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Big 12 Update: OU Wins Big 12’s Final Red River Rivalry, Kansas Coming to Stillwater Ranked

The weekend was highlighted by the Red River Rivalry for the last time in the Big 12 (or not).



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For the last time in Big 12 history, the Red River Rivalry was the game of the week in the conference — maybe.

Big 12 commissioner Brett Yormark wasn’t even in attendance at the Cotton Bowl, while SEC commissioner Greg Sankey was. Maybe Yormark just got distracted by something fried and delicious on his way through the fair. Either way, unless another conference team steps up in a big way, Yormark might be forced to attend an OU-Texas game with the Big 12 title on the line in December.

The Red River Rivalry wasn’t the only Big 12 matchup this weekend, though, so here’s an update from all the conference action, plus standings. You can relive OSU’s big win over Kansas State on Friday night here and throughout PFB.

No. 12 Oklahoma 34, No. 3 Texas 30

As much as we wanted no one to win this game, somebody had to.

Dillon Gabriel looked like a Heisman candidate on the final drive, leading OU to a game-winning touchdown with 15 seconds left to take down the ‘Horns 34-30. That was after Texas took a 30-27 lead with a field goal with 1:17 left.

The Red River Rivalry win put OU atop the Big 12 by itself as the only unbeaten team left and officially put the Sooners back into College Football Playoff consideration. Texas isn’t out yet, though, at 5-1, and these two could meet again just down the road from the Cotton Bowl in Arlington.

OU gets a week off before hosting UCF, while Texas heads to Houston after a bye week.

Kansas 51, UCF 22

The Jayhawks will be running into Stillwater as probably the third best team in the Big 12 after a 51-22 win over UCF.

The Jayhawks ran for 399 yards against the Knights, with two ball carriers eclipsing the century mark. Texas is the only team to beat KU this season, and the most recent AP Poll featured the Jayhawks at No. 23.

OSU hosts Kansas at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. UCF is still searching for its first Big 12 win, but that won’t be easy against OU after a bye week.

Texas Tech 39, Baylor 14

Texas Tech looked more like the team we expected this season in its 39-14 win against Baylor.

The victory put the Red Raiders back at .500 at 3-3 before hosting a Kansas State squad that OSU just proved is very beatable. Baylor dropped to 2-4 ahead of a bye week.

Iowa State 27, TCU 14

Maybe that Iowa State loss for OSU isn’t so awful after all.

The Cyclones hauled in four interceptions to take down TCU 27-14 and improve to 3-3. TCU dropped to 3-3 and has lost two straight games.

ISU could win back-to-back games for the first time this season when it travels to Cincinnati at 11 a.m. Saturday. TCU will look to avoid three straight losses when it welcomes a solid BYU squad at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Big 12 Standings

TeamOverallBig 12
No. 5 Oklahoma6-03-0
West Virginia4-12-0
No. 9 Texas5-12-1
No. 23 Kansas5-12-1
Iowa State3-32-1
Texas Tech3-32-1
Oklahoma State3-21-1
Kansas State3-21-1

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