The Big 12 handled most of their business this past week, scoring convincing winners over small schools in preparation for the Big 12 season. However, there were a couple tough losses, including an upset against an out of conference team. Let’s take a closer look.
Ok it’s time to rile off most of the scores, as the Big 12 had a handful of cupcake games this week. #14 Texas notched a 45-0 win over New Mexico, while #16 TCU also registered a shutout, 56-0 over Grambling State. Those were the two shutouts, but they weren’t the only convincing wins on the scoreboard.
#5 Oklahoma fans breathed a sigh of relief, as they scored a 69-13 victory over Florida A&M, just one week after struggling immensely against UTEP. Texas Tech knocked off in state opponent Texas State 58-10, while Baylor also won a Texas battle, defeating SMU 59-24. Lastly, West Virginia defeated Marshall 59-24.
Now it’s time to look at the bigger out of conference games. Iowa State registered an ugly but effective 9-6 win over bitter rival Iowa. #15 Kansas State may have posted the most impressive score, destroying the ACC’s Miami FL 52-13.
The Big 12 couldn’t stay perfect for two weeks in a row. Kansas had a disappointing loss against Rice, losing 25-24 to get things started. Then, there was perhaps the most surprising result of the week. Oklahoma State was fresh off an 84-0 win over Savannah State in Week 1, and they were flying high going into Arizona. However, after leading in the 1st quarter, they were never able to make a comeback, losing big 59-38. This was part of a dominating week for the Pac-12.
We are still one week away from the majority of the in-conference games, but there are still a few interesting games this week. Kansas State will play host to North Texas, and it will be interesting to see if they overlook this team in preparation for their huge Oklahoma game the following week. Texas will hit the road to the SEC, as they will take on 2-0 Ole Miss. The Longhorns should win this one. Ole Miss hasn’t done much this year, and this is their first big test
Lastly, we have the lone in conference matchup of the week: TCU at Kansas. There’s a good chance that Kansas was overlooking Rice in preparation for this game. Having said that, I don’t think they have the talent to knock off the Horned Frogs this year. Plus, TCU didn’t make this big move to loss to teams like Kansas. They are using games like this to prepare for Oklahoma and Texas down the road.
That wraps up our Big 12 recap. What did you think of their week last week? Let us know in the comments!