A make or break week for the Big 12 last week as Texas continues to move forward, and even climbed up the BCS rankings after a thrashing of then-#8 ranked Texas Tech in Austin, clearly sending the message to the rest of the Big 12 in the south and north. , are the greats of the block and a major contender for the national title. The end date of the season with Texas A&M in College Station is important, but Texas is moving toward the Big 12 Championship regardless of the outcome of that game, and should destroy any North Division entrants.
The picture became clearer in the North last week, when Missouri’s world quarterback Brad Smith ran wild in Nebraska and generated more than 450 yards of offense himself in a rout of the Huskers who were down 21, tied at halftime and then the Tigers. took out the Claws and it was a track meet for Brad Smith. Nebraska meets Oklahoma this week in Lincoln in what should be good, and North Title Contender Colorado outscored Kansas in Boulder in impressive fashion 44-13, and traveled to Manhattan Kansas to take on the K State Wildcats, who went down in flames. against Texas A&M last week by just 2 points in a barn burner. It looks like a Missouri and Colorado race to the finish line up north, as Buffalo have Nebraska at home the day after turkey day, and that’s a huge advantage for them. Stay tuned folks, the race for second place in the South should be a good one with Texas Tech and Texas A&M. Here are some shots of the Big 12 action this weekend
Colorado-7 @ Kansas State
A KEY Buffalo game, and they’re firing on all cylinders on offense right now, posting 44 against a more-than-respectable Kansas defense last week, as quarterback Joel Klatt continues his success with a completion rate 62% and 12 TDs vs. just 4. pick the year, much better than K State QB Allan Everidge who has just over 800 receiving yards on the year with 5 TDs and QB Webb who is better runner, both exchanging game time to find the right combination. K-State’s key to their demise is averaging just 58 rushing yards per game over their last 3, which means a defensive line stacked against them almost the entire game. The Buffs can generate points quickly with a solid trio of receivers and a great QB, and I’m looking for a 10-point Buffalo win here as K State is struggling and has 2 straight losses, getting outscored 89-48 in the process.
Missouri -5.5 vs. Kansas
For those of you who don’t know, this is a HUGE rivalry in football in the big 12, dating back to the days of the big 8. Missou has a HUGE win against Nebraska and, better yet, for this scenario, she’s avenging back-to-back losses to Kansas and playing double revenge. The Tigers’ offense with QB Smith at the helm is solid and on the extended attack he can hit quickly, as evidenced by his balanced offense and posting over 540 yards of offense per game in his last 3, against the likes of Nebraska, Iowa State and Oklahoma State along the way. Kansas just can’t trade blows here and the offense is down nearly 300 yards per game on average against the Tigers, who should get their revenge on Kansas this week, with plenty of confidence. Brad Smith again makes the difference, plus Missou’s WRs are sized at 6’3″ and up, creating a mismatch with the smaller DBs.
Nebraska -1.5vs. Oklahoma- MY BIG 12 FEATURED GAME OF THE WEEK
Texas Tech -10 @ Baylor
I feel sorry for the Baylor Bears as they have surprised even me this season, even with a 4-3 record, but fatigue will be key this week in Waco when they take on an angry Texas Tech team, who outscored Texas last week in a big loss in Austin. Bottom line, with Baylor out of an overtime loss to Oklahoma, a blowout from Nebraska the week before and the Red Raiders looking to rack up some points here, it’s going to be a long day for the Bears and I see them having their worst loss. of the season this Saturday. I would say the points, the Bears are not a good red zone team and Raiders head coach Mike Leech is going to take a lot of risk in this game.
That’s it for this week in the Big 12, be sure to stay tuned for the next few weeks report and more of my Big 12 winning premium plays each and every week.