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Big 12 Rewind: Week 5 - Just when you think you know Dana Holgorsen...

Sometimes it takes a 37 point shutout loss to Randy Edsall to know where your team stands.

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West Virginia

Oklahoma State was favored by 21 points heading into Morgantown and left with a 9 point loss in a game where the Mountaineers led the whole way. It's rare you see Vegas on the wrong side of a number by 30 points, but every time WVU tried to give the game away with kicking miscues, turnovers, and outright generosity, Oklahoma State refused to take the bait. Gundy would rather earn that win the right way and now an unexpected and embarrassing L is in the books for the Cowboys. Baylor and OU have to be very pleased with this box score.

Next Up: Baylor (-28)


The Sooners could not have gotten off to a better start in South Bend, picking off Tommy Rees (just add an e, man) twice in the first three minutes, good for a 14-0 head start. LB Corey Nelson continues to make plays for Mike's D as he housed one of those picks for a 24 yd TD return. Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly on the unfortunate start:

"You never expect to not pick up the simplest of stunts and have your quarterback get the ball stripped. You never expect not to run the right route when you're supposed to," he said.

Mack Brown disagrees. Resist the surge, hello?! Blake Bell was efficient, 22/30 for 230 yards and 2 TDs. The Irish moved the ball well on the ground at nearly 8 yards per carry (29/220) then Tommy Rees would manifest his destiny as a thoroughly average QB and end the drive. OU's DL can be pushed around but fortunately for them, the Big 12 lacks an elite OL capable of doing so other than perhaps Baylor.

Next up: TCU

Iowa State

The Cyclones forced four turnovers against Tulsa and turned them into three rushing touchdowns, earning some highly aggressive fist pumping from Paul Rhoads on the sidelines. Cyclone RB Aaron Wimberly ran for 137 yards on 19 carries but fantasy owners that started super sleeper FB Jeff Woody had to like the stat line of 6 carries, 12 yards, 3 TDs. (Another good place to mention that nobis60 participates in 34 NFL fantasy leagues and I'm afraid to ask how many college. Thirty Four. please question his sanity via @knowthegame60.) QB Sam Richardson managed tempo well, cranking out 86 plays for 434 yards, and converted 8 third downs along with zero turnovers. But this is against don't piss your Dockers just yet, Texas fan. Save it for next week in Dallas.

Next Up: Texas

Oklahoma State

The Cowboys had to feel pretty good about the matchup with West Virginia heading into the game, especially considering it was QB Clint Trickett's first career start and the Mountaineers were coming off the worst loss of the Holgo era. One of the advantages of a blackout hangover is you put things behind you very easily and Holgo rallied his troops, showing something nobody expected to see from a young, flawed Mountaineer squad. Basically Okie State got BYU'd except rather than rushing for 300 yards, Trickett threw for 300 and 3 scores. The Cowboys' three turnovers were more than they had in first three games combined. How many different women is Holgo dating right now? You guessed it. Three.

Next Up: Kansas State


This will be hard to believe for Longhorn fans, but TCU was able to turn over Garrett Gilbert and SMU five times, four of them INTs, which is still three less than his average per game at Texas. With the 48-17 victory, the Horned Frogs retained the highly coveted Iron Skillet Trophy for the second straight year. It ranks just behind the Cy-Hawk Trophy as the least prestigious rivalry trophy in college football. After a relatively quiet start to the season, TCU's D is ramping up, notching 7 sacks to go along with the five turnovers. And this was without star DE Devonte Fields who's mission to skip the entire 2013 season is still intact. Between suspension and injuries, he's only played a few quarters of football this season and is not likely to threaten his 18.5 TFL record set last season.

Next Up: Oklahoma

Week 5 Byes


Texas - Next up: Iowa State

Kansas State - Next up: Oklahoma State

Texas Tech - Next up: Kansas

Baylor - Next up: WVU


Week 6 TV Line Up and Game Lines

We follow up last week's compelling slate of games with a more modest schedule of action this time around. There are once again a couple of interesting Thursday night games, which fans should start getting used to with both ESPN and Fox Sports 1 looking to expand their college football broadcasting across more days of the week.

SB Nation Scoreboard

SB Nation now has a dedicated scoreboard at the easy-to-remember You can go to the main scoreboard page to see scores for all sports, or drill down to the sport level and keep tabs on Saturday's CFB action via the College Football Scoreboard.

Links of Interest

* Who are college football's 4 best teams? [Video]

* Dan Rubenstein picks this week's games [Video]

* SB Nation College Football / Football Study Hall

Week 6 TV Line Up and Game Lines

Texas at Iowa State Channel_espn_hd_logo_medium
UT -8 (56.5) 7:30 PM
UCLA at Utah Channel_fox_sports_1_medium UCLA -5.5 (60.5) 10:00 PM
BYU at Utah State USU -6 (58) 8:00 PM
Nevada at San Diego State SDSU -5.5 (56.5) 9:00 PM
Air Force at Navy NAVY -11.5 (55.5) 11:30 AM
Maryland at Florida State Channel_espn_hd_logo_medium
FSU -16 (56) 12:00 PM
Michigan State at Iowa Channel_espn_2_hd_logo_medium MSU -1.5 (38.5) 12:00 PM
Texas Tech at Kansas Channel_fox_sports_1_medium TTU-17.5 (54) 12:00 PM
Illinois at Nebraska NEB -9 (61) 12:00 PM
Penn State at Indiana PSU -3.5 (63.5) 12:00 PM
Georgia at Tennessee UGA -10.5 (63.5) 3:30 PM
Minnesota at Michigan
MICH -19.5 (50) 3:30 PM
Clemson at Syracuse
CLEM -13.5 (64) 3:30 PM
Kansas State at Oklahoma State
OSU -14 (57.5) 3:30 PM
Georgia Tech at Miami (FL) MIA -5.5 (55.5) 3:30 PM
Washington State at California Channel_fox_sports_1_medium WSU -1.5 (66) 4:00 PM
Oregon at Colorado ORE -38.5 (69) 6:00 PM
LSU at Mississippi State Channel_espn_hd_logo_medium
LSU -9.5 (54.5) 7:00 PM
TCU at Oklahoma OU -10.5 (46.5) 7:00 PM
Arkansas at Florida Channel_espn_2_hd_logo_medium UF -11 (43) 7:00 PM
Ole Miss at Auburn MISS -2.5 (56.5) 7:00 PM
Arizona State at Notre Dame (Arlington, TX) ASU -6 (62) 7:30 PM
Ohio State at Northwestern OSU -7 (59) 8:00 PM
West Virginia at Baylor Channel_fox_sports_1_medium BU -27.5 (68.5) 8:00 PM
Washington at Stanford Channel_espn_hd_logo_medium
STAN -7 (52.5) 10:30 PM