2009 CFN Big 12 Week 6 Roundup

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Posted Oct 11, 2009


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

2009 Big 12 ... Week 6

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North
  Conf. Overall
Kansas 1 0 5 0
Nebraska 1 0 4 1
Kansas St 1 1 3 3
Missouri 0 1 4 1
Colorado 0 1 1 4
Iowa St 0 2 3 3
South
  Conf. Overall
Texas 2 0 5 0
Oklahoma 1 0 3 2
Ok State 1 0 4 1
Baylor 0 1 3 2
Texas A&M 0 1 3 2
Tex Tech 1 1 4 2
Players of the Week
10/10 Dezmon Briscoe & Kerry Meier, WRs, Kansas
10/3 Emmanuel Lamur, DB KSU
9/26 Jerrod Johnson, QB A&M
9/19 Jordan Shipley, WR Tex
9/13 Taylor Potts, QB TT
9/5 Blaine Gabbert, QB Mis.

Games of the Week
10/10 KU 41, ISU 36
10/3 KSU 24, ISU 23
9/26 Hous. 29, TTech 28
9/19 Tex 34, TTech 24
9/13, Miss 27, BGSU 20
9/5 BYU 14, Oklahoma 13
Scoreboard

Thursday, Oct. 8

Nebraska 27
at Missouri 12
- Nebraska roars back to beat the Tigers 
- Missouri & Gabbert get picked off in the rain 

CFN Pick: Nebraska 29-24 .
Line: Nebraska -3

Saturday, Oct. 10

at Oklahoma 33
Baylor 7
- Oklahoma & Bradford fine in win over BU 
- Baylor gets stuffed by Sooners 

CFN Pick: Oklahoma 45-10 .
Line: Oklahoma -25.5

at Texas 38
Colorado 14
- Colorado gets picked off by Longhorns 
- Texas gets big 2nd half to beat Buffs 

CFN Pick: Texas 50
Colorado 24 .
Line: Texas -32

at Kansas 41
Iowa State 36
- Kansas gets monster day from Reesing in win 
- Iowa State loses in fun shootout with KU 

CFN Pick: Kansas 38-17 .
Line: Kansas -20

at Texas Tech 66
Kansas State 14
- Texas Tech & Sheffield blow past KSU 
- Kansas State gets obliterated by the TTech 

CFN Pick: Texas Tech 37-17 .
Line: Texas Tech -17

Oklahoma State 36
at Texas A&M 31
- Oklahoma State survives shootout over A&M 
- Texas A&M loses shootout vs. Cowboys 

CFN Pick: Oklahoma State 45-27 .
Line: Oklahoma State -8
GAME OF THE WEEK

at Kansas 41 … Iowa State 36
Todd Reesing threw four touchdown passes and Kerry Meier and Dezmon Briscoe combined for 28 catches and four scores as KU rolled up 551 yards of total offense, but the defense had to hang on as a last-gasp touchdown pass attempt sailed just out of the end zone. Iowa State got a huge day from Austen Arnaud, who threw two touchdown passes and ran for a two-yard score, but Reesing and the KU passing game were too much with a 46-yard scoring pass to Briscoe and a six-yarder to Kerry Meier. Alexander Robinson ran for two short scores in the first half for the Cyclones.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Kansas WR Dezmon Briscoe caught 12 passes for 186 yards and two touchdowns and Kerry Meier caught 16 passes for 142 yards and two scores in the win over Iowa State

CONFENCE ROUNDUP

Baylor
… at Oklahoma 33 ... Baylor 7 ... It might be time to just keep the head down and get through the storm. Baylor was never going to beat Oklahoma, and without Robert Griffin under center and with RB Jay Finley limited, at best, there's just no firepower to keep up with a good offense. Defensively, Jordan Lake had a huge game making plays all over the field, but the D couldn't make up for the ineffective O. If the Bears don't beat Iowa State next week, it might be hard to get a win the rest of the way.

Colorado
… at Texas 38 ... Colorado 14 ...  What a mess. It isn't a crime to lose to Texas, but Colorado now has to deal with family issues, a quarterback problem, and a disaster of a 1-4 start with Kansas coming up next. Cody Hawkins has been lousy, but it hasn't been all his fault. Even so, he's getting the blame and will be benched for Tyler Hansen for the foreseeable future. 127 yards of offense, two major special teams breakdowns, and 20 penalties all add up to a possible end to the Dan Hawkins era quickly coming.

Iowa State
… at Kansas 41 ... Iowa State 36 ... The passing game was stellar with Dezmon Briscoe and Kerry Meier proving to be unstoppable against the Iowa State defense, and it appears that the production isn't going to slow down any time soon. However, the pass defense had better come up with some more answers at corner in a big hurry or the Big 12 is going to put up video game-like numbers. The Jayhawks are giving up 260 yards per game through the air and haven't faced anyone who can throw on a consistent basis. Fortunately, Colorado is up next, but Oklahoma and Texas Tech follow.

Kansas
… at Kansas 41 ... Iowa State 36 ... After the Cyclones close to turning a corner and being good, or was this just an aberration? With the 1-2 punch of QB Austen Arnuad and RB Alexander Robinson leading the way, the offense is moving the ball well. Now there needs to be more consistency after struggling against a bad Kansas State defense and lighting up KU this week. The Baylor game next week is a must to keep bowl hopes alive, and with the special teams playing well and the offensive line playing as well as any in the Big Ten, there's a shot to get a key win before going to Nebraska.

Kansas State
… at Texas Tech 66 ... Kansas State 14 ... After a thrilling win over Iowa State and with the hope that things were turning around under Bill Snyder, the team showed just how lousy the offense really is by being completely unable to keep up with the Texas Tech offense. The defense wasn't a prize, and the lack of a steady pass rush was a death blow against the Red Raider passing game. Things aren't going to get much better with Texas A&M and its high-octane offense coming up next.

Missouri … Nebraska 27 ... at Missouri 12 ... Call this a learning experience for Blaine Gabbert and the offense. The defense did its part until the momentum swing the other way, but the Mizzou couldn't figure out a way to get the offense moving late and couldn't come up with the plays needed to stop the Nebraska run. The D played well outside of the first long Husker touchdown, and it only allowed 263 yards and was great at stopping Helu and the run outside of a few key plays. With a trip to Oklahoma State and a date with Texas to follow, the Tigers can't sit around and mope or else the promising season will go south in a hurry. Blaine Gabbert will make mistakes here and there, and the D will have to get used to trying to bail the team out of jams.

Nebraska … Nebraska 27 ... at Missouri 12 ... After the way the team couldn't close out against Virginia Tech, it got the confidence boost it needed with a dominant fourth quarter as the momentum swung its way on the 27-point run. This showed that the offense can get shut down, shut out, and stopped cold, and with a few key plays and the help of a defense that didn't allow the Tigers to move the ball at all in the second half. There were 12 penalties, the long snapping needs a ton of work, and the offense couldn't seem to handle the rough weather, but it was a huge win that makes Nebraska the leader in the race for the Big 12 North.

Oklahoma
… at Oklahoma 33 ... Baylor 7 ... Bradford is fine. He might have only completed 27-of-49 passes, but his receivers didn't give him a lot of help with several drops, The defensive line didn't come up with a lot of sacks, just two, but it stopped the Bear running game cold allowing just six yards. This was the tune-up needed before the Texas game, at least for Bradford, and while the team is hardly razor-sharp, it was mediocre and still won easily by 26. It could've been a bigger blowout, though, and there can't be any missed chances next week.

Oklahoma State
… Oklahoma State 36 ... at Texas A&M 31 ....  The Cowboys did a nice job getting production from several players with Dez Bryant and Keith Toston out, but to beat the better teams ahead, there can't be so many mistakes. Texas A&M only committed four penalties, while OSU was nailed for 11. However, the offensive line did a terrific job in pass protection and the offense was excellent at grinding it out late to keep the Aggies off the field. With Missouri up next, the offense will have to keep up the offensive production coming from several sources.

Texas
… at Texas 38 ... Colorado 14 ...Texas might be shaky at times, but it's taking a little while to warm up. There might not be that luxury against Oklahoma, and the team can't count on the two big special teams plays and the pick six it got against Colorado. Particularly worrisome is the lack of a running game, gaining just 46 yards, and the attack might not improve against the Oklahoma defensive front. Colt McCoy was accurate against CU, but he didn't push it deep. He has to hit some home runs next week to take advantage of a Sooner secondary that will give up the big play.

Texas A&M
… Oklahoma State 36 ... at Texas A&M 31 ... After the debacle against Arkansas, the Aggies showed up with a nice performance in the loss to a solid OSU team. The defensive line couldn't generate pressure and got pushed around too much against the run, while the offense failed to get the ground game moving struggled to keep the chains moving late. Up next are two key road games, and A&M has to at least split against Kansas State and Texas Tech.

Texas Tech
… at Texas Tech 66 ... Kansas State 14 ... Yeah, the system has something to do with it. Steven Sheffield was more than fine in place of Taylor Potts with a nearly flawless game, outside of a pick six. The Red Raiders even got the running game going outgaining KSU 185 yards to 116 averaging 7.1 yards per carry, and with Sheffield still trying to get his feet wet, this will be a key going forward. At Nebraska next week, the offensive line will have to do an even better job in pass protection while the attack, no matter who's running it, will have to be on for a full sixty minutes.

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