HOUSTON (AP) - Texas Tech may have knocked off No. 1, but the
upset settled nothing in college football's toughest division.
The Red Raiders (9-0, 5-0 Big 12) jumped to No. 2 in The
Associated Press Top 25 and took control of the Big 12 South with
their 39-33 win over then-top-ranked Texas last night.
Now it's Tech's turn to face the gauntlet. The Red Raiders host
eighth-ranked Oklahoma State (8-1, 4-1) this week before playing
No. 6 Oklahoma (8-1, 4-1) in Norman, where the Sooners are 59-2 in
10 seasons under coach Bob Stoops.
The Cowboys and Sooners stayed one game back in the division
race with impressive victories. In Stillwater, Zac Robinson threw
for 395 yards with five touchdowns as Oklahoma State bet Iowa
In Norman, the Sooners routed Nebraska 62-28, the most points
for Oklahoma in the long history of that series. Oklahoma has gone
over 50 points five times this season and leads the league in
scoring (49.8 points per game).
Texas Tech's win revived both Oklahoma teams' chances of winning
the South. If Texas had won in Lubbock, the Cowboys, Sooners and
Red Raiders would've all been playing for second place, watching
helplessly to see if the Longhorns could run the table.
Now, the three will play a virtual round-robin.