Big 12 Football

  • Baylor Finishes No. 7 in Final College Football Playoff Rankings
    The Baylor Bears moved to No. 7 in the final College Football Playoff Top 25 rankings, released a couple of hours after the Playoff field was released. The Bears (12-1) defeated Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Championship game on Saturday, giving the Bears their first Big 12 title since 2014 and cementing their place […]
  • AP Top 25: Baylor Moves To No. 6 After Big 12 Championship
    The Baylor Bears moved to No. 6 in the Associated Press Top 25 on Sunday after their 21-16 victory over Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Championship game. The victory allowed the Bears (12-1) to take the lead position among Big 12 teams in the final poll before the College Football Playoff and bowl games. […]
  • Future Big 12 Member Cincinnati Makes College Football Playoff
    Future Big 12 member Cincinnati became the first Group of 5 program to make the College Football playoff field when the selections were released on Sunday. Cincinnati, ranked No. 4, will face No. 1 ranked-Alabama in one of the CFP semifinal games. The Bearcats (13-0) won the American Athletic Conference championship game over Houston on […]
  • The Big 12 by the Numbers: 2021 Regular Season
    What a wild, wild season. In the words of Billy Joel, we didn’t start the fire, it was always burning…   Oklahoma and UT, Greg Sankey, SEC Irate 8, Big 10 hopes, George Kliavkoff Bob breaks the silence, Handshake Alliance BYU, UC, UH, Central Florida Pardon my quick stab at alternate lyrics, there. Look for […]
  • Bob Stoops Has Message for Sooners Recruits, Players
    Bob Stoops will hit the recruiting trail tonight as the Oklahoma Sooners’ interim head coach, and he has a message for those recruits and current Sooners players. The program is going to be just fine. “When I arrived here on Dec. 1, 1998, there was something to be concerned about,” Stoops said at a press […]
  • Joe Castiglione On Replacing Lincoln Riley: ‘We’ll Move Quickly’
    Joe Castiglione told reporters on Monday that the Oklahoma Sooners will “move quickly” to replace Lincoln Riley, who resigned on Sunday to take over the USC Trojans. Castiglione shot down the idea that a replacement had already been found, in the wake of rumors leading up to the press conference that the Sooners had tapped […]
  • Brent Venables Has Best Odds to Get Oklahoma Job: Sportsline
    Brent Venables has the best odds to replace Lincoln Riley at Oklahoma, according to odds set by, which were released on Monday. Riley resigned from Oklahoma on Sunday to take the USC job. Venables, who is currently the defensive coordinator at Clemson, was given +400 odds by the site to get the job. Behind […]
  • AP Top 25: Oklahoma State Rises To No. 5 After Bedlam Win
    The Oklahoma State Cowboys moved to No. 5 in the Associated Press Top 25 on Sunday after their 37-33 win over Oklahoma in Bedlam on Saturday. The move puts the Cowboys (11-1, 8-1 in Big 12) in position to finish off a near-perfect 2021 when they face the Baylor Bears on Saturday in the Big […]
  • Big 12 Offenses by the Numbers: Week 12
    Defense was name of the game in Week 12 as no team score more than 31 in any game. The Big 12’s leading rusher entering Week 12, Baylor’s Abram Smith, was held to just 46 yards on 21 carries by K-State. The league’s second-leading rusher, Iowa State’s Breece Hall, was held to just 58 yards […]
  • Texas Tech vs. Baylor: Preview and Prediction
    Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming Big 12 battle in Waco in our Texas Tech vs. Baylor preview and prediction. GAME INFO 11:00 AM CST, Saturday, November 27, 2021, McLane Stadium, Waco, TX TV: FOX Sports 1 Radio: TTU broadcast: Texas Tech Sports Network; Baylor broadcast: Baylor Sports Network Records: Texas […]
  • Five Questions for Week 12 in the Big 12
    Where has the time gone? We have already arrived at the penultimate week of the Big 12 regular season, and half the league’s seniors (or Super Seniors, at least) are set to play their final home games this Saturday. Every game Big 12 game this weekend is meaningful in either the race for a spot […]
  • Big 12 Offenses by the Numbers: Week 11
    Three Week 11 games featured huge offensive outpourings by at least one team. Texas Tech and Iowa State combined for 79 points. Oklahoma State hung 63 on TCU. Then, in perhaps the most stunning game of the season, Kansas and Texas combined for 113 points as the Jayhawks beat the Longhorns on a two-point conversion […]
  • Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma State: Preview and Prediction
    Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming Big 12 battle in Lubbock in our Oklahoma State vs. Texas Tech preview and prediction. GAME INFO 7:00 PM CST, Saturday, November 20, 2021, AT&T Jones Stadium, Lubbock, TX TV: FOX Radio: TTU broadcast: Texas Tech Sports Network; ISU broadcast: Cowboys Radio Network Records: Texas […]
  • Four Thoughts on Kansas State’s 34-17 Win Over West Virginia
    K-State entered the penultimate home game of Skylar Thompson’s career as the Cats’ quarterback riding a three-game winning streak after having secured bowl eligibility against Kansas last week, 35-10. West Virginia entered the game needing to win two of its final three to reach bowl eligibility after having its offense shutdown by Oklahoma State last […]
  • Three Thoughts On Baylor’s 27-14 Win Over Oklahoma
    The Baylor Bears defeated the Oklahoma Sooners, 27-14, to claim their first win over the Sooners since the 2014 season. With the win, No. 13 Baylor improved to 8-2 on the season and 5-2 in the Big 12 and kept their hopes of a berth in the Big 12 Championship Game alive. Quarterback Gerry Bohanon […]
  • TCU ‘definitely has interest’ in Matt Campbell: Report
    TCU ‘definitely has interest’ in Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell for its open head-coaching position, according to a report in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Sunday. Drew Davison wrote the story on TCU’s interest. Davison cited sources close to the search. It’s easy to see why the Horned Frogs would have interest in talking […]
  • College Football Playoff Rankings: Three Big 12 Teams Crack Top 25
    Oklahoma is ranked No. 8 in the first College Football Playoff Top 25, meaning the Sooners and the Big 12 would be left out of the Playoff if it started today. The Sooners (9-0 overall) are one of three Big 12 teams in the Top 25, including Oklahoma State (7-1) at No. 11 and Baylor […]
  • Three Thoughts on West Virginia’s 38-31 Upset over #22 Iowa State
    Iowa State traveled to Morgantown to take on West Virginia in a game that pitted two teams trying to maintain momentum after big wins last week. Considering that both teams hang their hats on defense, no one could have predicted the shootout that the game would turn out to be. West Virginia, fresh off a […]
  • Big 12 Tarot Cards: Predicting the Rest of the Season
    I opened my email today to find a challenge, of sorts, proposed by a loyal HCS reader: Hello Mr. Graves, This is Craig, again. Since you were courteous enough to correspond with me a few weeks ago concerning your great bit of writing, “Blood Cauldron,” I thought I’d visit with you again. As we look […]
  • Big 12 Football Defenses by the Numbers: Week 7
    Apologies for the late edition of Big 12 defensive numbers. The league features some damn fine offensive teams and some finer defensive teams. As we round the corner, the contenders are searching for the magic balance of both. Please note that I’ve removed the sack counters because trying to rectify discrepancies between different stat banks […]
  • Big 12 Football Offenses by the Numbers: Week 7
    Week 7 has come and gone, and we’re getting a sense of how the teams stack up while some early season trends have been replaced by midseason trends. Here are the all the numbers you need regarding Big 12 offenses after Week 7. As always, caveat lector: stats can be deceiving. 3-4-4-7. . . 3 […]
  • Big 12 Football Coaches Power Rankings After Week 6
    Like quarterbacks, fans tend to either love or hate their team’s head coach, and, as it is with quarterbacks, their opinions can swing wildly from week to week. The Big 12 is home to a lot of coaches fairly new to the Power 5 as well as a pair of coaches who have stamped their […]
  • Defensive Lineman Darrel Middleton Leaves West Virginia Football Program
    Graduate transfer defensive lineman Darrel Middleton is reportedly leaving the West Virginia Football team. He becomes the third defender on a scholarship to leave the team in the past two weeks, joining linebackers James Thomas and Eddie Watkins. Although he has not entered the NCAA Transfer Portal yet, Head Coach Neal Brown had this to […]
  • Sooners Add Five-Star Recruit Gabriel Brownlow-Dindy
    Oklahoma added a high profile player to their 2022 recruiting class when five-star defensive lineman Gabriel Brownlow-Dindy committed to the Sooners on Tuesday. Brownlow-Dindy, ranked as the No. 10 overall recruit in the nation per 247Sports Composite, announced his commitment to Oklahoma live on CBS Sports HQ. With him as he made his announcement were […]
  • Top 12 Questions Heading into Week 6 of the Big 12 Football Season: Part II
    Welcome to Part II. As I explained in Part I, the questions are broken into two parts because trying to get all 12 questions in one article makes for a very long article. Hey, you’ve got things to do – you can’t spend an hour reading one article. Part I looked at questions regarding grading […]
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