The Longhorns are having trouble finding any kind of consistency from any starting quarterback on there roster. This is a cause of concern for Longhorn nation. Key to winning ball games is to get consistent play out of your quarterback said Mac Brown. This is an area they have struggled in all year. The Longhorns are going to need to turn things around the next two games or they will not be participating in a good bowl game once December comes rolling around.
Oklahoma’s national title hoped got two big breaks Saturday. Boise State and Stanford both broke down and lost on their own home fields. So here Oklahoma sits at No. 5 in the latest BCS standings, with a date with Oklahoma State coming into the picture. The Sooners have a problem though. The lost to Tech is not going to help their chances, especially since the teams ahead of the Sooners lost to LSU. Would victory over Oklahoma State on Dec. 3 in the Big 12 title game change things in the voters mind? The Sooners are strong in the computers and this could help them. If Oklahoma wins out this would mean they would have five victories over top-25 teams. Call it a fluke if you want losing to Texas Tech, but championship teams don’t have fluke losses.
The Big 12 talents are among 10 semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award, which is given to college football’s top receiver. Justin Blackmon, Ryan Broyles, and Kendall Wright are all candidates. These are all easy calls here. Blackmon and Broyles were two of the three finalist a year ago, and Wright’s been outstanding all season. They’re the Big 12’s only three receivers with more that 1,000 yards this season. It will be interesting to see how voters will treat Broyles since he will be missing the last two games of the regular schedule. Despite the injury, Broyles is still the Big 12 leader with 1,500 receiving yards, which is remarkable if you ask me. Good players always find a way to put up big numbers. Blackmon leads the Big 12 with 93 receptions and 1,142 yards, with 14 touchdowns. The 14 scores are tied for the leagues best. Even with Blackmon’s receiving yards being down it’s good to see that Weeden’s is a able to still put up huge numbers. Bedlam is right around the corner and i’m sure it will be a good one.
The Oklahoma Sooners took a blow Saturday in their win versus the Aggies. Star wide receiver Ryan Broyles is out for the year with a torn “acl.” This is going to hurt the Sooners for sure. Broyles decided to stay for his senior season instead of going to the NFL draft hoping they could make a National Championship run. Now the the championship is out the window you would think things couldn’t get any worse, but they did. Broyles was projected to go first round in this years upcoming draft, but now that will change. The sooners are going to have to do without him for the rest of the season and other receivers are going to have to step up in order for them to have a chance to beat the Cowboys at Boone Picken Stadium when December rolls around.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are making a statement. Pulling out a close one at Boone Pickens Stadium late Saturday night. The Cowboys continue to prove people wrong by pulling out a close one versus the Kansas State wildcats. It was a back and forth game, and the pokes came out on top. The latest polls have the Cowboys at number 2 in the country. This is the highest ranking in OSU football history. If the pokes can just take care of business the next two games on the road, it will all come down to the Bedlam game in Stillwater on Dec. 3. Anything is possible and everything is ours to gain. The pokes control their own destiny to the National Championship in Louisiana.
Maybe you still don’t and I suppose that’s fair. You never know how Kansas State will come out playing after the loss to the Sooners. Regardless, the cowboys will be ready to play. They are out to prove a point this year, and it’s looking more and more promising each week. If the Wildcats want to stand a chance they will have to slow the rhythm down of the powerful Oklahoma State offense and not turn the ball over. This will be a difficult task for them if they continue their play from last week because the Cowboys are on a mission. Safety Markelle Martin said to the media after the Baylor game “nobody is going to give us respect until we continue to prove people wrong until the end of the season.” This shows the desire and determination that the cowboys have this year. It could be something special.
The Big 12 Championship has landed in Norman seven times in the past decade. But each year is a new year. Oklahoma State has lost many games to the Sooners, but not by much. When these two teams play, anything is possible. The Cowboys are much better this year according to stats. In recent seasons the Cowboys have never been able to score at will or create turnovers on the defensive side of the ball. This year it’s a totally different story. With emerging players like Daytwon Lowe, Alex Elkins, and Shaun Lewis on the defensive side of the ball it’s a team not to be recking with. Mix that in with some fire power from Brandon Weeden, Justin Blackmon, and Jeremy Smith on the offensive side of the ball this team is scary. The Cowboys control their own destiny this season. If they play up to their ability week in and week out nobody in the country will be beat them.