As college football’s second weekend has come and gone the black eye on the Big 12 remains. The teams that should have won did but the teams that really needed to didn’t. The Big 12 lost games on Saturday to the Big 10, the PAC 12, the SEC and the MAC while picking up wins over the American, Conference USA, the Sun Belt, . There’s not a lot of pride in that.
Texas 41 – UTEP 7 | The Texas train keeps rolling! The Longhorns are the highest ranked team in the Big 12 and rightfully so. Up next is a road trip out west to take on Cal.
Oklahoma 59 – Louisiana-Monroe 17 | Did the Sooners improve from week one? We’ll have to wait until week three to truly find out.
Baylor 40 – SMU 13 | It’s becoming a bit more difficult to rip on Baylor’s schedule when they’re just one of three Big 12 teams remaining in the Top 25.
West Virginia 38 – Youngstown State 21 | If you’re going to play an FCS school at home you have to win by more than 17 points.
Arkansas 41 – TCU 38 | Ouch! The Frogs stumbled out of the gate last week and then blew a fourth quarter lead to the Hogs on Saturday night.
Ohio 37 – Kansas 21 | We called it. The worst part for the Jayhawks is that they will play three of their next four games on the road.
Arizona State 68 – Texas Tech 55 | In a game where defense was optional it was turnovers by the Red Raiders that ended up costing the Red Raiders their unblemished record.
Iowa 42 – Iowa State 3 | It’s time to buckle in for a long season in Ames.
Central Michigan 30 – Oklahoma State 27 | Controversy aside, this game was terrible for Oklahoma State. They couldn’t run the ball, they struggled with vertical passing and they gave up a 51-yard play on the untimed down to lose.
Going 0-2 against the MAC | It doesn’t get much worse for a Power 5 conference than that.