Oh how quickly things change...
Saturday was not a good day to be ranked in the Top 25.
The weekend's upsets weren't confined to the Big 12, of course, but it might have been the conference rocked the hardest.
Colorado 27 Oklahoma 24
Wow. Just... wow. The Sooners were outscored 17-0 in the fourth quarter, a collapse far more stunning than Texas' beatdown in Austin. The Buffaloes limited Oklahoma to an embarrassing 230 yards of total offense, forced three turnovers, and controlled the football for 39 out of the game's 60 minutes. Even with Colorado's improved play this season, there was just no indication that this upset was coming. I saw a lot of people take Colorado on the betting line yesterday, but I don't know anyone who took the Buffalos on the money line. If there's one thing that made yesterday's loss to Kansas State bearable, it was Oklahoma's bed wetting in Boulder.
Nebraska 35 Iowa State 17
Move along, now. Nothing to see here. The Huskers got back in the win column, but it was a pretty ugly affair. Nebraska suffered through three turnovers, while Iowa State gave up the ball on four separate occasions. Sadly, after yesterday, the Big 12 North jokes don't have much bite. Sigh.
Texas A&M 34 Baylor 10
I had to bet a lot of money just to cover the expense of the pre-game injury report that I purchased. (Not that Fran was selling this stuff for the purposes of aiding gamblers. Nope. Nuh-uh.)
Texas Tech 75 Northwestern State 7
The Red Raiders passed for 534 yards and 8 touchdowns, and Michael Crabtree is the best wide receiver in the country that nobody is talking about.
By the way, has anyone heard of Northwestern State before? Did Texas Tech even play a collegiate team?
Oklahoma State 39 Sam Houston State 3
Whew. Thank goodness Tech and Oklahoma State were out there saving the Big 12 South's image. Two strong teams making two strong statements about their potency. About the Big 12's potency. About...
Okay, I can't do this. I tried.