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2011 CFN Midseason Big 12 Rundown
Baylor QB Robert Griffin
Baylor QB Robert Griffin
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Posted Oct 21, 2011


The All-Big 12 team, top players, games, and more at the midseason

2011 Big 12 Midseason Roundup

2011 Midseason Roundups All-America Team | ACC | Big Ten | Big East | Big 12
CUSA | Ind | MAC | M-West | Pac-12 | SEC | Sun Belt | WAC

Baylor | Iowa St | Kansas | Kansas State | Missouri
Oklahoma | Oklahoma State | Texas | Texas A&M | Texas Tech

Big 12 Roundups: Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6
Week 7

 

Baylor
2011 Prediction: 6-6
2011 Record: 4-2
Oct. 22 Texas L
Oct. 29 at Oklahoma State L
Nov. 5 Missouri L
Nov. 12 at Kansas W
Nov. 19 Oklahoma L
Nov. 26 Texas Tech W

Iowa State
2011 Prediction: 4-8
2011 Record: 3-3
Oct. 22 Texas A&M L
Oct. 29 at Texas Tech L
Nov. 5 Kansas W
Nov. 12 at Oklahoma L
Nov. 19 Oklahoma State L
Nov. 26 at Kansas State L

Kansas

2011 Prediction: 2-10
2011 Record: 2-4
Oct. 22 Kansas State L
Oct. 29 at Texas L
Nov. 5 at Iowa State L
Nov. 12 Baylor L
Nov. 19 at Texas A&M L
Nov. 26 Missouri (in KC) L

Kansas State

2011 Prediction: 10-2
2011 Record: 6-0
Oct. 22 at Kansas W
Oct. 29 Oklahoma L
Nov. 5 at Oklahoma State L
Nov. 12 Texas A&M W
Nov. 19 at Texas W
Nov. 26 Iowa State W

Missouri

2011 Prediction: 8-4
2011 Record: 3-3
Oct. 22 Oklahoma State W
Oct. 29 at Texas A&M L
Nov. 5 at Baylor W
Nov. 12 Texas W
Nov. 19 Texas Tech W
Nov. 26 Kansas (in KC) W

Oklahoma

2011 Prediction: 10-0
2011 Record: 6-0
Oct. 22 Texas Tech W
Oct. 29 at Kansas State W
Nov. 5 Texas A&M W
Nov. 12 Iowa State W
Nov. 19 at Baylor W
Dec. 3 at Oklahoma St W

Oklahoma State

2011 Prediction: 9-3
2011 Record: 6-0
Oct. 22 at Missouri L
Oct. 29 Baylor W
Nov. 5 Kansas State W
Nov. 12 at Texas Tech L
Nov. 19 at Iowa State W
Dec. 3 Oklahoma L

Texas
2011 Prediction: 7-5
2011 Record: 4-2
Oct. 22 at Baylor W
Oct. 29 Kansas W
Nov. 5 Texas Tech W
Nov. 12 at Missouri  L
Nov. 19 Kansas State L
Nov. 26 at Texas A&M L

Texas A&M

2011 Prediction: 8-4
2011 Record: 4-2
Oct. 22 at Iowa State W
Oct. 29 Missouri W
Nov. 5 at Oklahoma L
Nov. 12 at Kansas State L
Nov. 19 Kansas W
Nov. 26 Texas W

Texas Tech

2011 Prediction: 6-6
2011 Record: 4-2
Oct. 22 at Oklahoma L
Oct. 29 Iowa State W
Nov. 5 at Texas L
Nov. 12 Oklahoma State W
Nov. 19 at Missouri L
Nov. 26 at Baylor
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Offensive Player of the Midseason  
Robert Griffin, QB Baylor

Defensive Player of the Midseason
Sean Porter, LB Texas A&M 

Ten Best Big 12 Players At The Midseason
1. QB Robert Griffin, Jr. Baylor
2. QB Brandon Weeden, Sr. Oklahoma State
3. WR Ryan Broyles, Sr. Oklahoma
4. QB Landry Jones, Jr. Oklahoma
5. WR Kendall Wright, Sr. Baylor
6. WR Justin Blackmon, Jr. Oklahoma State
7. QB Seth Doege, Jr. Texas Tech
8. LB Sean Porter, Jr. Texas A&M
9. LB Jake Knott, Jr. Iowa State
10. QB Collin Klein, Jr. Kansas State

2011 CFN Midseason All-Big 12 Offense
QB - Robert Griffin, Jr. Baylor
RB - Henry Josey, Soph. Missouri
RB - Dominique Whaley, Jr. Oklahoma
WR - Ryan Broyles, Sr. Oklahoma
WR - Kendall Wright, Sr. Baylor
TE - Michael Egnew, Sr. Missouri
OL - Levy Adcock, Sr. OSU
OL – Tyler Evans, Jr. Oklahoma
OL - Luke Joeckel, Soph. Texas A&M
OL - Donald Stephenson, Sr. Oklahoma
OL - LaAdrian Waddle, Jr. Texas Tech
PK – Quinn Sharp, Jr. Oklahoma State
KR – Ben McRoy, Soph. Texas Tech

2011 CFN Midseason All-Big 12 Defense
DL - Frank Alexander, Sr. Oklahoma
DL – James Blatnick, Sr. Oklahoma State
DL - Dominique Hamilton, Sr. Missouri
DL - Ray Kibble, Sr. Kansas State
LB – Arthur Brown, Jr. Kansas State
LB - Jake Knott, Jr. Iowa State
LB - Sean Porter, Jr. Texas A&M
DB - Demontre Hurst, Jr. Oklahoma
DB - Tony Jefferson, Soph. Oklahoma
DB - Nigel Malone, Jr. Kansas State
DB - Markelle Martin, Sr. Oklahoma State
P – Trey Barrow, Jr. Missouri
PR – Levi Norwood, Fr. Baylor

Three Biggest Surprises
1. Kansas State. Beyond the fact the league is still in existence, Kansas State is the biggest shocker in college football this year with the Wildcats 6-0 with thrilling wins over Miami, Missouri, and Baylor.
2. The conference might be the best in the country from top to bottom. It’s not as top-heavy as the SEC, but Kansas and Iowa State aren’t that bad on the bottom and the other eight teams are all playing well.
3. Justin Blackmon isn’t the league’s best receiver … and that’s not a bad thing. The reigning Biletnikoff winner has been excellent, but Baylor’s Kendall Wright, Texas A&M’s Ryan Swope, and Oklahoma’s Ryan Broyles have led the way for a loaded year for Big 12 receivers.

Three Biggest Disappointments
1. Missouri. The talent is there to be a Big 12 title contender, but the defense has failed at key times, the consistency hasn’t been there on offense, and PK Grant Ressel has been stunningly average, hitting just 8-of-15 field goals.
2. The Texas pass rush. Was it all Will Muschamp? The ultra-talented Longhorn defense is averaging just 1.23 sacks and 4.83 tackles for loss per game.
3. Texas A&M’s collapses. Had it been able to do something, anything, in the secondary, the Aggies would’ve beaten Oklahoma State and Arkansas and would’ve been in the national title chase.

The Big 12 Champion Will Be ... Oklahoma

The Three Best Games of the First Half
1. 10/1 at Kansas State 36 … Baylor 35
2. 9/24 Oklahoma State 30 … at Texas A&M 29
3. 9/10
Arizona State 37 … Missouri 30 OT

Worst Game of the First Half
Sept. 17 - - Missouri 69, Western Illinois 0

Coach of the Midseason
Bill Snyder, Kansas State

Three Best Performances So Far
1. Baylor QB Robert Griffin III completed 21-of-27 passes for 359 yards and five touchdowns, and he ran ten times for 38 yards, in the 50-48 win over TCU.
2. Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill completed 25-of-37 passes for 415 yards and six touchdowns with a pick, and WR Ryan Swope caught 11 passes for 206 yards and four scores, in the win over Baylor.
Iowa State QB Steele Jantz completed 25-of-37 passes for 279 yards and four touchdowns, and he ran 16 times for 42 yards in the overtime win over Iowa.
3. Texas Tech QB Seth Doege completed 40-of-44 passes, a NCAA record 90%, for 401 yards and five scores in the win over New Mexico.

Top Freshman
RB Malcolm Brown, Texas

3 Big Calls For The Second Half
1. Kansas State will prove it’s the real deal. It’s not going to finish unbeaten, but it’ll show that the first half wasn’t a fluke. The date with Oklahoma in Manhattan might be the Sooners’ big loss.
2. Texas will get blown out by Texas A&M and will need to beat Baylor to go bowling.
3. There won’t be a Big 12 team in the national championship.

Best Remaining Conference Game
Dec. 3 – Oklahoma at Oklahoma State

Week 7 Game Recaps & Analysis
Baylor at Texas A&M
Iowa State at Missouri
Oklahoma State at Texas
Kansas State at Texas Tech
Oklahoma at Kansas

Week 6 Game Recaps & Analysis
Iowa State at Baylor
Oklahoma vs. Texas
Kansas at Oklahoma State
Missouri at Kansas State
Texas A&M at Texas Tech

Week 5 Game Recaps & Analysis
Arkansas vs. Texas A&M
Texas Tech at Kansas
Ball State at Oklahoma
Baylor at Kansas State
Texas at Iowa State

Week 4 Game Recaps & Analysis
- Oklahoma State at Texas A&M
- Rice at Baylor
- Nevada at Texas Tech
- Missouri at Oklahoma
- Kansas State at Miami

Week 3 Game Recaps & Analysis
- Iowa State at Connecticut
- Idaho at Texas A&M
- Kansas at Georgia Tech
- Oklahoma State at Tulsa
- Texas Tech at New Mexico
- Stephen F. Austin at Baylor
- Oklahoma at Florida State
- Western Illinois at Missouri
- Texas at UCLA
- Kent State at Kansas State  

Week 2 Game Recaps & Analysis & Previews
- Arizona at Oklahoma State -14
- Missouri at Arizona State -7.5
- Iowa -6.5 at Iowa State
- BYU at Texas -7
- Northern Illinois -6.5 at Kansas  

Week 1 Game Recaps & Analysis
TCU vs. Baylor | Miami Univ. vs. Missouri
No. Iowa vs. Iowa St | Louisiana vs. Oklahoma St
McNeese St vs. Kansas | EKU vs. Kansas St
Texas St vs. Texas Tech | Tulsa vs. Oklahoma
SMU vs. Texas A&M | Rice at Texas