West Virginia had this game secured, but a late run from Texas Tech made it interesting. Still, the former walked out of Week 5 a winner, 42-34, to advance to 4-0, a spot near the top of the Big 12 and placement in the top 25.
Quarterback Will Grier continues to make his case for the Heisman Trophy, after 370 yards and three touchdowns against the Red Raiders. As long as he maintains this pace, and the Mountaineers nearly stay or play perfect football, he should remain in the running.
A light schedule over the next two weeks gives West Virginia an avenue towards a 6-0 start. Due to a canceled opening-week game, they can’t finish 12-0, but let’s see how they make up for the lost week.
Oklahoma nearly lost their attempt at a perfect season and potentially at the College Football Playoff, when the Army Black Knights nearly pulled off a season-making upset. However, they avoided the downfall, returned to Big 12 play and unleashed on Baylor.
Quarterback Kyler Murray padded his own Heisman resume with 432 passing yards for six touchdowns and 45 rushing yards for one score. His do-it-all ability remained remarkable, despite the benching to start the game, and pushed the Sooners to a lopsided win.
The biggest challenge of the season arrives in Week 6 when the Red River Rivalry game takes place. It has the chance to break Oklahoma’s season, so will they win this crucial game?