Week six is in the books; it was eventful with TCU placing itself further into playoff contention, UTSA dropping from the ranks for the unbeaten and Mike Price's return to the sidelines.
Frogs keep on keeping on.
TCU welcomed College GameDay and more importantly a game West Virginia team to the Carter. Kenny Hill scored the winning touchdown with under three minutes to play, and TCU's defense made it stand up in a 31-24 win. Hill ran, threw, and caught a touchdown pass in the win.
Horns win in double OT.
Texas beat Kansas State in double overtime as Sam Ehlinger cemented his status as Texas quarterback moving forward. The true freshman threw for 380 yards and ran for another 107. Chris Warren scored the winning touchdown in the second overtime after Texas defense held Kansas State out of the end zone. It's now Red River week for the Longhorns.
Aggies Play Tough
A&M's defense held up their end of the bargain for the most part as the Aggies fell to Number 1 ranked Alabama 27-19. Kellen Mond continued to grow up before our eyes, though his turnovers didn't help. Tyrel Dodson recorded sixteen tackles for the Aggies in the loss.
Texas Tech averaged 6 yards a carry, and the Red Raider rushing attack put up over 300 yards on the ground in a blowout win at Kansas. Tech's defense stopped Kansas on two critical fourth downs early and caused a turnover to give their offense the ball and breathing room. Justin Stockton averaged 10 yards a carry and passed the century mark while Desmond Nisby got into the end zone four times.
Coogs knock off 'Stangs.
Houston found a running game as Duke Catalon went for 177 yards and two scores in a win over SMU. The home-standing Cougars trailed 12-7 before ripping off two straight long scoring drives, the first culminating in D'Eriq King's score, and the second coming from Ellis Jefferson. Trey Quinn caught seventeen passes for the Mustangs who outgained the Cougars 544-463.
UTSA's hopes of an unblemished season fell apart as Southern Miss came into the Alamodome and left with a 31-29 win. Ito Smith became the first opponent to have real success running the football against the Roadrunner defense with 178 yards on seventeen carries. Southern Miss scored 21 unanswered to start the second half and put the Roadrunners on their heels. Dalton Sturm put up a career high in passing yards in the loss. UTSA's own running game never got going as the Runners averaged just three yards a carry.
UTEP gets close, still takes an L
The Mike Price era rebooted on Saturday night as the Miners dropped a heartbreaking 15-14 loss to Western Kentucky. UTEP's defense played its best game of the season, holding the Hilltoppers under 300 yards of total offense. Kevin Dove ran like a 250 pound back on offense, but the Miners couldn't generate the points needed for a win. UTEP missed a late field goal, badly, that would've given them a lead.
Black Knights Run Over the Owls
Army ran for over 400 yards in a 42-12 win at Rice Stadium. Rice helped with six turnovers, including four on consecutive Owls possessions. Half of Rice's drives ended with a gift for the Black Knights.
Texas State Drops Another One at Home
On paper, Louisiana Monroe seemed like Texas State's best chance at a victory, but the Warhawks didn't cooperate, beating the Bobcats 45-27. Anthony D. Taylor became the first Bobcat to rush for 100 yards or more in the loss.
Notes and Numbers
Texas' Sam Ehlinger recorded 487 total yards on Saturday night.
The Longhorns Reggie Hemphill-Mapps set career bests with catches (12) and yards (121).
Duke Catalon recorded his first 100 yard rushing game as a Cougars with 177 yards.
True Freshman Miklo Smalls saw his first action at quarterback for the Owls against Army.
Dalton Sturm threw for a career best 367 yards for UTSA, his first ever 300 yard afternoon.
SMU's Ben Hicks set a career best with 397 yards passing against Houston.
Texas Tech's 313 yards rushing is the most in the Kingsbury tenure and most since 2012.
Courtland Sutton recorded a season best eleven receptions vs. Houston.
Anthony D. Taylor rushed for a career best 102 yards in Texas State's loss to ULM.