TCU wide receiver Brandon Carter (3) celebrates with center James Fry (64), wide receiver Skye Dawson (11) and wide receiver Josh Boyce (82) after Carter scored a touchdown during the second half against Kansas on Saturday. (AP)

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Texas 66, Ole Miss 31: For two weeks, Texas (3-0, 0-0 Big 12) asked QB David Ash to be a game manager. The training wheels came off against Ole Miss (2-1), and Ash was a smooth operator, throwing for a career-high 326 yards and four touchdowns on an efficient 19-of-23 passing. RB Malcolm Brown paced an impressive running game with 129 yards and two touchdowns. And Texas' defense allowed some big plays but did manage to pick off Ole Miss QB Bo Wallace three times. 

Kansas State 35, North Texas 21: This resembled a 2011 K-State win with special teams dominance and enough plays on offense for the victory. Tyler Lockett had a kickoff return TD, the 'Cats blocked a field goal and an extra point and Collin Klein scored three TDs -- two on catches and one rushing. Klein threw for 230 yards and both of his TD passes went to Tramaine Thompson. The 'Cats (3-0, 0-0 Big 12) weren't as sharp as last week's blowout win over Miami, but now they can turn their attention to next week's trip to Oklahoma. 

TCU 20, Kansas 6: TCU (2-0, 1-0 Big 12) left a lot of points on the board, fumbling at KU's 9-, 23-, 1- and 7-yard lines. TCU QB Casey Pachall lost fumbles for two of those, but he did enough with his arm -- 335 yards and two TDs -- to get the job done in the Horned Frogs' Big 12 opener. Kansas is 1-2, 0-1 in the Big 12.

Baylor 48, Sam Houston State 23: Baylor (2-0, 0-0 Big 12) trailed 20-10 at halftime against the second-ranked team in FCS. The Bears responded in the second half and avoided what would have been an embarrassing loss. Nick Florence's second game in the post-RG3 era was not as sharp as the first. He threw for 312 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. WR Terrance Williams had 131 receiving yards and two TDs. To keep this in perspective, K-State had similar troubles putting away a much worse FCS school, Missouri State, before running away in the fourth quarter in Week 1. 

Oklahoma State 65, Louisiana-Lafayette 24: The Cowboys (2-1, 0-0 Big 12) lost starting QB Wes Lunt early to a knee injury, and it hardly mattered. Backup J.W. Walsh threw for 347 yards and four touchdowns. The OSU defense also looked better in defensive coordinator Bill Young's return, holding the Ragin Cajuns (2-1) scoreless in the first half.

West Virginia 42, James Madison 12: Just another incredibly efficient day for Geno Smith. The WVU senior was 34 of 39 for 411 yards and five touchdowns. Through two games, Smith is completing 88 percent of his passes. Smith's favorite targets had huge days as well. WR Stedman Bailey had 13 catches for 173 yards and three TDs, and WR Tavon Austin had 113 yards receiving and a TD on 11 catches. WVU is 2-0, 0-0 in the Big 12.

Texas Tech 49, New Mexico 14: Texas Tech (3-0, 0-0 Big 12) completed its easy nonconference schedule with a third straight blowout. Seth Doege threw six touchdown passes, and the Red Raiders had two running backs run for 100-plus yards -- Eric Stephens and Kenny Williams. The Red Raiders racked up 702 yards of offense compared to 127 for the Lobos (1-2).

Iowa State 37, Western Illinois 3: The Iowa State (3-0, 0-0 Big 12) defense turned in another impressive performance, holding West Illinois (2-1) to 178 yards total offense and 2 of 16 on third-down conversions. Steele Jantz threw for 209 yards and three TDs -- two to WR Chris Young -- and the Cyclones now head into their bye week. 

Play of the day: Marquise Goodwin showed his world-class speed -- did you hear he was in the Olympics? -- on a 69-yard run for Texas. QB Ash pitched the ball to Goodwin on a sweep and he raced around the left corner, breaking a tackle before sprinting to the end zone, his first of two touchdowns.

Runner-up play of the day: DE Stansly Maponga saved TCU fans from sweating the finish of the Big 12 opener by forcing a Dayne Crist fumble with just over a minute left in the fourth quarter. Crist had tucked the ball to try to run for a touchdown and Maponga came from behind, putting his helmet on the ball to jar it loose. Had the Jayhawks scored, they would have been within a score and had a glimmer of hope at overtime had they pulled off an onside kick. 

He said what? OSU coach Mike Gundy on Lunt's status: "We will release injury information on our players in this game Friday before the next game. We put a procedure in place where we put out an injury report on the Friday before a game, and we have an open week so we'll follow that out of respect for the players any time there's an injury." (In other words, Gundy is not going to let Texas know which quarterback OSU will play until a day before the game.)

RapidReports defensive star of the day: S Bradley McDougald, Kansas. McDougald gave his team a chance by forcing two fumbles that ended TCU drives that likely would have resulted in points. He came on a blitz in the first quarter to sack Pachall, knocking the ball loose, and also forced a fumble at the KU 7-yard line in the fourth quarter. McDougald led the Jayhawks with 12 tackles.

RapidReports offensive star of the day: QB Walsh, Oklahoma State. The reason Lunt won the starting job in the spring was his ability as a passer. Walsh proved he's no slouch in the passing game by going 21 of 30 with no interceptions -- remember, Lunt had three last week. Walsh also is a better runner than Lunt and averaged 12.2 yards per rush against Lafayette. If Walsh leads the Cowboys to a win against Texas, Gundy might have a decision to make when Lunt returns from his knee injury. 

His seat is getting uncomfortable: Charlie Weis as KU's offensive coordinator. The Jayhawks look like they have a clue, can line up correctly and get snaps off on time, which is progress from the Turner Gill era. Weis has proven he's an upgrade as a head coach, but he might want to delegate play-calling responsiblities to someone else. Weis seems to be relying too much on QB Crist, who was 19 of 39 against TCU. 

A possible spot on the bench for: K Ron Doherty, Kansas. It might not be fair to put Doherty here this week, as he did make 2 of 3 field goals and his miss was from 45 yards. Doherty is 4 of 8 on the year and 0 for 3 outside 40 yards. The Jayhawks might want to start looking elsewhere -- at least when they're kicking from outside 40 yards.

Why you care about these three stat lines: 

  1. Joseph Randle touched the ball 22 times without fumbling against Louisiana-Lafayette. Coming into the game, Randle had fumbled five times in OSU's last five games, and it would have been six if not for a penalty that negated a fumble in the opener against Savannah State. Gundy said this week the fumbling needed to stop or Randle was going to lose playing time. His 105 yards rushing and two TDs on 21 carries against Lafayette showed he's still RB1. 
  2. TCU punted one time against Kansas. Most weeks, 20 points is not going to be enough in the Big 12. Along with the four fumbles in or near the red zone, the Horned Frogs also missed a 27-yard field goal. Their offense showed they can move the ball against a Big 12 defense -- even if it was Kansas -- but the Horned Frogs cannot leave that many points off the board. 
  3. Kansas QB Dayne Crist has a Big 12-worst 50.5 completion percentage. Granted this number could go up, but not since 2006 has a Big 12 team had a worst completion percentage than Crist's. He threw 39 times against TCU and KU's running backs only carried the ball 20 times. Is Weis asking too much of his quarterback? Probably. 

Key number: 2,060. That's the number of yards Oklahoma State's offense has generated through three games. If the Cowboys can keep the turnovers down, it's looking like they have enough firepower to finish near the top of the Big 12.

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