Okla. St. shocks W. Virginia
Taylor Cornelius passed for 338 yards, ran for 106 more and threw a touchdown to Tylan Wallace with 42 seconds remaining to rally Oklahoma State past No. 7 West Virginia, 45-41, on Saturday.
West Virginia quarterback Will Grier led the Mountaineers down to the Oklahoma State 14-yard line but couldn't connect with David Sills V on the final play. The loss all but ended West Virginia's shot at the College Football Playoff and put a dent in Grier's Heisman Trophy campaign.
Oklahoma State (6-5, 3-5) became bowl eligible with the victory. West Virginia (8-2, 6-2, No. 9 CFP) faces Oklahoma next Friday and still has a shot at reaching the Big 12 title game.
Grier's 6-yard touchdown run on fourth down in the fourth quarter gave West Virginia a 41-31 lead, but Cornelius' 16-yard touchdown run and a stop by Oklahoma State's defense put the Cowboys in position to win.
The Cowboys won despite leading rusher Justice Hill sitting out with a rib injury.
TCU 16, Baylor 9: In Waco, Jalen Reagor turned a short pass into a 65-yard score and later had a 37-yard touchdown on a fourthand-1 reverse run as the Horned Frogs kept the Bears from reaching bowl eligibility in their home finale. TCU (5-6, 3-5 Big 12), which had another starting quarterback get hurt, can get to a bowl for the 16th time in coach Gary Patterson’s 18 seasons with a win at home next Saturday against Oklahoma State. Charlie Brewer threw for 163 yards and had a 7-yard TD run when he leaped over one of his blockers for Baylor (5-6, 3-5). But Brewer also had one of the two Bears fumbles that led to TCU points.
Kansas State 21, Texas Tech 6: In Manhattan, Kan., Skylar Thompson returned from a concussion to throw for 213 yards and a touchdown, Blake Lynch hit four field goals and Kansas State’s defense grounded the sloppy Red Raiders.