Big 12 Roundup: Seven play major conference foes

Big12WheelOfFortune FTWBy Cody Soto
Sports Writer

West Virginia (1-1) at Maryland (2-0)

West Virginia will travel to College Park, Md. and play Maryland in Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium Saturday morning.

The Mountaineers destroyed Towson in a 54-0 shutout in their home opener last weekend. Quarterback Clint Trickett threw for 348 yards and two touchdowns in the win. Wide receiver Kevin White received for 101 yards to help the Mountaineers.

The Terps won 24-17 at South Florida last weekend where quarterback C.J. Brown passed for 201 yards and two touchdowns. Maryland also won its season opener 52-7 over James Madison on Aug. 30.

The game is set to kick off at 11 a.m.

Kansas (1-0) at Duke (2-0)
Kansas will travel to its first road game of the season in Durham, N.C. to take on the Duke Blue Devils Saturday afternoon.

The Jayhawks won its season opener 34-28 over Southeast Missouri State in their home stadium in Lawrence, Kan. Sophomore quarterback Montell Cozart threw for 196 yards and three touchdowns in the win. Freshman running back Corey Avery also rushed for 91 yards and a touchdown for the young team.

The Blue Devils won 34-17 over Troy last weekend. Quarterback Anthony Boone passed for 268 yards and rushed for 47 yards and two touchdowns in the home opener. Duke also defeated Elon 52-13 in its season opener on Aug. 30.

The matchup will kick off at Wallace Wade Stadium at 2:30 p.m.

Arkansas (1-1) at Texas Tech (2-0)

Arkansas will travel to Lubbock to face Texas Tech in its third non-conference matchup at Jones AT&T Stadium Saturday afternoon.

The Razorbacks won 73-7 last weekend against Nicholls State that ended a 10-game losing streak for the team. Quarterback Brandon Allen had 117 passing yards and four touchdowns and running back Alex Collins ran for 131 yards and three touchdowns in the win. Just a week before, No. 6 Auburn routed Arkansas 45-21 in its season opener.

The Red Raiders are coming off of a slim 30-26 win over UTEP in El Paso. Quarterback Davis Webb threw for 278 yards and three touchdowns in the game. Texas Tech is 2-0 on the season, but the team has yet to win a game by more than seven points.

The game will kick off at 2:30 p.m. and will air on ABC.

Iowa State (0-2, 0-1 Big 12) at Iowa (2-0)

Iowa State will travel to Iowa City, Iowa, and face its rival in the annual in-state matchup on Saturday afternoon.

The Cyclones are coming off of a 32-38 loss to No. 20 Kansas State in which the team blew its lead after Kansas State made 19 unanswered points to secure the win. Quarterback Sam B. Richardson had 185 passing yards and threw for one touchdown and one interception in the loss.

The Hawkeyes beat Ball State 17-13 last weekend and hopes to continue their winning ways against Iowa State. In last weekend’s win, quarterback Jake Rudock passed for 322 yards and two touchdowns and helped lead the team to 455 offensive yards in the win.

The Hawkeyes hold a 40-21 series lead with the most recent win in 2013 at Ames, Iowa.

Kick off at Kinnick Stadium will be at 2:30 p.m. and will air live on ESPN.

Minnesota (2-0) at TCU (1-0)

Minnesota will travel to Fort Worth to face its first non-conference BCS opponent since head coach Jerry Kill came to the program in 2011 to face TCU in Saturday’s matchup at Amon G. Carter Stadium.

The Golden Gophers are coming off a 35-24 win over Middle Tennessee in their home stadium last Saturday. Running back David Cobb ran for 220 yards and two touchdowns in the win. Despite getting taken out during the fourth quarter, quarterback Mitch Leidner is expected to play and start even though he sprained his MCL in Saturday’s game.

The Horned Frogs opened up their season with a 48-11 win over Samford in their home stadium last Saturday. Quarterback Trevone Boykin passed for 320 yards and two touchdowns while wide receiver Kolby Listenbee received for 76 yards and two touchdowns.

The game is set to start at 3 p.m. and will air on Fox Sports 1.

UTSA (1-1) at Oklahoma State (1-1)

UTSA will travel to Boone Pickens Stadium and face Oklahoma State Saturday evening.

The Roadrunners lost a nailbiter 26-23 to Arizona on Sept. 4 in the Alamodome. UTSA’s had a 27-7 win at Houston to start out the season where quarterback Tucker Carter passed for 228 yards for one touchdown and one interception.

The Cowboys welcome the Roadrunners to their home stadium in their second matchup against the team in school history. Oklahoma State leads the series 1-0. Last weekend, the Cowboys won 40-23 over Missouri State and quarterback Daxx German went 16 of 26 attempts for 244 yards and two touchdowns.

Kick off is set for 6 p.m.

No. 12 UCLA (2-0) at Texas (1-1)

UCLA and Texas will both travel to Arlington and face off in AT&T Stadium on Saturday evening.

The Bruins struggled to a 42-35 win over Memphis last weekend. Quarterback Brent Hundley passed for 396 yards and three touchdowns with one interception in the win. UCLA has struggled with each of its two wins, including a slim 28-20 win at Virginia.

The Longhorns are hoping to brush off their disappointing 41-7 loss to BYU in Austin last Saturday. With quarterback David Ash out indefinitely, Tyrone Swoopes will make his second of many career starts for Texas on Saturday.

Swoopes passed for 176 yards and one touchdown on 20 of 31 attempts in the loss to BYU. Wide receiver Jaxon Shipley suffered a head injury in last weekend’s game and might not play against the Bruins.

Kick off is set for 7 p.m. and will air on FOX.

Tennessee (2-0) at No. 4 Oklahoma (2-0)

Tennessee will travel to Memorial Stadium to face Oklahoma on Saturday evening.

The Volunteers won 34-19 over Arkansas State where quarterback Running back Fredi Knighten rushed for 65 yards, and quarterback Justin Worley added 247 yards and two touchdowns in a convincing win.

The Sooners are beat Tulsa 52-7 in their first road game of the season. Quarterback Trevor Knight passed for 299 yards and two touchdowns wide receiver Sterling Shepard received for 177 yards. Oklahoma also won 48-16 over Louisiana Tech in its season opener on Aug. 30.

Kick off in Norman is set for 7 p.m. and will be broadcast live on ABC.