K-State moves up in week 3 power rankings

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10. Kansas Jayhawks

The Jayhawks struggled in the 12-7 loss to Coastal Carolina. Kansas gave the Chanticleers the program’s first win over a Power 5 opponent.

Senior quarterback Carter Stanley is still the starter after a near dismal game two going 13-19 with 107 yards and two interceptions. Sophomore running back Pooka Williams Jr. rushed for 99 yards in his return for the Jayhawks.

The Kansas defense had nine tackles for losses including three sacks in the loss.

The Jayhawks will play Boston College on Friday at 6:30 p.m. on the ACCN. Boston College is a 21 point favorite.

9. West Virginia Mountaineers

The Mountaineers struggled against Missouri on Saturday in a 38-7 loss. Junior quarterback Austin Kendall went 15-25 for 137 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions.

The Tigers defense shut down West Virginia’s running game only allowing 30 rushing yards and 13 tackles for losses.

The Mountaineers will try to bounce back at home against North Carolina State on Saturday at 11 a.m. on FS1.

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Sophomore quarteback Alex Delton passes the ball during the K-State football game against TCU in Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Oct. 15, 2017. (Nathan Jones | Collegian Media Group)

8. Texas Christian Horned Frogs

The Horned Frogs are coming off a bye in week two after a win in week one. TCU will be rested and ready to play Saturday. The Horned Frogs could use a two-quarterback system in week three with freshman Max Duggan and senior Alex Delton.

The Horned Frogs will play Purdue on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. on the BTN.

7. Texas Tech Red Raiders

The Red Raiders are looking for a test after a 38-3 week two matchup against the University of Texas at El Paso on Saturday. Sophomore quarterback Alan Bowman threw for 260 yards and three touchdowns. Junior wide receiver TJ Vasher had six receptions for 78 yards and two touchdowns.

Texas Tech will have a Power 5 test on the road against Arizona at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN.

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Senior running back James Gilbert scores a touchdown during K-State's football game against Bowling Green in Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Sept. 7, 2019. The Wildcats shut down the Falcons with a final score of 52-0. (Logan Wassall | Logan Wassall Collegian Media Group)

6. Kansas State Wildcats

K-State dominated in week two in a 52-0 shutout against Bowling Green.

Junior quarterback Skylar Thompson went 10-13 for 151 yards and two touchdowns. Senior running back James Gilbert rushed for 103 yards and two touchdowns.

The K-State defense kept the Falcons out of the endzone and recorded six tackles for losses including one sack.

The Wildcats will have its first true Power 5 test on the road against Mississippi State on Saturday at 11 a.m. on ESPN.

5. Baylor Bears

The Bears have found offensive success in the first two games of the season. Junior quarterback Charlie Brewer threw for 163 yards and three touchdowns against the University of Texas at San Antonio last Saturday. Senior wide receiver Denzel Mims had seven receptions for 101 yards and three touchdowns. The Bears won the game 63-14.

Baylor will have the week off before facing Rice next Saturday.

4. Oklahoma State Cowboys

The Cowboys have dominated the first two games including a 56-14 win over McNeese thanks to Chuba Hubbard who had collected 265 yards and five touchdowns through two weeks.

Freshman quarterback Spencer Sanders threw for 250 yards and three touchdowns and led the team in rushing with 51 yards in Saturday’s win.

The Cowboys will play Tulsa on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on ESPN2. The Cowboys are 14 point favorites.

3. Iowa State Cyclones

Iowa State had time off to recover after struggling against Northern Iowa in a 29-26 triple-overtime thriller in week one. It is easy to see that the Cyclones lost a lot of talent to the NFL. Sophomore quarterback Brock Purdy went 30-41 for 278 yards and two touchdowns in week one.

The Cyclones will be ready to face in-state rival Iowa on Saturday at 3 p.m. on FS1.

2. Texas Longhorns

Texas lost a tough 45-38 matchup between LSU last Saturday in Austin. The Longhorns will have to regroup. To have a chance at the playoffs, they will have to play perfect football throughout the year. Junior quarterback Sam Ehlinger threw for 401 yards and four touchdowns. It was a difficult loss for Texas, but the Longhorns are going to be a tough team to face in the Big 12.

Texas will face Rice on Saturday at 7 p.m. on the CBS Sports Network.

1.Oklahoma Sooners

Last week’s matchup was not even close between the Sooners and South Dakota in a 70-14 rout. Oklahoma looks like the team to beat in the Big 12 through week two. Oklahoma put up 733 total yards in the blowout.

Senior quarterback Jalen Hurts threw for 259 yards and three touchdowns in a half of football. Hurts is off to a fantastic start in 2019 with 591 yards and six touchdowns and rushing for 223 yards and three touchdowns through two weeks.

The Sooners will play Power 5 opponent UCLA on Saturday at 7 p.m. on FOX.

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