While Ohio State and MIchigan State were escaping on Saturday, TCU, Baylor and Oklahoma asserted themselves and showed the Big 12 is playoff ready.
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Taking stock of the latest games in the Big 12.
TCU wideout KaVontae Turpin, Alabama receiver Calvin Ridley and Oregon rusher Taj Griffin were among the true freshmen who stood out Saturday.
Platonic performances from Florida and Alabama, Clemson buries 'Clemsoning,' and all the other action from the weekend.
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Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and TCU were among the programs that had key visitors on hand Saturday.
Frogs jump five spots in Power Rankings
After TCU manhandled Texas on Saturday, the Horned Frogs are near the top of ESPN's rankings. Power Rankings
Ohio State remained No. 1 in the AP Top 25 and tied a poll record Sunday despite lagging support from voters. Meanwhile, No. 2 TCU and No. 3 Baylor edged forward and No. 4 Michigan State slipped.
The Big 12's top College Football Playoff contenders -- TCU, Baylor, and Oklahoma -- each earned convincing wins on Saturday.
The Big 12 Power Rankings after Week 5.
Big 12 teams in great spots after Week 5
The same Big 12 that was left out of the inaugural College Football Playoff may now be in the best position of any conference. See where TCU and Baylor rank in Mark Schlabach's top four. GameDay Kickoff
A look at the Big 12's top performers from Week 5.
Doctson's ridiculous one-handed catch
TCU WR Josh Doctson's latest incredible catch is worth your admiration. See Week 5's best images from around the country. Photo gallery
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Trevone Boykin threw five touchdown passes, breaking Andy Dalton’s TCU record for career TD passes (Dalton had 71 from 2007-10).
Selfie time for LaDainian Tomlinson
The TCU alum made a game-time decision for his family to pose for a tongues-out selfie at Saturday's TCU vs. Texas matchup.
Josh Doctson's ridiculous TD grab
Josh Doctson makes highlight-reel grabs every week, but this one ranks among the best, as he went way up and got his feet in bounds. This was just one of TCU's six touchdowns in a 50-7 win over Texas.
Our artist revisits meaningful games of Week 5, including the Big 12's big day, Clemson's survival, UCLA's loss and Ole Miss and Georgia falling hard.
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"He's been like that since he stepped on campus. It's great to see it at game time but we see it Monday through Friday. He's so small and so quick but he has so much power. We just try to get that guy the ball in space and let him work." - TCU QB Trevone Boykin on true freshman WR KaVontae Turpin, who had 6 receptions for 138 yards and 4 TDs in TCU's 50-7 win over Texas.
As if things weren't going bad enough at Texas, the Longhorns appear to have players on Twitter during lopsided losses and jabs at their coach accidentally being sent from other nearby teams.
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