Big 12 football, Week 7: Ranking the 5 best teams

Big 12 Summary – Week 6

Most Points Scored: 66 (Baylor, Texas Tech)
Least Points Scored: 7 (Kansas)
Largest Win Margin: 59 (Baylor vs. Kansas)
Smallest Win Margin: 7 (OU/Texas, TCU/Kansas State)
Impact Performances of the Week: KSU QB Joe Hubener (268 total yards, 4 rush TD) and TCU QB Trevone Boykin (325 total yards, 4 TD)

5. Oklahoma State (W 33-26/OT vs. West Virginia)

A match-up of the Big 12’s top two defenses in terms of total points allowed, Oklahoma State and West Virginia, needed additional time in a game that featured seven total turnovers and eighteen total penalties.

This weekend, the Cowboys have a bye week.

Week 8, however, shouldn’t prove too troublesome for OK State as they take on Kansas (0-5).

4. Oklahoma (L 17-24 vs. Texas)

Despite a 55-yard passing day for Texas, the Red River Shootout complimented college football’s unpredictable way of unranked opponents taking the carpet out from underneath the feet of the top dogs. And in Week 6, Texas had no mercy for Oklahoma.

With the help of a two-touchdown performance from Tyrone Swoopes, Texas did the unthinkable in what was predicted to be a blowout by Oklahoma.

But Texas, who allows an average of 34 points and 469 yards per game – each good enough for eighth in the conference – held Oklahoma to nearly half those figures.

Texas will be on a bye week next week, but Oklahoma has Kansas State on the menu in Week 7.

3. Texas Tech (W 66-31 vs. Iowa State)

Regardless of owning one of the worst defense titles in the Big 12 this season, Texas Tech has managed to supply a power source on offense with Patrick Mahomes and DeAndre Washington in the backfield. Ranked behind Baylor in scoring offense, Tech has averaged 52 points per game and 631.7 yards on offense, which is probably the reason Kliff Klingsbury has avoided the hot seat.

Like other Big 12 members who have dismembered Kansas this season, Tech’s defense and admiration for penalties shouldn’t allow much room for error in Week 7. Meanwhile, Iowa State will have their plates full with TCU next week.

2. TCU (W 52-45 vs. Kansas State)

No one has been able to stop the duo of Trevone Boykin and Josh Doctson. And in Week 6, that trend continued as Boykin hooked up with Doctson for both – and only – passing touchdowns of the game.

Kansas State kept their noses in TCU’s business most of the night, but it wouldn’t be until over a minute to go in the game that TCU, in consecutive weeks, pulled a rabbit out of their hat as Boykin connected with Doctson for a 55-yard touchdown to win 52-45 at Bill Snyder Stadium.

1. Baylor (W 66-7 vs. Kansas)

Although the Kansas fanbase is suffering from turmoil wounds this season, not much shade can be thrown at Baylor. They rank dead last in penalties, first in scoring offense, first in rushing offense, third in passing offense, third in scoring defense and second in third down conversions at 55 percent.

Next Opponent (Baylor): West Virginia (10/17 at noon)

Big 12 Scoreboard – Week 6

66 Texas Tech
31 Iowa State

33 Oklahoma State
26 West Virginia

24 Texas
17 Oklahoma

66 Baylor
7 Kansas

52 Texas Christian
45 Kansas State