Bazooka! This game kept the TCU Horned Frogs alive and still battling for the college football playoffs. With 0:16 left and no timeouts remaining, TCU’s offense sped away as the field goal unit charged into position. Griffin Kell then kicked the 40-yard field goal to give the Frogs the win over Baylor.
It was Bedlam in Norman, and thanks to an early start, the Sooners took care of business and kept their long-running bowl streak alive. Kansas State went to Morgantown, and they easily beat West Virginia. Unlike last year, Texas had no problem with Kansas. And once again, Iowa State played a close game but fell to Texas Tech by less than a touchdown, which they’ve done most of this season.
Here’s how each Big 12 team performed in Week 12, plus some key results in the top 25:
Baylor (6-5, 4-4)* vs #4 TCU (11-0, 8-0)*
TCU wins 29-28
The former TCU head coach was known for his line “Unbelieeeeeeeeeeevable”. And the Horned Frogs lived up to that that 40-yard walk-off kick from Kell. With the victory, TCU is 11-0 for the fourth time in its history and for the first time since 2010.
#15 Kansas State (8-3, 6-2)* vs. West Virginia (4-7, 2-6)
Kansas State wins 48-31
Morgantown is always a challenging place to play. Baylor lost in overtime. TCU narrowly escaped with a win. Oklahoma lost last week thanks to a walk-off field goal. But there was none of that for Kansas State. The Wildcats hit early and often, with their first touchdown coming in the first 90 seconds of the game. The win brought K-State one step closer to securing a spot in the Big 12 Championship Game. A win next week or a loss in Texas will result in a rematch with TCU on December 3.
Kansas (6-5, 3-5)* vs. Texas (7-4, 5-3)*
Texas wins 55-14
It was Bijan Robinsons Day to shine again. After being limited to under 30 yards in Week 11 against TCU, the Texas running back carried the ball 25 times for 243 yards and four touchdowns. It was a career-boosting day for Robinson in the loss to the Jayhawks. Texas continues to fight for a spot in the Big 12 Championship Game. They have to beat Baylor next week and Kansas has to beat K-State if the Longhorns are to make it to Arlington.
Iowa State (4-7, 1-7) vs. Texas Tech (6-5, 4-4)*
Texas Tech wins 14-10
Once again, Iowa State came close, but not close enough. Six of the Cyclones’ seven conference losses were caused by a touchdown or less. Tech broke its pattern of losing two games after winning one and has now won two games in a row. With the win, Texas Tech is now eligible for the bowl. And the state of Iowa will not be bowling this year.
Oklahoma (6-5, 3-5)* vs #22 Oklahoma State (7-4, 5-3)*
Oklahoma wins 28-13
Four touchdowns in the first quarter was all it took for the Sooners in the annual Bedlam game. This game typically impacts Big 12 championship games and often college football playoffs as well. Not this year. With the K-State win earlier in the day, OSU was eliminated from contention for a repeat performance in the championship game. Dillon Gabriel threw 20-of-40 for 259 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. He also carried the ball for 30 yards and another touchdown. The Sooners went 75 yards in the first minute of the game to get on the board first and never looked back. The win cleared the Sooners Bowl for the 24th seasonth Consecutive season, second-longest current streak behind only Georgia.
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*Bowl Eligible Teams
- State of Kansas
- State of Oklahoma
- texas tech
Notable Top 25 Games:
#1 Georgia (11-0) in Kentucky (6-5)
Georgia wins 16-6
#2 Ohio State (11-0) in Maryland (6-5)
Ohio State wins 43-30
#3 Michigan (11-0) vs Illinois (7-4)
Michigan wins 19-17
#5 Tennessee (9-2) at South Carolina (7-4)
South Carolina wins 63-38
#7 USC (10-1) at #16 UCLA (8-3)
USC wins 48-45
#10 Utah (8-3) to #12 (Oregon (9-2)
Oregon wins 20-17
#13 North Carolina (9-2) vs. Georgia Tech (5-6)
Georgia Tech wins 21-17
#14 Ole Miss (8-3) at Arkansas (6-5)
Arkansas wins 42-27
#20 UCF (8-3) vs Navy (4-7)
Navy wins 17-14
#24 NC State (7-4) in Louisville (7-4)
Louisville wins 25-10
Four undefeated teams continued into Week 12. All four struggled in their games. Both TCU and Michigan needed field goals over time to achieve victory. Georgia and Ohio State both clinched their wins to keep all four undefeated. Ohio State and Michigan play each other in Week 13, so there will be a maximum of three unbeaten teams this time next week.
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