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Around the Big 12, Week 5: Nothing to see here, move along

Everything went as expected in Week 5 of the Big 12.

West Virginia v Texas Tech Photo by John Weast/Getty Images

Hello all. The U.S. just lost the Ryder Cup, I have FIFA 19 cuing up, and my Houston Texans have a game to lose. Let’s not beat around the bush.

Here’s a look at what happened in the non-TCU Big 12 games this week. For the TCU recap, visit any one of our staff’s fine writings on the Frogs.

Oklahoma 66, Baylor 33: This game was not nearly as close as the scoreline indicates. The Sooners led 28-9 at the end of the first half. Kyler Murray went 17-21 passing for 432 yards and six touchdowns with zero interceptions, and threw in 45 yards and a score on the ground for good measure. Murray didn’t even start the game! (Austin Kendall played the first series for the Sooners due to an undisclosed rule violation by Murray. I’ve heard rumored reasons from a good source and it was indeed a very minor transgression.)

Charlie Brewer threw 60 passes for Baylor. That is an egregious amount of passes.

West Virginia 42, Texas Tech 34: This one lived up to the hype. The Mountaineers went up 28-7 at the end of the first quarter before Texas Tech crawled back to make it a one score game. Alan Bowman, the Red Raiders’ starting quarterback, went out with an injury late in the first half. Jett Duffey replaced him and proceeded to rack up 258 yards of total offense. Kliff Kingsbury’s seat shouldn’t be any hotter than it was at the start of this week.

Meanwhile, in your weekly Will Grier Update: Will Grier is still Actually Good.

Texas 19, Kansas State 14: I’d make a joke about how ugly this game was, but I watched all four quarters of TCU-Iowa State, so who am I to judge? Texas won in Manhattan for the first time since I was in elementary school, even though the Longhorns nearly squandered a 19-0 halftime lead. Kansas State had just 217 yards of total offense.

Don’t watch Kansas State this year, unless it’s the fourth quarter and they’re losing to Kansas. That could be fun.

Oklahoma State 48, Kansas 28: Oklahoma State was never in danger of losing this game. Taylor Cornelius went 15-20 for 312 yards and four touchdowns. The Cowboys did give up 368 yards of total offense to Kansas, which is a troubling sign.