2009 CFN Big 12 Week 2 Roundup

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Posted Sep 14, 2009


Big 12 2009 Week Two Game of the Week, Player of the Week, Roundup & Standings

2009 Big 12 ... Week 2

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- Big 12 Week 1

North
  Conf. Overall
Kansas 0 0 2 0
Missouri 0 0 2 0
Nebraska 0 0 2 0
Iowa St 0 0 1 1
Kansas St 0 0 1 1
Colorado 0 0 0 2
South
  Conf. Overall
Texas 0 0 2 0
Tex Tech 0 0 2 0
Baylor 0 0 1 0
Texas A&M 0 0 1 0
Ok State 0 0 1 1
Oklahoma 0 0 1 1
Players of the Week
9/13 Taylor Potts, QB TT
9/5 Blaine Gabbert, QB Mis.

Games of the Week
9/13, Miss 27, BGSU 20
9/5 BYU 14, Oklahoma 13
Scoreboard
Friday, Sept. 11

at Toledo 54
Colorado 38
Colorado gets embarrassed by Toledo 

CFN Prediction: Colorado 34-27 ... Line: Colorado -4

Saturday, Sept. 12

at Iowa 35
Iowa State 3
Iowa State turns it over 6 times in Iowa loss 

CFN Prediction: Iowa 26-17 ... Line: Iowa -7

Kansas 34
at UTEP 7
Kansas & Sharp rumble past UTEP in easy win 

CFN Prediction: Kansas 42-20 ... Line: Kansas -11

at UL Lafayette 17
Kansas State 15
Kansas State loses in final seconds to ULL 

CFN Prediction: Kansas State 27-14 ... Line: Kansas State -8

at Missouri 27
Bowling Green 20
Mizzou comes back to survive Bowling Green 

CFN Prediction: Missouri 37-21 ... Line: Missouri -18

at Nebraska 38
Arkansas State 9
Nebraska's Lee gets the passing game rolling 

CFN Prediction: Nebraska 34-16 ... Line: Nebraska -23.5

at Oklahoma 64
daho State 0
Oklahoma gets back on track in blowout 

CFN Prediction: Oklahoma 65-0 ... Line: No Line

Houston 45
at Oklahoma State 35
Oklahoma State loses to Houston in shootout 

CFN Prediction: Oklahoma State 51-31 ... Line: OSU -15

Texas 41
at Wyoming 10
Texas gets past rough start to crush Wyoming 

CFN Prediction: Texas 45-6 ... Line: Texas -33

at Texas Tech 55
Rice 10
Texas Tech's Potts throws for seven scores 

CFN Prediction: Texas Tech 48-14 ... Line: Texas Tech -27

GAME OF THE WEEK

at Missouri 27 ... Bowling Green 20

Blaine Gabbert threw two touchdown passes as part of 21 unanswered points over the final 15:57 of the game to pull out the comeback win. Bowling Green dominated early on with Tyler Sheehan connecting with Ray Hutson for an 11-yard touchdown pass and with Willie Geter running for a one-yard score, but Gabbert and the Tiger offense woke up just in time. The Tigers outgained the Falcons 353 to 320.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Texas Tech QB Taylor Potts completed 36-of-57 passes for 456 yards and seven scores in the win over Rice.

Instant Analysis - Houston 45 ... Ok State 35 

CONFENCE ROUNDUP

Baylor… Didn't Play This Week

Colorado … at Toledo 54 ... Colorado 38 ... The Buff secondary has been awful over the first two games, but it's not the only reason for the disastrous start. Cody Hawkins isn't getting any better. With so much experience and his dad as his head coach, he has to be far sharper, do a better job of making the right reads, and he has to be more consistent with his mechanics. The receiving corps was supposed to be the biggest problem coming into the season, but Scotty McKnight has stepped up and TE Riar Geer has been fine. Now the team needs to limit the mistakes and has to figure out how to finally get RB Darrell Scott into a lather. But first, the defense has to come up with something that works in a real hurry. Toledo not only threw the ball at will, but it also ran wild. Things get really tough, really fast, with at West Virginia, at Texas, and Kansas coming up to start October, so there is a chance to make amends.

Iowa State … at Iowa 35 ... Iowa State 3 ... Iowa State has to be perfect to have a shot against the brand name teams. The six turnovers against Iowa never gave the team a chance, and while the ground game did a nice job, rushing for 190 yards, Austen Arnaud couldn't stop throwing the ball to the other side. With Kent State up next, the Cyclones have to be far tighter, far better through the air, and far sharper before dealing with Army and its dangerous attack. 

Kansas … Kansas 34 ... at UTEP 7 ... Kansas was humming on all cylinders in an easy road win over UTEP. Jake Sharp provided some pop to the ground game, while Todd Reesing and the passing attack kept the Miners off-balance. Everything else worked, too, with the defense holding UTEP to four rushing yards and allowed 75 of the 208 Miner yards on the one big touchdown play late in the game. The special teams also got into the act with Daymond Patterson averaging 11.5 yards per try with some big returns, including a 49-yarder.

Kansas State … at Louisiana-Lafayette 17 ... Kansas State 15 ... Kansas State needs to find a passing game. Daniel Thomas was terrific as an all-around playmaker, carrying the offense with his running and throwing a touchdown pass, but Carson Coffman failed to keep the offense moving as the Wildcats converted just 4-of-17 third down attempts. As bad as this loss might be, a win over UCLA would turn the new era under Bill Snyder around. The Bruins don't have an offense, so if KSU can do anything consistently, it'll be a close battle.

Missouri … at Missouri 27 ... Bowling Green 20 ... Call it a learning curve. Blaine Gabbert was nearly flawless in the opener against Illinois, but he struggled and sputtered early on against Bowling Green and the offense could only managed field goals when touchdowns were needed. On the other side, Derrick Washington had a sensational day leading a defense that put the clamps down when it had to. With Furman and Nevada coming up next, Gabbert and the offense will have two nice chances to tune up before the North showdown against Nebraska.

Nebraska … at Nebraska 38 ... Arkansas State 9 ... After a ho-hum debut, Zac Lee threw the ball extremely well against Arkansas State doing a better job of spreading it around and keeping the Red Wolves on their heels. The defense never let the dangerous ASU offense breathe with a nice performance from the line and several plays in the backfield. This was a great warm-up for Virginia Tech and its running game. The Hokies are going to have to throw to win, while Lee and the Husker offense has to be mistake-free on the road. It's been nearly perfect so far.

Oklahoma … at Oklahoma 64 ... Idaho State 0 ... While it was an expected blowout against Idaho State, and the defense never let the game be interesting, there are still causes for concern. Landry Jones was fine, but he missed on way too many makeable passes while the O line again, for the third game in a row, got stuffed on the goal line when the team was trying to make a statement. It was a good game for Jones to get some live action, but until Sam Bradford is back, OU needs to win with its pair of terrific backs and the defense. DeMarco Murray averaged 8.4 yards per carry and Chris Brown averaged 5.9.

Oklahoma State … Houston 45 ... at Oklahoma State 35 ... The defense that did such a great job the week before in the win over Georgia with plenty of pressure, lots of big plays, and an aggressiveness that didn't let the Dawg offense get much of anything going failed to bother Case Keenum. There weren't any sacks and there wasn't nearly enough pressure. However, the Cowboys were in a spot to win. Four turnovers and nine penalties were a problem, while two mistakes in the red zone and a second straight spotty game from QB Zac Robinson all but handed Houston the win. Now, with star RB Kendall Hunter hurt and the team's psyche wounded, there are three weeks off to get healthy with Rice, Grambling State, and a bye week before dealing with Texas A&M.

Texas … Texas 41 ... at Wyoming 10 ... Where is Sergio Kindle? The Texas defense dominated the Wyoming offense, allowing a few yards here and there but getting off the field quickly on third downs, but the star Longhorn pass rusher hasn't shown up yet. He registered just two tackles against the Cowboys, but the hope has to be that he's being saved to Texas Tech to be turned loose on Taylor Potts. Offensively, Colt McCoy might not be perfect so far, but he's been able to spread the ball around well and he's getting more help than last year from his running backs.

Texas A&M … Didn't Play This Week

Texas Tech… at Texas Tech 55 ... Rice 10 ... Not all was perfect for Texas Tech. The running game gained just 52 yards, and there were 11 penalties for 90 yards. That's it for the issues. Taylor Potts was fantastic, running the offense to near-perfection and using the Rice secondary for target practice. It was the exact way the team needed to play to get into the upcoming showdown against Texas, and to pull off the win, Potts needs time and he needs to be as decisive as he was against the Owls.

Saturday, Sept. 19
Connecticut at Baylor
Wyoming at Colorado
Iowa State at Kent State
Duke at Kansas
Kansas State at UCLA
Furman at Missouri
Nebraska at Virginia Tech
Tulsa at Oklahoma
Rice at Oklahoma State
Texas Tech at Texas
Utah State at Texas A&M

Friday, Sept. 25
Missouri at Nevada

Saturday, Sept. 26
Northwestern State at Baylor
Army at Iowa State
Southern Miss at Kansas
Tennessee Tech at Kansas State
UL Lafayette at Nebraska
Grambling State at Oklahoma State
UTEP at Texas
UAB at Texas A&M
Texas Tech at Houston

Thursday, Oct. 1
Colorado at West Virginia

Saturday, Oct. 3
Kent State at Baylor
Kansas State vs.
Iowa State (in KC)
Oklahoma at Miami
Arkansas vs. Texas A&M (in Dallas)
New Mexico at Texas Tech

Thursday, Oct. 8
Nebraska at Missouri

Saturday, Oct. 10
Baylor at Oklahoma
Colorado at Texas
Iowa State at Kansas

Kansas State at Texas Tech

Oklahoma State at Texas A&M

Saturday, Oct. 17
Baylor at Iowa State
Kansas at Colorado
Texas A&M at Kansas State
Missouri at Oklahoma State
Texas Tech at Nebraska
Oklahoma vs. Texas (in Dallas)

Saturday, Oct. 24
Oklahoma State at Baylor
Colorado at Kansas State
Iowa State at Nebraska
Oklahoma at Kansas
Texas at Missouri
Texas A&M at Texas Tech

Saturday, Oct. 31
Nebraska at Baylor
Missouri at Colorado
Iowa State at Texas A&M
Kansas at Texas Tech
Kansas State at Oklahoma
Texas at Oklahoma State

Saturday, Nov. 7
Baylor at Missouri
Texas A&M at Colorado
Oklahoma State at Iowa State
Kansas at Kansas State
Oklahoma at Nebraska
UCF at Texas

Saturday, Nov. 14
Texas at Baylor
Colorado at Iowa State
Nebraska at Kansas
Missouri at Kansas State
Texas A&M at Oklahoma
Texas Tech at Oklahoma State

Thursday, Nov. 19
Colorado at Oklahoma State

Saturday, Nov. 21
Baylor at Texas A&M
Iowa State at Missouri
Kansas at Texas
Kansas State at Nebraska
Oklahoma at Texas Tech

Thursday, Nov. 26
Texas at Texas A&M

Friday, Nov. 27
Nebraska at Colorado
Saturday, Nov. 28
Texas Tech at Baylor

Kansas vs. Missouri (in KC)
Oklahoma State at Oklahoma

Saturday, Dec. 5
Big 12 Championship Game