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Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver Marvin Mims (17) celebrates scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA College football game against TCU, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Oklahoma has first win streak after cruising past TCU 33-14

Oct. 24, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Spencer Rattler didn't throw an interception for the first time since the opener, and Oklahoma led from the first possession. The Sooners have their first winning streak of the pandemic-altered 2020 season, and might get back in the Top 25 after their longest absence in 21 years....

Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler (7) throws a pass on a 2-point conversion against Texas during the fourth overtime of NCAA college football game in Dallas, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. Oklahoma defeated Texas 53-45 in four overtimes. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

OU looks to build on Texas win, rejoin poll in visit to TCU

Oct. 22, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The last time Oklahoma was unranked for more than a month, Bob Stoops had just started rebuilding a perennial contender he eventually handed to Lincoln Riley, who led the Sooners to the playoff each of his first three seasons. Riley's team should be in position to return to the Top...

West Virginia defensive lineman Darius Stills (56) reacts after making an interception against Kansas  during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Morgantown, W.Va. (William Wotring/The Dominion-Post via AP)

Big 12 defenses rising up, changing poor reputation

Oct. 22, 2020 11:54 AM EDT

Defenses are making a stand early in this Big 12 season. The conference best known in recent years for high-scoring showdowns and crazy passing numbers now boasts some of the nation’s stingiest defenses. West Virginia leads the nation in total defense, allowing just 240.3 yards per game. Among the 77 Bowl...

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020 file photo, Iowa State running back Breece Hall (28) runs from Texas Tech linebacker Krishon Merriweather (1) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Ames, Iowa. Some things to watch in the Big 12 on Saturday, Oct 24, 2020.the first time in three weeks with a full slate of conference games: No. 17 Iowa State at No. 6 Oklahoma State.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

No. 17 Iowa St. looks for 1st 4-0 Big 12 mark at No. 6 OSU

Oct. 22, 2020 2:36 AM EDT

Some things to watch in the Big 12 on Saturday, the first time in three weeks with a full slate of conference games: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 17 Iowa State at No. 6 Oklahoma State. The Cyclones (3-1, 3-0 Big 12) are looking to improve to 4-0 in conference play for the first time in school history — in any...

Kansas State quarterback Will Howard (15) carries the ball for an 80-yard run as TCU safety La'Kendrick Van Zandt (20) pursues in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

Kansas State has 3-0 start in Big 12 after 21-14 win at TCU

Oct. 10, 2020 9:00 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kansas State got another non-offensive touchdown and a solid performance from a true freshman quarterback in his first start against one of the Big 12's best defensive coaches. That was enough for the Wildcats to improve to 3-0 in the Big 12 Conference. AJ Parker returned an...

Oklahoma Sooners defensive lineman Isaiah Thomas (95) pressures Kansas State Wildcats quarterback Skylar Thompson (10) as he attempts a pass during the NCAA football game between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Kansas State Wildcats at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (Ian Maule/Tulsa World via AP)

K-State 2-0 in Big 12 for 1st time since 2014 going to TCU

Oct. 8, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kansas State coach Chris Klieman said he didn't even know what the Big 12 standings looked like when he was asked about his Wildcats being among the leaders. “We've played two games ... We've won both of them, so we can't be in last (place),” Klieman said....

Texas running back Keaontay Ingram (26) reacts after he was stopped short of a touchdown on a run against TCU during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Lone Star Sadness: Horns, Aggies form Axis of Underachievers

Oct. 4, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

At the top of USA Today's most recent revenue rankings for college athletic departments are Texas and Texas A&M. Both had revenues of more than $200 million for the 2018-19 school year. Ohio State was the only other school to crack the $200 million mark. The Longhorns and Aggies seemingly have it all:...

TCU quarterback Max Duggan (15) scores a touchdown on a run against Texas during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Max Duggan and TCU beat No. 9 Longhorns again 33-31

Oct. 3, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas ran out of comebacks against Max Duggan and TCU. The Horned Frogs quarterback ran for the go-ahead score with 4 minutes left and the defense made it stand with a goal-line fumble recovery to beat No. 9 Texas Saturday in a game that had 26 penalties and ended with TCU taking a...

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2019, file photo, TCU quarterback Max Duggan passes during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas State in Manhattan, Kan. Duggan and Alan Bowman have come back throwing strong again in the Big 12 after both experienced different health issues. Duggan never had any symptoms or problems from a previously undetected lifelong heart issue that was not discovered until the TCU quarterback was going through enhanced COVID-19 protocols as part of preseason testing. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Big 12 QBs Duggan and Bowman back strong from health issues

Oct. 1, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Max Duggan and Alan Bowman have come back throwing strong again in the Big 12 after both experienced different health issues. Duggan never had any symptoms or problems from a previously undetected lifelong heart issue that wasn't discovered until the TCU quarterback was going...

Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger passes downfield under pressure from defensive lineman Eli Howard during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Texas Tech, Saturday Sept. 26, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Mark Rogers)

No. 9 Texas hosts TCU as Big 12's highest-ranked team

Oct. 1, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

TCU (0-1, 0-1 Big 12) at No. 9 Texas (2-0, 1-0), Saturday at noon ET (FOX). Line: Texas by 11 1/2. Series record: Texas leads 63-26-1. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Oklahoma's early loss put Texas in the theoretical drivers' seat in the Big 12 as the league's highest-ranked team. TCU could quickly spoil that with an...