Big 12 Review Podcast: What Went Right, What Went Wrong
Matt Hinton joins Chip Patterson on the Eye On College Football Podcast to review the highlights and lowlights for each Big 12 team.
|Baylor won 5 of their final six games, including a dominant Holiday Bowl win against UCLA. (US Presswire)|
Matt Hinton (@MattRHinton) joins the Eye On College Football Podcast to continue the "What Went Right, What Went Wrong" review series. In this episode we run through the Big 12, picking out the highlights and lowlights for each team in the conference. Even Kansas (1-11, 0-9 Big 12) had a late season rushing attack that is worthy of praise.
Look for your favorite team below in the timestamps below, or download the MP3 from iTunes for the authentic long play feel.
[More 2012 conference review podcasts: SEC, Big Ten]
1:00 -- Biggest surprise in the Big 12 in 2012
2:40 -- How Kansas State's intangibles carried them until the disaster at Baylor.
5:00 -- In total is was a successful season for Oklahoma, but one thing was common in the losses: poor run defense.
8:25 -- Texas is a difficult team to break down. Matt argues most games were either "all right" or "all wrong" and not much in between.
10:30 -- Discussing the muddled middle of the Big 12 in 2012
12:30 -- Oklahoma State put up almost identical offensive statistics without Brandon Weeden and Justin Blackmon.
15:30 -- 2012's reload proved that as long as Art Briles is on the sideline, Baylor will be competitive.
20:20 -- A brief aside: with Big 12 offenses skewing the numbers game, what statistics are good for comparing teams that operate at different tempos.
23:15 -- Texas Tech's fast start was a credit to improved defense, which then struggled when the Red Raiders entered Big 12 play.
26:00 -- It is tough to deal with major transition midseason, as TCU found out with the change from Casey Pachall to Trevone Boykin.
30:10 -- West Virginia's disappointing finish was definitely not the fault the offense.
34:30 -- Iowa State did make the postseason, but lacked some of those big upset victories we are used to seeing.
37:00 -- It wasn't a great season at Kansas. But at least the Jayhawks were more competitive and had a successful rushing attack late in the season.
40:11 -- Matt says for 2013, you have to start with the usual suspects: Oklahoma and Texas.
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