By Wendell Barnhouse | email@example.comBig12Sports.com Correspondent
In Week Three with eight games played, there were 14 rushing touchdowns that totaled 118 yards and 18 passing touchdowns that totaled 561 yards. 12 of those touchdown passes covered 20 or more yards. The average length of the rushing touchdowns was 8.4 yards, the average length of the TD passes was 31.2 yards.
Through three weeks, Big 12 teams have scored 95 rushing touchdowns with 94 passing touchdowns. The average length of the rushing TDs is 9.7 yards; the average length of the passing touchdowns is 27.5 yards.
Through three weeks, there have been seven defensive/special team touchdowns - interception rerturns of 25, 32, 38 yards; a fumble return of 91 yards; kickoff returns of 94 and 100 yards; a punt return of 67 yards.Baylor (2-0; idle; vs. Louisiana Monroe Saturday)
The Bears take on a team they defeated on the road, 47-42, last season.Iowa State (0-2; lost to Iowa 27-21; at Tulsa Sept. 26)
Receiver Quenton Bundrage had career highs in receptions (seven) and touchdowns (three). He had his longest career reception (67 yards) and his first career 100-yard game (146 yards).
Quarterback Sam B. Richardson had a career-high 260 yards passing and his third career game with at least three touchdown passes.
Punter Kirby Van Der Kamp had a 59-yard punt, the 46th of his career of 50 or more yards.
Iowa State has had 100-yard receivers in back-to-back games for the first time since 2010.Kansas (1-1; lost at Rice, 23-14; vs. Louisiana Tech Saturday)
Jake Heaps' 77-yard touchdown pass to Tony Pierson was the longest of each of their respective careers. It was also the longest passing play by the Jayhawks since Nov. 10, 2007 when Todd Reesing completed an 82-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Henry against Oklahoma State.
James Sims had 109 yards rushing, the 12th 100-yard rushing game of his career.
Junior linebacker Ben Heeney had a career-high 15 tackles, the sixth double-digit tackle effort in his career.
Kansas' losing streak in games away from Memorial Stadium extends to 23-straight, including 20-straight true road games.
For the eighth-straight game, Kansas' opponent scored first and the Jayhawks trailed at the end of the first quarter.Kansas State (2-1; defeated Massachusetts, 37-7; at Texas Saturday)
Sophomore kicker Jack Cantele made his lone field-goal attempt, a career-long 42-yarder in the fourth quarter. Cantele is 3-of-3 on field goals this season.
Redshirt freshman fullback Glenn Gronkowski (50 yards) and senior running back Robert Rose (26) had the longest touchdowns of their careers. Both TDs were the first of their careers.
Senior defensive back Kip Daily had two interceptions and returned the first for a touchdown. K-State has had a pick six in its last two games.
Through three games, all sell outs, the total attendance of 159,382 is a K-State record.Oklahoma (3-0, 1-0; defeated Tulsa 51-20; at Notre Dame Sept 28)
Blake Bell completed 27 of 37 passes for 413 yards and four touchdowns - all career highs. Bell's 437 yards of total offense (413 pass, 24 rush) was the ninth-highest total in OU history.
It took Sam Bradford 18 starts for his first 400-yard passing game. It took Landry Jones 11. It took Blake Bell one.
Oklahoma had its longest rush (48 yards, Roy Finch) and longest reception (82 yards, Jaz Reynolds).
Reynolds' 82-yard reception is the second-longest all-time at Owen Field, just behind an 86-yard catch by Wahoo McDaniel vs. West Virginia (9/27/58).
Mike Hunnicutt kicked field goals of 20, 30 and 36 yards, giving him the 14th multi-field goal game of his career. Oklahoma State (3-0; defeated Lamar, 59-3; at West Virginia Sept. 28)
Wide receiver Josh Stewart had three receptions. That ended a streak of 15 games with at least four catches for Stewart.
Oklahoma State had a record crowd of 59,061 set a Boone Pickens Stadium.
Oklahoma State has won 18 consecutive home openers. The last loss came to Nebraska in 1995.
Oklahoma State is 15-of-15 on red-zone opportunities; each of the scores have been touchdowns.
For the second consecutive week, Oklahoma State had 13 different receivers catch a pass.TCU (1-2, 0-1; lost at Texas Tech, 20-10; vs. SMU Sept. 28)
Sophomore quarterback Trevone Boykin had a career-high 101 yards rushing on 20 carries. He's the first TCU player with a 100-yard rushing game since Nov. 19, 2011.
Brandon Carter had three punt returns for 39 yards and a team-high five receptions for 50 yards.
Since 2009, TCU is now 20-3 in road games.
TCU has scored in 258 consecutive games for the third-longest current streak in the nation.Texas (1-2; lost to Ole Miss, 44-23; vs. Kansas State Saturday)
Wide receiver Kendall Sanders had a career-high 147 all-purpose yards on 55 receiving yards and 92 kick return yards.
Kicker Anthony Fera converted three field goal attempts, including a career-best 47-yarder.
Texas has started 1-2 for the first time since 1998, Mack Brown's first season in Austin.
Texas blocked an extra point. Since 2001, the Longhorns have 71 blocked kicks, the most in the nation over that span.
Former Texas basketball player Kevin Durant, the national player of the year in 2007, served as honorary captain.Texas Tech (3-0, 1-0; defeated TCU, 20-10; vs. Texas State Saturday)
Junior running back Kenny Williams had a career-long 50-yard touchdown reception.
Freshman quarterback Baker Mayfield attempted 100 passes before throwing his first interception.
Junior tight end Jace Amaro had a career-high nine receptions and led all receivers with 97 yards.
For the second consecutive game, Texas Tech set a record for student attendance (16,092, surpassing 14,915 set a week earlier.
Texas Tech ended a three-game losing skid in home Big 12 openers.
Texas Tech allowed the fewest points in a Big 12 victory since defeating Texas A&M 35-7 in 2007. Texas Tech won its first game at home by scoring 20 or fewer points since a 12-0 shutout of Texas A&M in 2001.West Virginia (2-1, 1-0; defeated Georgia State, 41-7; vs. Maryland Saturday)
Redshirt-freshman Ford Childress, making his first start in his first game, was 25 of 41 for 359 yards and three touchdowns.
West Virginia's 604 yards of total offense is a season high and the most since gaining 647 yards against Kansas last season.
Georgia State's 84 passing yards were the fewest allowed during the Dana Holgorsen Era.
West Virginia has now outrushed its opponents in 73-of-98 games; WVU's record is 73-25 in that span.