TCU 31, Oklahoma State 24
TCU managed to get bowl eligible thanks to an 83-yard run from Jalen Reagor on the way to a 24-3 lead, and then the D hung on for deal life. Taylor Cornelius ran for two touchdowns in the fourth quarter for Oklahoma State, but the offense was held to just 280 yards – it didn’t want up until it was too late – and the Horned Frogs had the ball for almost 40 minutes. This likely pushed OSU to the bottom – or close to it – of the Big 12 bowl pecking order.
Iowa State 42, Kansas State 38
Kansas State was up 38-21 in the fourth quarter, but collapsed as Iowa State scored 21 unanswered points. Brock Perdy threw two touchdown passes, David Montgomery ran for three scores, and the Cyclone D returned a fumble for a score. Now, the Cyclones get a paycheck game against Drake to add to pad the record, and Kansas State’s season comes to a crushing end. The Wildcats were ten minutes away from bowl eligibility, but … no.
Baylor 35, Texas Tech 24
The winner was going bowling, the loser was done for the year. Baylor got 308 passing yards and three touchdowns out of Charlie Brewer, and John Lovett ran for 125 yards and a score in the win. With third-string quarterback McLane Carter at the helm, the Red Raiders couldn’t get the O moving, finishing with 247 passing yards and two scores two interceptions. Baylor was flagged 12 times and turned it over twice, but had the ball for 36 minutes.
Oklahoma 59, West Virginia 56
Oklahoma earned a spot in the Big 12 Championship with Kyler Murray throwing for 364 yards and three touchdown passes to go along with 114 rushing yards and a touchdown. Will Grier threw for 539 yards and four scores, but he also lost two fumbles that OU returned for scores. Gary Jennings caught seven passes for 225 yards and two touchdowns for the Mountaineers.
– Oklahoma-West Virginia What Happened & What It Means
Texas 24, Kansas 17
Texas got by the Jayhawks for a spot in the Big 12 title game, even though the team was just okay and struggled to put it away. Sam Ehlinger threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, but he threw two picks, Kansas scored 17 fourth quarter points, and it was a battle until the end. The Texas running game was stuffed for 143 yards, and Kansas got 103 yards and a score from Pooka Williams, but whatever. Texas is playing for the Big 12 championship.
– Texas-Kansas What Happened & What It Means