WACO — Matt Rhule stepped into a volatile situation at Baylor, leaving his home in the Northeast to take over a program with a depleted roster in the aftermath of a scandal that led to the firing of a two-time Big 12 champion coach.
LAWRENCE, Kan. — No. 11 Baylor tuned up for next week’s rematch with Oklahoma in the Big 12 title game in fine fashion.
AUSTIN — Texas began the 2019 season right where Longhorns fans always expect them to be — ranked in the top 10 and ready for a run at the Big 12 title, maybe even a spot in the College Football Playoff.
FORT WORTH — No. 11 Baylor needed a 51-yard field goal in the closing minute of regulation just to keep playing. The Bears were then celebrating after the first overtime, thinking the game was over before a replay review gave TCU a touchdown on an incredible leaping catch.
AUSTIN — Their egos bruised by two losses in the last three games, the Texas Longhorns hope they are finally getting back some healthy players to help turn their season around.
STILLWATER, Okla. — TCU head coach Gary Patterson has long been known as one of the best defensive minds in college football — especially against the run.
WACO — With No. 12 Baylor undefeated and alone atop the Big 12 less than two years after a 1-11 season, West Virginia’s return to Waco provides a reminder of when the Bears started turning the corner.
FORT WORTH — Max Duggan wiggled out of a sack that would have been a safety, made Sam Ehlinger pay right away for one of the Texas quarterback’s career-high four interceptions and saved probably his best completion for last to beat No. 15 Texas.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas State coach Bruce Weber shrugged off the early predications that the Wildcats, who just a few months ago were still reveling in the glow a shared Big 12 championship, would be scratching and clawing just to stay out of the cellar.