, their 14th consecutive
win over the Cyclones. The win was the 145th career victory for Stoops, tying
him with Bud Wilkinson for second on the Sooners' all-time victory list.
Landry Jones had a field day, as he completed 32-of-45 passes for 405 yards
and four touchdowns. Justin Brown caught seven balls for 107 yards and a
touchdown, while Brennan Clay added a career-high 157 yards and a score on 24
carries. OU converted 9-of-14 third downs en route to 593 yards of total
offense. Defensively, the Sooners held ISU to just 290 total yards. They
sacked Cyclones quarterback Steele Jantz three times and limited him to 191
yards and an interception on 20-of-40 passing. Oklahoma could certainly use a
similar effort this Saturday against Baylor's high-powered offense.
OKLAHOMA STATE: The Cowboys saw their three-game win streak come to a halt at
third-ranked Kansas State over the weekend, as they dropped a 44-30 decision.
Freshman quarterback Wes Lunt had a tough day under center, completing just
11-of-20 passes for 184 yards, one score and three interceptions. Lunt, who
missed six weeks with a knee injury earlier this season, exited with an injury
and was replaced by Clint Chelf, who was also intercepted once. Chelf finished
16-of-27 for 233 yards and a touchdown. Charlie Moore headlined the receiving
corps with 135 yards and a TD on seven catches, while Josh Stewart hauled in
eight balls for 92 yards in the loss. After scoring the game's first points on
Lunt's 54-yard TD strike to Austin Hays, the Wildcats responded with 17
unanswered points, and OSU was never able to recover. The Cowboys lost despite
out-gaining KSU, 417-290. The Pokes will host West Virginia this Saturday.
TCU: The Horned Frogs ended a two-game skid by claiming a 39-38 double-
overtime victory at No. 23 West Virginia over the weekend. Josh Boyce sent the
game into overtime with a 94-yard touchdown reception and then hauled in the
game-winning two-point conversion to seal the win. After both teams missed
field goals in the first overtime, WVU went ahead on a touchdown in the second
extra session. TCU tied things up again just a play later. On a reverse pass
play, Brandon Carter threw to a wide-open Corey Fuller for the 25-yard score.
The Horned Frogs then went for two and Trevone Boykin rolled right before
firing low to Boyce, who was able to get his hands underneath the ball for the
conversion. Boyce finished the day with 180 yards and two scores on six
receptions. Boykin was 12-of-29 for 254 yards with two touchdowns and an
interception, and added 28 yards on 15 carries in the victory. TCU will host
No. 3 Kansas State this weekend.
TEXAS: The Longhorns moved to 7-2 with Saturday's 31-22 triumph at Texas Tech.
With the victory, UT also climbed to No. 19 in this week's AP poll. Mike Davis
caught a pair of touchdown passes, including the game-sealing score in the
fourth quarter, to help Texas prevail. Davis finished with 165 yards on four
receptions for UT, which has won three straight. David Ash completed 11-of-19
passes for 264 yards and three touchdowns, while Johnathan Gray had 106 yards
on 20 carries and 41 yards on two catches. The Longhorns also blocked a kick,
the seventh time this season they have done so. UT has not lost to the Red
Raiders since Nov. 1, 2008. The 'Horns have won all four of their road games
this season, and five straight dating back to last season. Texas improved to
2-2 in games against Top-25 teams this season. One more ranked team remains on
the schedule; a road game at No. 3 Kansas State in the regular-season finale.
Before that, Texas will take on Iowa State and TCU.
TEXAS TECH: The Red Raiders lost for the second consecutive weekend, as they
dropped a 31-22 decision at home to Texas. Despite the setback, Texas Tech is
still ranked No. 25 in this week's AP poll. Seth Doege went 26-of-44 through
the air for 329 yards and a touchdown in the loss. Eric Ward finished with 126
yards on eight catches, and Darrin Moore hauled in seven passes for 108 yards.
Tech made six trips into the red zone and came away with only two touchdowns.
Penalties hurt the Red Raiders, as they were whistled nine times for 85 yards,
often at critical down and distances. A fourth-quarter touchdown was called
back for holding, and Texas Tech's fate was eventually sealed after a 23-yard
field goal was blocked. Those penalties and missed opportunities cost the Red
Raiders in a game where they held the advantage in first downs (25-18) and
total yards (441-427). The team will try to regroup in time for this week's
home game against Kansas.
WEST VIRGINIA: The Mountaineers tumbled out of the national rankings following
Saturday's 39-38 double-overtime loss to TCU. After starting the season 5-0,
WVU has dropped three straight. The Mountaineers gave up the game-tying score
on a 94-yard pass and catch with just 1:28 remaining in regulation. On WVU's
ensuing possession, Tyler Bitancurt missed a 55-yard field goal with 13
seconds on the clock, and the game went to overtime. After both teams missed
field goals in the first overtime, Geno Smith lofted a pass in the left
portion of the end zone on the Mountaineers' first play to Stedman Bailey, who
beat his defender with a stop-and-go route. However, the Horned Frogs tied it
up on the very next play, and they went for two and made it to end the game.
Smith threw for 260 yards with three scores and an interception on 32-of-54
efficiency in the loss. Tavon Austin returned a punt 76 yards for a touchdown
to give West Virginia a 31-24 lead with 3:19 left in regulation before Boyce
knotted the contest two possessions later. WVU travels to Oklahoma State this
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