Saturday, October 8, 2016

Bilo's College Football PASS/FAIL Reports Week 6: Big 12

Big 12
PASS: Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Kansas State
DeDe Westbrook caught 12 passes for 232 yards and Oklahoma set a pace that Texas could not keep up with in the second half on the way to a 45- 40 win in Dallas. Despite 4 turnovers on the day, the Sooners only gave up 3 points off of those turnovers. OU picked up 273 yards in the 3rd quarter alone.
Oklahoma State did just enough to earn a pass this week, scoring 17 points in the final quarter to come back from a near disastrous loss to Iowa State. Mason Rudolph passed for 351 yards and 4 scores, and James Washington caught 8 passes for 152 yards and 2 of those scores on the way to the win.
Kansas State scored 13 points in the final quarter, and Texas Tech did not get the game within one score until 0:05 left, and held off Texas Tech despite getting no real star performances on offense. It was a must win game for the Wildcats to keep from falling to 0-2 in Big 12 play.

FAIL: Texas, TCU, Kansas, Iowa State, Texas Tech
Texas scored just 3 points off of 4 turnovers, and the defense, now run by coach Charlie Strong gave up 273 yards in the 3rd quarter alone. The Longhorn defense has been abysmal all season, and the cure is nowhere in sight. The Horns also gave up 214 yards to Samaje Perine, who had been off to a slow start in 2016.
Iowa State collapsed late for the 2nd straight week in a 38-31 loss to Oklahoma State that the Cyclones controlled for 3 quarters. The Cyclones lost despite picking up 26 1st downs on the day, compared to just 20 for OSU.
TCU needed to outscore Kansas 10-0 to escape from a dead panned performance on the road against hapless Kansas, 24-23. TCU committed 4 turnovers on the game, matched only by the ineptitude of Kansas, who also turned it over 4 times. TCU held the football for just under 25 minutes on the day.
As for Kansas, Ryan Willis tossed 3 picks, and the Jayhawks collapsed in the 4th quarter in the loss. Kansas has now lost 14 consecutive games in Big 12 play. Matthew Wyman missed a 54 yard FG with 1:21 left that would have pulled the upset.
Texas Tech collapsed in the 4th quarter (a repetitive tale in Big 12 play) and gave up 13 points to allow Kansas State to pull away. It would seem that the annual October/November collapse has begun in Lubbock.

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