Bedlam not just in Oklahoma anymore
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Bedlam indeed in the Big 12 Conference, and not just in Oklahoma.
Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield had a possible Heisman Trophy moment in arguably the wildest game in the rivalry actually known as Bedlam. TCU stayed defensive in another win over an in-state rival and surprising Iowa State, already with wins over both Big 12 co-leaders, had a bit of a stumble.
That was only the start of what could be a wild November in the Big 12.
There are three weeks left in the regular season, and at least half of the 10 teams still have legitimate shots at getting into the Big 12's first championship game in seven years. The real drawback in all the madness is that the conference will be down to a single one-loss team after No. 5 Oklahoma and No. 8 TCU play next Saturday in Norman.
"Next week, we're going to have to score points. We're going to have to move the football," TCU coach Gary Patterson said after his Horned Frogs rebounded from their only loss with a 24-7 win over Texas.
Mayfield passed for a school-record 598 yards with five touchdowns, and ran for another score, as the Sooners outlasted Oklahoma State 62-52 in the highest-scoring game of the 112 the rivals have now played.
TCU and Oklahoma are both 8-1 overall, 5-1 in the Big 12. While pretty much out of playoff contention, No. 12 Oklahoma State, No. 23 West Virginia and No. 24 Iowa State all have 4-2 conference records and are still very much alive in the conference race.