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TCU, Baylor await playoff fate

Trevone Boykin passed for a career-high 460 yards and caught a touchdown pass as No. 4 TCU earned at least a share of the Big 12 championship and kept its playoff bid alive, with a 55-3 win over Iowa State on Saturday at Fort Worth, Texas.

The Horned Frogs (11-1, 8-1) came into championship weekend ranked third in the College Football Playoff selection committee’s rankings. TCU was the only playoff contender not playing a ranked team this weekend.

There wasn’t much the Frogs could do to help themselves against the Cyclones (2-10, 0-9), but they avoided the type of clunker that could have caused the committee to downgrade them.

(9) Baylor 38, (5) Kansas State 27: Bryce Petty threw for 412 yards, Johnny Jefferson had two touchdown runs and the fifth-ranked Bears claimed a share of their second consecutive Big 12 title with a win over the ninth-ranked Wildcats in Waco, Texas.

The Bears (11-1, 8-1 Big 12) now have to wait and see if they will get a chance to be in the four-team playoff. TCU lost to Baylor earlier this season.

Oklahoma State 38, (18) Oklahoma 35 (OT): Tyreek Hill returned a punt 92 yards for a touchdown with 45 seconds remaining in regulation and Ben Grogan kicked a 21-yard field goal in overtime, sending the Cowboys (6-6, 4-5 Big 12) to the win over the Sooners (8-4, 5-4) in Norman, Oklahoma.

Samaje Perine ran for 151 yards and two touchdowns for Oklahoma, but left the game in the third quarter with an injury.


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