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Blame the refs if you want, TCU fans, but why was Trevone Boykin wearing a Kansas State arm sleeve on Thursday night? On to the links ...
Kliff Kingsbury got his first big win at Texas Tech, knocking off No. 24 TCU 20-10. Kingsbury is happy to take a crazy, ugly win. What a night for the Red Raider defense. Bradley Marquez made a bigger contribution than just the game-winning score. After the loss, Gary Patterson says it's time for penalty-prone TCU to "grow up." Gil LeBreton of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram writes this looked like the same TCU team of 2012. Devonte Fields was also injured in the game.
Oklahoma State Berry Tramel's take on part III: OSU needs to quit recruiting numskulls. Here's background on the players involved in part III. Former Cowboy Artrell Woods is still mad at OSU. SI responds to criticism from Brandon Weeden. As for this week's game, Lamar's offense is much like what OSU sees in the Big 12.
West Virginia is handing over the keys to its offense to quarterback Ford Childress. Dana Holgorsen says it's Childress' time and his job. WVU linebacker Doug Rigg "still a little foggy" after being knocked out of the Oklahoma game.
Andy Staples of Sports Illustrated visited Texas and Texas A&M on same day and compared where both programs stand. Former Texas safety Kenny Vaccaro says players are to blame for the firing of Manny Diaz. Athlon is predicting an Ole Miss victory on Saturday.
Kansas ready to end 22-game road losing streak that began in Sept. 2009. KU may have found its deep threat in receiver Rodriguez Coleman. Safety/linebacker tweener Victor Simmons is making a good impression on KU defensive coordinator Dave Campo.