Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Week 2 PASS/FAIL Report: Big 12

BIG 12


PASS: TCU, Baylor, Oklahoma, Kansas State, Texas Tech, West Virginia, Texas  

When TCU and Baylor find themselves outside looking in when the playoffs come around once again, you can look to games like these (Stephen F. Austin and Lamar) as jumping points as to why the Frogs and Bears won’t get a shot at a title…again. SOS will kill them. West Virginia also took the same path to win easy this week (Liberty).

Oklahoma, in the meantime, if they can come up with some sort of miracle and stay unbeaten, should get lots of love for taking down Tennessee in Knoxville this week, especially after falling behind 17-3. The Sooner take on Tulsa this week in a battle of 2-0 teams.

Kansas State cruised in what was a trap game, even after a slow start at UTSA over the weekend. Kansas State, even without starter Jesse Ertz, cruised once they found their groove.

Texas was probably a team that needed a win this weekend more than any other school in America. It wasn’t always pretty, but the Longhorns found a way to win after a controversial week coming off a blowout loss. Texas got away with a 42-28 win over a pesky Rice club, and if it had gone the other way, the Earth may have stopped turning.

FAIL: Oklahoma State, Kansas, Iowa State                   

Oklahoma State may have beaten Central Arkansas 32-8, but the Cowboys played like crap outside of their QB this week. They had a narrow lead at the half, and really didn’t overwhelm any aspect of the game against a very mediocre at best UCA football team. Not impressed at all.

Kansas led Memphis 10-0 early, and then got drubbed 55-13 the rest of the way, and got manhandled in every single way at home in a 55-23 loss. The Jayhawks would be the worst team in the nation, but Wyoming saves them that distinction this week.

Iowa State fell in the CyHawk classic, and that could signal the end of the Paul Rhoades era at the end of the season if the Cyclones fall apart from here on out. It’s all about the rebound at this point.


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