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Top dogs Baylor and West Virginia were off over the weekend but there were still plenty of fireworks to be seen. Dallas, Texas and Manhattan, Kansas were the site of the two biggest conference games where the Sooners and Wildcats both won to set up an even bigger game in Norman next weekend. Kansas and Iowa State showed continued signs of improvement but still came up short, in epic fashion, while TCU and Oklahoma State are lucky to remain in the conference title hunt.

The Good

Oklahoma receiver Dede Westbrook | Ten catches for 232 yards and three touchdowns set personal, team, and Red River Showdown records.

Oklahoma State Fourth Quarter Comebacks | The Cowboys outscored Iowa State 17-0 in the fourth quarter to escape a home loss to the Cyclones.

TCU Defensive End Josh Carraway | Recorded three sacks in the Frog’s 24-23 win at Kansas. It was the most sacks recorded by a TCU football player since 2012.

Kansas State Defense & Special Teams | The Wildcats pulled out all the stops to give Texas Tech their second loss of the season. Defensive back D.J. Reed put KSU in front 14-7, in the first quarter, with a 35-yard pick six and then receiver Byron Pringle returned a kick 99 yards for a score in the second quarter.

The Bad

Pressure on Charlie Strong | It’s not the three-game losing streak, it’s not plummeting from the polls, it losing to Oklahoma for the second time in three years that’s cranking up the heat.

Kansas Place Kicking | The good news is that the Jayhawk senior kicker Matthew Wyman made three field goals on Saturday, but he also missed three on KU’s final three possessions. The Jayhawks lost to TCU by a final score of 24-23.

The Ugly

Texas defense In the first game since taking over the defensive play-calling from Vance Bedford, Charlie Strong’s game plan gave up 672 yards and 45 points.

Iowa State Fourth Quarter CollapseThe Cyclones led Oklahoma State 31-21 going into the final fifteen minutes of the game. On the cusp of Matt Campbell’s first road victory, ISU tanked and lost 38-31.

Kansas State Touchdown Celebrations 

Power Rankings

  1. West Virginia
  2. Baylor
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Oklahoma State
  5. Kansas State
  6. TCU
  7. Texas Tech
  8. Texas
  9. Iowa State
  10. Kansas