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Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
BAYLOR: The fifth-ranked Bears remained unbeaten on the season with Saturday's 59-14 triumph at Kansas. Bryce Petty threw for three touchdowns and rushed for another as the team matched its best start in school history. Petty completed 20-of-32 passes for 430 yards and Lache Seastrunk rushed for 109 yards and a score for the Bears (7-0, 4-0 Big 12), winners of 11 straight dating back to last season. Tevin Reese caught four passes for 110 yards and two touchdowns, Shock Linwood finished with 106 yards and a pair of scores on nine carries, and Glasco Martin rushed for 55 yards and a TD in the win. Baylor scored the first 45 points of the game, including 38 over the first 30 minutes. The Bears, who started 7-0 in 1980, have now won 18 of their last 19 home games going back to Nov. 10, 2012. They'll have a week to rest and prepare for their big meeting against nationally-ranked Oklahoma on Thursday, Nov. 7.
IOWA STATE: The Cyclones' season continued its downward spiral on Saturday as they fell at home to Oklahoma State, 58-27. Iowa State (1-6, 0-4) has dropped four straight and remains winless in Big 12 play. Grant Rohach took over under center after Sam B. Richardson suffered a head injury in the second quarter, and the freshman threw a touchdown pass to Quenton Bundrage to pull the Cyclones within 28-20 at halftime. But Iowa State, which was coming off an embarrassing 71-7 loss at Baylor, couldn't get anything going in the second half, amassing just 99 yards after a 247-yard showing in the first 30 minutes. Oklahoma State ran for 179 yards and scored three touchdowns in the third quarter to break open the game. Bundrage finished with two touchdown receptions on the day, but Rohach and Richardson combined to complete only 18- of-38 passes for 192 yards. Next up for Iowa State is a road bout with Kansas State on Saturday.
KANSAS: The Jayhawks were simply no match for Baylor on Saturday as they fell by a 59-14 final, marking their fourth loss in a row. KU allowed the Bears to rack up 743 yards of total offense, the third-most allowed in school history. Baylor's Bryce Petty picked apart the Kansas secondary for 430 yards and three touchdowns, while the Jayhawks also allowed a pair of 100-yard rushers in Lache Seastrunk (109) and Schock Lindwood (106). Jake Heaps was just 7-of-19 passing for 85 yards and a touchdown pass to Rodriguez Coleman, who caught two balls for 75 yards. James Sims added 70 yards on the ground for Kansas, which hasn't won a Big 12 game since beating Colorado, 53-45, on Nov. 6, 2010. Freshman QB Montell Cozart also got in on the action and made a few plays, including a 45-yard completion to Coleman on a 3rd-and-18. The Jayhawks return to action this weekend at Texas.
KANSAS STATE: The Wildcats kept their dim postseason hopes alive with Saturday's 35-12 victory over West Virginia, as they notched their first league win of the season and moved to 3-4 overall. The win also snapped a three-game slide. K-State rallied for 28 second-half points behind the QB duo of Jake Waters and Daniel Sams, who combined for 273 total yards and three touchdowns over the final 30 minutes. All told, they completed 18-of-21 passes for 291 yards and four TDs. Tyler Lockett had eight catches for 111 yards and three scores, while Curry Sexton finished with 112 yards on six catches. Before going off for four unanswered touchdowns in the second half, the Wildcats had amassed only 169 yards of total offense and were trailing, 12-7. Senior Ty Zimmerman had a team-high 12 tackles, while defensive end Ryan Mueller came up with a sack and forced fumble for the second straight game. Kansas State will host Iowa State this weekend.
OKLAHOMA: Jalen Saunders caught a pair of touchdown passes and had 153 yards receiving to lead Oklahoma to a 38-30 victory over No. 10 Texas Tech. With the win, OU moved from No. 17 to No. 13 in this week's AP Top-25, and the team comes in at No. 10 in the BCS Standings. After suffering their only loss of the season at Texas in the Red River Rivalry a few weeks ago, the Sooners now have their first signature win in conference play. Blake Bell threw for 249 yards and the two TDs on 14-of-22 efficiency. Damien Williams led the rushing attack with 97 yards on 19 touches and two touchdowns to extend the Sooners' (7-1, 4-1 Big 12) winning streak at home to seven games. The start of the game was delayed for over an hour due to rain in the area, and turnovers slowed both offenses in the first quarter. However, Bell was eventually able to settle into a rhythm in the passing game, while the Sooners averaged a healthy 5.5 ypc on the ground. OU has a bye this weekend before heading into next week's highly anticipated showdown with Baylor.
OKLAHOMA STATE: The 18th-ranked Cowboys claimed a 58-27 win over Iowa State in Ames, where they had their perfect season come to a halt two years ago. Desmond Roland headlined the victory with 219 rushing yards and four touchdowns, becoming the first Oklahoma State running back to break the 200- yard mark since Kendall Hunter did so in 2010. OSU scored 21 straight points in the first 9:15, then later broke the game open in the third quarter, running for 179 yards as a team and scoring three times. Roland's effort on the ground, along with two defensive touchdowns, made up for a sub par showing from Clint Chelf, who completed just 10-of-26 passes for 78 yards and a touchdown in windy conditions. The Cowboys (6-1, 3-1 Big 12) have won three in a row on the heels of their lone loss at West Virginia. They'll play at No. 15 Texas Tech this weekend.
TCU: The Horned Frogs dropped to 3-5 following Saturday's 30-7 setback to Texas, their third loss over the last four games. Quarterback Casey Pachall, who had been out since breaking his left forearm in the second game of the season, returned to action for TCU, as he replaced starter Trevone Boykin after an early fumble. The Frogs had only 5 total yards on seven offensive plays before Pachall entered. However, the signal caller looked rather rusty, as he completed only 13-of-34 passes for 139 yards and an interception. LaDarius Brown caught seven balls for 87 yards and a touchdown. Aaron Green was the Horned Frogs' leading rusher with just 34 yards on six carries. The game was stopped for more than three hours during the second quarter because of lightning in the area, and TCU's offense never quite managed to get going when play resumed. Brown's first-quarter touchdown grab was the only score of the game for the Horned Frogs, who will host West Virginia this Saturday.
TEXAS: It seems like an awfully long time ago when the Longhorns sat at 1-2 on the season and appeared headed nowhere. However, they have since turned things around with four straight victories, all in Big 12 play, to sit atop the conference standings along with Baylor. Case McCoy threw for 228 yards and a touchdown as Texas downed the TCU Horned Frogs, 30-7, on Saturday. McCoy started his fourth game with David Ash still out with lingering concussion symptoms, but he converted just 9-of-19 passes and was intercepted twice. Marcus Johnson pulled down three receptions for 120 yards and a score for the Longhorns (5-2, 4-0 Big 12). Johnathan Gray rushed for 94 yards on 22 carries, while Malcolm Brown added 51 yards and two touchdowns on 17 attempts. UT finished the game with 415 yards of total offense, compared to just 246 for TCU. The Longhorns forced four turnovers and held the Frogs to just 45 yards rushing. Next up, they'll host Kansas on Saturday.
TEXAS TECH: The Red Raiders' bid for a perfect season came to a halt at 13th- ranked Oklahoma on Saturday, as they came up short in a 38-30 final. Rain in the area delayed the start of the game for an hour, and the Red Raiders all but scrapped their ground game as they averaged just 2.9 ypc as a team. Davis Webb attempted 53 passes and completed 33 of them, as he finished with 385 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Eric Ward (nine catches, 106 yards, two TDs) and Jace Amaro (8-119) both went over 100 yards receiving on the day. But in the end, the Red Raiders were unable to keep pace, as OU claimed a 526-460 edge in total offense and put together a late scoring drive to seal the outcome. After Kenny Williams cut the deficit to 35-30 with a one- yard touchdown run at the 7:13 mark of the fourth quarter, OU went on a 12- play, 53-yard drive that ate up nearly six minutes and ended with Mike Hunnicutt's 37-yard field goal with 1:17 to play. Next up for Texas Tech is another nationally-ranked opponent, as No. 18 Oklahoma State pays a visit on Saturday.
WEST VIRGINIA: The Mountaineers turned in a clunker at Kansas State, as they fell by a 35-12 margin for their third loss in a row. WVU was leading 12-7 early in the third quarter before the Wildcats went off for 28 unanswered points. A week earlier in Morgantown, the Mountaineers had an 11-point lead early in the third quarter before falling, 37-27, to the Texas Tech Red Raiders. On Saturday, the Mountaineers defense struggled against the pass, as they allowed K-State quarterbacks Jake Waters and Daniel Sams to combine to complete 18-of-21 attempts for 291 yards and four touchdowns. K-State junior wideout Tyler Lockett torched the Mountaineers for three touchdown catches. For WVU, Clint Trickett completed 15-of-28 passes for 227 yards before ceding to backup Paul Millard in the fourth quarter. The Mountaineers were unable to get anything going on the ground, finishing with 103 yards on 29 carries as a team (3.6 ypc). WVU travels to TCU this week.
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