Sunday, January 29, 2023

No. 11 Oklahoma Saint in WVU with control of his big 12 fortune

A few things to watch for in Week 10 of the Big 12 conference:

game of the week

No. 11 Oklahoma State in West Virginia. The Cowboys (7-1, 4-1 Big 12) quickly recovered from their first loss and took control of their fate Trying to reach his first Big 12 championship game. They are tied for second place in the conference standings with No. 14 Baylor, a team they beat at home, and still have a game left this month against fourth-placed Oklahoma, a six-time defending conference champion. are champions. The Mountaineers (4-4, 2-3) lost their first three Big 12 games before the open date, but have since won their last two games. West Virginia is coming off a 38–31 win at the then No. 22 Iowa State, which beat Oklahoma State 24-21 last week. The Cowboys have won six consecutive games in the series that began in 1928, but were contested only three times before becoming a Big 12 foe in 2012.

best Match

The top two running backs of the Big 12, Iowa State’s Bryce Hall (league-best 123.1 ypg and 12 TD rushing) and Texan sophomore Bison Robinson (120.9 ypg, 11 TD rushing), have both run at least 100 yards five times. . Last six games. Hall ran 167 yards against West Virginia Last week, when Robinson was held for 43 yards on 17 carries against Baylor. Now Robinson faces one of the Big 12’s top rushing defenses, with Cyclones allowing 101.4 yards per game and a league-less six TDs. Hall goes up against a Longhorn defense that concedes 206.5 yards per game. Hall has a fast TD of 20 consecutive record big 12-record games, the country’s longest active streak.

inside numbers

Baylor (7-1, 4-1) and TCU (3-5, 1-4) are meeting for the 117th time since they first played in 1899. It is the most played series for both the schools. The Horned Frogs have won six of the nine games since becoming a Big 12 member to take a 56-53-7 series lead. … Oklahoma, whose 17-game winning streak is the nation’s longest, and Texas Tech have the last open dates of the season’s Big 12. The Sooners last week registered a 52-21 win over the Red Raiders, who played their first game with interim coach Sonny Combi. … Iowa State TE Charlie Kolar has taken 31 consecutive games, the third-best streak in school history.

long shot

While Kansas is again a big underdog, first-year Jayhawks coach Lance Leipold will not face the same immediate fate as the previous two coaches who lost to Kansas State. Matt Wells was fired by Texas Tech after losing to the Wildcats on October 23, then TCU and Gary Patterson agreed to separate immediately after losing to Coach’s alma mater last week. Kansas has lost 24 of 12 and 28 in a row at the Sunflower State Showdown.

impact player

Kansas State sophomore defensive end Felix Anudik-Uzomah leads the Big 12, and is second nationally, with 10 sacks and four forced fumbles. He fumbled four sacks and two forcibly against TCU last week. Both came on fumble plays that counted as two more sacks, with the ball recovered from behind the line of scrimmage. He had sacks on three consecutive defensive snaps and is only 1 1/2 sacks short of tying K-State’s single-season school record. His only sack in five games last year came against Kansas.


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