ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — It has been quite a comeback for third-ranked TCU, one much bigger than that 18-point deficit the Horned Frogs erased to beat Kansas State six weeks ago.
A year after Sonny Dykes became their coach, the Frogs (12-0, 9-0 Big 12, No.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Trey Wolff made a 35-yard field goal in overtime after a tying kick in the final seconds of regulation, and Texas Tech erased an 18-point deficit in a 51-48 win over Oklahoma on Saturday night.
West Virginia (4-7, 2-6 Big 12) at Oklahoma State (7-4, 4-4), Saturday, 12 p.m. EST (ESPN2)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Oklahoma State by 8 1/2.
Oklahoma (6-5, 3-5 Big 12) at Texas Tech (6-5, 4-4), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. (FS1)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Oklahoma by 2 1/2.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Change is afoot in the Big 12 — even before Oklahoma and Texas depart for the Southeastern Conference.
Fourth-ranked TCU has replaced the Sooners as the Big 12 team in the running for a College Football Playoff spot.
College Football Playoff contenders lived on the edge in Week 12, with the top four teams all teetering to varying degrees and at various points. Then No. 5 Tennessee went down with a thud.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Caleb Williams passed for a career-high 470 yards, Austin Jones rushed for a season-high 120 yards and No. 7 Southern California beat No. 16 UCLA 48-45 on Saturday night to reach the Pac-12 Championship game.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma wasn't in its usual position of contending for the Big 12 title and a spot in the College Football Playoff.
But the Sooners still won Bedlam.
Dillon Gabriel passed for two touchdowns and ran for another and Oklahoma knocked off No.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Bedlam won't be quite the high-stakes showdown many expected at the start of the season, but plenty still will be on the line when No. 24 Oklahoma State visits Oklahoma on Saturday night.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Being a backup quarterback can be a lonely job, except for this season in the Big 12.
No. 24 Oklahoma State (7-3, 4-2 Big 12) at Oklahoma (5-5, 2-5), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET (ABC)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Oklahoma by 7 1/2.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Garrett Greene jumped on a retaining wall and sang “Take Me Home, Country Roads” with West Virginia fans after the backup quarterback helped the Mountaineers get a rare win over Oklahoma.
Oklahoma (5-4, 2-4 Big 12) at West Virginia (3-6, 1-5), Saturday, 12 p.m. EST (FS1)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Oklahoma by 7 1/2
No. 23 Kansas State (6-3, 4-2 Big 12) at Baylor (6-3, 4-2), Saturday, 7 p.m. EST (FS1)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Baylor by 2 1/2.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Lincoln Riley added a wealth of veteran talent to Southern California's roster in the offseason through the transfer portal, that bounty included two key former Colorado players whose departures probably accelerated the Buffaloes' downfall and definitely boosted the Trojans' rise.
Some things to watch during Week 11 in the Big 12 Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 4 TCU (9-0, 6-0 Big 12, No. 4 CFP) at No. 18 Texas (6-3, 4-2)
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma receiver Drake Stoops is much more than the son of a Hall of Fame football coach.
Stoops – whose father, Bob, led the Sooners to the 2000 national title – has gone from walk-on at the beginning of his college career to scholarship player who has started six of his team’s nine games.
No. 20 Notre Dame is back in The Associated Press college football poll after struggling early this season.
Meanwhile, Oklahoma State and Wake Forest became the latest teams from the preseason AP Top 25 to slide out as eight ranked teams lost this past weekend.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Craig “Sqwirl” Williams ran for a career-high 192 yards and two touchdowns, and Baylor defeated Oklahoma 38-35 on Saturday.
Williams, a fifth-year junior, had rushed for 456 yards his entire injury-plagued career before exploding against the Sooners.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For a coach who took three Oklahoma teams to the College Football Playoff, Lincoln Riley sure doesn't profess much interest in the rankings that are telling the college football world he's got a shot to get No.
Baylor (5-3, 3-2 Big 12) at Oklahoma (5-3, 2-3), 3 p.m. EDT (ESPN+)
Line: Oklahoma by 3 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Eric Gray rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown, the Oklahoma defense posted three interceptions and the Sooners defeated Iowa State 27-13 on Saturday.
A pick by linebacker Danny Stutsman came with 5:24 left in the fourth quarter and set up a 2-yard scoring run by Gray to seal the game for Oklahoma (5-3, 2-3 Big 12).
Oklahoma (4-3, 1-3 Big 12) at Iowa State (3-4, 0-4), Saturday, noon ET (FS1)
Line: Oklahoma by 1 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — They are iconic moments in college football: Fans rushing the field to celebrate landmark victories, almost all with joyous intentions of honoring their team's success.
Sometimes it can be difficult to look away from the wreckage.
At this point in a college football season there are plenty of compelling matchups involving teams with championship aspirations.
October reveals the truth about a college football season.
A Saturday that featured six games matching ranked teams, including three battles of unbeatens, promised to set the tone for the second half and sort contenders from pretenders.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chase McGrath made a 40-yard field goal as time expired to give No. 6 Tennessee a 52-49 victory over No. 3 Alabama on Saturday.
As soon as the kick knuckle-balled through the uprights, some of the more than 100,000 fans stormed the field to celebrate the Volunteers (6-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) ending a 15-game losing streak to the Crimson Tide (6-1, 3-1).
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Dillon Gabriel looked all healed up.
The Oklahoma quarterback passed for 403 yards and two touchdowns in his first game back after a concussion, and the Sooners defeated No.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Kansas is in a much different situation than usual heading into Saturday’s game at Oklahoma.
The Jayhawks are having a special year, opening the season with five straight wins before last Saturday’s loss to TCU.
No. 19 Kansas (5-1, 2-1 Big 12) at Oklahoma (3-3, 0-3), Saturday, noon ET (ESPN2)
Line: Oklahoma by 9, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — No. 22 Texas doesn't expect offensive production to come as easily as it did last week when Iowa State visits Saturday.
“They play great defense, probably the best in our conference,” coach Steve Sarkisian said.
Adrian Martinez had done just about everything in his first four years of college football except play on a winning team.
Those wins are finally coming for him at Kansas State.
The 17th-ranked Wildcats (5-1, 3-0) sit atop the Big 12 standings in large part because of their dual-threat quarterback.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will likely be without star quarterback Jalon Daniels, who hurt his right shoulder in last week's loss to TCU, leaving backup Jason Bean to start when the No. 19 Jayhawks visit struggling Oklahoma on Saturday.
Beating Oklahoma has been a way to get ranked in the Big 12 — which is odd considering how poorly the Sooners have played lately.
No. 22 Texas became the third Big 12 team in the last three weeks to defeat Oklahoma on Saturday and end up in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank on Sunday.
Maybe making a coaching change less than halfway through the season isn't such a terrible idea.
After an unprecedented spate of early season firings, teams with interim head coaches went 4-0 this weekend in major college football.
DALLAS (AP) — Quinn Ewers never really considered whether he would be rusty after missing the last three games for Texas because of a collarbone injury that took him out against the nation's top-ranked team.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The party is over for Brent Venables.
Oklahoma’s new football coach was welcomed at the Norman airport like a conquering hero when he arrived to replace USC-bound Lincoln Riley in December.
Texas (3-2, 1-1 Big 12) vs Oklahoma (3-2, 0-2) in Dallas, Saturday, noon ET (ABC)
Line: Texas by 7 according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Some things to watch in Week 6 of the Big 12 season:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 17 TCU at No. 19 Kansas. An unexpected matchup of undefeated teams on the second Saturday in October when the Big 12 is usually focused on the Red River rivalry.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Recent meetings between Texas and Oklahoma have been shootouts.
Both teams have scored at least 40 points in four of the past six regular-season meetings, with Oklahoma breaking 50 in victories the past two years.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two rivals, two quarterback injury conundrums.
Texas and Oklahoma are preparing for this weekend's annual matchup in Dallas with big questions at the most important position on the field.
Can't hide problems when conference play starts.
The second month of the college football season often reveals issues that nonconference play might have masked and which teams could be in for long seasons.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — After Bryce Young was knocked out of the game with a shoulder injury in the second quarter, No. 2 Alabama turned to Jahmyr Gibbs and backup quarterback Jalen Milroe to pull away from No.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU quarterback Max Duggan outran the Oklahoma defense for a long touchdown and lofted passes to wide-open receivers for other lengthy scores.
Oklahoma's Dillon Gabriel never got much of a chance to match him.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina tailback MarShawn Lloyd wasn't expecting much stadium atmosphere Thursday night.
He and the Gamecocks got a bigger surprise than they could've imagined.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Brent Venables went through the emotions of frustration and anger after his first loss as Oklahoma's head coach. It felt no different than losses he experienced as a national championship-winning defensive coordinator, first with the Sooners and more recently with Clemson.
There was a common conversation this week within the walls of the Football Training Facility at Texas Tech and the Vanier Family Football Complex adjacent to Bill Snyder Family Stadium at Kansas State.
No. 18 Oklahoma (3-1, 0-1 Big 12) at TCU (3-0, 0-0), noon ET, Saturday (ABC)
Line: Oklahoma by 6 ½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
An eye-opening win by Kansas State over Oklahoma and strong starts by Kansas and other Big 12 teams on the road have thrown the early conference standings into an unfamiliar heap.
Perennial basement dweller Kansas is 4-0 and on the cusp of its first ranking in 13 years.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Kansas State quarterback Adrian Martinez ran for 148 yards and four touchdowns, and the Wildcats stunned No. 6 Oklahoma 41-34 on Saturday night.
Martinez also passed for 234 yards and a score and Deuce Vaughn rushed for 116 yards for the Wildcats (3-1, 1-0 Big 12).