The Bears' offense was shut down in a 58-10 loss at Kansas. Baylor managed just 202 yards, including only 48 on the ground, and 10 first downs. The game was tied at 3 in the first quarter, but Kansas returned a kickoff for a TD and the rout was on. Baylor threw four interceptions, lost a fumble and was just 2-for-14 on third-down conversions. Next: Saturday, vs. Texas.
The Buffs committed four turnovers and allowed 463 total yards in falling 47-20 at Kansas State. Hugh Charles ran for 171 yards and a TD for Colorado, which was just 1-for-12 on third down. K-State ran for 249 yards on the Buffs, who had been allowing just 101.2 rushing yards per game.
Next: Saturday, vs. Kansas.
The Cyclones allowed a TD pass on Texas' first play from scrimmage and it was all downhill from there, with the Longhorns cruising to a 58-3 victory. Iowa State's only score came early in the second quarter. The Cyclones finished with 228 yards of offense. The defense, which had played relatively well early in the season, has allowed 1,003 yards in the past two games.
Next: Saturday, vs. Oklahoma.
The Jayhawks built a 31-3 halftime lead and cruised to a 58-10 rout of visiting Baylor. It was KU's fifth home win of the season, and the Jayhawks improved to 6-0 for the first time since 1995. Todd Reesing threw two TD passes, and Jake Sharp ran for 110 yards and a TD. Kansas also scored on a kickoff return by Marcus Herford. The Jayhawks had 447 yards, including 236 on the ground, and 26 first downs.
Next: Saturday, at Colorado.
TB James Johnson and WR Deon Murphy each scored twice as the Wildcats trounced visiting Colorado 47-20. Brooks Rossman also kicked four field goals for K-State. Johnson ran for 159 yards and two scores, while Murphy scored on an end-around and on a reception. K-State forced four turnovers and held the Buffs to 1-for-12 on third-down conversions.
Next: Saturday, at Oklahoma State.
The Tigers committed four turnovers in falling 41-31 to host Oklahoma. A crusher was a fumble returned for a TD early in the fourth quarter that gave the Sooners a 35-24 lead. Missouri was held to 57 rushing yards and allowed OU to convert 10 of 14 third-down situations.
Next: Saturday, vs. Texas Tech.
The Huskers' defense was overrun again in a 45-14 loss to visiting Oklahoma State. Nebraska allowed 550 total yards, the fifth game in a row the Huskers have surrendered at least 400 yards and the fourth time in five games they've given up at least 40 points. The Huskers were outgained 357-101 in the first half, which ended with Oklahoma State leading 38-0. The outcry over the continued poor play of the defense led to AD Steve Pederson "stepping down" Monday afternoon. He had given coach Bill Callahan a contract extension, through 2011, last month.
Next: Saturday, vs. Texas A&M.
Third-string TB Chris Brown ran for three second-half TDs as the host Sooners downed Missouri 41-31. A key stretch in the fourth quarter lifted OU to the win. Brown scored on a 1-yard run with 12:26 left, and LB Curtis Lofton scored on a fumble return 46 seconds later for a 35-24 lead. OU held Mizzou to 57 rushing yards.
Next: Saturday, at Iowa State.
The Cowboys scored on their first six possessions in hammering host Nebraska 45-14. Oklahoma State led 38-0 at halftime. It was the Cowboys' second win ever in Lincoln in 22 tries and the first since 1960. Oklahoma State had 550 yards of offense, with TB Dantrell Savage leading the way with 212 rushing yards.
Next: Saturday, vs. Kansas State.
Colt McCoy threw four TD passes and ran for another score as the Longhorns blistered host Iowa State 56-3. McCoy threw a 58-yard TD pass on the first play of the game, and the rout was on. Texas led 28-3 at halftime. The Longhorns had 514 yards and held the Cyclones to 220.
Next: Saturday, at Baylor.
The Aggies built an early lead, then watched as Texas Tech dominated the rest of the way, falling 35-7 to the host Red Raiders. A&M scored on its first drive, but couldn't get on the board after that. A&M ran for 233 yards, but allowed Tech to throw for 425. It was the Aggies' seventh consecutive loss in Lubbock.
Next: Saturday, at Nebraska.
Graham Harrell threw for 425 yards and three TDs and also ran for a score as the host Red Raiders pounded Texas A&M 35-7. The Red Raiders trailed 7-0 after the first quarter but led 21-7 at halftime, then added two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Tech had four scoring drives of at least 72 yards.
Next: Saturday, at Missouri