TCU coach Gary Patterson was planning to use backup quarterback Trevone Boykin as a tailback when the 15th-ranked Horned Frogs play Iowa State.
The Red Raiders have lost back-to-back games to the Cyclones the past two years, and last season’s anemic one-touchdown performance at home is still fresh in their minds.
TCU opens its 2012 season at home Sept. 8 against Grambling State, a week before the Horned Frogs make their Big 12 debut at Kansas.
Texas A&M, the Big 12’s second-worst offensive team, scored just three points in the opening 8½ minutes of the second half on their way to a 69-46 loss.
There is still a championship-like finale coming this Saturday when third-ranked Oklahoma State (10-1, 7-1 Big 12) and 13th-ranked Oklahoma (9-2, 6-2) play their annual Bedlam game.
With three weeks left in the Big 12’s first round-robin schedule, the league’s automatic BCS berth could come down to one game.
Ryan Tannehill threw for 263 yards and two touchdowns, as the 17th-ranked Texas A&M Aggies upended the Iowa State Cyclones, 33-17.
Forget what had been a potential matchup of 4-0 teams. No. 25 Baylor and Iowa State are both trying to bounce back from losing their Big 12 openers.
Iowa State (3-0), bolstered by the emergence of quarterback Steele Jantz, hosts No. 17 Texas (3-0) on Saturday night in the Big 12 opener for both teams.
The 19th-ranked Longhorns trounced UCLA 49-20 on Saturday. They’ll be seeking payback after losing to Iowa State for the first time in 2010.
Jordan Hamilton finished with a game-high 20 points and eight rebounds as the fifth-ranked Texas Longhorns handled the Iowa Cyclones
North Texas has reportedly found its new football coach in former Iowa State mentor Dan McCarney.