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2010 CFN Big 12 Week 6 Roundup

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Posted Oct 11, 2010


2010 CFN Big 12 Week 6 Recaps, Standings, Roundup, & More.


2010 Big 12 ... Week 6

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North
  Conf. Overall
Missouri 1 0 5 0
Nebraska 1 0 5 0
Kansas St 1 1 4 1
Iowa St 1 1 3 3
Colorado 0 1 3 2
Kansas 0 1 2 3
South
  Conf. Overall
Oklahoma 1 0 5 0
Ok State 1 0 5 0
Baylor 1 1 4 2
Texas 1 1 3 2
Tex Tech 1 2 3 2
Texas A&M 0 1 3 2
Players of the Week
10/9 QB Taylor Martinez, Neb
10/1 QB Robert Griffin, BU
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
10/9 TTech 45, Baylor 38
10/1 Ok St 38, Tex A&M 35
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

Thursday, October 7

Nebraska 48 ... at Kansas State 13
- Nebraska Runs For 450 Yards Over Kansas St 
- Kansas State Gets Blown Past By The Huskers 
CFN Prediction: Nebraska 27-13 ... Line: Nebraska -11.5

Friday, October 8

Oklahoma State 54 ... at Louisiana-Lafayette 28
- Oklahoma State & Weeden Get By ULL 
CFN Prediction: OSU 48-23 ... Line: OSU -24

Saturday, October 9

Texas Tech 45 ... Baylor 38 (in Dallas)
- Texas Tech & Potts Bomb Away On The Bears 
- Baylor Loses Wild Shootout To The Red Raiders 
CFN Prediction: Texas Tech 40-31 ... Line: Texas Tech -2.5

Arkansas 24 ... Texas A&M 17 (in Arlington)
- Texas A&M Comes Up Short In Loss To Hogs 
CFN Prediction: Arkansas 41-31 ... Line: Arkansas -6

Utah 68 ... at Iowa State 27
- Iowa State Gets Blown Away By The Utes 
CFN Prediction: Utah 31-20 ... Line: Utah -6

at Missouri 26 ... Colorado 0
- Colorado Move Ball But Gets Blanked By Mizzou 
- Missouri & Gabbert Shut Out The Buffs 
CFN Prediction: Missouri 30-14 ... Line. Missouri -13
GAME OF THE WEEK

Texas Tech 45 … Baylor 38 (in Dallas)
In a wild shootout with the two teams combining for 1,142 yards with 889 through the air, Taylor Potts threw four touchdown passes with Baron Batch taking one seven yards for a score midway through the third quarter for a 45-28 lead. And then Robert Griffin got rolling. The Bears scored ten points with Griffin running for a two-yard score to pull them within seven, but the Red Raider D was able to hold the rest of the way with a BU drive stalling deep in Tech territory on fourth down, and a last-gasp drive ending with time running out. Griffin threw two touchdown passes and ran for two, but it wasn’t enough to keep up with Potts who connected with Alexander Torres on two short scores and hit Detron Lewis for a ten-yard score.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez completed 5-of-7 passes for 128 yards and a touchdown, and he ran 15 times for 241 yards and four

CONFERENCE ROUNDUP

Baylor… Texas Tech 45 … Baylor 38 … Baylor might have lost to Texas Tech in disappointing fashion, but the offense made it a whole bunch of fun. With Robert Griffin playing better and better by the week, the offense showed that it can keep up with anyone and will provide fits the rest of the way in Big 12 play. The defense couldn’t do anything to slow down the Texas Tech offense, but this was a shootout from the start and BU was able to keep up. All is not lost, with winnable games against Colorado and Kansas State up next to get back into the hunt for a bowl game. If nothing else, BU games are going to be fun.

Colorado … at Missouri 26 … Colorado 0 … Colorado moved the ball, but penalties and an inability to take advantage of chances against Missouri meant an ugly road loss. Both Cody Hawkins and Tyler Hansen completed passes, but they didn’t go anywhere with just 250 yards on 31 completions with an interception, and there wasn’t any spark from the ground game, even though Rodney Stewart had a decent day with 91 yards. It was just one of those games when nothing happened, and while this doesn’t ruin the fun of the win over Georgia, at 0-1 in the conference, home wins over Baylor and Texas Tech are a must to get the season rolling. Consistency is going to be a problem, but all that matters is coming up with a win in any way possible. A victory over Baylor would put this loss well in the past.

Iowa State … Utah 68 … at Iowa State 27 … A week after doing such a great job of rolling up yards and points against Texas Tech in a big win, the Cyclones went 0-for-11 on third downs, and the defense wasn’t even close to slowing down the Ute attack. Utah might really be BCS good, so there isn’t too much of a concern, but the defense hasn’t come up with a good stop in a few weeks, and that’s not a plus with road games at Oklahoma and Texas going forward. Either the offense bombs away to keep up in the shootouts, or the Cyclones are going to be 3-5 going into the Kansas game. The line has to get to the quarterback soon or more big numbers will be hung up on the board.

Kansas … Didn’t Play This Week

Kansas State … Nebraska 48 … at Kansas State 13 … Nebraska might just be that good, so while this was an embarrassing home loss, especially giving up 450 yards on the ground, it might not be the last time the Big Red does this. The problem wasn’t a lack of tackling; it was a lack of proper angles. It wasn’t like the Wildcat defensive front was beaten up or pushed around; it was that it was shoved aside and the back seven whiffed. KSU gets another nationally televised shot to make amends going to Kansas next week, so if it can come up with a big win, things will be back on track for a decent bowl.

Missouri … at Missouri 26 … Colorado 0 … Missouri wasn’t explosive, and it didn’t do anything special, but it didn’t make a slew of big mistakes, stiffened against the mediocre Colorado offense, and it got a nice, easy Big 12 win before going to Texas A&M. Blaine Gabbert suffered a hip pointer, but all indications are that he’s not going to miss next week’s game. The running game still isn’t doing much to get excited about and the two turnovers weren’t a plus, but the Tigers came up with their most complete game of the season just as the season starts to heat up. The defense is doing a fantastic job.

Nebraska … Nebraska 48 … at Kansas State 13 … That’s the way the Nebraska offense is supposed to work. Taylor Martinez and Roy Helu had ten-mile wide holes to run through, and they were able to tear off big run after big run with little more than a hand put on them. Kansas State was able to move the ball a little bit, but the Husker defense didn’t allow anything deep and it stiffened early on when threatened. This was a perfect performance going into the Texas game, and looking to make a big statement, this was the national game the Huskers needed. Now it’s time to rock against the Longhorns to really and truly be a big part of the national title chase.

Oklahoma … Didn’t Play This Week

Oklahoma State … Oklahoma State 54 … UL Lafayette 28 … Oklahoma State went through the motions in the first half, and then turned it on and started playing in the second half to put the game away. Brandon Weeden came up with a fantastic performance, especially in the second half, and Justin Blackmon established himself once again as a top playmaker who needs the ball, but the defense also got into the act by shutting down the Ragin’ Cajun offense. Now the Cowboys can totally focus on the Big 12 the rest of the way, and it’s not a bad deal to get an extra day off before going to Texas Tech in what should be another shootout.

Texas … Didn’t Play This Week

Texas A&M … Arkansas 24 … Texas A&M 17 … It’s like the Aggies didn’t recover from the Oklahoma State loss. With ten penalties, four turnovers, and a generally lousy day from QB Jerrod Johnson, it was a miracle that the Aggies were so close in the end. Throwing the FIU game into the mix, the Aggies are struggling at the wrong time. With Missouri coming up, the offense has to be more consistent, and more than anything else, the turnovers have to stop. With so many mistakes, the offense is misfiring way too much. There’s no excuse for an offense with this much talent to not be lighting up the scoreboard against any defense in America.

Texas Tech… Texas Tech 45 … Baylor 38 … The defense is the defense; it’s going to struggle throughout this year. But as long as the offense is getting the production it came up with against Baylor, all will be right with the Red Raider world. Taylor Potts got time to work and he picked apart the Bear defense, while Baron Batch balanced things out with a nice overall game. Not having Scott Smith around for the defensive front isn’t a plus, and as long as he’s out, the offense will have to do even more to carry the load. It wasn’t able to last week against Iowa State, but it was able to against the Bears. If you thought this game was fun, wait until the shootout with Oklahoma State next week. Is it possible to get 1,200 yards of combined total offense?

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)