Posted by Tom Fornelli
1. Texas A&M might actually be good. Which is insane to contemplate considering the way the Aggies' season started, and the roller coaster interception ride that was Jerrod Johnson at the start of the season. But since Mike Sherman finally decided to replace Johnson with Ryan Tannehill, the Aggies have won four in a row -- averaging 41.25 points a game while doing so -- and now sit in second place in the Big 12 South. It's possible that if the Aggies can beat Nebraska at home next week, and then a Texas team that does nothing but lose in Austin on Thanksgiving, they could end up playing for the conference title.
2. Of course, Oklahoma State will have to lose twice for that to happen. Something that doesn't seem all that likely considering the way the Cowboys have been rolling through the Big 12 this season. Aside from the loss to Nebraska last month, not much has gotten in the Cowboys way this season, as they became the latest team to beat Texas in Austin on Saturday night. If they can beat Kansas next week -- and something tells me they will -- they'll be hosting Oklahoma on the 27th with the Big 12 South on the line. Well, assuming that Oklahoma beats Baylor next week, and considering how the Sooners struggle on the road, that's not a sure thing.
3. Missouri is still alive. The Tigers ended their two-game skid with an impressive 38-28 win over Kansas State on Saturday, which means they still have a chance to get to Dallas, even if it is a remote one. Not only would the Tigers have to beat both Iowa State and Kansas the next two weeks, but they'd need Nebraska to lose to Texas A&M and Colorado too.
4. Colorado should fire Dan Hawkins every week. Seriously, hire him on Sunday and then fire him on Monday, because it seemed to work out very well for the Buffaloes this week. The Buffs had their best game since beating Georgia back on October 2nd, which coincidentally, was the last time they actually won a game. Even Cody Hawkins seemed to be celebrating his new independence from his father, throwing for 266 yards and 3 touchdowns.
What I learned from the Big 12 (Nov. 13)
Posted on: November 13, 2010 11:40 pm