BAYLOR: The Baylor Bears are 4-1 after Saturday's 55-7 rout of Kansas. Several school records were set in the victory, including a 94-yard touchdown pass from Robert Griffin to Josh Gordon in the second quarter. Griffin finished with a school-benchmark 444 total yards, while the team set the single-game record with 678 yards of total offense. In addition, Baylor had never won a Big 12 game by more than 28 points. Gordon finished with four catches for 161 yards and two touchdowns, while Terrance Williams also caught two TD passes and finished with 101 yards on four catches. Defensively, the Bears held the Jayhawks to 270 yards of total offense. Next up, Baylor travels to Texas Tech this Saturday in hopes of a 5-1 start.
COLORADO: Coming off a bye week, the Colorado Buffaloes were well prepared for the visiting Georgia Bulldogs this past weekend, and the result was a 29-27 victory. CU has now won back-to-back games for the first time since opening the 2008 season 3-0. Linebackers B.J. Beatty and Jon Major came up with a key strip of UGA quarterback Aaron Murray late in the game to help seal the victory. Rodney Stewart headlined the Buffs' offense, rushing for 149 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries (7.8 ypc). He also led the team with three catches for 31 yards. Tyler Hanson didn't find a ton of success through the air against Georgia, as he finished with 158 yards on 13-of-20 passing with one touchdown and one interception. Colorado opens its Big 12 schedule this weekend at Missouri.
IOWA STATE: The Cyclones knocked off Texas Tech on Saturday, 52-38, marking the team's second straight victory. Austen Arnaud had a big day under center, tossing a career-best four touchdown passes. It was a roller coaster game, as ISU coughed up a 24-point lead but ultimately sealed the win with four touchdowns in the final quarter. The team rolled up a season-best 441 yards of total offense to reach its highest point total against a Big 12 opponent since 1972. Alexander Robinson churned out 103 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries, while Shontrelle Johnson had 102 yards and a TD on 12 carries. It marked the first time since 2004 that ISU had two different backs go over 100 yards on the ground. The Cyclones will host Utah this Saturday night.
KANSAS: The Jayhawks' season continues to head in the wrong direction following Saturday's embarrassing 55-7 loss at Baylor. Kansas turned the ball over four times in the setback, which was three more than the team had in the previous three games combined. In the end, the Jayhawks were outgained in total offense, 678-271. Jordan Webb finished with 171 yards and a touchdown on 16-of-28 passing, and he was also intercepted twice and sacked three times. Defensively, KU allowed 434 yards and three scores through the air, as two different BU receivers went over the century mark. Baylor had a nine-minute edge in time of possession and scored on four of its five red-zone trips. Kansas will have a couple weeks to regroup for a showdown with Kansas State on October 14th.
KANSAS STATE: The Wildcats had the weekend off. They'll take their 4-0 record into this Thursday's tilt against seventh-ranked Nebraska.
MISSOURI: Missouri was idle this past weekend. The Tigers will look to improve to 5-0 when they host Colorado on Saturday night.
NEBRASKA: Nebraska had an open date this past weekend. The 4-0 Cornhuskers will take on Kansas State on Thursday night in Manhattan.
OKLAHOMA: The latest installment of the Red River Rivalry saw sixth-ranked Oklahoma claim a 28-20 win over Texas on Saturday afternoon. Oklahoma was in the driver's seat for most of the game, which was due largely to several Longhorns' miscues. OU quarterback Landry Jones recovered his own fumble late in the game to stave off a potential Texas comeback. A week ago, the Sooners nearly coughed up a two-touchdown lead against Cincinnati. Jones completed 24- of-39 passes for 237 yards and two TDs, while Demarco Murray paced the ground attack with 115 yards and two scores on 25 carries. Kenny Stills had five catches for 78 yards and a touchdown in the victory. The Sooners converted 9- of-20 third downs and scored touchdowns on all four of their red-zone trips. OU is off this weekend before hosting Iowa State on October 16th.
OKLAHOMA STATE: The Cowboys are 4-0 following last Thursday's dramatic 38-35 win over Texas A&M. Shaun Lewis came up with an interception of Aggies' quarterback Jerrod Johnson in the final seconds, and Dan Bailey kicked a 40- yard field goal as time expired to seal the win for OSU. The defense forced five turnovers against Johnson, including a fumble that led to another fourth- quarter touchdown. However, the Cowboys also yielded a 17-minute edge in time of possession to Texas A&M. Kendall Hunter led the offense with 101 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries. Justin Blackmoon finished with 10 catches for 127 yards and a TD. Quarterback Brandon Weeden completed 28-of-42 passes for 284 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. The Cowboys play at Louisiana on Friday night.
TEXAS: Texas dropped out of the national rankings with its second loss of the season, a 28-20 setback to No. 6 Oklahoma on Saturday afternoon. A week earlier, the Longhorns were dismantled by UCLA in a 34-12 verdict. Texas fell behind early but nearly came back against a tough Sooners squad. Late in the game, linebacker Jared Norton jarred the ball out of OU quarterback Landry Jones' hands, but the ball rolled harmlessly out of bounds and the Sooners were able to hang on for the win. Aaron Williams then muffed a punt that would have set Texas up for a last-minute drive. Garrett Gilbert paced the Longhorns' offense with 266 yards on 27-of-41 passing, though he had one interception and no touchdowns. James Kirkendoll finished with eight catches for 87 yards in the loss. Texas has a bye this weekend, then the Longhorns travel to Nebraska the following week.
TEXAS A&M: Jerrod Johnson threw a costly interception in the final seconds, which set up Oklahoma State kicker Dan Bailey for a game-winning 40-yard field goal as time expired. It was an ugly day for Johnson, who turned the ball over five times in all. He also lost a fumble that led to another Cowboys' touchdown in the fourth quarter. Still, he also threw two scoring strikes in the final five minutes to keep the Aggies in contention. A&M controlled the clock for much of the game, converting 11-of-21 third downs for a 17-minute edge in time of possession. However, in the end the turnovers proved too costly to overcome. Jeff Fuller paced the receiving corps with eight catches for 69 yards and two TDs, while Christine Michael carried 24 times for 97 yards. Up next, the Aggies will host Arkansas on Saturday afternoon.
TEXAS TECH: The Red Raiders succumbed to Iowa State on Saturday, 52-38. Taylor Potts threw five touchdown passes for Texas Tech, but it wasn't enough as ISU's Austen Arnaud threw four and the Cyclones made enough plays for the victory. One of those plays was a 42-yard touchdown return on an on-side kick by ISU's Jeremy Reeves. The Red Raiders dug themselves an early 24-0 hole but were able to climb out of it. The teams combined for 42 points in a wild fourth quarter. Potts' final touchdown pass was a 26-yarder to Lyle Leong to make it a 45-37 game with 2:05 remaining, but Reeves returned the on-side kick to deflate the Red Raiders. Leong finished with nine catches for 125 yards and three scores for Tech. The Red Raiders will try to rebound against Baylor this coming weekend.