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Texas' Sam Ehlinger (11) is tackled by Texas Tech's Adrian Frye (7) short of the goal line during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. (Brad Tollefson/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal via AP)

College Football Picks: Another week of Big 12 upset alerts

Sep. 30, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

In recent years, the Big 12 has been at once completely stable and highly volatile. Oklahoma has won five straight conference championships, losing one game in league play along the way the last four seasons, always as a substantial favorite. The rest of the conference has been a choose-your-own-adventure ride,...

Iowa State running back Breece Hall (28) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a touchdown during an NCAA college football game against TCU on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 in Fort Worth, Texas. Iowa won 37-34. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Cyclones' Hall faces stiff test against stout OU run defense

Sep. 30, 2020 2:18 AM EDT

So far, so good for Breece Hall. The Iowa State sophomore has continued the roll he was on to end 2019, leading the Big 12 and ranking third in the nation in rushing through two games. His first real test comes when No. 18 Oklahoma visits Ames, Iowa, on Saturday night. “It's going to be a total different...

Kansas State head coach Chris Klieman pumps his fist while running off the field after his team's 38-35 win over the Oklahoma in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Norman, Okla. (Ian Maule/Tulsa World via AP)

Oklahoma's upset loss to Kansas St. opens up Big 12 race

Sep. 29, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

It took one week for the Big 12 to bring just a little more strangeness to the year 2020. Five-time defending conference champion Oklahoma opened league play with a shocking home loss to Kansas State, perhaps opening the door for another program to finally to step in and claim the title. Iowa State, a rising...

Baylor running back Trestan Ebner, left, scores past Kansas safety Nate Betts in the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune Herald via AP)

STAT WATCH: Baylor's versatile Ebner makes Big 12 history

Sep. 28, 2020 3:09 AM EDT

Trestan Ebner turned in a once-in-a-quarter-century performance. The Baylor senior became the first player in the 25-year history of the Big 12 to score three different types of touchdowns in a game, and the first FBS player since 1996 to score a rushing touchdown, a receiving touchdown and multiple return...

Mississippi State head coach Mike Leach hugs safety Marcus Murphy (7) after an NCAA college football game against LSU in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Mississippi State won 44-34. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

AP Top 25 Takeaways: LSU gets Air Raided; No. 3 OU upset

Sep. 27, 2020 10:44 AM EDT

The Pirate plundered the defending national champions. Oklahoma got its annual faceplant as a big favorite out of the way early. Texas made a crazy comeback to keep the Big 12 from going up in flames. College football was batty on Saturday, which for the first time in a season that was never a certainty made...

Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson (10) passes in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Norman, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki).

Kansas State stuns No. 3 Oklahoma 38-35

Sep. 26, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A Kansas State squad that lost its opener to Arkansas State two weeks ago, had its roster depleted by COVID-19, and entered Saturday's game against No. 3 Oklahoma as a four-touchdown underdog overcame it all to pull off one of the biggest stunners of the season. Skylar Thompson passed...

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2019, file photo, Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson (10) runs into the end zone to score a touchdown as Oklahoma linebacker Brian Asamoah (24) and safety Pat Fields (10) defend during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Manhattan, Kan. Kansas State won 48-41. Thompson is now set to make his 29th career start when the Wildcats try to only their fifth win ever over a top-five team, this week against Oklahoma. This matchup will be in Norman. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

No. 3 Oklahoma looks to avoid another loss to Kansas State

Sep. 24, 2020 11:21 PM EDT

Last year, Oklahoma wasn’t fully focused on Kansas State. After the Sooners left Manhattan with a stunning loss that nearly cost them a shot at the College Football Playoff, there will be no such problem this year. Third-ranked Oklahoma will host the Wildcats on Saturday in the Big 12 opener for both...

Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler (7) passes in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Missouri State Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Norman, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, Pool)

No. 3 Oklahoma seeks payback against Kansas State

Sep. 24, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

Kansas State (0-1, 0-0 Big 12) at No. 3 Oklahoma (1-0, 0-0), Saturday at noon ET (FOX). Line: Oklahoma by 28. Series record: Oklahoma leads 76-20-4. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Oklahoma nearly had its College Football Playoff hopes derailed with an upset loss to Kansas State last year. A loss this year would again...

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2019, file photo, Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson (10) runs into the end zone to score a touchdown as Oklahoma linebacker Brian Asamoah (24) and safety Pat Fields (10) defend during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Manhattan, Kan. Kansas State won 48-41. Thompson is now set to make his 29th career start when the Wildcats try to only their fifth win ever over a top-five team, this week against Oklahoma. This matchup will be in Norman. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Big 12 conference openers include 1st games for Baylor, TCU

Sep. 24, 2020 10:57 AM EDT

Some things to watch Saturday in the Big 12, when conference play starts in the league's 25th season. It will be the season openers for TCU and Baylor, who weren't able to play their scheduled non-conference games because of COVID-19: GAME OF THE WEEK Kansas State (0-1) at No. 3 Oklahoma (1-0): The Sooners had a...

Kansas head coach Les Miles, left, greets Coastal Carolina head coach Jamey Chadwell before an NCAA college football game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Kansas, K-State try to rebound in Big 12 from Sun Belt blows

Sep. 22, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas and Kansas State had plenty of reasons to believe this season would produce another solid brick for the foundation of their programs, despite spring football being scuttled by the coronavirus and an offseason unlike any other. Turns out things were crumbling right from the...