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Week Nine Big 12 Recap

Another exciting week is in the books, let's look back at what happened in the Big 12

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West Virginia 10, TCU 40

The Horned Frogs now boast a 16-game winning streak dating back to last year, after handily defeating West Virginia 40-10 on Thursday night. Trevone Boykin strengthened his Heisman chances, throwing for 388 yards and three scores. He also added 84 yards with his legs and a score, while notching a high five from Mountaineers head coach Dana Holgorsen. With the win, TCU is 8-0 and heads to Stillwater for a matchup with fellow unbeaten Oklahoma State.

Texas 0, Iowa State 24

Just when you think you’ve got Texas figured out, the Longhorns decided to lay an egg at Iowa State. Granted, Ames is a tough place to win, but a 24-0 shutout is no excuse. The Cyclone defense held Texas to 204 yards of total offense, and Mike Warren carried the Iowa State offense running the ball 32 times for 157 yards. Sophomore quarterback Joel Lanning got his first start for ISU and it’s probably safe to say that he’s going to be taking the snaps from here on out for the Cyclones.

Oklahoma 62, Kansas 7

Good news Kansas fans, basketball season is right around the corner. Bad news is there’s still three football games left. For Oklahoma, their 62-7 performance marks the third straight game they’ve scored at least 50 points. The Sooners didn’t punt one time, and basically did whatever they wanted against the Jayhawks. Not much positives to take away for Kansas, but freshman quarterback Ryan Willis threw an 18 yard touchdown pass. Baby steps Kansas, baby steps.

Oklahoma State 70 Texas Tech 53

If you’re a fan of defense, the SEC, or Texas Tech turn back now. The Red Raiders blew a 17 point lead on two separate occasions, and the undefeated Cowboys turned a ten point halftime deficit into a 17 point win. The 70-53 victory set an Oklahoma State single game record for most points in a Big 12 game. Tech wide out Jakeem Grant made the Cowboys defense look silly, with 323 all-purpose yards and some shifty yards after the catch that had me throwing stuff at my television. Sophomore receiver James Washington had 200 yards for the Pokes, while Emmanuel Ogbah got his ninth sack of the season. All eyes will be on the Cowboys and Horned Frogs next week, when a combined 16 wins and 0 losses will be on center stage in a game that has huge Big 12 championship implications.