Sunday, September 20, 2015

College Football PASS/FAIL Report: Big 12 Week 3

BIG 12

PASS: Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas Tech

Oklahoma bounced back from an emotional win at Tennessee last week with a minor rivalry win over Tulsa this week. The defense was a bit sloppy, but the offense looked fantastic, especially Baker Mayfield.

For the first time, Oklahoma State played a complete football game, and blasted UTSA 69-14. The Cowboys found their footing at the right time as Big 12 play begins.

TCU gets a pass on offense alone today, after largely struggling to pull away from SMU last night. The Frogs lost another defensive starter to injury, and the heavy lifting on the schedule hasn’t even begun yet. It’s hard for me to see TCU getting to the end unscathed at this point.

Don’t look now, but Texas Tech is 3-0 and beat Arkansas on the road 35-24. QB Patrick Mahomes is becoming one of the finest QBs in the nation right now, and is in the top 3 in our All-Bilo QB watch list. This was unexpected, but Tech looks like they are much better than expected heading into the season.

FAIL: Kansas State, Texas, Iowa State

K State showed some serious vulnerable moments in a 39-33 OT win over Louisiana Tech. Teams will use this film to find ways to exploit the Wildcat defense.

One almost has to feel sorry for Texas, as now they have found an offense, but the defense completely crumbled in a 45-44 loss to Cal. Special teams did no favors either, as UT missed a FG attempt to lose the game after a furious rally. Sometime Charlie Strong just cannot win no matter how hard he tries.

The Paul Rhoades era looks more and more like it is coming to an end after a road loss to Toledo by Iowa State last night. ISU has now lost back to back games since beating FCS Northern Iowa in their opener, and the wheels are looking shaky on the wagon right about now.

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