DALLAS (AP) — KaVontae Turpin ignited sluggish TCU by returning a punt 78 yards for a touchdown before adding a 42-yard scoring catch, and the 16th-ranked Horned Frogs pulled away for a rain-soaked 42-12 victory over Dallas-Fort Worth rival SMU. The start of the game between former Southwest Conference foes was delayed nearly two hours by lightning, and a steady rain fell until halftime. The Horned Frogs finally secured their first seven-game winning streak in the 98-game Iron Skillet series after midnight.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Two of the nation’s best offensive minds will meet when Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley matches wits with UCLA coach Chip Kelly on Saturday. Riley took over as Oklahoma’s head coach last year, and the Sooners led the nation in total offense and quarterback Baker Mayfield won the Heisman Trophy. Kelly’s offenses at Oregon were among the nation’s best, and he had success with the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles before returning to the college ranks.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — It looks like Oklahoma State should not encounter much trouble when hosting South Alabama on Saturday. With a much more challenging contest looming the following week against No. 20 Boise State, it might be easy for the Cowboys to overlook the Jaguars. Oklahoma State sits just outside the Top 25 poll following a dominating 58-17 victory over Missouri State in its opener.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — No. 14 West Virginia has the opportunity to shore up its depth with a Championship Subdivision opponent looming and the Big 12 opener just two weeks away. The defense in particular could use a few more linebackers as the Mountaineers prepare for their home opener Saturday night against Youngstown State. Defensive coordinator Tony Gibson inserted an extra lineman at times in a 40-14 win over Tennessee last week after linebacker Charlie Benton suffered a season-ending knee injury.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Baylor is already off to a better start in coach Matt Rhule’s second season. Now the Bears are headed to UTSA, a team that won in Waco last season. The Bears started last season with consecutive losses at home to teams that had never before beaten a team from a Power Five conference. They lost to Liberty before UTSA came to town. Baylor has already matched its victory total from last year after a 55-27 opening win over Abilene Christian. UTSA is coming off a 49-7 loss at Arizona State.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury doesn’t expect his players to have a hard time bouncing back from a disappointing opener. Getting their coach off the hot seat again will take a lot more from the Red Raiders, who host FCS team Lamar on Saturday. The Red Raiders have won their last 18 home openers.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State has unveiled a master plan encompassing more than $200 million in planned renovations touching nearly every aspect of its athletic department, highlighted by a new practice facility for the football program and an overhaul of Bramlage Coliseum.