In the Big 12 last week, there was only one close game.
I might as well start with it. TCU traveled to Morgantown, West Virginia, to take on the Mountaineers with ESPN College Gameday present. West Virginia took an early lead and went into the half up 13-7. Enter Jaden Oberkrom, the Junior TCU kicker out of Arlington, Texas, who preceded Oklahoma State’s Ben Grogan at Martin High School. Oberkrom came in with four seconds on the clock after TCU got the ball back with 2:07 to go, and nailed a 37-yard Field Goal to give the Frogs the edge in West Virginia.
Texas won a conference game, and it wasn’t against Kansas. The Longhorns traveled to Lubbock to face their rival Texas Tech in a game that sold out in August. For a while it looked like a good game. That is, until the Red Raiders just collapsed right around halftime. Texas Tech QB Davis Webb sat out with an injury that he suffered in their 82-27 thrashing at the hands of TCU, giving Freshman Patrick Mahomes the start. Vincent Testaverde saw snaps too, as the Raiders went scoreless in the second half after only trailing 17-13 at the half. Texas could still ruin people’s seasons.
Oklahoma embarrassed Iowa State on the road, Oklahoma State got embarrassed on the road and Baylor played Kansas for Homecoming.
Week 10 Scores:
No. 7 TCU 31, No. 20 West Virginia 30
No. 9 Kansas State 48, Oklahoma State 14
No. 13 Baylor 60, Kansas 14
No. 18 Oklahoma 59, Iowa State 14
Texas 34, Texas Tech 13
Week 10 Record: 4-1
2014 Overall Record: 42-6
Week 11 Predictions:
No. 12 Baylor over No. 15 Oklahoma – Oklahoma looks like they may be a little more inexperienced than believed at the start of the season. A veteran Baylor team may not be great on the road, however Oklahoma struggled against Kansas State in their last game in Norman. At the start of the season I said this would be the defacto Conference Championship game, but now it just has major implications due to the success of Kansas State and TCU. The broadcast will be at 11 a.m. on Fox Sports 1.
Iowa State over Kansas – Kansas doesn’t have a head coach and Iowa State does. If Paul Rhodes was at a school where he could draw recruits, I really think he could do something. This game in Lawrence decides who finishes last in the Big 12 this year at 2:30 on the Fox Sports Networks.
No. 23 West Virginia over Texas – Texas still looks bad, even if they blew out Texas Tech. Clint Trickett is playing at an all-time high and I just don’t think that the Longhorn defense can contain the West Virginia air raid. I’m taking the Mountaineers in Austin on Fox Sports 1 at 2:30.
No. 6 TCU over No. 7 Kansas State – The game of the week, definitely. TCU edged West Virginia last week on the road, and this time I think they’ll do it at home. Kansas State’s only loss this season is Auburn, TCU’s is Baylor. I’m eager to watch Jake Waters vs. Trevone Boykin in what should be a great game to watch. TCU’s high-powered offense and strong defense against the ever-methodical Bill Snyder. This game is on national TV at 6:30 on Fox, and I hope Gus Johnson is on the call.
Idle: Texas Tech, Oklahoma State