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Big 12 Week 4 Recap: Texas Loses Their Minds

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The week that was in the Big 12.

Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

Week 4 Results

Kansas Jayhawks 14 - Rutgers Scarlet Knights 27

In a game that was never really a game, Rutgers handed the Kansas Jayhawks their 34th straight road loss behind 312 rushing yards (513 total yards of offense).

Kansas' sad march to a winless season continues this week in Ames. We Cyclone fans welcome you.

Rice Owls 17 - (5)Baylor Bears 70

Seth Russell threw six touchdowns on the day, three to junior wide receiver, Corey Coleman, as the Baylor Bears thoroughly dominated their last non-conference opponent. The Bears' offense netted 793 yards on the day and only punted once while the defense, finally deciding to play, limiting Rice to just 210 total yards on the day.

Maryland Terrapins 6 - West Virginia Mountaineers 45

West Virginia continued to quietly impress, and finally earned a spot in the AP Top 25, with their 45-6 thumping of old foe, Maryland. Most of the scoring occurred in the opening half of the game, with only 13 total points being scored in last two quarters of play.

The Mountaineers' defense picked off five Maryland passes on the day and have allowed only 23 points over their first three games.

(24)Oklahoma State Cowboys 30 - Texas Longhorns 27

Oh, controversy. The Big 12 officially opened its conference season with a game that is sure to be talked about for years to come. I cannot comment on any of the questionable officiating, not having watched the game, so will instead let the competing sides give you their takes as seen through my Twitter Feed.

Oklahoma State Reaction

Texas Reaction

(3)TCU Horned Frogs 55 - Texas Tech Red Raiders 52

So much scoring.

I admit, I was wrong about the over, but generally speaking you should always stay away from an 82 point Over. However, when you have a game with 1357 total yards of offense, you're bound to have a few touchdowns and this game quickly escalated.

Trevone Boykin threw for 485 yards and 4 touchdowns on the day and Aaron Green added 162 rushing yards and 3 total touchdowns (2 rushing). Not to be outdone, Texas Tech Sophomore starting quarterback, Patrick Mahomes II, tossed 2 touchdowns and 392 yards through the air after apparently injuring his left knee early in the first quarter.

This game would have some controversy and late game heroics of its own, as Green caught a tipped pass in the back of the end zone with 23 seconds left, securing the Horned Frogs' victory.

Conference Standings

Team

Conf

Overall

Next

TCU (4)

1-0

4-0

10/3 - Texas

Oklahoma State (20)

1-0

4-0

10/3 - Kansas State

Baylor (5)

0-0

3-0

10/3 - @ TTU

West Virginia (23)

0-0

3-0

10/3 - @ Oklahoma

Oklahoma(15)

0-0

3-0

10/3 - West Virginia

Kansas State

0-0

3-0

10/3 - @Oklahoma State

Iowa State

0-0

1-2

10/3 - Kansas

Kansas

0-0

0-3

10/3 - @ Iowa State

Texas Tech

0-1

3-1

10/3 - Baylor

Texas

0-1

1-3

10/3 - @ TCU

*AP Rank in parenthesis