This weekend in the Big 12

By Cody Soto
Sports Writer

No. 25 Kansas State (2-1) vs. UTEP (2-1)

UTEP will travel to Manhattan, Kan., to face No. 25 Kansas State on Saturday morning in Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

UTEP defeated New Mexico State 42-24 on its home turf, where running back Aaron Jones ran for 168 yards and scored two touchdowns on Sept. 13. Jones has rushed for more than 100 yards in all three games this season.

On Sept. 18, Kansas State took a tough 20-14 loss to No. 5 Auburn after many failed offensive drives and field goal attempts. In the loss, quarterback Jake Waters had 245 passing yards but had two interceptions to avoid a Wildcat comeback in crucial moments.

UTEP and Kansas State will face off at 11 a.m.

TCU (2-0) at SMU (0-3)

TCU will travel less than 50 miles at 11 a.m. Saturday for its first road game of the season and face SMU at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas on Saturday morning.

TCU won 30-7 over Minnesota on Sept. 13. The Horned Frogs had 427 total offensive yards and used its 258 passing yards to cruise to its second consecutive win at home. Quarterback Trevone Boykin threw for 258 yards and two touchdowns and also led the team with 92 rushing yards during the game.

SMU suffered a disastrous 58-6 loss against No. 6 Texas A&M at home and are winless on the season. In the loss to the Aggies, SMU’s only points came from kicker Cody Rademacher.
The game will be broadcast on the CBS Sports Network.

Texas (1-2) at Kansas (1-2)

Texas looks to bounce back and secure a Big 12 win as it travels to Lawrence, Kan., at 3 p.m. Saturday to face Kansas in Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Texas comes into Saturday’s game with two consecutive losses that include No. 12 UCLA on Sept. 13. Quarterback Tyrone Swoopes threw for 196 yards and two touchdowns, but the Longhorn defense couldn’t hold the lead and dropped the game in the fourth quarter. Running back Malcolm Brown only posted 69 rushing yards, and the Longhorns totaled 196 offensive yards in the loss.

Kansas rolled past Central Michigan 24-10 last Saturday in its second home game of the season. Quarterback Montell Cozart led the Jayhawks with 226 passing yards and threw for two touchdowns and one interception. Kansas also threw for 24-of-34 pass completions in the win. The Jayhawk defense allowed only three third down conversations for Central Michigan and forced three turnovers.

Texas and Kansas will kick off at 3 p.m. on FOX Sports 1.