COLLEGE FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Week 5

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Previously-unranked TCU Horned Frogs shock 18th-ranked Oklahoma Sooners, Texas Longhorns rebound over West Virginia, but 16th-ranked Baylor and 17th-ranked Texas A&M suffer disappointing losses

Continuing what has already become a crazy, unpredictable NCAA college football season, the previously-unranked and undefeated Texas Christian Horned Frogs dismantled the 18th-ranked Oklahoma Sooners Saturday. The Texas Longhorns shook off last week’s disappointing loss to dominate West Virginia, but the 16th-ranked Baylor Bears and 17th-ranked Texas A&M Aggies suffered their second defeats of the young season.

TEXAS CHRISTIAN Horned Frogs 55, No. 18 OKLAHOMA Sooners 24

TCU quarterback Max Duggan threw three scoring strikes and ran for two more touchdowns as the Horned Frogs dominated the 18th-ranked Oklahoma Sooners, 55-24, Saturday at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth.

With Sooner first-year head coach Brent Venables suffering his second consecutive loss, Oklahoma (0-2 in Big 12, 3-2 overall) lost back-to-back regular season games for the second time since 1999 after opening conference play with a 41-34 loss to Kansas State.

The Horned Frogs (1-0 in Big 12, 4-0 overall) scored the most points put up against Oklahoma since the Sooners lost to LSU, 63-28, in the 2019 national semifinals. Leading 41-17 at halftime, TCU piled up 668 yards of total offense as Duggan completed 23 of 33 passes for 302 yards and running back Kendre Miller ran for 136 yards and two touchdowns.

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TEXAS Longhorns 38, WEST VIRGINIA Mountaineers 20

Quarterback Hudson Card passed for 302 yards and three touchdowns as the Texas Longhorns dominated on their way to a convincing 38-20 victory over the West Virginia Mountaineers Saturday at Darrell K Royal Memorial Stadium in Austin.

Holding a 35-7 advantage going into the fourth quarter, the Longhorns (1-1 in Big 12, 3-2 overall) avoided its first 0-2 Big 12 start since 2016 heading into next week’s Red River Showdown rivalry matchup with Oklahoma in Dallas.

Card, filling in for freshman injured quarterback Quinn Ewers, connected with Xavier Worthy seven times for 119 yards and two touchdowns while hooking up with Ja’Tavion Sanders on five receptions for 78 yards and two scores. Running back Bijan Robinson finished with 101 yards rushing and a touchdown.

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No. 9 OKLAHOMA STATE Cowboys 36, No. 16 BAYLOR Bears 25

Although 16th-ranked Baylor shook off a 20-point deficit to challenge until the final moments of the game, the ninth-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys held off the second half rally to post an impressive 36-25 victory Saturday in a rematch of the 2021 Big 12 Championship game at McLane Stadium in Waco.

Cowboy Jaden Nixon returned the second half kickoff 98 yards for the touchdown to give Oklahoma State (1-0 in Big 12, 4-0 overall) a commanding 23-3 lead. But the Bears (1-1 in Big 12, 3-2 overall) responded with 14 unanswered points to make it a one-score game midway through the third quarter.

The Cowboys answered back with 10 points to rebuild a 30-17 advantage, but Baylor quarterback Blake Shapen connected with Monaray Baldwin for a 70-yard scoring strike to make it a one-score game once again. But two Bear interceptions in the fourth quarter stalled opportunities to get back in the game.

Oklahoma State knocked off Baylor in the regular season last year as well. But the Bears denied the Cowboys their first conference title since 2011 with a fourth-down stop just short of the end zone in the final seconds of the Big 12 championship game.

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MISSISSIPPI STATE Bulldogs 42, No. 17 TEXAS A&M Aggies 24

Forcing four turnovers including three in the red zone, the Mississippi State Bulldogs repeatedly thwarted Texas A&M scoring opportunities to stomp the 17th-ranked Aggies, 42-24, Saturday at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, Miss.

The turning point came early in the third quarter when Emmanuel Forbes block an Aggie field goal attempt and Decamerion Richardson scooped up the ball to return it 50 yards for a touchdown to give the Bulldogs a commanding 21-3 they never relinquished.

Mississippi State (1-1 in SEC, 4-1 overall) piled up 473 yards of total offense as quarterback Will Rogers completed 31 of 45 passes for 329 yards, connecting with RaRa Thomas five times for 134 yards. Aggie quarterbacks Max Johnson and Haynes King completed 25 of 39 passes for 252 yards, but tosses two crucial interceptions for Texas A&M (1-1 in SEC, 3-2 overall).

MSU head coach Mike Leach has posted six wins over ranked opponents since taking over at Mississippi State three years ago and owns a 9-4 record over the Aggies while coaching the Bulldogs and at Texas Tech.

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Other Texas FBS College scores:

at Kansas State 37, Texas Tech 28

Tulane 27, at UHouston 24 (OT)

UTSA 45, at Middle Tennessee 30

at North Texas 45, Florida Atlantic 28

UTEP  41, at Charlotte 35

at James Madison 40, Texas State 13

at Rice 28, Alabama-Birmingham 24

Texas FCS College scores:

at Sam Houston State 17, Stephen F Austin 16

at Incarnate Word 48, McNeese State 20

Houston Baptist 37, at Lamar 34

Prairie View A&M 34, at Grambling State 14

Alabama State 16, at Texas Southern 13

Abilene Christian 26, at Dixie State 10

Texas DII College scores:

Angelo State 30, at Western Oregon 7

at W New Mexico 30, Midwestern State 27 (OT)

at West Texas A&M 28, UT-Permian Basin 27

TAMU-Kingsville 35, at Simon Fraser 7

Texas DIII College scores:

Hardin-Simmons 45, at McMurry 13

at UMHB 38, Austin College 7

Howard Payne 56, at Sul Ross State 42

Texas Lutheran 45, at North American 17

Trinity (TX) 28, at Hendrix 7

at East Texas Baptist 31, Southwestern (TX) 10

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