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Week nine is the week that it all imploded in the Big 12. Two undefeated Top 10 programs suffered their fist loss of the season on the road and the competition for the conference championship tightened to four teams, with Oklahoma now as the only undefeated team in conference play.

The Good

Foreman Brothers | The road map to beating Baylor has been published and it’s done by grinding it out on the ground. Texas junior running back D’Onta Foreman carried the ball 32 times for 250 yards and two touchdowns. Meanwhile Armanti Foreman took some of the pressure off his brother by racking up 142 yards and a score on four receptions.

Mason Rudolph Oklahoma State’s junior quarterback was spot on Saturday, connecting on 26-of-36 passing for 273 yards and three touchdowns.

Baker Mayfield | Oklahoma’s junior quarterback continues to sizzle as he threw for 236 yards and a conference-high four touchdowns in less than three quarters of action on Saturday night.

Jesse Ertz Kansas State’s junior quarterback completed 18-of-28 passes for 151 yards and a score, but it was his 106 rushing yards on just nine carries that helped the Wildcats hold off Iowa State 31-26 in Ames.

The Bad

Big 12 Playoff Hopes With both Baylor and West Virginia both dropping their first game of the season, the Big 12 no longer has a team ranked in the Top 10.

Offensive Football In Ft. Worth | Neither TCU nor Texas Tech will be confused for a defensive juggernaut this season but somehow those two teams caused the other’s offense to disappear on Saturday. When regulation ended the game was tied at 17-17 and a field goal, in double overtime, finally sent the Red Raiders back to Lubbock with a 27-24 win.

The Ugly

Kansas On The Road The Jayhawks are losing by an average score of 51-9 away from Lawrence.

Weekly Power Rankings

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