Big 12: Week 2 Rewind
The Big 12 was improved in Week 2 after two embarrassing defeats at the hands of FCS teams in Week 1. The lone loss from the conference came from Texas’ upset at the hands of BYU, while Kansas State and TCU bounced back from losses to open up the season.
Week 2 Results: (bold notes home team)
#24 TCU def. SE Louisiana, 38-17
#13 Oklahoma State def. UTSA, 56-35
#23 Baylor def. Buffalo, 70-13
Kansas State def. Louisiana-Lafayette, 48-27
#16 Oklahoma def. West Virginia, 16-7
Texas Tech def. Stephen F. Austin, 61-13
BYU def. Texas, 40-21
Kansas def. South Dakota, 31-14
Player of the Week:
Lache Seastrunk – Baylor
Seastrunk racked up 150 yards on the ground for three touchdowns, including a game-long of 33 yards. Seastrunk averaged 8.8 yards per carry and is the early candidates for the conferences list for Heisman candidates. The back is going to face some tougher defenses for sure down the road, but live it up while you can.
Low Scoring – OU vs. WVU
After combining for 99 points in 2012, the pair totaled just 23 points to open up Big 12 conference play in Norman on Saturday night. Trevor Knight failed to impress and solidify his position as OU’s starting quarterback and Dana Holgerson still seems to be scrambling to find an offense without Geno Smith.
While the Longhorns were my pick for an upset this week, it did surprise me that it actually happened. BYU came to play and Texas looked as if they were looking further down their schedule and had better things to do then play in Provo, Utah on a Saturday night.
Play someone award:
The Bears racked up school records all over the field on Saturday in their second game that was against far lesser competition than what they will face. Baylor has done this the last few years and then it comes back to bite them when the schedule gets tough. I will give the Bears credit though, at least they are taking care of the teams they should beat. Texas Tech gets an honorable mention, while TCU’s game against SE Louisiana at least came after playing LSU and Kansas State did lose to North Dakota State…
Surprise of the Week:
The Jayhawks put up 390 yards of offense compared to 286 by South Dakota, but a win is a win in my books. I was not sure what to expect from South Dakota, as was anyone else, but after the FCS upsets last week, it was good to see the conference get a win from Kansas in non-conference play.
Oklahoma’s Blake Bell came in for Trevor Knight in the fourth quarter against West Virginia, OU coach Bob Stoops said after the game that a starter against Tulsa was not determined.
TCU quarterback Casey Pachall was injured late in the second quarter and left the game. Pachall underwent surgery later in the day on his left forearm and will be out for at least a few weeks. Could be a sad end to a comeback story.
BYU put up 550 yards on the ground against Texas to pull an upset in Provo, Utah.
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