Another Saturday has come and gone, with it another Texas/OU classic from the corndog fest that is the Fair Grounds. Lots went on, let’s recap it for you.
Texas is Back, then they aren’t, oh yeah, they are, maybe
Texas dominated Oklahoma for most of the afternoon in Dallas, leading 45-24 at one point, but then because it’s THE rivalry game, Oklahoma stormed back to tie with under three minutes to play. In fight or flight scenario, Sam Ehlinger did what he always seems to do, found the plays to give Texas a shot. Ehlinger and the Horns drove 52 yards in nine plays, setting up a game-winning field goal from true freshman and new man about town Cam Dicker. Horns win 48-45.
For Herman, the Horns are now 5-1, and with wins over USC, TCU, and Oklahoma, they’ve got some serious skins on the wall.
Aggies, Goalpost, Defeat Kentucky
A&M’s defense didn’t let Kentucky run a play in their half of the field in regulation, but the Aggies still found themselves surviving a 20-14 overtime scare. A&M fumbled the ball to the Wildcats for a pickup six that tied things with just over two minutes to play. In overtime, Kentucky’s field goal doinked off the crossbar. A&M’s Trayveon Williams carried the load in overtime, scoring the winning touchdown to knock the Wildcats from the ranks of the unbeaten.
North Texas escapes El Paso
Dragging behind a seventeen game losing streak, the UTEP Miners looked like easy pickings for the Mean Green, but North Texas needed every bit of effort to get out of El Paso with a 27-24 win. In the quarterback battle, Ryan Metz, playing for the injured Kai Locksley, threw for over 300 yards in the loss, outdistancing Mason Fine who threw for 294. UTEP had the ball with under five minutes to play and down three but couldn’t muster another scoring chance and the Mean Green avoid a two-game skid.
UTSA and Rice Play a Football Game
U-G-L-Y you ain’t got no alibi you UGLY (what? what?) you UGLY. Rice and the Roadrunners met in Houston, UTSA won 20-3. The game poisoned the eyeballs of those who were forced to watch. Our feelings are best expressed through gif, or perhaps its pronounced gif.
First UTSA got the ball.
Then Rice got several turns.
After a while it was all…
And for the brave souls in attendance…
UCF runs Away from SMU
Central Florida amassed 541 yards on offense in a 48-20 blowout win over the Ponies. SMU score first, but UCF scored often, 21-3 before Ben Hicks found James Proche to cut the lead to 21-10. That’s as close as SMU got. McKenzie Milton threw for 278 yards in the win.
Baylor survives Kansas State
In a game where both teams seemed allergic to tackling, Baylor beat Kansas State 37-34 with Connor Martin kicking the game-winner with eight seconds to play. Baylor put up 557 yards while the Wildcats averaged an incredible 9.1 per carry on 35 rushing attempts. Baylor heads into Texas week at 4-2.
Louisiana Lafayette blisters Texas State
The Bobcats took little advantage of the bye week in a 42-27 trouncing that saw the Ragin’ Cajuns score 28 unanswered in the first half before Tyler Vitt and the ‘Cats got any sort of traction. Vitt and his teammates score 27 in the second half in the loss to drop to 1-4.
Things are getting a bit bizarre in San Marvelous.
Coogs Avoid the Tulsa Trap
After a disastrous third quarter that saw Tulsa take a four-point deficit and turn it into a nine-point lead, the Cougars hit that gear that only Houston and certain Formula One drivers have, Houston erupted for seventeen unanswered and a 41-27 win to improve to 4-1.
The List of Dudes for Week 6
D’Eriq King of Houston threw for 165 yards and ran ten times for 117 along with five total touchdowns.
Ed Oliver mustered thirteen tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and a QB hurry in Houston’s win.
Roman Brown added thirteen tackles for the Coogs as well.
Sam Ehlinger completed 24-35 passes for 314 yards in Texas’ win over Oklahoma.
Longhorn Lil’Jordan Humphrey caught nine passes for 133 yards and a score.
Baylor receiver Jalen Hurd caught eleven passes for 135 yards.
Trayveon Williams of Texas A&M carries 24 times for 138 yards and a score.
In his first start, Texas State true freshman Tyler Vitt completed 28 of 39 for 296 yards and three scores.
Bobcat tight end Keenen Brown caught four passes for 90 yards and two touchdowns.
SMU’s James Proche caught twelve passes for 100 yards and two scores.
UTSA’s C.J. Levine had ten tackles, eight solo, a tackle for loss and three passes defensed in the Roadrunner win over Rice.
Ryan Metz threw for 313 yards and two touchdowns in UTEP’s loss to North Texas.
Miner receiver Warren Redix caught seven passes for 131 yards.
Mean Green receiver Rico Bussey Jr. and eight catches for 117 yards and a score.
UTEP linebacker A.J. Hotchkins made fourteen tackles, .5 tackles for loss and had one pass defensed.