Big 12 Articles

An interesting dynamic played out during the Big 12’s limited slate of games Saturday.On one hand, Oklahoma grabbed the most impressive win for a Big 12 season even if Notre Dame slid out of the top 25. On the other hand, West Virginia showed...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
The Big 12 needs to pick up some signature moments, but it’s running out of chances to do so.The league is 2-4 against teams from the other five BCS automatic-qualifying conferences, with those wins coming against Mississippi State and SMU....
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
TCU quarterback Casey Pachall suffered an arm injury in the first half of Saturday’s game against SE Louisiana and won’t return to the game.Pachall injured his non-throwing arm after starting 8 of 14 for 100 yards.Backup Trevone Boykin...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Damien Williams
50-49. That was the score of last year's shootout in Morgantown that saw the Sooners escape with a win. The game featured 1,440 yards of total offense, 62 first downs and 14 total touchdowns.This year will look significantly different, as the...
Stephen Schindler
1 year ago
Like it or not, Las Vegas rarely gets it wrong, so tracking betting lines should always be a big part of each football weekend — even if there are no bets on the line. Whether you condone gambling or not, think of it as becoming a more...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
After three marquee games, Sept. 7 may end up being a slow week in college football. The schedule is littered with FCS games and off weeks before a mammoth Sept. 14.Teams may not want to look ahead, but Athlon Sports does.With the Week 1 madness...
David Fox
1 year ago
The Week 2 college football slate is relatively light with elite matchups. Florida-Miami, Notre Dame-Michigan and Georgia-South Carolina are the must-see games, but there’s not much else to get excited about. Of course, college football is on...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
The first week of the season revealed that the bottom of the Big 12 has more work ahead of it that perhaps we thought. Kansas State and Iowa State lost to FCS teams. West Virginia looked pedestrian against William & Mary.And even if the final...
David Fox
1 year ago
Tajh Boyd
Each week of the college football season, Athlon Sports will poll some of the nation's best college football people from every region of the country. Each voter offers up a top five and each first-place vote is worth five points. A second-place...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Week 1 of the 2013 college football season is in the books, and a few coaches are feeling the pressure after their opening week performance.Connecticut’s Paul Pasqualoni takes the top spot in Athlon’s hot seat rankings after Week 1. The...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Casey Pachall
Senior Casey Pachall will start against Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday at Amon G. Carter Stadium, Horned Frogs coach Gary Patterson reiterated Sunday.This comes after Pachall was pulled for sophomore Trevone Boykin early in the second half...
Stephen Schindler
1 year ago
After one game, Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy is making a change at quarterback. Clint Chelf has been benched in favor of J.W. Walsh.In Saturday’s win over Mississippi State, Walsh was the better quarterback, throwing for 135 yards and...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Maybe this season will be different. That’s the talking point coming out of Clemson after the Tigers defeated Georgia 38-35 on Saturday.And with Tajh Boyd running the show as a senior, fans at the Esso Club have someone they may be able to...
David Fox
1 year ago
Two Big 12 teams lost to FCS programs, and a third had a scare. TCU lost its marquee game to open the season.Yet the Big 12 is more or less where though it would be.The teams at the top are flawed, and there remains little obvious separation....
David Fox
1 year ago
Numbers and statistics are unquestionably a huge part of the game. Any game, for that matter.Some fall on the sabermetric side of things, while others like to keep it simple and use the ol' eyeball test. In the football world, that means...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
The standouts in Week 1 in the Big 12 were hardly the most logical suspects.Our award winners this week include a quarterback who started the game on the bench, a true freshman walk-on, a linebacker from a team that struggled on defense last season...
David Fox
1 year ago
The first weekend of college football season delivered in all the ways we hoped it would.Clemson gave us a legitimate party-crasher for the SEC’s dominance and raised the bar for a Tigers fan base used to having their dreams crushed in the...
David Fox
1 year ago
Casey Pachall
Week 1 of the college football season doesn’t have a ton of marquee matchups, but there should be plenty of intrigue when LSU and TCU meet in Arlington, Texas on Saturday night.Adding to the interest level for Saturday night’s game is a...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
With Michael Brewer nursing a back injury, Texas Tech had a difficult decision to make at quarterback with two inexperienced options vying for snaps. But according to ESPN’s Jake Trotter, Red Raiders have selected true freshman (and walk-on)...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Florida State Seminoles
Like it or not, Las Vegas rarely gets it wrong, so tracking betting lines should always be a big part of each football weekend — even if there are no bets on the line.Whether you condone gambling or not, think of it as becoming a more...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Mississippi State has a tough opener in Houston against Oklahoma State this Saturday. The Bulldogs are a double-digit underdog for this week’s game and need a big game from quarterback Tyler Russell to beat the Cowboys.Mississippi State will...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
In a conference as tightly contested as the Big 12 should be in 2013, a number of decisions and developments leading up to week 1 could have major consequences.No pressure, Big 12 coaches.In recent weeks, we’ve seen Bob Stoops surprisingly...
David Fox
1 year ago
Lane Kiffin
As we sit days away from the start of the college football season, several big time programs have yet to make a decision at the most important position in football, Most of these QB competitions that won’t be resolved until noon on Saturday....
Stephen Schindler
1 year ago
Nick Saban
With kickoff for the 2013 college football season just around the corner, there’s just enough time for one more set of predictions.Athlon’s editors met before the preseason magazine was released to iron out the predictions after spring...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
The Top 10 Games for the First Weekend of College Football
By Monday evening, a good portion of an offseason’s worth of predictions and debates may be out of date.That’s part of the anticipation for the first weekend of the season, which will stretch from Thursday through Monday night. Plenty...
David Fox
1 year ago

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