Big 12 Football Quick Hitters: Week 2


Texas Longhorns – 20
BYU Cougars – 41
In the biggest upset of Week 2 action around the Big 12, the previously unranked BYU Cougars, who lost to Virginia 19-16 in Week 1, smashed the Texas Longhorns 41-20 on Saturday in Provo, Utah.

The Cougars piled up 550 rushing yards on the Longhorns defense, a school record for the most yards allowed on the ground by Texas. BYU sophomore quarterback Taysom Hill lead his team with 259 yards rushing and three scores on the ground on just 17 carries.

Texas faces No. 25 Ole Miss in Week 3 in Austin, Texas.

TCU Horned Frogs – 38
SE Louisiana Lions – 17
Although the TCU Horned Frogs easily dispatched the SE Louisiana Lions on Saturday, the team still suffered a big loss.

Starting senior quarterback Casey Pachall fractured his non-throwing arm in the game and will reportedly miss eight weeks of action. That means he wouldn’t be back until possibly his team’s game at Iowa State on Nov. 9.

TCU will now go with sophomore Trevone Boykin at quarterback for the foreseeable future. The Horned Frogs travel to Texas Tech in Week 3.

Oklahoma State Cowboys – 56
UTSA Roadrunners – 35
Coming off their Week 1 over Mississippi State of the SEC, the Oklahoma State Cowboys bested the UTSA Roadrunners 56-35 in a game that showcased both team’s offenses.

Sophomore quarterback J.W. Walsh looked impressive in his first game as the true starter for the Cowboys, throwing for four touchdowns and 326 yards while completing 24-of-27 passing attempts.

Oklahoma State faces Lamar back in Stillwater, Okla. in Week 3.

Baylor Bears – 70
Buffalo Bulls – 13
In a game that showed the nation who has possibly the best offense in the entire country, the Baylor Bears smashed the Buffalo Bulls 70-13. The Bears had racked up 56 points by halftime.

Junior running back Lache Seastrunk and junior quarterback Bryce Petty both looked like superstars in the game. Seastrunk rushed for 150 yards and three touchdowns while Petty threw for 338 yards and two scores.

Baylor has Week 3 off then faces Louisiana-Monroe in Week 4.

Oklahoma Sooners – 16
West Virginia Mountaineers – 7
In a game that was closer than many thought it would be, the Sooners beat the Mountaineers 16-7 in Norman, Okla.

In freshman Trevor Knight’s second game as Oklahoma’s starting quarterback, he was again unimpressive through the air. He threw for just 119 yards and also had two interceptions.

It was the ground game that worked for Oklahoma though against West Virginia. Senior running backs Brennan Clay and Damien Williams ran for 170 and 95 yards respectively.

Oklahoma faces Tulsa in Week 3 while West Virginia takes on Maryland.

Kansas Jayhawks – 31
South Dakota Coyotes – 14
The Kansas Jayhawks struggled to get going in their season opener but eventually disposed of the South Dakota Coyotes 31-14.

The Coyotes actually led 7-0 after the first quarter. But 24 unanswered points by the Jayhawks ended up burying South Dakota. Senior running back James Sims, considered one of the best in the Big 12, rushed for 94 yards.

Kansas travels to Rice in Week 3.

Texas Tech Red Raiders – 61
Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks – 13
Texas Tech Red Raiders head coach Kliff Kingsbury’s no-huddle offense was simply too much for the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks as his team won 61-13.

The Red Raiders racked a whopping 731 yards of total offense, including 367 yards passing and three touchdown passes from freshman quarterback Baker Mayfield.

Texas Tech opens up league play in Week 3 with a home matchup against TCU.