Sunday, October 12, 2008

Around the Big 12 - Week 7

Baylor defeats Baylor North 38-10. I'm going to have to find a new name for Iowa State. Baylor North is starting to imply something more positive than what I was intending to imply. Robert Griffin was 21-24 passing for 278 yards and 2 scores. Reverend Robert also ran for a score. Baylor was 3-3 on 4th down conversions.

Poor Man's Texas Tech defeats Mizzou 28-23. This was stunning in several ways. First of all, Boone State allowed 23 points per game to their previous five opponents. Geeze, they allowed 28 to Texas A&M. I was certain they would give up 40+ to the Tigers. This ended up more of a defensive battle than anyone expected. There were a couple of times late in the game that I was certain the Cowboys were going to cough it up, but they ended up making plenty of plays on the defensive side of the ball to prevent a Heisman coronation ceremony for Chase Daniel.

Dust Pirates defeat the Bugeaters 37-31 in OT - the Bugeaters scored 21 points in the fourth quarter to tie the game, get the ball last in the OT session and throw a pick to end it. Tech ran for 100 yards again, which is as close to balance as they get. The Huskers dominated several facets of the scoreboard, but didn't come away with the W...they held the ball for 40 minutes and outgained TT 471-421, they ran 80 plays to Tech's 48. And Tech won.

Willie and Friends made themselves at home in College Station, defeating the Aggies 44-30. Jerrod Johnson threw for 400+ yards for the Aggies, but it wasn't enough. Josh Freeman ran for 95 yards and 4 TDs. Offensively, Cash Machine U rolled up 549 yards. Ryan Tanneyhill caught 12 balls for 210 yards. Their inability to stop the Wildcats hurt them, obviously. I read in the DMN today it's the first time since 1969 that TAMU opens conference play 0-2. TAMU just needs 4 more wins to become bowl eligible, but they play 3 top 10 teams, plus Baylor on the road, so they'll have to turn it around quickly.

Colorado lost to kansas 30-14. Don't care about big 12 north games. It's late. We're moving on.

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