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Pokes favored over Horns in Stillwater

The road team has won the past seven meetings, and Texas has won eight straight in Stillwater dating to 1997. FPI gives Oklahoma State a 67 percent chance to end both of those streaks. Week 5's top games (Insider)

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Sooners favored to bounce back

Oklahoma comes off a much-needed bye week. FPI still has confidence in the unranked Sooners after two losses to quality opponents, and favors them at No. 21 TCU by about 3.5 points. Week 5's top games (Insider)

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Only a few easy games left for Texas

No. 22 Texas has less than a 50 percent chance to win in four of its five games in October, according to ESPN's FPI. In November, three of the Horns' four games project as nearly a coin flip.

Jeremy Crabtree RecruitingNation 

One of the nation's top 2018 prospects is scheduled to take an unofficial visit to TCU Saturday for the Horned Frogs' game against Oklahoma. Terrace Marshall of Bossier City (Louisiana) Parkway will be in Fort Worth for the game, and the 6-foot-3, 189-pound 2018 prospect ranks as the third-best junior receiver. He's also the top underclass prospect in Louisiana and the No. 28 player in the country, so his visit is a key one for TCU. Marshall has a long list of national offers, including Alabama, LSU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU and others.

Jeremy Crabtree RecruitingNation 

TCU is scheduled to host an Oklahoma commitment on an official visit this weekend when the Horned Frogs play host to the Sooners. ESPN 300 receiver Jalen Reagor of Waxahachie (Texas) High School said late this week he is still scheduled to visit Fort Worth, despite being a longtime commitment to the Sooners. Reagor, the 74th player in the ESPN 300 and 10th-ranked receiver, took a trip to OU two weeks ago when the Sooners were blown out by Ohio State and at the time he said he was "100 percent solid," but many recruiters believe the Horned Frogs have a legitimate shot at eventually flipping his commitment. Reagor also said he is likely will take other official visits, too.

Jeremy Crabtree RecruitingNation 

With Oklahoma in town, it's a prime opportunity for the Horned Frogs to impress recruits and one of TCU's most important targets is scheduled for an official visit this weekend. Coveted junior-college offensive tackle Jordan Agasiva of Pima (Arizona) Community College is slated to visit, and the 6-foot-5, 300-pounder lists Auburn, TCU, Oregon State and Utah as his top teams. He visited The Plains last weekend and gave the Tigers high marks, but he insists he'll take all of his visits before making a decision. Agasiva is on pace to graduate from Pima in December and enroll at a four-year school in January. He will have two years of eligibility remaining.

Jeremy Crabtree RecruitingNation 

With Iowa State playing host to Big 12 favorites Baylor this weekend, the Cyclones are scheduled to bring in at least a pair of official visitors. The biggest name on the list is No. 37 athlete Michael Onyemaobi of Temecula (California) Chaparral High School. Onyemaobi has been a longtime commitment to Cal, but he seems interested in what Iowa State has to offer. Iowa State also plans to host sleeper defensive lineman Abe Noland out of Watkinsville (Georgia) Oconee County.

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Bears heavily favored in four Big 12 games

No. 13 Baylor has a greater than 70 percent chance to win four of its remaining Big 12 games, including the next two contests, according to ESPN's FPI.

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Baylor is good, and that could be a problem

The season at Baylor is uncomfortable and its scandal still simmers. On the field, the Bears are as good as ever. As they become Big 12 favorites, how will the college football world react?

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The continuing comeback of Kenny Hill

Kenny Hill exploded onto the college football scene at Texas A&M and his crash was just as fast. After more than a year away, TCU's QB has begun to understand his fall and now his return to fame.

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FPI projections for Week 5's best games

Week 5 includes three AP Top 10 matchups in the same week for the first time since 2002. Sharon Katz breaks down the games using ESPN's Football Power Index.

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Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury gave an initial update on QB Patrick Mahomes' right shoulder/arm injury to the school's radio broadcast right after the win over Kansas: "We'll see. Sounds like he should be OK, but we've got to go get him checked out."

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury in postgame radio interview on injured QB Patrick Mahomes II: "Sounds like he could be OK, but we've got to get up there and check him out." Tech beat Kansas 55-19. The Red Raiders visit Kansas State a week from Saturday.

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Updated Nic Shimonek stat line: 14 of 18 for 275 yards and four touchdowns. His passer rating is 279.4. That's two Tech quarterbacks tonight with four TD passes. Good night, Kansas.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Nic Shimonek is 11 of 14 for 190 yards and three scores in relief of Patrick Mahomes, who remains out after taking a shoulder hit late in the third quarter. No decline at all for Texas Tech, which leads 48-19. But make no mistake, this offense is built for Mahomes. Tech is a different team without him -- and the schedule grows more difficult from here. No word is yet available on the severity of the junior quarterback's injury.

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Texas Tech QB Mahomes out after hard tackle

Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes II left Thursday night's game against Kansas after landing hard on his throwing shoulder after a 32-yard run.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Adding injury to insult, Kansas has knocked Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes II from the game. Mahomes was tackled hard after a 32-yard run. He has been taken to the locker room. Nic Shimonek is in for the Red Raiders. Tech leads 34-19.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas defensive end Anthony Olobia is ejected for targeting against Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes. Big setback for the Jayhawks, who have played inspired defense after the first five minutes of this game.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

How about that KU defense? Texas Tech lost a bit of its offensive edge with a 14-0 lead, but credit the Jayhawks -- big hits and they're getting after Mahomes. The Jayhawks got three consecutive stops, including an interception by Fish Smithson and a safety on a botched punt. It's 14-2 in Lubbock.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Only 40 passing yards for Patrick Mahomes II on Texas Tech's second touchdown drive. That's got to be disappointing. In all seriousness, Tech is meeting almost no resistance from the Kansas secondary in the first quarter tonight. Mahomes hit 9 of 10 throws for 120 yards as the Red Raiders scored twice in the first five minutes.

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Will 'Big Game Bob' show up on Saturday?

Under Bob Stoops, Oklahoma's .647 win percentage against ranked foes is second-best in the nation. The 1-3 Sooners are desperate for that success to continue vs. No. 21 TCU.