Baylor coach Art Briles is admittedly no culinary mastermind, but when asked what he thought of his defense's performance, he wasn't dicey and didn't mince his words.
"When you're baking a cake, you usually don't determine how good it is until you pull it out of the oven and let your neighbors munch on it a little bit," he said. "I think we are still a work in progress."
The Bears are ranked 79th in the nation in team defense and have allowed 374 yards per game and 5.3 yards per play.
"We are still making sure we've got the ingredients in the right spot and the right amount. Not that I am a chef or anything."
Texas Tech players were irked on several occasions Saturday when Texas A&M players went down with apparent injuries while the Raiders were in their hurry-up offense. Many thought the A&M players were faking an injury.
"First of all, the number one thing I want to say is there's nothing more important than the health of a player," Tech coach Tommy Tuberville said. "Do I think there's been teams in the past that have probably tried to slow us down in what we do? Sure, I think that's happened.
"Do I think it happened Saturday night? I don't know. But I do know Mike Sherman and I do know that he's one of the guys that I would trust that winning at all cost is not the way you do it."
Tuberville's not so sure with some other coaches.
"Unfortunately in our business you have people that will go to any lengths in recruiting, or coaching, to cut corners," he said. "I know Mike Sherman is not one of those guys."
Tech ran 105 plays, the most anyone has had against the Aggies.
With his 367 yards, three-touchdown performance against Texas, Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones was selected the Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week. Jones completed 31 of 50 passes in leading the Sooners to a 5-0 record.
Texas Tech running back Eric Stephens from Mansfield Timberview is likely to miss the remainder of the season after suffering what is believed to be a torn anterior cruciate ligament during the Red Raiders' 45-40 loss to Texas A&M on Saturday, Tommy Tuberville said. Tech said the extent of Stephens' injury won't be known until today.
Stephens has eight touchdowns and 570 rushing yards. He'll be replaced by Aaron Crawford when the Red Raiders (4-1, 1-1) host No. 17-ranked Kansas State (5-0, 2-0) at 6 p.m. Saturday.
Sportswriters and college coaches still have a relatively high opinion of Texas, even after the Longhorns' 55-17 drubbing at the hands of Oklahoma on Saturday. The Longhorns remained in both polls but fell from No. 11 to No. 22 in The Associated Press and from No. 10 to No. 21 in the coaches poll.
Players of the week
Landry Jones (367 yards, 3 TDs vs. Texas) was selected Big 12 offensive player of the week. Sooners defensive back Jamell Fleming, from Arlington Seguin, took defensive honors. He led OU with 13 tackles, had two tackles for loss and forced a fumble, which he returned 56 yards for a touchdown. Texas A&M defensive back Dustin Harris, who blocked a Texas Tech field-goal attempt that was returned for a touchdown, is the special teams player of the week.
1Running back, Mizzou's Henry Josey, from the Big 12 in the top 25 among FBS players in rushing yards (588).
"People better get us now -- these young ones are good ones," Texas coach Mack Brown on playing so many freshmen.
"It is one of the more frustrating situations because you don't know how to handle it ... but the other team needs to stop you." Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops on blowouts like the Sooners' 55-17 victory against Texas.
Staff writer Dwain Price
contributed to this report.