By Cody Soto
No. 19 Oklahoma (5-2, 2-2) at Iowa State (2-5, 0-4)
No. 19 Oklahoma looks to pick up its third Big 12 win as it travels to Ames, Iowa to play Iowa State at Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday morning.
The Sooners took its second conference loss on Oct. 18 with a heartbreaking 31-30 finish against then-No. 14 Kansas State in Norman, Okla. Two missed field goals and a blocked extra point attempt doomed Oklahoma in the long run after quarterback Trevor Knight threw an interception for an easy Wildcat touchdown early in the second quarter. Knight finished with 318 passing yards on 26 completions and three touchdowns. Sterling Shepard received for a career-high 15 passes for 197 yards and a score in the loss.
The Cyclones were idle last week and are coming off a 48-45 loss to Texas on Oct. 18. Iowa State was crushed by a 21-yard field goal made by Texas with only three seconds left in the game to remain winless in Big 12 play so far. Quarterback Sam B. Richardson threw for 345 yards for three touchdowns and two interceptions in the loss. Running back Aaron Wimberly ran for an impressive 110 yards on 14 carries and scored late in the fourth quarter to tie the game.
Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. and will air on FOX Sports 1.
No. 10 TCU (6-1, 3-1) at No. 20 West Virginia (6-2, 4-1)
College GameDay heads to Morgantown, W.Va. as No. 10 TCU and No. 20 West Virginia meet for a Top 20 matchup in Milan Puskar Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Horned Frogs took a dominant 82-27 win over Texas Tech in Fort Worth last Saturday. TCU headed into halftime with a convincing 37-20 lead and held the Red Raiders to only one touchdown in the final two quarters. Quarterback Trevone Boykin was 22-for-39 on pass completions for 433 yards and seven touchdowns in the win. Deante’ Gray received for 165 yards on four receptions which included a huge 92-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter.
The Mountaineers cruised to a 34-10 win over Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Okla. last Saturday for their fourth consecutive conference win. Receiver Kevin White caught a 19-yard pass early in the opening quarter, and Mario Alford received a 79-yard pass to put West Virginia up 14-0 going into the second quarter. Kicker Josh Lambert made two field goals in the second half to extend the lead while quarterback Clint Trickett had 238 passing yards for two touchdowns in the win.
The matchup is set for 2:30 p.m. and will air on ABC and ESPN2.
Texas (3-5, 2-3) at Texas Tech (3-5, 1-4)
Texas will travel to Lubbock to face Texas Tech on Saturday evening in Jones AT&T Stadium after two disappointing losses for both teams.
Texas suffered a 23-0 shutout to No. 11 Kansas State and only rallied for 196 total offensive yards in Manhattan, Kan. Quarterback Tyrone Swoopes completed 13 passes for 106 yards and averaged 4.2 yards per completion. Running back Johnathan Gray ran for 24 yards on 10 carries as part of the Longhorns’ 90 rushing yards. Texas was only 4-for-13 on third down efficiency.
The Red Raiders dropped a disappointing 82-27 to TCU on Saturday after taking a 10-7 lead early in the opening quarter. Texas Tech was held to one touchdown in the second half, a three-yard reception by Dylan Cantrell with three minutes left in the third quarter. Quarterback Davis Webb threw for 300 yards on 15 completions for two scores and an interception in the loss. All touchdowns by the Red Raiders were made by receivers as the team rallied for 345 passing yards.
Texas and Texas Tech will play at 6:30 p.m. on FOX Sports 1.
Oklahoma State (5-3, 3-2) at No. 11 Kansas State (6-1, 4-0)
Oklahoma State takes a Big 12 road trip to Manhattan, Kan. to play No. 11 Kansas State in Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Saturday night.
The Cowboys look to shake off a dismal 34-10 loss at home to then-No. 22 West Virginia. Despite having 23 first downs compared to the Mountaineers’ 22, Oklahoma State was only 2-for-15 on third down conversions and could not gain momentum in the game. The only points for the Cowboys were in the second quarter as the team headed into halftime down 14-10. Quarterback Daxx Garman had 242 passing yards for one touchdown and two interceptions in the loss.
The Wildcats took a solid 23-0 win over Texas at home to remain perfect in conference play last Saturday. Kansas State used two touchdowns and three field goals to put away the Longhorns after limiting them to 12 first downs and 196 offensive yards. Quarterback Jake Waters posted 224 passing yards on 19 completions, and running back DeMarcus Robinson and Charles Jones combined for 29 carries and 99 yards to score twice in the win.
Oklahoma State and Kansas State face off at 7 p.m. on ABC.