Posted by Tom Fornelli
It's already been a pretty weird day inside the Big 12. Oklahoma State blew Baylor out this morning, and then this afternoon Nebraska barely escaped against Iowa State in overtime and Kansas -- KANSAS! -- scored 35 consecutive points in the fourth quarter to come back and beat Colorado. So, in other words, no matter what happens in the night game, none of us should be all that surprised.
If Kansas can score 35 points in a quarter, even if it's against Colorado, anything is possible. So maybe we shouldn't be all that surprised that Oklahoma currently trails Texas A&M 12-0 at halftime. Oh, and that's not on four field goals or anything like that, the scoring actually started in this game on a safety. Which, given the way things have gone today, should be expected.
Still, no matter how insane things are today, Texas A&M's defense should still be Texas A&M's defense, but that hasn't been the case. When Landry Jones goes to sleep tonight, he's going to have nightmares about Von Miller, who has been in his face all night. Jones has completed only 14-of-24 passes for 101 yards and an interception in the first half. Even the passes he has completed have looked a bit off, which has to be rather worrisome to Bob Stoops and the Sooners.
On the other side of the ball, Ryan Tannehill isn't playing spectacular football, but the important thing is that he's not playing like Jerrod Johnson either. He's completed 11-of-17 passes for 122 yards, a touchdown and an interception.
Still, for as bad as Oklahoma has looked during the first half, they still only trail by 12 points, so it's not like this one's over by any stretch of the imagination. Oklahoma's offense is just too explosive to be held down over a full 60 minutes, so I figure the Sooners will make this a lot more interesting before its over, but if I've learned anything today, it's to expect the unexpected.