Week 6 Big 12 Football Scores, Picks Recap, Quick Analysis

Check out the Big 12 scores, picks and recaps, with Texas coming up with a massive win over Oklahoma, and TCU and Baylor flexing their muscle in key wins.


Oklahoma State at West Virginia

Final Score: Oklahoma State 33, West Virginia 26 OT
Pick: West Virginia 34, Oklahoma State 30
Line: West Virginia -7, o/u: 60

J.W. Walsh gave Oklahoma State the lead in overtime on a two-yard touchdown run, and West Virginia couldn’t answer with the final drive fizzling out at the 11. The Cowboys had control in the first half, going up 17-2 with the defense coming up with a fumble for a score on a stop by Emmanuel Ogbah along with a one-yard Rennie Childs touchdown run, but the Mountaineers came back with Wendell Smallwood running for a 20-yard score, and Skyler Howard finding Shelton Gibson for a 48-yard touchdown and forcing overtime with a three-yard score. A week after a huge game against Kansas State, OSU QB Mason Rudolph hit the bench after throwing three picks – Walsh came through late and in overtime.

Player of the Game: Oklahoma State SS Tre Flowers came up with 13 tackles with two broken up passes.

Texas vs. Oklahoma

Final Score: Texas 24, Oklahoma 17
Pick: Oklahoma 41, Texas 20
Line: Oklahoma -17, o/u: 61.5

Texas came out physical, running the ball and running it some more, but it took the lead on a 24-yard Marcus Johnson touchdown catch and got a fumble return for a score off a Tyrone Swoopes play to go up 14-0. The Longhorns never trailed, answering a two-yard Dimitri Flowers touchdown catch for the Sooners with an 89-yard drive and a Swoopes two-yard touchdown pass to Caleb Bluiett. The Sooners got within seven on a Samaje Perine on-yard run, but Texas was able to hold on one final drive. Texas ran for 313 yards, averaging 5.4 yards per carry, and Oklahoma ran for just 1.8 yards per try on 67 yards.

Player of the Game: Texas QB Jerrod Heard completed 8-of-11 passes for 53 yards and a score, and ran 21 times for 115 yards.  

TCU at Kansas State

Final Score: TCU 52, Kansas State 45
Pick: TCU 45, Kansas State 38
Line: TCU -9.5, o/u: 63.5

Down 35-17 at halftime, TCU started the comeback with a pick six from Derrick Kindred from 60 yards out, and Aaron Green ran for an eight-yard touchdown to pull close. But Kansas State was still up, and Joe Hubener pushed the Horned Frogs further with his fourth touchdown run of the game, getting in from one-yard out. Trevone Boykin ran for a 14-yard score and took off for a brilliant 69-yard touchdown dash to finally give TCU the lead late, but Kansas State managed to tie it with 1:47 to play on a 37-yard Jack Cantele field goal. Boykin had an answer, finding Josh Doctson for a 55-yard score to finally take the lead for good. Aaron Green started the scoring for the Horned Frogs with an 86-yard touchdown dash. Charles Jones ran for two second quarter scores for Kansas State from 28 and seven yards out.

Player of the Game: TCU QB Trevone Boykin completed 20-of-30 passes for 301 yards and two scores with two picks, and ran 11 times for 124 yards and two touchdowns.  

Iowa State at Texas Tech

Final Score: Texas Tech 66, Iowa State 31
Pick: Texas Tech 47, Iowa State 40
Line: Texas Tech -12.5

Mike Warren ran for 245 yards for Iowa State, and the game was interesting for a half, but Texas Tech got up and never stop rolling with Patrick Mahomes throwing five touchdown passes including two to Jakeem Grant and two to Jonathan Giles in the blowout. Iowa State pulled within 17 late in the second quarter on the second Joshua Thomas touchdown run, and made it a 14-point game late in the third on a Cole Netten field goal, but then it was all Texas Tech with Justin Stockton running for a 54-yard score and Giles catching his two scoring passes. The Red Raiders put up 776 yard of total offense, while the Cyclones cranked up 495.

Player of the Game: Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes completed 33-of-46 passes for 428 yards and five scores.

Baylor at Kansas

Final Score: Baylor 66, Kansas 7
Pick: Baylor 65, Kansas 27
Line: Baylor -44, o/u: 77

Kansas tied the game at seven early in the first quarter on a 36-yard Steven Sims. Jr. touchdown catch. That was it for the intrigue as Baylor rolled to 52-7 halftime lead and 59 unanswered points with Seth Russell throwing three scoring passes – including an 18-yarder to giants “tight end” LaQuan McGowan – and with Shock Linwood and Johnny Jefferson adding short scoring runs. The Bears took their foot off the gas with backup quarterback Jarrett Stidham throwing third quarter touchdown passes. Baylor outgained Kansas 644 yards to 227.

Player of the Game: Baylor QB Seth Russell completed 18-of-27 passes for 246 yards and three scores, and ran five times for six yards and a score.

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