Big 12 Review – Week 1

During the game at Minnesota, TCU kicker Jaden Oberkrom ended up kicking with a video playing of a chipmunk at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. (SB Nation)

During the game at Minnesota, TCU kicker Jaden Oberkrom ended up kicking with a video playing of a chipmunk at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. (SB Nation)

Week One of the 2015 college football season is in the books.  TCU is still my favorite to win the conference.

“Baylor looked best, they scored 28 points in the first quarter,” one might say.

And to that, I counter they let up 14 and SMU is a rebuilding program.  Chad Morris is a nice guy and seems to be the guy to restore that program but let’s not get ahead of ourselves on where that Mustang program is.

I still think Baylor is severely over-hyped.

TCU started off shaky on the road, but they came around late and looked better as the game progressed.  Trevone Boykin still managed 246 passing yards in the Horned Frogs’ win Thursday.

Oklahoma State started shaky but came back to retake the lead and beat Central Michigan on the road.  The Pokes are now 5-0 all-time against the MAC and last week was their first MAC game since 1994.

Patrick Mahomes was IMPRESSIVE against a good Sam Houston State team.  SHSU had more wins in the last four years than any other Division 1 school in Texas entering the season.  However, Texas Tech’s defense was bad.  David Gibbs even went so far as to say “nobody played good.”

Baker Mayfield was impressive for Oklahoma, but the Sooners were just playing Akron.  Texas looked like most people expected against Notre Dame.  Iowa State won, Kansas almost won and Kansas State broke the internet.

I don’t know if it’s related, but Texas followed by doing something that I find to be one of the dumbest things in college football.

I marched for five years (four in high school and one in college) and I still have yet to figure out what sense this makes.

Especially when they’re an in-state “rival.”

Sorry, Tech.

As for this week, I’m curious to see what happens in the Big 12’s road tests in San Antonio and (more importantly) Knoxville.

 

Week 1 Results

Oklahoma State 24, Central Michigan 13

No. 2 TCU 23, Minnesota 17

No. 4 Baylor 56, SMU 21

South Dakota State 41, Kansas 38

Texas Tech 59, Sam Houston State 45

No. 19 Oklahoma 41, Akron 3

Kansas State 34, South Dakota 0

No. 11 Notre Dame 38, Texas 3

West Virginia 44, Georgia Southern 0

Iowa State 31, Northern Iowa 7

Kurt’s Korner Week 1 Record: 9-1

 

Week 2 Picks

Kansas State over UTSA

West Virginia over Liberty

Texas Tech over UTEP

No. 2 TCU over Stephen F. Austin

Iowa State over Iowa

No. 23 Tennessee over No. 19 Oklahoma

No. 4 Baylor over Lamar

Texas over Rice

Oklahoma State over Central Arkansas

Kansas over Memphis

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