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Big 12 Update: Texas-Kansas Undefeated Matchup Set

Three undefeated teams are left in the Big 12, and two of them play next week.



[Liz Parke/Big 12]

Welcome, Big 12 football.

Conference schedules got in full swing this week, as every team has a Big 12 contest under its belt now. Some of those Big 12 games were the first ever for some teams.

Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas are the only undefeated teams left in the Big 12 after four weeks. Texas and KU meet up this week, so that total will at least drop to two after Week 5.

KU handed BYU its first loss in its Big 12 debut, while Central Florida also suffered its first loss of the season in its first ever Big 12 game to Kansas State.

Here’s your Big 12 update, and as usual, you can read all about Oklahoma State’s loss to Iowa State in its Big 12 opener here.

Kansas 38, BYU 27

That’s not just a basketball school in Lawrence.

The Jayhawks are still undefeated after beating previously undefeated BYU 38-27 to welcome the Cougars to the Big 12 on Saturday. And BYU is no slouch after beating SEC member Arkansas 38-31 last week.

KU scored two defensive touchdowns in the contest, while quarterback Jalon Daniels got things done offensively with three passing touchdowns.

Starting the season 4-0 has the Jayhawks in the top 25 now at No. 24 heading into a matchup of undefeated teams with No. 3 Texas at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Austin. That game between two Big 12 powerhouses will be televised on ABC.

No. 3 Texas 38, Baylor 6

For the first time this season, Texas was in full control of a game from start to finish, handling Baylor 38-6 in both teams’ Big 12 opener.

Texas remained unbeaten at 4-0, while Baylor continues to struggle at 1-3. Next, Texas hosts Kansas on Saturday for the biggest game on the Big 12 slate next week. Baylor heads to UCF for the Knights’ first home Big 12 game.

No. 16 Oklahoma 20, Cincinnati 6

This season has been all about offense for Oklahoma so far, but it was the defense that showed up for the Sooners on Saturday.

OU beat Cincinnati 20-6 in the Bearcats’ Big 12 debut, handing the them their second straight loss. The run game was OU’s biggest issue offensively, rushing for only 103 yards and averaging three yards a carry as a team.

Next, OU hosts Iowa State, which just beat Oklahoma State 34-27 in its Big 12 opener. Cincinnati and BYU will both look to get their first-ever Big 12 win in a Big 12 After Dark Friday night matchup on ESPN.

West Virginia 20, Texas Tech 13

West Virginia has proven already that it’s not the worst team in the Big 12 like predicted in the preseason.

The Mountaineers are 3-1, starting Big 12 play with a 20-13 win against Texas Tech, which dropped to 1-3 after quite a bit of preseason hype. The toughest blow for Texas Tech on Saturday, though, was losing quarterback Tyler Shough to injury.

West Virginia entered the game without its starting quarterback, giving redshirt freshman Nicco Marchiol his first career start. Marchiol went 12-of-21 for 78 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.

The Mountaineers have a Saturday night date in Fort Worth with TCU next. Texas Tech hosts Houston at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Kansas State 44, UCF 31

UCF was welcomed to the Big 12 by defending conference champion Kansas State in Manhattan.

The Wildcats were fresh off a last-second loss to rival Missouri and bounced back with the 44-31 victory. The loss was UCF’s first of the season.

Once down 24-21 early in the third quarter, K-State scored 23 unanswered points to leave the Knights still looking for their first Big 12 win. K-State running back DJ Giddens couldn’t be kept out of the end zone with four touchdowns and 207 yards on 30 carries.

The Wildcats get a week off before a Friday night trip to Stillwater to play Oklahoma State on ESPN. UCF will host a struggling Baylor with a solid shot to capture its first Big 12 win at home.

TCU 34, SMU 17

The Horned Frogs wrapped up their nonconference schedule with a 34-17 win against Metroplex rival SMU.

TCU improved to 3-1 and has won three in a row since losing its season opener to Colorado. Chandler Morris is starting to find his groove, throwing for 261 yards and three touchdowns Saturday.

After starting Big 12 play last week with a win against Houston, TCU will host West Virginia on Saturday night.

Houston 38, Sam Houston 7

Like TCU, Houston still had to finish up its nonconference schedule after starting Big 12 play a week earlier.

The Cougars improved to .500 at 2-2 before heading to Texas Tech on Saturday, still seeking their first win in the Big 12. This could be a battle of two teams looking to avoid finishing this season at the bottom of the Big 12 standings.

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