Sunday, October 4, 2015
Week 5 PASS/FAIL Reports: Big 12
PASS: TCU, Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Iowa State
TCU rolled out to a 37-0 lead at the half in their 50-7 win over Texas, and rolled up over 600 yards in the process. KaVontae Turbin caught 4 TDs in the easy win for the Frogs.
Baylor scored 49 points on Texas Tech by halftime, and the Bears eased to a 63-35 win at the Jerry Dome. Shock Linwood rushed for 221 yards and 2 TDs in the win.
Oklahoma passed a major test at home and never trailed during a 44-24 win over West Virginia. Baker Mayfield added another 3 TDs to his big season for the Sooners through the air.
PK Ben Gogan saved Oklahoma State for the 2nd straight week, kicking a last minute FG to give Oklahoma State a 36-34 win over pesky Kansas State. Mason Rudolph passed for 437 yards and 3 TDs in the win.
Iowa State jumped to a 17-0 lead over hapless Kansas at the half and never looked back in a 38-13 win, their 2nd of the season. Mike Warren rushed for 175 yards and 2 scores in the win.
FAIL: Texas, Texas Tech, West Virginia, Kansas State, Kansas
Texas has now lost two straight to TCU for the first time since 1959 after getting blown out at home 50-7. Their 1-4 start is the worst start in Texas history since 1956, and the Charlie Long rumors are flying wild.
Patrick Mahomes tossed 2 picks, and Texas Tech has fallen to 36-37-1 all-time against the Bears after a 63-35 loss in Arlington. Tech is now 3-2 on the season.
West Virginia was outscored 10-0 in the 4th, and Oklahoma pulled away for a 44-24 win, and Skyler Howard was roughed up and tossed 2 picks in the loss. This was the first major test for WVU after a fairly weak non con slate, and they failed miserably.
Kansas State had Oklahoma State on the ropes, but gave up a late FG to lose 36-34. Kody Cook passed for just 122 yards in the loss.
Kansas found themselves down to Iowa State 24-0 before scoring at all in a 38-13 loss, their only legit shot at winning a game this season. The Jayhawks rushed for just 38 yards in the loss on the road.