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What I learned from the Big 12 (Nov.27)

Posted on: November 28, 2010 12:46 am
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

1. They call it Bedlam for a reason.  Seriously, Saturday night's game between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State lived up to the hype, particularly in the fourth quarter and the closing minutes.  Over the final 15 minutes the two teams combined for 40 points, 31 of which came in the final five minutes.  When the dust cleared Oklahoma emerged victorious, and there was a three-way tie atop the Big 12 South.  Though odds are that when the BCS rankings come out on Sunday, Oklahoma will be ranked the highest and therefore be on its way to Dallas for the Big 12 title game.

2. Which is where they'll find Nebraska.  Nebraska took any possible drama out of the race for the Big 12 North and disposed of it on Friday afternoon, smacking Colorado around to the tune of a 45-17 victory.  Of course, the Big 12 wasn't on hand to reward the Cornhuskers for their division championship because the conference was afraid. Seriously, I don't know if you heard, but Nebraska and the Big 12 aren't exactly BFF.

3. Missouri still has BCS hopes.  It's a long shot, sure, but the Tigers still have a chance to sneak in to a BCS game now that Boise State has lost, and depending on what happens next week.  It wouldn't be a bad consolation prize for Gary Pinkel's team.  By the way, did you know that Missouri has four 10-win seasons in school history and three of them have come with Pinkel in charge?  He's a keeper.

4. Somebody is getting fired in Texas. You know, something told me that if Texas could manage to get a win against Texas A&M on Thursday night and become bowl eligible, even though the season would be seen as a failure overall, the good will of beating the Aggies might save some jobs.  I doubt that's going to be the case anymore.  Sorry, Greg Davis.  I'm not sure you deserve it, but somebody has to be the scapegoat, and I don't think Mack Brown is falling on his sword.
Comments

Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: November 29, 2010 9:23 pm
 

What I learned from the Big 12 (Nov.27)

Wouldn't that be funny if mizoo got the Orange bowl bid over a Nebraska team they lost too during the season and only had a better record because of the Big XII championship loss,hmmmmmmmm.  You guys couldn't possibly go to the Orange bowl over a team that beat you in the regular season and won the North, remember how wrong that was when it happened a few years ago???



Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: November 29, 2010 9:34 am
 

What I learned from the Big 12 (Nov.27)

Look.. this is not a slap to NU or Mizzou fans. Lord knows as a KSTATE guy I have nothing to say this year, you BOTH beat KSU. However, the only way NU gets to the BCS now is beating OU in the Big XII title game, which could happen. Mizzou is on the outside looking in thanks to the Big East getting an automatic qualifier. In fact the loser of the championship game is not going to get in because of that. Winner will go Fiesta and the loser will go to the Holiday Bowl..period.


Oregon-Auburn in the BCS Championship
Va Tech- WVU/UConn in the Orange
OU/NU-TCU in the Fiesta
LSU-TCU in the Sugar
Wisc-Stanford in the Rose



Ok State will get the Cotton Bowl, loser of NU/OU will go to the Holiday, TAMU to the Alamo, Mizzou to the Insight, Baylor to the Texas, KSU to the Pinstripe and Texas Tech to the TicketCity Bowl in Dallas. Pretty cut and dried.


Trust me when I tell you that a 2 loss Mizzou is NOT going to jump LSU, a 1 loss Stanford, a 1 loss Michigan St AND a 1 loss Ohio St to get to the BCS. Mizzou fans, just enjoy your trip to Phoenix for the Insight Bowl. It is a GREAT city. I know KSU is gonna love the Big Apple... I can see the headlines now ..THE LITTLE APPLE INVADES THE BIG APPLE!! :O)



Since: Dec 5, 2008
Posted on: November 28, 2010 9:53 pm
 

What I learned from the Big 12 (Nov.27)

 Somebody is getting fired in Texas.

Totally right there. Head(s) will have to roll after the richest football program in college has a losing season. I asked myself throughout the year as Texas struggled, "Is one bad year worth it if you wanna get rid of your brain dead offensive coordinator?" There has to be a silver lining for the longhorns. Greg Davis pack your bags, fans have wanted you gone for awhile. This is the opportunity and the justification they've been waiting for. 



Since: Nov 28, 2010
Posted on: November 28, 2010 9:06 pm
 

What I learned from the Big 12 (Nov.27)

Are you Kidding me, the worst defense they had in 6 years, They were ranked 3rd all 3 years hw was there.  I am guessing instead of actually getting facts you decided to blurt out the first thing you thought of.



Since: Nov 18, 2007
Posted on: November 28, 2010 6:26 pm
 

What I learned from the Big 12 (Nov.27)

Why are there so many morons running their mouth?  Both Nebraska and Mizzou have very good teams this year.  Neither of them is really high quality BCS, but they are both very good.  Why do you have to run each other down?  I watched the Nebraska/Mizzou game and although Nebraska jumped out early (easily predictable since Mizzou was coming off the big OU game), it seemed that Mizzou really controlled the majority of the last 40 minutes, so the teams seem pretty even to me.  Mizzou and Nebraska are by far and away the quality of the Big 12 North.  Kansas State is average, Iowa State actually showed a little this year, but they still aren't good.  Kansas and Colorado might have to blow up their programs and start over.  So talk smack on the losers.  Mizzou and Husker fans will have plenty of time to hate each other in a couple of years when they are playing each other in the Big 10 (Big 16).



Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: November 28, 2010 4:20 pm
 

What I learned from the Big 12 (Nov.27)

How do you not get it?  Pinkel can't beat Nebraska, OU, and Texas with any consistency and especially when it matters.  Your not going to the Orange Bowl because your cheap fans don't travel well and your team sucks.  You tried to get to the Big Ten and they didn't want you.  I hope I didn't type this two fast for you to comprehend after that genius well thought out post you wrote.   



Since: Dec 10, 2008
Posted on: November 28, 2010 3:29 pm
 

What I learned from the Big 12 (Nov.27)

Mizzou has an excellent chance at the ORANGE BOWL.   Stanford doesn't travel well, actually Stanford travels HORRIBLY.   Why do you think the Orange Bowl representative was at the Mizzou/KU game yesterday?   Mizzou is going to get the invite.  Nebraska will lose to Oklahoma, and will be headed to the Cotton Bowl, Nebraska fans have nothing else to cheer for in their State, regarding pro teams

actually no they are a extreme long shot, jsut bc you have officials there doenst mean its set in stone

-if stanford gets no4 in the bcs THEY ARE IN A BCS GAME NO MATTER WHAT. which mean you will not be in the bcs games

-OSU/wisc will both get in so the rose is set with tcu-wisc, title game is auburn-oregon,

-insert acc, big12, and big east champ

-your history of bowl traveling

- not to mention you barely be ranked in the 14 of the bcs as both okie teams and nebraska are already ahead in the polls

- arkansas gets the other at large bid bc they are from the sec so you know how that goes. not to mention is SC pulls the upset thats two from the sec and arkansas gets bumped to cotton but either way SEC would have two, bigten gets Two in tcu, oregon, acc champ, bigeast champ and big12 champ. leaving one spot but like i said if stanford gets the top 4 spot its a done deal they will get the other atlarge bid. big12 wont get two in unless the title game is a thriller and if not okie st wont slip that much bc it wasnt a bad loss or if stanford gets screwed. is there chance for mizzou yes but its highly unlikely as most of the big12 teams are not in the top10. but you had better hope bcs puts wisconsin over stanford but lets be honest i highly doubt stanford ranked in the top4-5 in the bcs gets screwed out of a bcs bowl esp since boise spot is open.



Since: Jan 7, 2010
Posted on: November 28, 2010 3:01 pm
 

What I learned from the Big 12 (Nov.27)

Mizzou has an excellent chance at the ORANGE BOWL.   Stanford doesn't travel well, actually Stanford travels HORRIBLY.   Why do you think the Orange Bowl representative was at the Mizzou/KU game yesterday?   Mizzou is going to get the invite.  Nebraska will lose to Oklahoma, and will be headed to the Cotton Bowl, Nebraska fans have nothing else to cheer for in their State, regarding pro teams.



Since: Feb 5, 2009
Posted on: November 28, 2010 1:49 pm
 

What I learned from the Big 12 (Nov.27)

Funny...Pelini can't win a big game according to you....but has won the Big 12 North the last 2 years, won his bowl games, won his bowl games, handed Okie State a loss at home...and...has BEATEN Pinkel the last 2 years.

He took a defense that was ranked 110th in Callahan's last year, and in 2 years made it a top 5 defense. 

The only reason you're glad Nebraska is leaving, is that you won't have to suffer through another beating from the Huskers.



Since: Nov 21, 2010
Posted on: November 28, 2010 1:36 pm
 

What I learned from the Big 12 (Nov.27)

There seems to be a few Pinkel haters. I do not get it. Little Bo Peepee from NU has not won anything and is given credit. I would rather have Pinkel than an immature, whinning little brat like Coach Peepee from NU. He is always ranting and raving. When was at LSU, it was the worse defense they had in 6 years. Then he goes to NU cannot win big games. This year Texas was a huge game, But Boo Boo let that one get away.Good coaches don't do that. Ohhhh lets blame the ref's. Then the A&M game. ESPN showed tape of all the penalites and only 2 were questionable. But of course NU says it got robbed. Then they write horrible e-mails to the big 12 office. It just shows you what kind of coach, fans, people in general that support that school. Thank God they are leaving for the Big Ten.


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