Had Kansas State not been clobbered by Baylor last weekend, the Big 12 title race would have been decided by now. But, thanks in part to the Bears, the Wildcats’ season-ending game against Texas will be for a BCS bowl bid.
Oklahoma put more pressure on K-State today when the No. 14 Sooners beat No. 22 Oklahoma State 51-48 in overtime. Landry Jones had another gigantic game with 500 yards passing on 71 attempts and a pair of wide receiver transfers — Jalen Saunders from Fresno State and Justin Brown from Penn State — combined to have over 300 of those yards from Jones.
In addition to knocking the Cowboys out of the Big 12 title race, Oklahoma can now win the league outright with a win over TCU next weekend and a Texas win over K-State. The Longhorns were mathematically eliminated from the conference title with a Thursday night loss to TCU. The Wildcats can only win a share of the Big 12 title at this point, but would be selected for the conference’s BCS bid with a win over the Longhorns.