TCU threw an early wrinkle into the Big 12 race and established itself as a contender, rolling into Stillwater and upsetting No. 6 Oklahoma State.
Jeff Banister has taken a leave from the Rangers to be with his ill mother. Team bench coach Steve Buechele will take over for the last two games of the Rangers' series against the A's.
Sean Kelley and Barrett Jones recap TCU's win over Oklahoma State.
Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer
Gary Patterson on TCU QB Kenny Hill: "Everybody has been waiting for him to fall. ... but I've been telling you. ... Kenny is learning how to win."
Heather Dinich ESPN Senior Writer
The ideal CFP scenario for the Big 12 had been portrayed as a rematch of Bedlam in the league championship game, with one team undefeated and another with just one loss. It shouldn't matter, though, if it's Oklahoma State or TCU lining up against OU in the title game, as long as both teams are highly ranked by the selection committee and in the same scenario. TCU is hardly a stranger to the top four, it just didn't finish there in 2014. The Big 12 is still in good shape as far as the CFP is concerned, and Oklahoma State certainly isn't out of it with just one loss. It's going to need some help, though, to get back in it.
Ivan Maisel ESPN Senior Writer
If my research is right, Gary Patterson joins Mike Gundy, Bill Snyder, Nick Saban and Mark Dantonio as the only Power 5 coaches to win in every stadium in their conference.