What happened this weekend? Here’s everything you need to know about Week 11 of the Big 12 season.
Big 12 Week 11 Roundup, Rankings, Bowl Projections & What You Need To Know
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Big 12 Week 11 Rankings
1. Oklahoma (8-2)
2. Oklahoma State (8-2)
3. West Virginia (8-1)
4. Kansas State (5-4)
5. Texas (5-5)
6. Texas Tech (4-6)
7. TCU (5-4)
8. Baylor (6-3)
9. Iowa State (2-6)
10. Kansas (1-9)
Big 12 Week 11 Roundup
Oklahoma State vs. Texas Tech
Prediction: Oklahoma State 48, Texas Tech 37, OSU -12.5
Quick Take: Yeah, Oklahoma State survived thanks to a missed extra point, but at this point in the year, just take the win in the high-octane shootout Big 12 game and move on. Mason Rudolph was terrific – completing 20-of-28 passes for 395 yards and two scores – and Justice Hill ran 18 times for 126 yards and a score, but it was James Washington who took over with 158 yards and a brilliant 82-yard touchdown catch.
But Patrick Mahomes and Texas Tech kept on coming. It wasn’t a crazy performance, but Mahomes threw for 344 yards and three scores with no picks, and ran for two touchdowns to keep the game alive. The Red Raiders now have to beat Iowa State and Baylor to go bowling. If they play like they did in Stillwater, they will.
West Virginia 24, Texas 20
Prediction: West Virginia 34, Texas 30, Texas -2
Quick Take: Texas looked good, and it had its shot in the end zone with a chance to win, but West Virginia held on to survive and advance. And yeah, the Mountaineers really and truly are still in the Big 12 title hunt, and they’re really and truly still alive for the College Football Playoff.
Skyler Howard threw three picks, but he also threw for 269 yards and a touchdown. The Mountaineer running game didn’t do much, but Kennedy McCoy powered for two touchdowns and at least settled down the offense at times.
Texas still has to come up with a win to get bowl eligible – that’s what Kansas is for next week – and it moved the ball well, but three turnovers became a huge problem. Shane Buechele threw for 318 yards and a score, and ran for another, and D’Onta Foreman ran for 167 yards, but there wasn’t enough payoff for the 536 yards of production.
Oklahoma 45, Baylor 24
Prediction: Oklahoma 45, Baylor 27, OU -16
Quick Take: Oklahoma continued its dominance in the Big 12, doing exactly what it needs to keep doing to stay alive and relevant in the College Football Playoff hunt. Outside of a pick, Baker Mayfield was flawless – completing 2-of-25 passes for 300 yards and two scores, with a rushing score – while the return of Joe Mixon and Samaje Perine mattered. The two Sooner RB stars hit the 100-yard mark, Dede Westbrook caught two touchdown passes, and the machine kept on rolling.
Baylor’s season continues to go into the abyss, not only losing the third game in the Big 12 season, but also QB Seth Russell, who suffered an ugly ankle injury after throwing for 148 yards and running for 70 more. KD Cannon caught seven passes for 122 yards and two scores, but after getting down early, the Bears were playing catch-up all game long – this isn’t the OU team to do that against.
Iowa State 31, Kansas 24
Prediction: Iowa State 41, Kansas 27, Iowa State -10
Quick Take: Both teams played like they were actually okay at this whole college football thing – but they were doing that against each other. It was an interesting, relatively well-played game with Iowa State showing off impressive balance. The Cyclone two quarterback system slowed down, with Joel Lanning only running for nine yards with a score, while Jacob Park was terrific, completing 20-of-26 passes for 205 yards and two scores with a pick. David Montgomery was the rushing star, rolling for 160 yards on 24 carries.
Carter Stanley filled in at quarterback and was solid, completing 26-of-38 passes, but they didn’t go anywhere with just a few big plays. It was Ke’aun Kinner who took over, running for 152 yards and a score, and Taylor Martin added 83 yards, but the Jayhawk defense couldn’t hold up in the fourth.
Big 12 Week 11 Bowl Projections
Allstate Sugar Bowl
Valero Alamo Bowl
Russell Athletic Bowl
AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl
AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Motel 6 Cactus Bowl
Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
Heart of Dallas Bowl