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MMQB: Texas Toast, Turpin Time, New Records, and Wildcat Woes

The Frogs annihilated Texas, and now they head to Manhattan to take on Kansas State and a quarterback, maybe.

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The Frogs did something they hadn't done in a long time, Saturday. They beat Texas for the second consecutive season for the first time since 1958-59. That's a really cool thing to witness, but something else we witnessed was the official power shift in Texas collegiate football. TCU and Baylor combined to beat Texas and Texas Tech 113-42. In the last two seasons, TCU and Baylor have combined to beat Texas and Texas Tech 374-184. That's an average score of about 53-26. Just some numbers to consider. (If any Aggies find their way to this post, finish better than third in the SEC West before you come toot your horn).

But I digress.

The Good

Pretty much everything. KaVontae Turpin should be a frontrunner for a spot on the Freshman All-American team. He's easily one of the biggest threats to break one for a touchdown every time he touches the ball and his six touchdowns on the season are good enough for second behind Josh Doctson. Watch all four of his touchdowns here.

(Video courtesy of ESPN)

Speaking of Doctson, and by proxy, Boykin, how about the two GOAT(s)? Doctson broke Boyce's record for touchdowns in a career, and currently sits with the second most receiving yards (722) and second most receiving touchdowns (8) in the country through week 5. Boykin broke Andy Dalton's passing touchdown record, and now sits with the fourth most passing yards (1,802) and most passing touchdowns (19) in the country through week 5.

Oh, and how about that defense? Is Texas' offense great? No. Good? Not quite. But close games against Cal and Oklahoma State seemed to signal that things were getting better. That all changed after Jerrod Heard with 8-for-20 with his arm, and Texas was shut down completely, and almost shut out.

The Frogs blitzed more than they had all season, and the Frogs totaled eight tackles for loss and three sacks on the day. They held Heard to 71 total yards of offense, making him look completely helpless for the majority of the game.

The Bad


(Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Who thought white pants/gray top/purple helmet was ok?

The Big 12 Officials

The Big 12 zebras are embroiled in controversy for the second consecutive week after forgetting how to count off 10 yards. Poor Kansas State. They're already on their 1,000th quarterback this season and now they have to fight off the refs as well.

Meanwhile, everyone in Austin is screaming, "SEE. SEE. WE TOLD YOU."

(Sidenote: Does it mean anything that the outrageous calls have gone in favor of Oklahoma State both times? Are they the new Texas, or are the refs just getting their oranges mixed up?)

The Next Opponent: Kansas State

The Frogs head to Manhattan for a night game this Saturday, and just like Lubbock, weird things tend to happen at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium. It certainly doesn't help things for the Wildcats that they've lost so many quarterbacks this season that wide receiver Kody Cook finished the Oklahoma State game behind center. And they still should have won.

The Frogs are 1-3 all-time in Manhattan, with their last win in the Little Apple coming in 1985.