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2010 CFN Big 12 Week 4 Roundup

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Posted Sep 27, 2010


2010 CFN Big 12 Week 4 Recaps, Standings, Roundup, & More.


2010 Big 12 ... Week 4

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North
  Conf. Overall
Kansas St 1 0 4 0
Missouri 0 0 4 0
Nebraska 0 0 4 0
Colorado 0 0 2 1
Kansas 0 0 2 2
Iowa St 0 1 2 2
South
  Conf. Overall
Texas 1 0 3 1
Oklahoma 0 0 3 0
Ok State 0 0 3 0
Baylor 0 0 2 1
Texas A&M 0 0 3 0
Tex Tech 0 1 2 1
Players of the Week
9/25 QB Carson Coffman, KS
9/18 QB Bran. Weeden, OSU
9/11 LB Justin Springer, KU
9/4 RB Kendall Hunter, OSU

Games of the Week
9/25 KSU 17, UCF 13
9/18 KSU 27, ISU 20
9/11 Ok St 41, Troy 38
9/4 OU 31, Utah St 24
Scoreboard

at Kansas State 17 ... UCF 13
- Kansas State & Coffman Rally To Beat Knights 
CFN Prediction: Kansas State 27-17 ... Line: Kansas State -7

UCLA 34 ... at Texas 12
- Texas Gives It Away 5 Times In Loss to Bruins 
CFN Prediction: Texas 31-10 ... Line: Texas -15.5

at Missouri 51 ... Miami University 13
- Missouri & Gabbert Roll Past The RedHawks 
CFN Prediction: Missouri 34-9 ... Line: Missouri -19

at Kansas 42 ... New Mexico State 16
- Kansas & Pick Blow Away The Aggies 
CFN Prediction: Kansas 38-12 ... Line: Kansas -22

Oklahoma 31 ... at Cincinnati 29
CFN Prediction: Oklahoma 31-17 ... Line: Oklahoma -14.5

at Iowa State 27 ... Northern Iowa 0
- Iowa State Picks Off UNI 
CFN Prediction: Iowa State 24-20 ... Line: No Line

at Nebraska 17... South Dakota State 3
- Nebraska Wins Ugly Over South Dakota State 
CFN Prediction: Nebraska 44-10 ... Line: No Line

Baylor 30 ... at Rice 13
- Baylor & Griffin Blow Away The Owls 
CFN Prediction: Baylor 34-17 ... Line: Baylor -7
GAME OF THE WEEK

at Kansas State 17 … UCF 13
UCF and a weather delay controlled the game, but Kansas State came through late as Carson Coffman ran for a seven-yard score with just 24 seconds to play to avoid the upset. UCF got a eight-yard Ronnie Weaver run and two fourth quarter field goals from Nick Cattoi to take the lead, but Coffman came up bit with a 58-yard touchdown pass to Aubrey Quarles and the late touchdown dash for the Wildcats’ first lead of the game. UCF held on to the ball for 36:35 and outgained KSU 344 to 272.


PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Kansas State QB Carson Coffman completed 11-of-22 passes for 189 yards and a touchdown with an interception, and he ran seven times for ten yards and the game-winning score in the win over UCF.

CONFENCE ROUNDUP

Baylor… at Baylor 30 … Rice 13 … Robert Griffin threw a pick in the rain-soaked game, but he came up with one of his sharpest games of the year and looks ready to roll going into the Big 12 opener against Kansas. The running game was effective and the passing game was explosive enough to put Rice away, while the defense didn’t allow the game to get close. The team isn’t perfect, and it still has to put the TCU game in the past, but as long as Griffin is being Griffin, this is going to be an interesting season. There needs to be more of a pass rush and the D needs to be stronger against the run, but this was a good performance coming off the disaster in Fort Worth.

Colorado … Didn’t Play This Week

Iowa State … at Iowa State 27 … Northern Iowa 0 … Austen Arnaud didn’t look good on his first few throws, and that was enough for a game like this. To try to keep the main man healthy, Jerome Tiller came in and handled the workload, but he didn’t do much for the attack. The defense was great forcing five Northern Iowa turnovers, but the Iowa State passing game was miserable with Tiller at the helm, cranking out just 93 yards, and the running game didn’t do enough. It was a blowout, shutout win before Big 12 play continues with a home date against Texas Tech, and the offense had better find more that works or else the defense will have to do even more to force takeaways.

Kansas … at Kansas 42 … New Mexico State 16 … It might have been against New Mexico State, but the program needed to blow up on offense just to show that it can. James Sims was great, D.J. Beshears was better, and the KU offense finally got a chance to open things up a bit. This hardly means the floodgates are about to open, but if this wasn’t a blowout, then it would’ve been time to worry before going to Baylor. The next few games are winnable, with Kansas State to follow, and the toughest Big 12 road game doesn’t come until mid-November against Nebraska. KU is still inconsistent, but at least it showed this week that it has a little speed and firepower.

Kansas State … at Kansas State 17 … UCF 13 … KSU might be 4-0, and it might be resourceful, but it’s going to get burned by playing so many close games. However, it should say something that the team finds a way to win, and it did it against UCF with Carson Coffman coming through after Daniel Thomas was bottled up for most of the game. The problem continues to be a run defense that was torn up by UCF for 252 yards, and now it’s Nebraska who comes rolling into town. KSU has to be nearly perfect, and it has to be more balanced with more pop to the passing game to help out Thomas.

Missouri … at Missouri 51 … Miami University 13 … After the near-miss against San Diego State and the sluggish performance against Illinois, Missouri needed to come up with a blowout. Miami University was playing well enough to make it interesting, but the Tigers ended that in a hurry and got everything working. The running game that’s been so hit-or-miss rumbled at will as part of a perfectly balanced attack that took the heat off of Blaine Gabbert and the passing game, Nine penalties were too many, and the defense let down its guard, but this was exactly what the team needed to do going into a break with two weeks off to prepare for Colorado and the start of the Big 12 season.

Nebraska … at Nebraska 17 … South Dakota State 3 … If Taylor Martinez was going to have his mistake-filled freshman game, South Dakota State was the time to do it. He was trying too hard to make plays and kept turning the ball over, but the defense kept picking up the slack. The concern was the general lack of focus and explosion from last week’s dominant win over Washington, and while SDSU’s Kyle Minnett is a great back, if he’s running for over 100 yards, then there has to be a concern about next week’s game against Kansas State and Daniel Thomas. Obviously this was a letdown game, and it showed how much the team needs to keep fighting to be consistent.

Oklahoma … Oklahoma 31 … at Cincinnati 29 … Oklahoma is sure going to make things interesting. It’s as if it needs a challenge before it can rise up and play at its highest level, and it screws up to put itself in a hole. With 13 penalties against Cincinnati, and one costly turnover, the Sooners had to scrape by in a game it had well in hand, but the defense helped the cause in key moments and the Bearcats kept screwing up worse. Even with the problems, the pressure will be all on OU’s side in the Red River Rivalry after the clunker Texas came up with. If OU can keep the errors to a bare minimum, Texas will do the imploding.

Oklahoma State … Didn’t Play This Week

Texas … UCLA 34 … at Texas 12 … The offense isn’t working. The attempt to balance things out with more of a running game, but the biggest problem against UCLA, obviously, was the turnover disaster. The Bruins did what they could to force mistakes, but Texas wasn’t exactly sharp enough to overcome the issues. This is hardly how the team wanted to be playing going into the Oklahoma game, and while this might have been a disaster, all can be forgiven with a bounceback performance against the Sooners. On the positive side, the defense is getting the job done, allowing just 27 passing yards, and the pass rush was terrific, but that’s about it. There will be an overreaction to this loss, and while the team is still full of talent, it needs to show it off next week.

Texas A&M … Didn’t Play This Week

Texas Tech… Didn’t Play This Week

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)