Saturday, November 7, 2009
Baylor, Colorado, KSU produce wild comeback wins
By David Ubben
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Just when it seemed the Big 12 couldn't get any wilder, we got a run of three upsets that turned the conference on its ear today. Here's a look at them.
Kansas State 17, Kansas 10: Daniel Thomas rushed for 185 yards and a stout defense did the rest as the Wildcats took another step to their first Big 12 title game since 2003. If Kansas State can win one more game and Nebraska loses two, KSU will earn an improbable berth in the Big 12 title game.
Colorado 35, Texas A&M 34: Tyler Hansen passed for 271 yards as the Buffaloes charged back from an 11-point halftime deficit to claim their second conference victory of the season. It also kept the Buffaloes' bowl hopes alive and kept the Aggies from making themselves bowl eligible.
Baylor 40, Missouri 32: The Bears claimed only their third Big 12 road victory in history and first conference road triumph since 2006 with the comeback over the Tigers. It was a wild offensive shootout as Blaine Gabbert and Nick Florence combined for 895 passing yards. But a defensive play was the biggest of the day when Joe Pawelek forced a fourth-down interception to wrap up the stunning victory.
Texas 35, UCF 3: Colt McCoy's Heisman hopes got a huge boost as he toasted UCF for 470 passing yards to lead the victory. Jordan Shipley was the prime beneficiary with 11 catches for a school-record 273 yards. Texas produced only 67 yards, but Cody Johnson got a pair of touchdown runs to help the Longhorns win.