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Conference Call: Texas Falls at SC and Dips Back Below .500



We know the Pokes… took care of business, let’s catch up on what else happened around the league in Week 3.

Kansas at Ohio

We all would have been pleased if KU lost by two scores in Athens, Georgia, but that wasn’t the case. They lost to the Bobcats of Athens, Ohio instead … not good.

Good news – the Jayhawks scored 30 points (albeit by scoring on the final play).

Bad news – they allowed 450 yards to a MAC team.

The Jayhawks got a good day out of their running back (Herbert ran for 137 yards and two scores) but the O-line sprung some leaks allowing five sacks. KU won’t play LSU in league play but this is rough.

I haven’t fact checked this but I’m mostly sure they mean George W. not H.W. (JK y’all)

Final Score: Ohio 42, Kansas 30

Delaware State at West Virginia

Delaware State’s 14-game losing streak was never in doubt to be snapped as the ‘Neers scored on six of their first 10 possessions, leading 45-10 at the half.

Dana’s boys were sloppy at times – fumbling twice and throwing a pick in the first half – but it really didn’t mean a lot. Will Grier threw for three touchdowns and lead back Justin Crawford ran for three scores.

Final Score: West Virginia 59, Delaware State 16

Iowa State at Akron

The lanky, 6’4″ Jacob Park turned the tide for the Cyclones, scrambling and throwing a 40-yard bomb when the Zips had pulled it to a 20-14 game. The Cyclone offense is playing well and a big part has been the emergence of this dude, running back David Montgomery who’s been going bonkers. Check this run from the CyHawk game last week.

Final Score: Iowa State 41, Akron 14

Baylor at Duke

The Bears picked the wrong year to get into Power Five non-con games, but kudos to them for keeping it respectable. They took away the pass from a solid David Cutcliffe-coached QB (same guy who coached the Mannings), sacking him five times and holding the Devils to 184 yards passing. Unfortunately, they allowed a couple long runs.

Baylor Bear Zach Smith started, playing better than his counterpart but throwing a pick at the absolute worst time with the Bears down three in the fourth. He did throw a couple long scores, that’s nice.

This is how Baylor got ready for the game, though, which was interesting. Stuff like this is the opposite of Gundy’s light practice schedule.

Final Score: Duke 34, Baylor 20


In what has to be the puniest mascot matchup in college football, the Frogs pulled away in the second half. SMU’s prolific offense was offset by a defense with few answers for the TCU playmakers, as Kenny Hill threw three touchdown passes in the second quarter – highlighted by this buzzer beater.

TCU impressively shut down SMU’s early round-bound receiver, the 6’5″ Courtland Sutton was held to one catch for zero yards. SMU couldn’t keep up when the Frogs offense got rolling and it looked like an American Athletic vs. Big 12 football game.

Final Score: TCU 56, SMU 36

Tulane at Oklahoma

The Green Wave broke hearts after going on a 0-42 run for the final three and a half quarters. Tulane scored on their first two drives but was unable to mount an offensive after their quarterback threw a 77-yard pick six to a Sooner cornerback. Tulane was able to rack up 157 yards of offense in the first quarter but only 134 the rest of the game.

The story of the day was Sooner freshman receiver CeeDee Lamb who had a breakout game going 82 yards for a score in the first. His day was cut short by a targeting call but not before he showed 131 yards of potential.

Baker with the humble-brag.

Final Score: OU 56, Tulane 14

Kansas-State at Vanderbilit

A heartbreaker for the Big 12. Kansas State went to Nashville and left singing about their broken hearts. A rarity for out of towners.

K-State left 17 points on the board, a fumble return ruled down, a missed field goal and a punt return that went the distance but was called back. You could *gasp* say it was a lack of discipline that doomed the Cats.

And this heartbreaking final play that didn’t amount to anything.

Final Score: Vandy 14, K-State 7

Arizona State at Texas Tech

A little Red Raider redemption as senior Nick Shimonek led the Kingsbury’s to a one-score win over Arizona State. Throwing a “Fields at SMU”-esque six touchdowns, he was able to just pull out the W.

After torching the Raiders for eight touchdowns, ASU running back Kalen Ballage was held to one late score on the ground. A worthy sign of development for the Tech defense. In another high scoring duel, Tech held 18 point and 14 point leads before ASU rallied to see a long heave fall short.

Final Score: Texas Tech 52, Arizona State 45

Texas at Southern California

The crown jewel of the weekend was the Rose Bowl-rematch where Texas did their best vintage impression. Texas’ defense played really well while freshman quarterback Sam Ehlinger played scrappy football, eeking out the necessary yards and points to get Texas just far enough.

The highlight of the night was a four-plus minute 91-yard Longhorn drive with five minutes to go. Reaching fourth downs here and there, Ehlinger and massive wide receiver Collin Johnson (191 yards on the game) teamed up to be a clutch pair.

Unfortuantely, USC drove for a late field goal to tie it up then stripped the rookie Longhorn in double-OT to give them the game with a go-ahead field goal.

Final Score: USC 27, Texas 24

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