October 6, 2010 Leave a comment
Last weeks Big 12 schedule was centered around one game, The Red River Shootout. After the Sooners dominated most of the game, Texas made a come back and it would’ve gotten interesting if not for a muffed punt by Texas with about a minute to go. There were some surprises last week as well. Baylor beating Kansas wasn’t a surprise, but a final score of 55-7 was. Iowa State jumped out to a big lead against Texas Tech, only to watch the Red Raiders come back and tie it up. The Cyclones went on to put up 52 points and held TTU to 38.
Week 5 Highlights
Jerrod Johnson filled up the stat sheet last week, both positively and negatively. He threw for 409 yards and 5 TD, but also threw 4 interceptions and lost a fumble that was returned for a TD. I’m still waiting on the 2009 version of Jerrod Johnson to show up in 2010.
The Baylor Bears had about as perfect of a game as any team could hope for. Bears QB Robert Griffin is so talented, it’s laughable. He completed 72 percent of his passes, threw for 380 yards and 3 scores. He also had 64 yards on the ground and another score.
The Colorado Buffaloes pulled off what many considered to be any upset, beating the Georgia Bulldogs 29-27. AJ Green made his return for the Dawgs in this game, but the running of Buffs RB Rodney Stewart was the biggest story. This pint sized back rushed for 149 yards, averaging 7.8 per carry.
What to Watch for in Week 6
Nebraska heads to The Little Apple for what could be the last time. The fans in purple will be rockin and ESPN will be in the house as well. I like the Wildcats to keep this game close because of A) Daniel Thomas running thru the weak Husker run defense B)play action passes to some talented receivers, especially Chris Harper and C) Bill Snyder coaching in his house. This will be a very tight game, IF the Wildcats can keep Taylor Martinez under control.
Look for the Colorado Buffaloes to try to run the ball down Mizzou’s throat, a la San Diego State. The Buffs have the right ingredients to make this a game with a big talented offensive line and a very quick running back in Rodney Stewart. If Mizzou gets out to a quick lead, this game won’t be close.
Baylor and Texas Tech meet in the Cotton Bowl on Saturday. This game will be full of explosive scoring. but very little defense. I could see over 80 combined points in this game. If nothing else, catch a few plays while Baylor has the ball, because Griffin is well worth it.
Ranking the Big 12
- 1. Oklahoma Sooners
- 2. Nebraska Cornhuskers
- 3. Missouri Tigers
- 4. Kansas State Wildcats
- 5. Texas Longhorns
- 6. Oklahoma State Cowboys
- 7. Texas A&M Aggies
- 8. Baylor Bears
- 9. Iowa State Cyclones
- 10. Texas Tech Red Raiders
- 11. Colorado Buffaloes
- 12. Kansas Jayhawks
Week 6 Predictions
Nebraska @ Kansas State I like K-State in a tight one, 23-20
Oklahoma State @ LA Lafayette I like Okie St in a route 51-17
Baylor @ Texas Tech from Dallas I’ll take the Bears in a shootout, 44-40
Colorado @ Missouri Mizzou wins big, 38-14
Arkansas @ Texas A&M from Jerry’s Palace in Dallas Arkansas wins 33-24
Utah @ Iowa State Upset Alert!!! I’ll take the Cyclones, 20-14
Written by Jason Madson @isbnJMAD on Twitter