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.

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The craziest Lamar Jackson stat

Louisville QB Lamar Jackson's 25 TDs are more than No. 1 Alabama (24) and No. 2 Ohio State (23) have scored as a team. He's scored more than a total of 123 FBS teams.

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TCU unveils new black helmets

TCU's new black helmets have a purple outline of a frog on the side and will make their debut on Saturday as the Horned Frogs take on Oklahoma.

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A lot is on the line for Gundy and Strong

Our experts were asked, "Which non-top-10 game is the most intriguing in Week 5?" Three of them are most intrigued by No. 22 Texas at Oklahoma State. Ted Miller thinks the result could shake up the coaching carousel. Roundtable (Insider)

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Low: Bob Stoops really needs a win

Our experts were asked, "Which non-top-10 game is the most intriguing in Week 5?" Chris Low is most intrigued by Oklahoma's trip to No. 21 TCU. "A third loss in four games would really send Sooners fans into a frenzy." Roundtable (Insider)

Kansas is the opposite of a road warrior

The Jayhawks have lost 36 consecutive road games since 2009, the second-longest road losing streak by an FBS team since major classification began in 1937 behind Wichita State (lost 37 straight from 1964 to '71). KU is a four-touchdown underdog at Texas Tech on Thursday night. Watercooler chatter (Insider)

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

TCU is rolling out a new black helmet on Saturday for its game against Oklahoma and is asking fans to "Blackout The Carter." That oversized purple Frog outline is a pretty sharp look.

Longhorns face must-win game

The playoff chase heats up with three top-10 matchups in Week 5. However, No. 22 Texas at Oklahoma State is pretty big, too. Texas has no margin of error if it wants to get back in the playoff debate. GameDay Kickoff

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Oklahoma, TCU still have a lot to play for

The playoff chase heats up with three top-10 matchups in Week 5. However, Oklahoma at No. 21 TCU is pretty big, too. The two-loss Sooners can still win the Big 12, while the Horned Frogs aren't totally out of the playoff race. GameDay Kickoff

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How Justin Crawford left Taco Bell to lead WVU in rushing

Justin Crawford left his night shift fast-food job only when West Virginia coaches made him. He's determined to support his wife and two kids, and now Crawford is the Mountaineers' top rusher.

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Texas a tempting road underdog

The No. 21 ranked Longhorns are still motivated from a loss to California two weeks ago. ESPN's Phil Steele likes their history against Oklahoma State in Stillwater. Week 5 best bets (Insider)

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Can KSU provide some road magic?

Nothing is more dangerous than Kansas State as a road underdog. Bill Snyder is 16-5 as a road dog and West Virginia allows over 450 yards of offense a game. It adds up to an easy decision for ESPN's Phil Steele. Week 5 best bets (Insider)

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Home dog TCU an attractive bet

No. 21 TCU is a home underdog against struggling Oklahoma and ESPN's Phil Steele has advice on how to play the Big 12 matchup. Week 5 best bets (Insider)

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

How does DC Vance Bedford adjust expectations for playing defense when Texas has an offense averaging 47 points? Bedford says it's all about two key stats: points per drive and turnovers. The Longhorns rank 9th in the Big 12 and 92nd nationally in points/drive (2.3) and have yet to grab an interception.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas DC Vance Bedford says he takes full responsibly for his defense's problems against Cal. He believes he and Charlie Strong are on the same page about their defense. "There's a trust factor. We've been together now 8 years, I believe. We know we need to get things cleaned up and get some things done, it's just that simple."

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Washington breaks into #CFBrank

Oklahoma State WR James Washington, unranked in the preseason, is No. 41 in our re-rank. He has 488 receiving yards on just 25 catches, including a 296-yard game against Pitt. Updated #CFBrank

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Cannon makes big jump in #CFBrank

Baylor WR KD Cannon, our preseason No. 71 player, is No. 47 in our re-rank. Despite battling an injury, he has 360 receiving yards and four TDs. Where did Bears QB Seth Russell land? Updated #CFBrank

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Saturday's matchup between Oklahoma State and Texas figures to be a massive swing game for both teams. Oklahoma State has never started out 2-3 under Mike Gundy. Texas is currently an FPI in three of its next four games, not including its trip to Stillwater.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Since joining the Big 12, West Virginia has defeated every member of the Big 12, with the exception of Oklahoma and Kansas State. The Wildcats are 4-0 against the Mountaineers in Big 12 play.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

In four meetings as Big 12 opponents, the average margin of victory between Oklahoma and TCU is 3.8 points. No team has won by more than a touchdown, either.

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