By Cody Soto
West Virginia (3-2, 1-1) at Texas Tech (2-3, 0-2)
West Virginia returns to the road and continues conference play in Lubbock on Saturday morning as the team faces Texas Tech in Jones AT&T Stadium.
The Mountaineers secured their first Big 12 home win over Kansas last Saturday. West Virginia scored in the first three quarters to maintain a strong lead, including a 16-0 first quarter finish in Morgantown, W. Va. Quarterback Clint Trickett put up an impressive 305 passing yards with one touchdown and an interception during the game. The Mountaineers finished the night with 557 offensive yards in the win.
Things continue to not look good for Texas Tech. The Red Raiders are on a three-game losing streak after dropping a 45-13 decision to No. 23 Kansas State in Manhattan, Kan., on Saturday night. In the loss, Texas Tech was limited to only 46 total rushing yards and was crippled by nine penalties for 89 yards. Quarterbacks Davis Webb and Patrick Mahomes combined for 301 passing yards on 27 completions.
Texas Tech and West Virginia face off at 11 a.m. in Lubbock.
Texas (2-3, 1-1) vs. No. 11 Oklahoma (4-1, 1-1)
Texas and Oklahoma travel to Dallas and square off in the conference’s annual Red River Rivalry game on Saturday morning.
Texas took a 28-7 loss at home to No. 5 Baylor last Saturday after holding the Bears to a 7-0 lead at halftime. Quarterback Tyrone Swoopes passed for 144 yards with two interceptions in the game. Running back Johnathan Grey put the Longhorns’ only points on the board in the fourth quarter after trailing 28-0. A blocked field goal and a fumble at the goal line prevented Texas from scoring in the first half and forced three turnovers in the loss.
No. 11 Oklahoma comes off of a stunning 37-33 upset against No. 25 TCU in Fort Worth. TCU has moved up to No. 9 in the country with the win and caused Oklahoma to drop from the No. 4 spot for the first time this season. Quarterback Trevor Knight’s last second Hail Mary pass went too far left in the end zone to give the Sooners their first loss in 2014. Knight threw for 309 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in the loss. Running back Samaje Perine went 87 yards on 25 carries to lead the team with three touchdowns in the game.
The Texas and Oklahoma matchup will begin at 11 a.m. and be broadcast live on ABC.
Iowa State (1-4, 0-3) vs. Toledo (4-2)
Iowa State takes a break from conference play on Saturday afternoon as it takes on Toledo in Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa.
The Cyclones took a 37-20 loss to No. 21 Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Okla. on Saturday morning. Iowa State finished with 322 total offensive yards behind quarterback Sam B. Richardson’s 200 passing yards on 17 completions. Kicker Cole Netten finished 2-for-2 on field goals and added eight points to the board. Running back E.J. Bibbs added two touchdowns on six receptions in the second half to avoid a 20-point loss.
Toledo won a thrilling 20-19 overtime win over Western Michigan in Kalamazoo, Mich., on Saturday night after the Broncos failed to make the extra point. Quarterback Logan Woodside threw for 219 yards for one touchdown and an interception in the come-from-behind win. Toledo’s rushing game was led by running back Terry Swanson with 172 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries.
Iowa State and Toledo square off at 2:30 p.m. in Ames.
No. 16 Oklahoma State (4-1, 2-0) at Kansas (2-3, 2-0)
No. 16 Oklahoma State looks for its fifth straight win as it faces Big 12 opponent Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., at Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Cowboys are rolling off a 37-20 home win against Iowa State last Saturday where the team tallied 400 offensive yards. Quarterback Daxx Garman was 26-for-41 on 271 passing yards for one touchdown and two interceptions in the win. The Cowboys had four players with double-digit receiving yards, and receiver Brandon Sheperd led the team with 91 yards on eight receptions.
Kansas took its 26th straight road loss with a 33-14 decision to West Virginia in Morgantown on Saturday afternoon. In the game, the Jayhawks were held scoreless until late in the third quarter where running back Corey Avery made a four-yard run to put Kansas on the board. The Jayhawks had three quarterbacks in the game, and Michael Cummings threw for 65 yards on eight completions against the Mountaineers.
Oklahoma State and Kansas are set for a 3 p.m. game time and will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1.