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2010 CFN Big 12 Week 2 Roundup

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Posted Sep 13, 2010


2010 CFN Big 12 Week 2 Recaps, Standings, Roundup, & More.


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Season Roundups

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North
    Conf. Overall
  Kansas St 0 0 2 0
1 Missouri 0 0 2 0
1 Nebraska 0 0 2 0
4 Colorado 0 0 1 1
4 Iowa St 0 0 1 1
4 Kansas 0 0 1 1
South
    Conf. Overall
1 Baylor 0 0 2 0
1 Oklahoma 0 0 2 0
Ok State 0 0 2 0
1 Texas 0 0 2 0
1 Texas A&M 0 0 2 0
1 Tex Tech 0 0 2 0
Players of the Week
9/11 LB Justin Springer, KU
9/4 RB Kendall Hunter, OSU

Games of the Week

9/11 Ok St 41, Troy 38
9/4 OU 31, Utah St 24
Scoreboard

at Iowa 35 ... Iowa State 7
- Iowa State Gets Run Over By Iowa 
CFN Prediction: Iowa 27-13 ... Line: -13.5

at Nebraska 38 ... Idaho 17
- Nebraska Gets 5 Picks In Win Over Vandals 
CFN Prediction: Nebraska 52-20 ... Line: Neb -28.5

at Kansas 28 ... Georgia Tech 25
- Kansas Finds An Offense In Win Over GT 
CFN Prediction: Georgia Tech 31-14 .... Line. GT -13.5

at Missouri 50 ... McNeese State 6
- Missouri Finds A New Back In Win Over MSU 
CFN Prediction: Missouri 58-0 ... Line: No Line

at California 52 ... Colorado 7
- Colorado Turns It Over 5 Times In Loss To Cal 
CFN Prediction: California 31-21 ... Line: Cal -7.5

at Oklahoma State 41 ... Troy 38
- Oklahoma State Overcomes 5 TOs To Beat Troy 
CFN Prediction: Oklahoma State 54-23 ... Line: OSU -13.5

at Baylor 34 ... Buffalo 6
- Baylor & Griffin Roll Past The Bulls 
CFN Prediction: Baylor 31-17 ... Line: Baylor -16.5

at Texas A&M 48  ... Louisiana Tech 16
- Texas A&M Sloppy In Win Over La Tech 
CFN Prediction: Texas A&M 28-13 ... Line: Texas A&M -18.5

at Oklahoma 47 ... Florida State 17
- Oklahoma & Jones Blow Away The Seminoles 
CFN Prediction: Oklahoma 33-30 ... Line. OU -9

at Texas 34 ... Wyoming 7
- Texas Wakes Up Late In 1st To Beat Cowboys 
CFN Prediction: Texas 45-10 ... Line: Texas -29.5

at Kansas State 48 ... Missouri State 24
- Kansas State Gets A Passing Game In Win 
CFN Prediction: Kansas State 48-14 ... Line: No Line

at Texas Tech 52 .... New Mexico 17
- Texas Tech Bombs Away On The Lobos 
CFN Prediction: Texas Tech 58-7 ... Line: Texas Tech -24.5
GAME OF THE WEEK

at Oklahoma State 41 … Troy 38
What Happened: In a wild, sloppy game, Oklahoma State overcame five turnovers with 522 yards of total offense helped by Kendall Hunter touchdown runs from 24 and ten yards out, both in the second quarter, and Justin Blackmon second half touchdown catches from two and 14 yards away. The special teams got in the act as Troy’s Jerrel Jernigan answered the second Hunter score with a kickoff return for a score, and OSU’s Josh Cooper returned a punt 66 yards for a touchdown. The Cowboys outscored Troy 21-3 during the first 26 minutes of the second half, but the defense had to come up with two big plays as the Trojans lost two fumbles deep in Cowboy territory and pulled within three on a 14-yard Brett Moncrief scoring grab. The two teams combined for nine turnovers and 21 penalties.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Kansas LB Justin Springer made 15 tackles, a sack, and three tackles for loss in the win over Georgia Tech.

CONFENCE ROUNDUP

Baylor… at Baylor 34 … Buffalo 6 … Robert Griffin is back. He didn’t have to run all that much against Buffalo, but he took off when he had to and he showed a great command for the passing game. The Bears weren’t perfect, they committed 13 penalties for 120 yards and turned it over twice, but it was a strong performance in the second game of the year and was a great tune up for TCU. The key against the Horned Frogs will be ball control, and that will mean an even tighter game from Griffin, who threw a pick and missed on 15 of his 35 passes. Even with the problems, he looks ready for a national breakout performance.

Colorado … at California 52 … Colorado 7 … Oops. Just when it seems like Colorado is about to do something after a strong performance against a bad Colorado State team, then comes the disaster against Cal. The Buffs failed to get the ground game going with just 73 yards, while Tyler Hansen struggled against the speed and aggressiveness of the Bear back seven. It was a brutal game by the lines, and now the offense has to gear it up for a shootout with a dangerous battle against Hawaii coming up next before getting a week off. The mistakes, like the five turnovers and nine penalties, have to stop.

Iowa State … at Iowa 35 … Iowa State 7 … Iowa is really, really good, so getting blown away is nothing to get into a twist over. However, with the was the Hawkeye ground game was able to rumble for 275 yards and three scores, there has to be a big concern that Daniel Thomas and Kansas State will be able to pound away without a problem next week. Austen Arnaud can’t struggle with his accuracy like he did against Iowa, but he’ll have more time against the Wildcats than he got this week.

Kansas … at Kansas 28 … Georgia Tech 25 … Where was this offense last week in the loss to North Dakota? The Jayhawks found their quarterback in Jordan Webb, who had his rough spots but also threw three touchdown passes and got the attack that was so lifeless last week on the move. The defense did as good a job as could be asked for against the tremendous Georgia Tech running game, and now there’s a chance to go on a nice winning streak with winnable games at Southern Miss and against New Mexico State up next before opening the Big 12 season against Baylor. If nothing else, one week after last week’s disaster, the Turner Gill era is looking a whole bunch brighter.

Kansas State … at Kansas State 48 … Missouri State 24 … The passing game? Daniel Thomas and the running game will control the offense once the bigger boys come up, but against Missouri State it was a major plus for Carson Coffman to get the passing attack going. If KSU couldn’t throw the ball this week, it certainly wasn’t going to happen against Iowa State, and now the Cyclones have to prepare for more than just Thomas. Coffman doesn’t have to bomb away, but he just has to get the ball into the hands of his playmakers on the move. He can do that.

Missouri … at Missouri 50 … McNeese State 6 … After a sluggish performance in the opener against Illinois, the offense needed to stretch its legs a little bit and show that everything is working. While the emergence of Henry Josey is big considering the loss of Derrick Washington, the Tigers need him to prove he can run the ball against a defense with a pulse. San Diego State and Miami University aren’t brick walls, but if Josey can’t produce against them, and if the offense doesn’t do what it did against McNeese State, then this game was a mirage. Even so, that Blaine Gabbert and James Franklin could combine to completed 32-of-39 passes is impressive, even if it was against a soft defense.

Nebraska … at Nebraska 38 … Idaho 17 … Nebraska got yet another great game out of Taylor Martinez, but the game became a blowout because the defense was so dominant with five interceptions and a fumble recovery. The Huskers are living on the big play with Martinez a home run threat every time he touches the ball, and Roy Helu also coming up with a big dash. Even with the six takeaways and the seven sacks, the defense still has yet to play a complete game and could be even better. Watch and see how things get turned up a few notches next week at Washington and Jake Locker, while the rest of the offense should start to do a little more to take the pressure off of Martinez.

Oklahoma … at Oklahoma 47 ... Florida State 17 … Oklahoma might not be the most consistent team this year, but it’s going to be dangerous and balanced if it can play like it did against Florida State. Last week was about DeMarco Murray and the ground game. The Noles sold out to stop him, and Landry Jones came through spreading around the passing game well (even though Ryan Broyles was the main man with 12 grabs) with four touchdown passes to four different receivers. The defense was swarming, but it can’t let up with Air Force and its dangerous offense coming up next. There can’t be any looking ahead to Cincinnati and Texas.

Oklahoma State … at Oklahoma State 41 … Troy 38 … The offense is going to be fun, but this is going to be a wild ride for both good and bad. Brandon Weeden is a great triggerman who seems to know the offense, and Kendall Hunter has his groove back and is running like he did before the knee injury. But five turnovers and 12 penalties kept an outmanned Trojan team in the game when it should’ve been a blowout early. Get your popcorn ready for Tulsa and its phenomenal offense; the final score could be 65-52.

Texas … at Texas 34 … Wyoming 7 … Texas hasn’t woken up yet. The offense can’t blast away with the ground game like it should with six ball carriers combining for 167 yards and three touchdowns. The attack averaged 5.8 yards per carry and Fozzy Whittaker averaged 8.9 yards per carry, but it wasn’t a dominant performance. Garrett Gilbert is fine, but he still needs time and he still needs live reps. He wasn’t under pressure and was able to take his time completing 22-of-35 passes, but he’s going to have to step his game up a few notches to get by Texas Tech next week. Fortunately for the Longhorns, Sam Acho is playing well and the defense is taking care of business.

Texas A&M … at Texas A&M 48 … Louisiana Tech 16 … The Aggies weren’t exactly humming in the first half against Louisiana Tech with too many fumbles, four turnovers, and several missed opportunities, but Jerrod Johnson showed why he has the offense down with several big passes pushing the ball down the field when he needed to and keeping the chains moving. The turnovers have to stop and the eight penalties were too many, but there’s another tune up against FIU coming next week before getting a week off to prepare for Oklahoma State. There’s time to get more in sync.

Texas Tech… Texas Tech 52 … at New Mexico 17 … Tech took its foot off the gas against New Mexico when the offense rolled early on, but to give up 433 yards and 336 through the air is a problem going forward. With Texas coming up next, the offense has to find more firepower down the field with Taylor Potts doing a bit too much dinking and dunking, even for Texas Tech. Steven Sheffield struggled in his limited time late completing 2-of-7 passes for 17 yards. The O will be fine, but the defense has to improve in a hurry and has to tighten up in the secondary.

Saturday, September 18
1. Texas at Texas Tech
2. Nebraska at Washington
3. Iowa State vs. Kansas State (in KC)
4. Kansas at Southern Miss
5. Air Force at Oklahoma
6. Tulsa at Oklahoma State
7. Baylor at TCU
8. Hawaii at Colorado
9. San Diego State at Missouri
10. FIU at Texas A&M

Saturday, September 25
1. UCLA at Texas
2. Oklahoma at Cincinnati
3. Georgia at Colorado
4. UCF at Kansas State
5. Baylor at Rice
6. Miami Univ. at Missouri
7. New Mexico State at Kansas
8. Northern Iowa at Iowa State
9. South Dakota State at Nebraska

Thursday, September 30
2. Texas A&M at Oklahoma State

Saturday, October 2
1. Oklahoma vs. Texas (in Dallas)
3. Colorado at Missouri
4. Texas Tech at Iowa State
5. Kansas at Baylor

Thursday, October 7
1. Nebraska at Kansas State

Friday, October 8

6. Oklahoma State at Louisiana-Lafayette

Saturday, October 9

2. Colorado at Missouri
3. Arkansas vs. Texas A&M (in Dallas)
4. Texas Tech vs. Baylor (in Dallas)
5. Utah at Iowa State 

Saturday, October 16
1. Texas at Nebraska
2. Oklahoma State at Texas Tech
3. Missouri at Texas A&M
4. Kansas State at Kansas
5. Iowa State at Oklahoma
6. Baylor at Colorado

Saturday, October 23
1. Oklahoma at Missouri
2. Nebraska at Oklahoma State
3. Texas A&M at Kansas
4. Texas Tech at Colorado
5. Kansas State at Baylor
6. Iowa State at Texas

Saturday, October 30
1. Missouri at Nebraska
2. Texas Tech at Texas A&M
3. Colorado at Oklahoma
4. Kansas at Iowa State
5. Oklahoma State at Kansas State
6. Baylor at Texas

Saturday, November 6
1. Oklahoma at Texas A&M
2. Missouri at Texas Tech
3. Texas at Kansas State
4. Nebraska at Iowa State
5. Colorado at Kansas
6. Baylor at Oklahoma State

Saturday, November 13
1. Oklahoma State at Texas
2. Texas Tech at Oklahoma
3. Kansas at Nebraska
4. Kansas State at Missouri
5. Iowa State at Colorado

Saturday, November 20
1. Nebraska at Texas A&M
2. Oklahoma State at Kansas
3. Missouri at Iowa State
4. Kansas State at Colorado
5. Oklahoma at Baylor
6. Florida Atlantic at Texas
7. Weber State at Texas Tech

Thursday, November 25
1. Texas A&M at Texas

Friday, November 26
4. Colorado at Nebraska
 
Saturday, November 27
2. Oklahoma at Oklahoma State
3. Missouri vs. Kansas (in KC)
5. Houston at Texas Tech

Saturday, December 4
Big 12 Championship (in Arlington)