Big 12 roundup: No. 25 Texas Tech escapes Jayhawks in double OT
LUBBOCK, Texas — No. 25 Texas Tech has practiced the play that gave the Red Raiders a 41-34 double overtime win over Kansas on Saturday — not always with the best results.
Eric Stephens took the snap out of the wildcat formation, rolled to his right and threw a 3-yard jump pass to Darrin Moore for the winning touchdown.
“It's been hit or miss in practice, but I just had a really good feeling about it,” quarterback Seth Doege said.
Kansas quarterback Michael Cummings couldn't connect with Tre' Parmalee in the end zone on fourth-and-9 for Kansas to end the Jayhawks' chances.
The Jayhawks (1-9, 0-7) sent the game into overtime on a 32-yard field goal by Nick Prolago with under a minute remaining in regulation.
Doege completed 45 of 59 passes for three touchdowns and 476 yards for Texas Tech (7-3, 4-3).
Tony Pierson had a career-high 202 rushing yards on 16 carries for Kansas, which lost its ninth in a row and 19th straight Big 12 game.
No. 2 Kansas 23, TCU 10 —
In Forth Worth, Texas, Collin Klein ran for two touchdowns and No. 3 Kansas State bolstered its national title hopes.
The Wildcats (10-0, 7-0) improved to 10-0 for only the second time under coach Bill Snyder, and moved within two wins of likely reaching their first BCS championship game.
TCU (6-4, 3-4) didn't take advantage of Klein's interception on the fourth play of the game. The Heisman Trophy hopeful then hit Chris Harper for a 62-yard pass, and ended that drive with a 7-yard TD run.
No. 14 Oklahoma 42, Baylor 34 — In Norman, Okla., Landry Jones threw for 277 yards and two touchdowns, Damien Williams ran for 99 yards and two scores and Oklahoma beat Baylor to move Bob Stoops into sole possession of second place on the school's career wins list.
Lache Seastrunk ran for 91 yards and three touchdowns for Baylor (4-5, 1-5), the last score getting the Bears within eight with 1:26 to play after quarterback Nick Florence got in on the 2-point conversion.
LaColtan Bester recovered the ensuing onside kick, sealing the win for Oklahoma (7-2, 5-1).
Stoops moved past Bud Wilkinson with his 146th victory. He's 11 wins shy of Barry Switzer's school record of 157.
The Sooners never fully shook free of the Bears, who had lost four in a row prior to last week's win against last-place Kansas.
No. 19 Texas 33, Iowa State 7 — In Austin, Texas, David Ash passed for 364 yards and two touchdowns and Texas honored the memory of former coach Darrell Royal by whipping Iowa State (5-5, 2-5).
Ash had a 61-yard touchdown pass to Mike Davis in the first quarter. Johnathan Gray ran for two touchdowns for the Longhorns (8-2, 5-2), who won their fourth in a row.
Texas paid tribute during the game to Royal, who died Wednesday at age 88. Texas lined up in the wishbone, the formation Royal introduced to college football in 1968, on the Longhorn's first play. Instead of a run, Texas ran a trick play that resulted in a 47-yard pass.
Steele Jantz passed for 133 yards and a touchdown for the Cyclones, but was under constant pressure from the Texas pass rush.