"They came with a really good scheme and executed better than we executed our defense", Whitener said.
Baylor nearly completely ruined the weekend for football fans in the Sooner State, but third-ranked Oklahoma did just enough to gut out a 49-41 win over the winless Bears. But, after falling behind 19-15, Penn State mounted a 12-play, 80-yard touchdown drive, scoring a TD on the final play to escape Kinnick Stadium. Texas also appears risky coming off an overtime loss at Southern California. Cowboys quarterback Mason Rudolph is leading an offense that has looked almost unstoppable.
In 2015, Boren questioned if the Big 12 was "psychologically disadvantaged" because it only had 10 teams. If we could have survived to overtime, we were going to make an adjustment to get us going.
This season, we may have to cool off the takes a few degrees. If this team truly is a contender, they need to show us more. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on ESPN.
For better or worse, he made the last half dozen years interesting as the Big 12 saw the departure of four original schools, added two new schools and debated its future. It is a phenomenon in one moderately populated state, and historically, in the national college football picture that determines so much of the happiness and misery in the nation, it has registered only in certain seasons.
Consider Crabtree "day-to-day" leading up to the Texas Tech game. From Waco, where Oklahoma escaped Baylor, to Kansas, where the Jayhawks put a scare in West Virginia, nothing is quite certain anymore. Rudolph's deep passes are arguably the strongest part of his game and Washington is a world-class runner. Efficiency carries far more weight, but particularly big big plays can level the playing field to a degree. TCU improves to 8-3-0 and 2-0-0 in the Big 12.
- TCU is back but the offense is a different.
Oklahoma State may boast arguably the most potent offense in the conference by an institution not named Oklahoma or Texas Christian. Oklahoma, the same. Texas is on its way back.
"As a former Dodd Trophy victor, Coach Patterson has built the Horned Frogs football program into consistent contenders", Terry said. "You can go down the list and see ample reason why it is a very strong conference". The next eight games all come without a break in between, starting with the October 7 home game against West Virginia and ending with a Black Friday home game against Baylor. There are hurdles still to clear, but they will be favored in each of their next five games before their November 11 trip to Norman.
Oklahoma State established its running game well enough in wins over Tulsa and South Alabama that Pitt tried to focus on stopping the ground game. Bet Oklahoma State -11 over TCU on Saturday. K-State began preparing for it at the start of its current bye week.
What we were saying about Oklahoma State as the top challenger to Oklahoma now applies to TCU instead. "We can go back and look at film".
"The coaching staff came up with a plan to stay organized defensively and look to take our chances offensively when we gained possession of the ball", K-State head coach Mike Dibbini said.
The bye week also gives the Wildcats one more preview of what's in store for the remainder of the season. "They've rallied together and they're making plays".
One of Boren's recent accomplishments in his role as a member of the Big 12's board of directors was pushing for the reinstatement of the conference championship game.
The loser gets a week of fans blasting them on talk radio.