Big 12 Update - Week 1
By Michael Doutey
#3 Oklahoma losses to #15 Houston 33-23.
In the loss, Baker Mayfield went 24-33 for 323 yards and two touchdowns. Both TDs connected with Mark Andrews, who caught a total of three balls for 94 yards. Mayfield was sacked five times. Semaj Perine only rushed six times for 31 yards and Joe Mixon had just six rushed as well for 40 yards. Mixon scored on his first carry going for 32 yards. Mixon just had eight yards on his following five carries. The defense was good, but gave up some big plays to Greg Ward Jr., who threw for 321 yards and two touchdowns. OU hosts Louisiana Monroe for their home opener next week. Monroe beat Southern 38-21 this week.
#21 Oklahoma State blows out Southeastern Louisiana 61-7.
OSU overpowered their opponent Saturday, rolling to victory. Mason Rudolph played in just seven of the 17 drives OSU had. Rudolph went 18-26 for 188 yards and two touchdowns. He connected twice on nice scrambles with Jhajuan Seals, who caught a total of three passes for 61 yards. Five running backs had carries by the end of the first quarter. Jeff Carr lead the way with six carries for 42 yards, but most of that was in garbage time. Freshman Justice Hill also had six carries for 33 yards. Rennie Childs had three carries for 21 yards and Chris Carson rushed five times for 17 yards and a touchdown. Both Childs and Carson had better runs with the first team offensive line, but lost yards with the second unit. Barry J. Sanders had just four rushes for one yard and a touchdown, but all his carries were all on the goal line. He had a nifty 18 yards catch and run and an impressive 57 yard punt return that was nearly a touchdown. The defense scored off a turnover and so did the special teams, all while forcing four turnovers total. Next week OSU hosts Central Michigan, who beat Presbyterian 49-3 in week one.
Texas defeats #10 Notre Dame 50-47 in double-overtime.
This was the most impressive win of the weekend by anyone. It was the most exciting game of the opening week of college football. True freshman Shane Buechelle emerged as a stud at quarterback, throwing for 280 yards, two touchdowns and one pick. Tyrone Swoops was the hero in overtime, rushing for two touchdowns, including the game winner. Big D'Onta Foreman ran for 131 yards on 24 carries and scored one touchdown. The defense was pretty good. Malik Jefferson balled out tonight. Texas could be for real in the Big 12in 2016. Texas next will host UTEP, who beat New Mexico State 38-22.
#13 TCU edged out South Dakota State 59-41 in the second half.
TCU trailed most of the first half and it was a back and fourth struggle in the third quarter before the Horned Frogs ran away with it. Kenny Hill had an impressive debut as the TCU starting quarterback. Hill threw for 439 yards, two touchdowns and two picks. He also rushed for 45 yards and three more touchdowns. TCU hosts Arkansas in week two. The Razorbacks escaped Louisiana Tech 21-20 this weekend.
Texas Tech blows out Stephen F. Austin 69-17.
Pat Mahomes had a huge night throwing for 483 yards, four touchdowns and no picks. Mahomes was also the leading rusher with 57 yards and two more touchdowns. Tech plays at Arizona State next week, who beat Northern Arizona 44-13.
West Virginia beats SEC East foe Missouri 26-11.
Skyler Howard threw 253 yards on 23-35 passing with one interception. Mountaineer running back Rushel Shell missed time in the second half with leg cramps. He still rushed for 90 yards and a touchdown. However, Justin Crawford rushed 21 times for 101 yards and a touchdown. The Mountaineers host Youngstown State next week. The Penguins defeated Duquense 45-10 this weekend.
Kanas defeats Rhode Island 55-6
Yes, the Jayhawks got their first win in over 600 days Saturday night. Quarterback Montell Cozart threw for 199 yards, three touchdowns and one pick. Ryan Willis, the second team quarterback, threw for 144 yards on 7-9 passing and two touchdowns. And yes, the student section rushed the field. The Jayhawks are looking for a winning streak as they host Ohio next weekend. The Bobcats lost to Texas State in triple overtime, 56-54.
#23 Baylor blew out Northwestern State 55-7
Seth Russell completed 14-20 for 4 touchdowns and running back Shock Linwood rushed for 97 yards on nine carries. Terence Williams rushed for 72 yards and one TD on 11 carries. KD Cannon caught five passes for 46 yards and one touchdown. Baylor plays SMU next week. SMU knocked off North Texas 34-21 this weekend.
Kansas State lost at #8 Stanford 26-13.
Jesse Ertz threw for 207 yards, one touchdown and one pick on 16-34 completions. He was sacked seven times. Ertz had to leave the game after an injury and Joe Hubener came in and went 3-7 for 36 yards and one pick. Cardinal running back, and Heisman Trophy hopeful, rushed for 126 yards and two touchdowns. He caught seven passes for 40 yards as well. The Wildcats have an off week in week two.
Iowa State lost to Northern Iowa in Ames 25-20
The Cyclones quarterback Joel Lanning threw for 256 yards, three touchdowns and two picks on 18-28 passing. Mike Warren just rushed for 30 yards on 12 carries. But Lanning and Warren had turnovers in the fourth quarter that cost Iowa State as they tried to make a comeback. The Cyclones travel to hostile territory next weekend as they will be at rival Iowa. The Hawkeyes were victorious over the weekend, defeating Miami of Ohio 45-21.