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Iowa State 24, Texas 0: What We Learned

The Longhorns found themselves a big setback after a couple weeks of momentum.

Photo by Pat Carrigan What the heck was that, exactly? By all accounts, the locker room is completely scrambled in Ames. The players found out at the beginning of the week via Twitter that their offensive coordinator, Mark Mangino, was fired. Head coach Paul Rhoades’ seat has been getting hotter all season, and his move to Joel Lanning over Sam…

Tulsa 40, SMU 31: What We Learned

The Mustangs are still winless against teams not named North Texas.

Photo by Jeff Goldberg The second quarter haunts the Mustangs. SMU is dismal in the second quarter. The quarter has spooked the team all season long, and it was no different on Halloween. The Mustangs jumped out to another quick start, but their 11 point lead dissolved. Both sides of the ball crumbled, like they have all season, and Tulsa scored…

Oklahoma State 70, Texas Tech 53: What We Learned

The Red Raiders start hot and slowly fade away in Lubbock against the unbeaten Cowboys.

Photo by Ashley Wirz Texas Tech lost a Big 12-sized shootout in Lubbock against undefeated Oklahoma State. The Red Raiders jumped out to a 17-0 lead early in the first quarter, but the Cowboys chipped away at that lead, took over in the fourth quarter and continued their overlooked march towards a conference title with a 70-53 win. The defense…

Southern Miss 34, UTEP 13: What We Learned

Three key takeaways from the Miners' loss to the Golden Eagles.

Photo courtesy UTEP Athletics In a game wreaked by weather havoc, UTEP couldn’t find anything positive in their loss to Southern Miss. DCTF’s Greg Tepper breaks down the takeaways. UTEP’s season ended when Aaron Jones’ did. Perhaps it’s appropriate that the Miners’ loss to Southern Miss was marred by lightning. As the bolts lit the Hattiesburg skies, it also shed…

Texas A&M 35, South Carolina 28: What We Learned

The Aggies fought off a pesky group of Gamecocks, led by Kyler Murray and Donovan Wilson.

Kyle Murray had himself a stellar debut as the Aggies’ starter. For those who watched the Allen QB in high school, all of the same tools were on display. A strong arm, stellar speed and unrivaled acceleration. His final line was awesome, completing 20 of 28 attempts for 223 yards and a score, and running for 156 yards and another score….

Friday Night Five: Clear Creek, Mason, two teams we’re watching closely, and more

Well, hello Clear Creek. The Wildcats knocked off Dickinson 31-27 in a wild finish that served further notice: Clear Creek’s offense is going to be a problem for anyone they cross paths with in the playoffs. As noted in our picks this week, the depth of offensive weapons at their disposal rivals just about anything else in Class 6A, and…