What a weekend! We hope you iced down this morning and stayed hydrated. Yesterday took a lot out of you. It took a lot out of all of us. Let's just get to the recaps.
North Texas beat UTSA after driving 98 yards in a minute seven seconds with no timeouts. That's not to mention the fact that for two quarters the Mean Green were left for dead. The Mean Green scored an epic win, with the winning score coming with ten seconds left in the game for a 29-26 victory. Mason Fine earned every penny of his scholarship and then some. UTSA's Marcus Davenport put together the most dominating performance of his dominating career. UTSA has nothing to be ashamed of; the Mean Green pulled out every stop to win.
Texas fell behind 20-0 before coming all the way back to take the lead at 24-23 midway through the fourth. OU hit a 59 touchdown to Mark Andrews, and the Longhorns couldn't muster a comeback. Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger's performance will go down in the lore of Longhorn greats. Even as a true freshman, he's mature beyond his years and ready to lead this team for a long time.
It was ugly, but trips to the swamp usually are, but the Aggies pulled out a 19-17 win over Florida to move to 5-2 on the season. Daniel LaCamera put through four field goals including the game-winner with under a minute to play. Tyrel Dotson picked off Florida's comeback attempt and the Aggies have officially moved Kevin Sumlin off the hot seat perhaps into an extension.
Frogs beat K-State and Mother Nature
TCU was scheduled to kick off their contest with Kansas State at 11:00 a.m. but lightning delays pushed kick off back, and back again, and then delayed the game in the second half. Three hours in all, but once things kicked off the Frogs took care of business, dominating the Wildcats 26-6 to remain unbeaten and possibly moving into a playoff spot with the unease at the top of the polls. Kenny Hill completed 27 of 37 passes and ran for a touchdown in the win.
Houston traveled to 1-5 Tulsa and was blown out by the Golden Hurricanes 45-17. Houston led 10-0, but Tulsa outscored the Cougars 45-7 from the end of the second quarter on. Tulsa ground and pounded the Cougars, averaging over five yards a carry while passing for just 128 yards. Kyle Postman and the offense never caught the spark necessary to keep up. The game is concerning for Major Applewhite as his squad was dominated in all facets by Tulsa.
Traveling to Morgantown is never fun, and Texas Tech found that out Saturday. After leading the Mountaineers by 18 in the third quarter, the Red Raiders couldn't close out West Virginia. West Virginia scored 29 straight in dismantling Tech's defense and rendering the Red Raider offense ineffective through the final two quarters.
Good News/Bad News
The bad news is Texas State fell apart late, once again, and lost to Louisiana Lafayette on the road Thursday night. The good news is the Bobcats found a spark in quarterback Willie Jones who guided the Bobcats on several lengthy drives and proved a capable replacement for the ineffective Damian Williams. Texas State's defense regrouped after allowing fourteen points in the first quarter to hold Louisiana without points for the better part of two quarters. Eventually, the Ragin Cajuns pulled away for the 24-7 win.
Baylor and UTEP both lost on the road; the Bear were blown out, 56-16 at Oklahoma State while UTEP was offensively stagnated in a shutout at the hands of Southern Miss, 24-0. Neither team has registered a win, and neither looks close to getting over the hump.
Notes and Numbers
Texas State's Willie Jones set a personal best in his young career with twelve completions for 197 yards.
Nic Shimonek threw for 324 yards in the Red Raider loss to West Virginia.
Kenny Hill threw for 297 yards on 23 of 37 for TCU.
Baylor put true freshman Charlie Brewer into a game for the first time Saturday. Brewer finished three of seven for 41 yards with an interception.
For the second week in a row, Sam Ehlinger led the Longhorns in rushing and passing with 278 yards in the air and 110 on the ground.
Houston's Steven Dunbar caught ten passes for 107 yards.
Houston's D'Juan Hines totaled 20 tackles against Tulsa.
Texas A&M's Daniel LaCamera was a perfect four for four on field goals, including the game winner.
A&M's Otaro Alaka recorded twelve stops with a sack and two tackles for loss and a QB hurry.
UTEP's Alvin Jones tallied yet another ten tackle game Saturday night.
North Texas' Mason Fine threw for 354 yards and and three touchdowns.
UTSA's Marcus Davenport recorded two sacks and four tackles for loss.