Big 12 football weekend recap


Redshirt junior quarterback, Sam B. Richardson looks for an open receiver near the endzone in the second half. The Cyclone’s ended their drive in the third quarter with a 23-yard pass from Richardson to redshirt junior wide receiver Tad Ecby for a touchdown. Iowa State’s homecoming game against Toledo on Oct. 11, ended in a victory for the Cyclones, 37-30.

Beau Berkley

Iowa State was the only team in the Big 12 this week that played a non-conference opponent and its 37-30 victory against Toledo was highlighted by quarterback Sam Richardson’s 351 passing yards and three touchdowns. But Richardson wasn’t the only Big 12 player to shine Oct. 11. Here’s what happened around the Big 12. 

Shootout in Waco: In arguably the most entertaining game in the 2014 season, Baylor outlasted Texas Christian 61-58 on a 28-yard field goal as time expired. Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty continued to show why he is one of the best in the country with 510 passing yards and six touchdowns. Baylor also had three receivers go over 100 yards on the day. 

Red River Rivalry: This matchup has lost a bit of luster the last couple years, but unranked Texas hung with No. 11 Oklahoma for the entirety of the game before losing 31-26. Texas quarterback Tyrone Swoopes’ effort was not enough, but he finished the game with 334 yards and two touchdowns. 

Close call for the Cowboys: In what would have been the second big upset in the Big 12 this season, Kansas rallied from a 13 point halftime deficit against No. 15 Oklahoma State, but fell 27-20 after the Cowboy’s Tyreek Hill took a 99-yard kick off return back for a touchdown. Kansas finished the day with 379 yards of total offense, more than 100 more yards than Oklahoma State’s 275 yards. 

Clutch kicking: West Virginia had two running backs go over 100 yards on the ground against Texas Tech, and, thanks to the foot of kicker Josh Lambert, the Mountaineers were able to take home a victory with a last-minute field goal. Lambert was good from 42 and 38 yards before sealing the game winner from 55 yards. Lambert is 14-for-19 on the season.