Big 12 Results
- Ehlinger leads No. 12 Texas past Oklahoma State 36-30
- Pettaway scores twice as a West Virginia beats Kansas 29-24
- SMU beats No. 25 TCU 41-38 for first 4-0 start since 1984
- Purdy scores 6 TDs, Iowa State throttles ULM 72-20
- Brewer throws for 303 yards, TD in Baylor’s 21-13 win over Rice
Big 12 Players of the Week
Iowa State’s Brock Purdy is the Big12 Offensive Player of the Week after breaking the Cyclone record for total offense in a game with 510 yards (435 passing yards, 75 rushing yards) and tallying six total touchdowns (three passing and three rushing) in a 72-20 win over UL Monroe. On the defensive side of the ball, Oklahoma State’s Kolby Harvell-Peel recorded nine tackles to go with a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and an interception in the Cowboys’ hard-fought 36-30 loss to nationally-ranked Texas.
Sugar Bowl Projections
Allstate Sugar Bowl, January 1, 2020
ESPN (Kyle Bonagura): Texas vs. Georgia (no change)
ESPN (Mark Schlabach): Texas vs. LSU (no change)
The Stadium (Brett McMurphy): Texas vs. LSU (Texas replaces Oklahoma)
CBS Sports (Jerry Palm): LSU vs. Texas (no change)
Sporting News (Bill Bender): Georgia vs. Texas (no change)
Saturday Down South (Jim Tomlin: LSU vs. Texas (Texas replaces Oklahoma)
247Sports (Brad Crawford): Texas vs. LSU (no change)
College Football News (Pete Fiutak): Georgia vs. Texas (no change)
All-American (Stewart Mandel): Texas vs. Alabama (no change)
Sports Illustrated (Michael Shapiro): Oklahoma vs. Georgia (no change)
Orlando Sentinel (Brant Parsons): Georgia vs. Texas (no change)
USA Today (Erick Smith): Texas vs. Georgia (no change)
Manning Award Stars of the Week
While 30 quarterbacks are on the Manning Award Watch List, every quarterback in the country remains eligible for the honor. Below are our selections for the top eight quarterback performances of the past week. Click below to be directed to Facebook to vote.
Joe Burrow, LSU (25-of-34, 398 yards, 6 TDs, 0 INT, QBR: 95.5)
Burrow sets the school-record for touchdown passes and the record for first-half yards (357) as he leads LSU to its most regulation-time points in SEC action with a 66-38 road win over Vanderbilt.
Matt Fink, USC (21-of-30, 351 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT, QBR: 91.8)
Fink, who has only attempted 18 career passes, comes off the bench after an early injury and leads the Trojans to a 30-23 upset of No. 10 Utah in Pac-12 action.
Chase Garbers, California (23-of-35, 357 yards, 4 TDs, 1 INT, QBR: 85.7)
Garbers tallies career-highs in passing yards and touchdowns as the Golden Bears improve to 4-0 for the first time since 2015 with a 28-20 road win over Ole Miss.
Anthony Gordon, Washington State (41-of-61, 570 yards, 9 TDs, 2 INT, QBR: 74.8)
Gordon sets a career-best in passing yards and breaks the school-record for touchdown passes but it’s not enough for the Cougars who lose a wild 67-63 decision to UCLA in Pac-12 action.
Josh Love, San Jose State (32-of-49, 402 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT, QBR: 70.1)
Love notches his second career 400-yard game as he leads the Spartans to a 31-24 win over Arkansas –
their first win over a power conference team since 2006.
Adrian Martinez, Nebraska (22-of-34, 327 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INT, QBR: 77.5)
Martinez registers his third career 100-yard rushing game with 118 yards as he helps the Cornhuskers’ erase a 14-point second-half deficit in a 42-38 Big Ten road win over Illinois.
Steven Montez, Colorado (22-of-30, 337 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INT, QBR: 95.9)
Montez tallies his school-record 12th career 300-yard game and helps the Buffaloes to a 34-31 Pac-12 road upset of No. 24 Arizona State.
Dorian Thompson-Robinson, UCLA (25-of-38, 507 yards, 5 TDs, 1 INT, QBR: 69.6)
Thompson-Robinson, who also rushes for two touchdowns, has career-highs in yards and TDs and connects on the game-winning TD pass with 1:07 to go to cap a miraculous comeback from a 32-point second-half deficit in a wild 67-63 Pac-12 road win over No. 19 Washington State.