Oklahoma, as winners of the conference's lone game so far, climb to the top of our leaderboard. Meanwhile, Baylor, Oklahoma State, and Texas Tech all went Big 12 throwback and threw for 6 million yards each.
|Big 12 Rank||Team (AP Rank)||Win-Loss||Last Week||This Week|
|1||Oklahoma (14)||2-0 (1-0)||W vs. West Virginia||vs. Tulsa|
|2||Baylor (22)||2-0||W vs. Buffalo||BYE|
|2||Oklahoma State (12)||2-0||W @ UTSA||vs. Lamar|
|2||Texas Tech||2-0||W vs. SFA||vs. TCU|
|5||Kansas||1-0||W vs. South Dakota||@ Rice|
|6||Kansas State||1-1||W vs. Louisiana-Lafayette||vs. UMass|
|6||TCU (24)||1-1||W vs. SE Louisiana||@ TTU|
|6||Texas||1-1||L @ BYU||vs. Ole Miss|
|9||Iowa State||0-1||BYE||vs. Iowa|
|10||West Virginia||1-1(0-1)||L @ Oklahoma||vs. Georgia State|
Oklahoma vs. West Virginia
Oklahoma! West Virginia! High flying offenses in a rematch of the 1400 yard 50-49 OU win in 2012! Sadly, there was no Landry Jones to throw for 550+ yards, and no Tavon Austin to run for 340+ yards, and the new look Mountaineer and Sooner offenses struggled. Oklahoma's emphasis on the ground game continued, accumulating 316 yards on 57 carries. West Virginia QB Paul Millard struggled to put up 218 yards on 21-41 passing with an INT, and the Mountaineers were unable to lean on RBs Dreamius Smith and Charles Sims for production. OU QB Trevor Knight didn't finish the game, and is out for the upcoming Tulsa game. Blake Bell will take the reigns, and Kendall Thompson has returned to practice and will be available.
Crimson and Cream Machine with how the OU defense was able to seal a victory....
Where this game was won for Oklahoma and lost for West Virginia was on third down where the Sooners held the Mountaineers to a 3-for-13 conversion rate. Where the WVU offense experienced a limited amount of success through the game, the OU defensive players were absolute drive killers.
Smoking Musket on what WVU needs to be contenders in the Big 12...
This is a team that will be able to compete in the Big 12, but not with the way the offense performed tonight. This offense has a ways to go to be even serviceable. If WVU is to have a respectable season this year, it will be due to the defense. Now that's a sentence not many people would expect to be reading tonight.
Baylor is doing (new) Baylor things. Art Briles has set his copy of NCAA Football 2014 to Recruit difficulty and throws bombs all game long. Bryce Petty went 13-16 for 338 yards and 2 TDs, while Lache Seastrunk added 17 carries and 150 yards for 3 TDs (what a slouch). Fortunately for Baylor, they get a bye week to work out the kinks on offense this week.
Our Daily Bears is dropping big grades on the offense...
After showing off his running ability against Mississippi State, JW Walsh went out and showed off his throwing ability against Larry Coker's upstart Roadrunners. Walsh completed his first 10 passes and finished the night 24-27 for 326 yards and 4 TDs in about 2 and half quarters of work. The running game wasn't nearly as effective, going 32 carries for 87 yards and 2 TDs.
Cowboys Ride for Free has some scattershot thoughts on the game...
|Stephen F. Austin||7||0||0||6||13|
Baker Mayfield continues to acclimate to Kliff Kingsbury's Air Raid, tossing 21-30 for 367 yards and 3 TDs, and added 9 carries for 66 yards, in about a half of work. The blowout let the Tech rush game get some work, where 9 ball carriers combined for 37 carries and 237 yards.
Viva The Matadors has game balls to distribute....
Kansas played football this weekend, apparently. BYU transfer Jake Heaps (how badly would Texas have liked to play against him instead of Taysom Hill???) threw for 10-20 for 110 yards and a TD, and RB James Sims carried the load with 16 carries for 94 yards and 2 TDs.
Rock Chalk Talk with the biggest news of the weekend, regarding Kansas ending a long standing streak...
We had a wide receiver catch a touchdown!
Bill Snyder exacted his revenge against the Ragin Cajuns, in typical K-State fashion: Tramaine Thompson scored on a 94 kickoff return TD, safety Ty Zimmerman returned a 32 yard INT for a TD, and QBs Jake Waters and Daniel Sams split time with Waters taking passing duties and Sams getting action in the run game.
Bring on the Cats with more on the QB situation...
Trevone Boykin stepped in and led the offense for TCU, notching an easy win against a Louisiana directional school. The biggest news coming out of the game is the broken forearm suffered by previous starter Casey Pachall, who had surgery to repair the left arm injury and may be out the next 8 weeks.
Frogs O' War on the offense's secret motivation...
I've got a question: why does the Horned Frog offense play so much better when it knows Devonte Fields will be in on defense? Or is something else to account for the difference in performance in the two halves of today's game? Whatever the difference, I like seeing TCU spread the ball around, and make shots downfield, and generally play like a ranked Big12 team. And if the Frogs continue to do so, I'll not mention the first half of this game. (Which was... utterly awful.)
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