WACO, Texas — Glasco Martin ran for three touchdowns, Lache Seastrunk had 185 yards rushing with an 80-yard score and Baylor again upset the BCS picture with a late-season victory, beating Kansas State (No. 1 BCS, No. 2 AP) 52-24 Saturday night.
A week after the Wildcats (10-1, 7-1 Big 12) took over the No. 1 spot in the BCS standings following Alabama’s loss, another team will get its chance on top. And undefeated Notre Dame could get its championship shot.
K-State quarterback Collin Klein may be a Heisman Trophy front-runner no more after throwing three interceptions while being pressured and harassed all night by Baylor (5-5, 2-5). He threw for 286 yards, but had only 39 yards on 17 carries.
Nick Florence, the successor to Heisman winner Robert Griffin III threw both of his touchdowns in the first half when the Bears jumped out to a 28-7 lead.
On the same November weekend last season, Baylor upset then fifth-ranked Oklahoma after two teams ahead of the Sooners had already lost that day.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Landry Jones threw six touchdown passes, including a 5-yarder to Kenny Stills with 24 seconds left, to lift No. 13 Oklahoma to a wild 50-49 win over West Virginia on Saturday night.
Jones finished with 554 passing yards to break his own school record. He needed a terrific game to offset the performances of West Virginia’s tandem of Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey.
The Sooners (8-2, 6-1 Big 12) couldn’t hang onto a 31-17 halftime lead. West Virginia went ahead 49-44 with 2:53 left on Bailey’s 40-yard TD catch, but Jones led Oklahoma 54 yards for the go-ahead score.
Austin rushed for a school-record 344 yards and set a Big 12 record with 572 all-purpose yards.
Bailey had 13 catches for 205 yards and four touchdowns for West Virginia, (5-5, 2-5) which lost its fifth straight game.
The teams combined for 1,440 yards.
STILLWATER, Okla. — With two receivers gone to the NFL, Isaiah Anderson figured to be the next deep threat in Oklahoma State’s potent passing game.
A hand injury derailed those chances until his very last chance to play at Boone Pickens Stadium.
Anderson had a career-best 174 yards receiving and caught three long touchdown passes from Clint Chelf in his final home game, leading Oklahoma State (No. 24 BCS) to a 59-21 win against No. 23 Texas Tech on Saturday.
“This is the best feeling in the world, to do it in front of my home crowd and have my family here to support me,” Anderson said.
Anderson was on the receiving end of scoring passes of 60, 33 and 66 yards from Chelf and ended up with nearly three times his previous career-best of 64 yards receiving in a game.
It was exactly what the Cowboys expected out of him after a strong training camp as one of the team’s most experienced receivers, with the departure of first-round NFL draft pick Justin Blackmon and Josh Cooper — who also ended up in the NFL.
A hand injury kept him out of action most of the first part of the season — and he had just 123 yards receiving all season before Saturday.
“It kind of messed with me mentally. Coming in, I was expecting just to have that breakout season this year. To have that kind of setback, it made me more mentally strong to have to go through that and push through it to get back on the field,” Anderson said.
“Just to have a day like I had today makes it all worth it.”
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Sam Richardson, who had not even attempted a pass all year, threw for 250 yards and four touchdowns Saturday night, sparking Iowa State past Kansas 51-23 and handing the Jayhawks their 20th consecutive Big 12 loss.
Richardson led the Cyclones (6-5 overall, 3-5 Big 12) to touchdowns on four straight possessions in the second quarter while taking a 38-17 lead. The redshirt freshman, virtually overlooked all year in the Cyclones’ jumbled quarterback picture, had previously seen only mop-up duty in one game.
While going 23 for 27, Richardson spread his completions around to 12 different receivers. Six different Cyclones scored touchdowns.
For Kansas (1-10, 0-8), the final home game of the year sent a bedraggled class of seniors out on the same sort of sour note which has characterized their entire collegiate careers.