Big 12 Review – Week 15

Arkansas Athletic Director and Chair of the College Football Playoff Selection Committee, Jeff Long, after the committee left the Big 12's Baylor and TCU out of the inaugural College Football Playoff.  The Bears and Horned Frogs were ranked at 5 and 6 respectively. (ESPN)

Arkansas Athletic Director and Chair of the College Football Playoff Selection Committee, Jeff Long, after the committee left the Big 12’s Baylor and TCU out of the inaugural College Football Playoff. The Bears and Horned Frogs were ranked at 5 and 6 respectively. (ESPN)

The Big 12’s inability to crown “One True Champion” cost them a bid to the inaugural College Football Playoff.  TCU was dropped three spots after a 55-3 drubbing of Iowa State on Saturday in Fort Worth while Baylor moved up a spot after a 38-27 win over Kansas State in Waco.

Oklahoma State traveled to Norman to face the 20th-ranked Oklahoma Sooners in this year’s Bedlam game.  The Trevor Knight-less Sooners led throughout, and then only up 7 toward the end, Bob Stoops elected to re-punt to defending 5th-place runner in the 200m at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, Tyreek Hill.  After fair catching the first one, Hill returned the 2nd punt over 90 yards to tie the game, forcing OT.  Did I mention that Bob Stoops didn’t use his final timeout to even attempt at scoring on the last play of the game?  Ben Grogan kicked the game-winning Field Goal for the Pokes after Hunnicut missed a chance for OU.  The win knocks OU to 8-4, 5-4 and brings OSU to 6-6, 4-5 but bowl eligible for a school record 9th consecutive season.

My complete Bowl Preview will be published next week.

 

Week 15 Results:

No. 3 TCU 55, Iowa State 3

No. 6 Baylor 38, No. 9 Kansas State 27

Oklahoma State 38, No. 20 Oklahoma 35

Kurt’s Korner Week 15 Record: 2-1

Kurt’s Korner 2014 Regular Season Overall Record: 57-9

 

Big 12 Conference Final Standings:

Place) Team – Record (Conf.) – Current National Ranking – Bowl Bid vs. Opponent – Predicted Finish

1) Baylor – 11-1 (8-1) – No. 5 – Cotton vs. No. 8 Michigan State – 2

2) TCU – 11-1 (8-1) – No. 6 – Peach vs. No. 9 Ole Miss – 7

3) Kansas State – 9-3 (7-2) – No. 11 – Alamo vs. No. 14 UCLA – 6

4) Oklahoma – 8-4 (5-4) – NR – Russell Athletic vs. No. 17 Clemson – 1

5) West Virginia – 7-5 (5-4) – NR – Liberty vs. Texas A&M – 8

6) Texas – 6-6 (5-4) – NR – Texas Bowl vs. Arkansas – 5

7) Oklahoma State – 6-6 (4-5) – NR – Cactus vs. Washington – 3

8) Texas Tech – 4-8 (2-7) – NR – None – 4

9) Kansas – 3-9 (1-8) – NR – None – 10

10) Iowa State – 2-10 (0-9) – NR – None – 9

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