Big 12 Roundup: Conference play gets into gear

Big12_Conference_2.FullColor_Simplified OBy Cody Soto
Sports Writer

Iowa State (1-3, 0-2) at No. 21 Oklahoma State (3-1, 1-0)

Iowa State looks to win its first Big 12 matchup as it travels to Stillwater, Okla., to face Oklahoma State on Saturday morning in Boone Pickens Stadium.

The Cyclones took a 49-28 loss to No. 7 Baylor on its home turf Saturday night. Iowa State was only able to put up 339 total offensive yards against the Bears behind quarterback Sam B. Richardson. Richardson has 212 passing yards for two touchdowns and one interception in the game. He also led the team with 99 rushing yards in the loss.

Oklahoma State started out Big 12 play on Saturday with a 45-35 win over Texas Tech in Stillwater. The Cowboys rallied behind quarterback Daxx Garman, who threw for 370 yards and four touchdowns in the win. Marcell Ateman received for 130 yards to lead the wide receiver rotation for the Cowboys.

Oklahoma State and Iowa State will face off at 11 a.m. on FOX Sports 1.

No. 4 Oklahoma (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) at No. 25 TCU (3-0)

Oklahoma travels to Fort Worth to play TCU at Amon G. Carter Stadium on Saturday afternoon to continue Big 12 play.

The Sooners took a 45-33 win at West Virginia to open conference play on Sept. 20 in a tough matchup. Both teams were tied 24-24 at halftime, but freshman runningback Samaje Perine rushed for three touchdowns in the second half to separate the teams. Quarterback Trevor Knight had 205 passing yards and one interception in the victory.

The Horned Frogs shut out in-state rival SMU Saturday. TCU posted 614 offensive yards over the Mustangs, and quarterback Trevone Boykin led with 280 passing yards and four touchdowns for the win. Running back B.J. Catalon ran for 114 yards and added one touchdown for the Horned Frogs.

Oklahoma and TCU put their perfect records on the line as they kick off at 2:30 p.m. The game will be televised on FOX.

Kansas (2-2, 0-1 Big 12) at West Virginia (2-2, 0-1 Big 12)

Kansas looks for its first win over a conference foe as it travels to Morgantown, W. Va. to face West Virginia Saturday afternoon in Milan Puskar Stadium.

The Jayhawks look to play in their first game without former head coach Charlie Weis after he was fired on Sunday. Kansas took a disappointing 23-0 loss at home against Texas on Saturday. Quarterback Montell Cozart’s four interceptions took a toll on the team’s offense and Kansas only received for 140 yards during the loss.

West Virginia looks to brush off its 45-33 loss to No. 4 Oklahoma on Sept. 20 in Morgantown. Despite having two interceptions, quarterback Clint Trickett threw for 376 yards and two touchdowns in the loss. Receivers Kevin White and Mario Alford went for 173 yards and 101 yards, respectively.

Kansas and West Virginia kick off at 3 p.m.

Texas Tech (2-2, 0-1) at No. 23 Kansas State (3-1, 1-0)

Texas Tech travels to Manhattan, Kan., to face No. 23 Kansas State on Saturday night in Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

The Red Raiders are on a two-game losing skid and have not won a game since Sept. 6 against UTEP. They are coming off a 45-35 loss to No. 21 Oklahoma State in Stillwater on Saturday. Quarterback Davis Webb had 374 passing yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions against the Cowboys. Two Texas Tech receivers also posted 106 and 100 receiving yards in the loss.

No. 23 Kansas State plays host in its third-straight home game this season, and is rolling off a 58-28 win over the University of Texas at El Paso on Saturday. The Wildcats rallied for 451 offensive yards and were led by quarterback Jake Waters with 209 yards and one passing touchdown in the win. Running back Charles Jones contributed with 76 rushing yards and three touchdowns against the Miners.

Texas Tech and No. 23 Kansas State face off at 6 p.m. and will be televised live on ESPNU.