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BAYLOR: The Bears opened their schedule with a 69-3 rout over Wofford on
Saturday. They jumped out to a 28-0 first-quarter lead and never looked back,
finishing with a staggering 692 yards of total offense, which ranked third in
team single-game history. Lache Seastrunk ran for 111 yards and two
touchdowns, while Bryce Petty threw for 312 yards and two scores in his first
start. The scoring total was Baylor's highest since 1929. The first two drives
covered 70 and 65 yards, respectively, and lasted only a combined 2:05.
Defensively, the Bears held a potent Wofford rushing attack to 173 yards on 60
carries as a team (2.9 ypc).
IOWA STATE: The Cyclones' 2013 campaign began with a disappointing 28-20 home
loss to Northern Iowa. The defense simply had no answer for the Panthers'
David Johnson, who compiled 240 yards of total offense and four touchdowns.
For Iowa State, senior Justin Coleman led the way with four catches for 103
yards and a score in his first collegiate start. He was the first Cyclones
player with 100 yards receiving in a season opener since Ed Williams in 1997.
Sam Richardson had a career-high 316 yards of total offense (242 passing, 74
rushing). Deon Broomfield had six tackles and had a key forced fumble and
fumble recovery on the UNI 20, and he finished with two fumble recoveries. The
Cyclones are idle next week and will return to action against Iowa on Sept.
KANSAS: The Jayhawks will begin their season next weekend at home against
KANSAS STATE: The Wildcats are off to a 0-1 start after falling at home to
North Dakota State, 24-21. The loss snapped their 20-game season-opening win
streak. The two-time defending FCS national champs went on an 18-play, 80-yard
drive that chewed up over eight minutes and ended with Brock Jensen's deciding
touchdown with 28 seconds remaining. Jake Waters threw for 280 yards and two
touchdowns for the Wildcats, who won 10 games before suffering their first
loss last season. They were leading, 21-7, in the third quarter until things
began to unravel. Waters wound up throwing two interceptions that swung the
momentum in North Dakota State's favor. The Wildcats return to action next
week against UL-Lafayette.
OKLAHOMA: The 16th-ranked Sooners opened their season with a 34-0 shutout win
over ULM. Oklahoma ran for 305 yards and held the Warhawks to 166 total yards
in the victory, flexing its muscles on both sides of the ball. Oklahoma's
defense allowed 37.8 points per game over its last five tilts a year ago,
including giving up a staggering 633 yards to Johnny Manziel and Texas A&M in
a 41-13 loss in the Cotton Bowl. The Sooners, who outgained the Warhawks
429-166, held ULM to a 2-of-16 efficiency on third down. The Warhawks crossed
midfield on just two occasions and recorded only nine first downs. Freshman
quarterback Trevor Knight, who beat out junior Blake Bell for the starting
job, tossed three touchdown passes, but completed just 11-of-28 passes for 86
yards with an interception for the Sooners, who went 10-3 and 8-1 in the Big
12 last year. Knight also ran the ball 13 times for 103 yards, while Jalen
Saunders hauled in two touchdowns. OU hosts West Virginia next week.
OKLAHOMA STATE: The 13th-ranked Cowboys are 1-0 after beating Mississippi
State, 21-3. Jeremy Smith had two second-half touchdown runs and finished with
102 yards on 15 carries for the Cowboys, while J.W. Walsh completed 18-of-27
passes for 135 yards and added a touchdown on a quarterback keeper. Walsh
totaled 125 yards on the ground as he replaced starter Clint Chelf on the
team's third offensive series. Head coach Mike Gundy said Walsh would remain
the starter against UT-San Antonio next week. The Cowboys, who were the
highest-ranked team from the Big 12 in the AP preseason poll, improved to 9-1
in their last 10 games against current members of the SEC. The game was OSU's
first at Reliant Stadium since the 2002 Houston Bowl.
TCU: The 20th-ranked Horned Frogs hung tough with No. 12 LSU before they
ultimately fell, 37-27. LSU's Terrence Magee was the difference with two
second-half rushing touchdowns. B.J. Catalon and Waymon James each had a score
on the ground for the Horned Frogs (0-1), who went 7-6 last season and 4-5 in
conference play during their first season in the Big 12. The team fell to
Michigan State in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, 17-16. LSU held a 16-10 lead at
the half and used a turnover on the first play of the second half to add to
its lead. LSU totaled 448 yards of offense, compared to just 259 from TCU.
Casey Pachall and Trevone Boykin combined to go 15-for-28 for 145 yards and an
interception for TCU
TEXAS: The 15th-ranked Longhorns are 1-0 after dismantling New Mexico State,
56-7. David Ash threw for four touchdowns as he completed 20-of-28 passes for
343 yards. He also ran for 91 yards and a score on eight carries for the
Longhorns, who were 9-4 last season and beat Oregon State in the Alamo Bowl.
Malcolm Brown caught three passes for 109 yards and a score, while Daje
Johnson, Mike Davis and John Harris each had a touchdown receiving. Johnson
also had a touchdown on the ground, while Jalen Overstreet added two rushing
touchdowns. Texas set a new program record with 715 yards of total offense,
including 359 on the ground in winning for the fifth time in as many meetings
in the head-to-head series. The Longhorns scored on five straight possessions
after falling behind 7-0. They'll travel to BYU next weekend.
TEXAS TECH: The Red Raiders notched a 41-23 win at SMU to open their season.
Walk-on freshman quarterback Baker Mayfield threw for 413 yards and Kliff
Kingsbury earned his first win as the head coach at Texas Tech. Kingsbury was
a former quarterback for the Red Raiders from 1998-2002 and, at 34, is
currently the youngest coach at a BCS school. Mayfield, who is believed to be
the first walk-on true freshman QB to start a season opener for a BCS school,
completed 43-of-60 pass attempts and had four passing touchdowns, while adding
one on the ground. Eric Ward caught 13 of those passes for a game-high 150
yards but was not one of four receivers to collect a touchdown. Ward brought
in 12 touchdown passes last season and has 23 for his career. Texas Tech has
won 15 games in a row against its former Southwest Conference rival. The team
will host Stephen F. Austin next weekend.
WEST VIRGINIA: The Mountaineers grinded out a 24-17 home win over William and
Mary. The offense was not particularly efficient, although the defense pitched
a second-half shutout to preserve the comeback victory. After falling behind
17-7, WVU opened the second half with a 15-play, 70-yard touchdown drive and
then Paul Millard found Ronald Carswell for a 69-yard touchdown on the team's
next possession to tie the game. Charles Sims ran for 120 yards and a
touchdown, while Millard completed 19-of-25 passes for 237 yards and a TD.
Dakiel Shorts caught seven passes for 63 yards. The Mountaineers doubled up
W&M in first downs, 24-12, despite converting only 2-of-10 third downs for the
game. A tough matchup awaits next weekend as the Mountaineers travel to
Oklahoma to face the Sooners.
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