The Baylor Bears continued their hot start thanks in part to some former area stars.
No. 2 Baylor remained perfect after cruising past Iowa State 45-27 in front of 45,512 fans at McLane Stadium on Saturday. The win gives Baylor its third 7-0 start in school history.
The Bears are 4-0 in Big 12 play while the Cyclones (2-5) fell to 1-3.
Former Shoemaker star Johnny Jefferson had four carries for 27 yards while former Gatesville standout Cole Edmiston and former Copperas Cove Bulldawg Trevor Clemons-Valdez also played in the game.
Baylor continues league play on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. against the Kansas State Wildcats (3-4, 0-4).
Oklahoma State 58, Kansas 10: The 12th-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys’ 58-10 victory over the Kansas Jayhawks had a Killeen ISD tone as former Killeen star Deric Robertson went up against former Harker Heights standout D’Andre Banks in front of 59,486 fans in Stillwater, Okla.
Robertson got into the game for the Cowboys (7-0, 4-0) while Banks started at right guard for the Jayhawks (0-7, 0-4) and helped Kansas rush for 221 yards and not allow a sack.
The game was played despite an accident during OSU’s homecoming parade prior to the game that killed four and injured dozens more. Adacia Chambers, 25, is accused of plowing her car into a crowd of spectators and faces four murder charges.
Oklahoma State visits Texas Tech (5-3, 2-3) on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on ESPN. Kansas hosts No. 14 Oklahoma (6-1, 3-1) on Saturday at either 2 or 2:30 p.m. on Fox Sports 1.
Texas 23, Kansas State 9: Duke Thomas and the Texas Longhorns won consecutive games for the first time this season after defeating Kansas State 23-9 in Austin on Saturday.
Thomas, a former Copperas Cove star, finished with eight tackles for the Longhorns (3-4, 2-2), one shy of his career high.
Texas looks for a third straight win and first in a true road game this season on Saturday when it visits Iowa State (2-5,1-3) at 6 p.m. on Fox Sports 1.
Colorado 17, Oregon State 13: Former Grey Wolf Dwayne Williams had another good game in Oregon State’s 17-13 home loss against the Colorado Buffaloes in front of 36,997 fans on Saturday.
Williams recorded four solo tackles and one quarterback hurry for the Beavers (2-5, 0-4 Pac 12) against the Buffaloes (4-4,1-3).
Oregon State will attempt an upset on Saturday when it visits No. 14 Utah (6-1, 3-1) at 6 p.m.
Texas State 36, South Alabama 18: Former Ellison Eagle Ishmael Davis and Killeen Kangaroo Jeff Banks helped the Texas State Bobcats win their first Sun Belt Conference game by defeating South Alabama 26-18 on Saturday.
Banks and Davis each had a solo tackle for Texas State (2-4, 1-1).
Texas State has a short week to prepare for a Thurday night game at Georgia Southern (5-2, 3-2) at 6:30 p.m. on ESPNU.
Sam Houston State 37, Nicholls 7: Former Harker Heights star Tyrel Stokes helped the Bearkat defense hold Nicholls in check in a 37-7 Southland Conference win on Saturday.
Stokes had four tackles, including one for loss, for Sam Houston State (5-2, 5-1) against Nichols (1-6, 1-4).
Former Copperas Cove star Josh Lyons also played for the Bearkats.
SHSU has a non-conference game against Texas A&M-Commerce (7-1) at 6 p.m. Saturday on Fox College Sports and on the Fox Sports Go mobile app.
Central Arkansas 35, Lamar 17: Copperas Cove graduate Cody Elenz started at left tackle in Lamar’s 35-17 loss to Central Arkansas on Saturday.
Elenz helped Lamar (3-4, 2-3) rush for 270 yards and two touchdowns while not surrendering a sack to Central Arkansas (4-3, 4-1).
Lamar visits Houston Baptist (2-6, 0-5) at 2 p.m. on Saturday.