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Big 12 Football Week 5: Baylor Wins With 4th Quarter Comeback

By Barry Lewis,


BYU and Cincinnati got Week 5 started for the Big 12 with a Friday Night Lights game in Provo. Not only did BYU win, but after the Saturday games, that win is, so far, the only conference win by any of the four new teams.

Kansas and Texas met as a ranked-versus-ranked matchup, and the Jayhawks kept it close for the first half. The Longhorns pulled away in the third quarter to win by 26 points and remain undefeated. The league’s other undefeated team, Oklahoma, had no problem with Iowa State. This sets up an epic Red River Showdown next week, the last time the two teams meet as Big 12 foes.
No. 3 Texas defeated No. 24 Kansas 40-14 in Week 5.

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Houston traveled to Lubbock, and Texas Tech had no issues with the Cougars. The Red Raiders won 49-28.

The two unexpected wins came in Orlando and Fort Worth. West Virginia was a 13.5-point underdog to TCU, and thanks to a couple of late-in-the-game blocked TCU field goal attempts, the ‘Eers won 24-21.

Then, there was the shock that came from the Bounce House in Orlando. Baylor was down 35-7 to UCF with 8:14 left in the 3 rd quarter. The Bears would get a late 3 rd quarter field goal, and score 26 points in the 4 th quarter, including a 72-yard scoop-and-score by their defense.

Big 12 Week 5 Results

Cincinnati (2-3, 0-2) at BYU (4-1, 1-1)

BYU wins 35-27

Next week: Cincinnati and BYU both have bye weeks.

#24 Kansas (4-1, 1-1) at #3 Texas (5-0, 2-0)

Texas wins 40-14

Next week: Kansas hosts UCF; Texas plays Oklahoma in Dallas.

Houston (2-3, 0-2) at Texas Tech (2-3, 1-1)

Tech wins 49-28

Next week: Houston has a bye week while Texas Tech plays at Baylor.

Baylor (2-3, 1-1) at UCF (3-2, 0-2)

Baylor wins 36-35

Next week: Baylor hosts Texas Tech; UCF plays at Kansas.

Iowa State (2-3, 1-1) at #14 Oklahoma (5-0, 2-0)

Oklahoma wins 50-20

Next week: Iowa State hosts TCU; Oklahoma plays Texas in Dallas.

West Virginia (4-1, 2-0) at TCU (3-2, 1-1)

West Virginia wins 24-21

Next week: West Virginia has a bye week while TCU plays at Iowa State.

Week 5 Bye Weeks:

  • Kansas State (3-1, 1-0)
  • Oklahoma State (2-2, 0-1)
  • Next week: Kansas State plays at Oklahoma State

Noteworthy Top 25 Games:

# 8 USC (5-0) at Colorado (3-2)

USC wins 48-41

#10 Utah (4-1) vs. #19 Oregon State (4-1)

Oregon State wins 21-7

#11 Notre Dame (5-1) at #17 Duke (4-1)

Notre Dame wins 21-14

#13 LSU (3-2) at #20 Ole Miss (4-1)

Ole Miss wins 55-49

#22 Florida (3-2) at Kentucky (5-0)

Kentucky wins 33-14

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