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2010 CFN Big 12 Week 3 Roundup

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Posted Sep 20, 2010


2010 CFN Big 12 Week 3 Recaps, Standings, Roundup, & More.


2010 Big 12 ... Week 3

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North
  Conf. Overall
Kansas St 1 0 3 0
Missouri 0 0 3 0
Nebraska 0 0 3 0
Colorado 0 0 2 1
Kansas 0 0 1 2
Iowa St 0 1 1 2
South
  Conf. Overall
Texas 1 0 3 0
Oklahoma 0 0 3 0
Ok State 0 0 3 0
Baylor 0 0 2 1
Texas A&M 0 0 2 1
Tex Tech 0 1 2 1
Players of the Week
9/18 QB Bran. Weeden, OSU
9/11 LB Justin Springer, KU
9/4 RB Kendall Hunter, OSU

Games of the Week
9/18 KSU 27, ISU 20
9/11 Ok St 41, Troy 38
9/4 OU 31, Utah St 24
Scoreboard

Friday, Sept. 17

at Southern Miss 31 .... Kansas 16
- Kansas O Struggles In Loss To USM 
CFN Prediction: Southern Miss 28-20 ... Line: USM -5.5

Saturday, Sept. 18

Kansas State 27 ... Iowa State 20 (in KC)
- Kansas State & Thomas Get By The Cyclones 
- Iowa State Can't Rally In Loss To KSU 
CFN Prediction: Kansas State 31-23 ... Line: KSU -4

at Colorado 31 ... Hawaii 13
- Colorado Wakes Up Late To Run By Hawaii 
CFN Prediction: Colorado 41-27 ... Line: Colorado -11

at Oklahoma 27 ... Air Force 24
- Oklahoma & Murray Survive Against The Falcons 
CFN Prediction: Oklahoma 28-13 ... Line: OU -17

at TCU 45 ... Baylor 10
- Baylor Gets Blown Away By The Horned Frogs 
CFN Prediction: TCU 34-16 ... Line: TCU -21.5

at Missouri 27 ... San Diego State 24
- Missouri & Moe Pull Off Miracle Over SDSU 
CFN Prediction: Missouri 38-27 ... Line: Missouri -15

Nebraska 56 ... at Washington 21
- Nebraska & Martinez Blow Away The Huskies 
CFN Prediction: Nebraska 31-23 ... Line: Nebraska -3.5

at Texas A&M 27 ... FIU 20
- Texas A&M Survives Scare In Win Over FIU 
CFN Prediction: Texas A&M 48-17 ... Line: Texas A&M -28

at Oklahoma State 65 ... Tulsa 28
- Oklahoma State & Weeden Bomb Away On Tulsa 
CFN Prediction: Oklahoma State 44-31 ... Line: OSU -6.5

Texas 24 ... at Texas Tech 14
- Texas Struggles To Get By The Red Raiders 
- Texas Tech O Fizzles In Loss To Texas 
CFN Prediction: Texas 38-34 ... Line: Texas -3
GAME OF THE WEEK

Kansas State 27 … Iowa State 20 in Kansas City
Daniel Thomas ran for two short scores and Carson Coffman ran for a ten-yard score, but Kansas State was in for a fight all game long. Austen Arnaud connected with Jake Williams for a 13-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter, but the Cyclones got the big home run from the defense as A.J. Klein picked took a Coffman pass 69 yards for a score. Two Grant Mahoney field goals put Iowa State ahead by three, but KSU scored ten unanswered points with Thomas’s second scoring run and Josh Cherry connected on a 42-yard field goal. The Cyclones had one last shot, but the final drive stalled.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Oklahoma State QB Brandon Weeden completed 23-of-32 passes for 409 yards and six touchdowns in the win over Tulsa.

CONFENCE ROUNDUP

Baylor… at TCU 45 … Baylor 10 … Baylor was looking to make a statement against TCU, but the blowout loss showed just how far the team has to go to be among the better teams. The defense wasn’t even close to slowing down the Horned Frogs, while the offense sputtered on third downs and didn’t keep the chains moving. Robert Griffin didn’t have any room to move, and outside of one big play, didn’t get anything going down the field. This was an aberration; TCU might really be national-title good. The Bears should get everything back on track against Rice before facing Kansas, but this game was the start of a rough stretch with four road games in five weeks. <

Colorado … at Colorado 31 … Hawaii 13 … It took a half to wake up, and then the Buffs finally started playing against Hawaii as Rodney Stewart ran well and Tyler Hansen was able to come up with a smart, efficient day throwing the ball (at least in the second half). With Georgia up next, the line will have to be even more physical and the offense will have to do just as good a job moving the ball on third downs as it did against Hawaii. If the pass rush works like it has over the first three weeks, the Buff D should be fine.

Iowa State … Kansas State 27 … Iowa State 20 … The Cyclones lost QB Austen Arnaud for a stretch against KSU, but they were still able to stay alive and the offense had a shot late to pull off the win. The running game was held in check, and Arnaud wasn’t able to make the passing game go, but thanks to A.J. Klein, who had a terrific game outside of his 69-yard pick six, the defense was able to keep ISU alive. With Northern Iowa up next before facing Texas Tech, the more rest a banged up Arnaud can get, the better. Jerome Tiller missed on his one pass attempt and he only ran for ten yards, but he’s good enough to fill in if he has to. The Cyclones can’t beat the Red Raiders, or any of the better Big 12 teams, unless Arnaud and Alexander Robinson are healthy, and if they’re better than they were this week.

Kansas … at Southern Miss 31 … Kansas 16 … Consistency is going to be a problem for Kansas all season long. A week after playing so well and looking so good against Georgia Tech, the offense failed to do much of anything against the aggressive Southern Miss defense. Jordan Webb connected on a 41-yard touchdown pass late, but he wasn’t able to do anything to get the ball down the field and the passing game didn’t click. The offense needs more home run hitters and it needs to get more pop from James Sims and the running game that averaged 3.1 yards per carry. Fortunately, New Mexico State is up next to work out all the kinks.

Kansas State … Kansas State 27 … Iowa State 20 … The Wildcat passing game might not be pretty, but Daniel Thomas and the running game made up for it. KSU ran for 262 yards and three touchdowns against Iowa State, and while the defense wasn’t a rock, it did its job to keep Alexander Robinson and the Cyclone running game under wraps. While there weren’t many plays behind the line and there was only one takeaway, the defense did its job late. Every game is going to be a fight for this team. UCF doesn’t have much of an offense, but it’s just good enough to pull off the upset next week if the Wildcats are looking ahead to Nebraska. The goal will have to be to get Coffman and the passing game more work to take some of the pressure off Thomas.

Missouri … at Missouri 27 … San Diego State 24 … Forget the way Missouri was able to pull the rabbit out of the hat. The fact that it took a miracle to beat San Diego State is cause for major concern considering there were so many problems against a bad Illinois team. There’s one more tune-up game against an improved Miami University before Big 12 play starts, and the offense needs more from the running game after gaining just 89 yards against the Aztecs, and the defense has to keep the big rushing plays to a minimum. Ronnie Hillman ran wild on the Tiger D, and far more is needed from the linebackers before conference play kicks in.

Nebraska … Nebraska 56 … at Washington 21 … Taylor Martinez can throw, too. For being so young, he kept his head and kept his mistakes to a minimum while his counterpart, Washington’s Jake Locker, was a disaster. The Husker defense wasn’t necessarily a brick wall, but it kept the Huskies from getting anything going on a consistent basis while the offense was rolling along without any problem. With Roy Helu and Rex Burkhead both running wild, defenses can’t just focus on Martinez going forward. If Martinez can throw well on a consistent basis, this will really and truly be a national title contender to keep an eye on. Right now, there doesn’t appear to be any real weaknesses.

Oklahoma … at Oklahoma 27 … Air Force 24 … So is this how Oklahoma going to be? It came up with the win, but a week after destroying Florida State, it couldn’t seem to figure out the Air Force offense and needed to fight to the final moments to get by with the tough win. Landri Jones is throwing well, but he didn’t have a great game against the Falcons, and it was up to DeMarco Murray to carry the attack. One of the big keys so far this year has been the punting game, with Tress Way having a fantastic first three games. Against a team that needs good field position, like Air Force, he was a weapon.

Oklahoma State … at Oklahoma State 65 … Tulsa 28 … Wow. The offense hit on all cylinders against the porous Tulsa defense as everything worked on the way to 722 yards. The passing game was special, but that was to be expected. More importantly with Texas A&M coming up in two weeks, the defense did a great job of keeping the high-powered Golden Hurricane offense under wraps until the game was over. There could stand to be more of a pass rush, and the pass protection could stand to improve, but this was a nearly perfect game going into the bye week.

Texas … Texas 24 … at Texas Tech 14 … Texas isn’t going to be the high-octane juggernaut it has been in past years, but it’s like its working towards getting to a point where there’s more to rely on. The running game wasn’t great against Texas Tech, but the Longhorns kept forcing it just enough to make Garrett Gilbert not have to carry the entire attack. The defense was fantastic, and while UCLA looked better against Houston, there shouldn’t be many problems coming up with another good game next week to tune up for Oklahoma. To beat the Sooners, something more has to start clicking on offense, and the mistakes have to stop after turning it over four times and committing 11 penalties.

Texas A&M … at Texas A&M 27 … FIU 20 … The FIU defense might be solid and aggressive, but there’s no excuse for the Texas A&M offense to sputter like it did at home against a Sun Belt squad. Jerrod Johnson had an awful game, but he and the passing attack were bailed out by Christine Michael and the running game. The D came up with the key stop it needed to in the final minutes, and it did a good job of getting into the backfield, but this was way too close a call. The hope has to be that the team was simply looking ahead to the week off before facing Oklahoma State.

Texas Tech… Texas 24 … at Texas Tech 14 … There’s going to be plenty of talk and lots of griping about how the offense doesn’t quite work like it used to. It didn’t throw the high-octane scare into Texas it did in previous years and Taylor Potts struggled, but that was because the Longhorn defensive front was tremendous. The Red Raider front line was strong with Scott Smith leading the way, but the D couldn’t get off the field in the second half and the offense didn’t do enough to take advantage of the chances it got. Now it’s time to go on a run. There’s a week off before playing Iowa State and Baylor, and while this loss might be a disappointment, there’s time to improve and boost up the record.


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)