Big 12 Conference Week 2 Recap
NCAA football’s week 2 slate of games have come and gone for the Big 12. Some teams were vast improvements from their week one performance, and others were just as bad – if not worse. The Oklahoma State Cowboys started off week 2, this time on Friday nights. Would the Oklahoma State dominance continue? Could the Sooners withstand Ohio State? All these questions and more will be answered below.
Oklahoma State At South Alabama: Ok. State Wins 44-7
The South Alabama Jaguars came into week 2 looking to rebound from a week one loss. Oklahoma State came into week 2 looking to continue the level of dominance and momentum they had in last week. Oklahoma State would score 17 points in the first quarter alone while holding South Alabama scoreless. Momentum would shift slightly to South Alabama as Oklahoma State would only score three more points before halftime. The third quarter would start, Oklahoma State would pile on 21 more points. By the time the final quarter started, South Alabama was in a deep hole. South Alabama would finally score in the final quarter but was defeated 44-7.
University of Oklahoma At Ohio State: OU Wins 31-16
Baker Mayfield, Trey Sermon, and Dimitri Flowers led the way for the Sooners in passing, rushing and receiving respectively. Mayfield completed 27 of 35 passing attempts for 386 yards, 3 touchdowns and a QBR of 87.5. Sermon led in rushing with 62 yards. Jordan Smallwood had the lone rushing touchdown, while Flowers had seven receptions for 98 yards and a touchdown. Oklahoma played lock down on defense allowing only 16 points, and 350 total yards.Follow @JJN09
Charlotte At Kansas State: K-State wins 55-7.
Just as it was the story for OU, defense reigned supreme here. While Jesse Ertz, Alex Barnes, and others had some big plays on offense, the defense was the story this game. Kansas state only allowed 58 passing yards and 115 rushing yards. The defense of K-State managed to have two interceptions and one fumble recovery for a total of three turnovers. More than that, Kansas State only allowed seven points in the first quarter.
Central Michigan At Kansas: Central Michigan Wins 45-27
Quarterback Shane Morris helped pave the way for a Central Michigan win. Throwing for 467 yards and 5 TDs, Morris made the defense of Kansas look like Swiss cheese. Mark Chapman and Cory Willis had over 400 yards receiving combined, and four touchdowns. In a game and which nobody expected them to win, Central Michigan put all the critics to rest, at least for now.
Iowa At Iowa State: Iowa Wins 44-41
The battle for Iowa supremacy can be compared to an old west shootout. Both offenses were firing at all cylinders. On the flip side, each defense was pushed about as far as it could go.
Iowa and Iowa state duked it out to the very end. At the end of the day, fans learned that Iowa State is a determined team that won’t quit.
UTSA At Baylor: UTSA Wins 17-10
Looking at the score, it looks as though the two teams were in a toe-to-toe battle. However, looking at the game statistics, it’s clear that this was not totally true. When a team controls the field position and time of possession, it’s a pretty safe assumption that the team controlling both will win. Though it’s not always the case, it was for this game.
The Roadrunners controlled the game on the ground compiling 220 rushing yards. UTSA was also able to compile 155 total passing yards. In terms of scoring, the Roadrunners did the most damage through the air. Scoring two touchdowns through the air, all the Roadrunners needed was an additional three points to put the game out of reach for Baylor.
ECU AT West Virginia: WVU Wins 56-20
West Virginia QB Will Grier led the way for a huge West Virginia game. Completing 19 out of 25 attempts, Grier had 5 touchdown passes to complete his day. David Sills, Marcus Simms, and Ka’Raun White all played a part in the five passing touchdowns. Sills would catch seven passes in total, three being receptions. The two other receivers mentioned above only had one. With the offensive showing and defensive performance seen in the game (only allowing 20), it’s easy to see why WVU won.
TCU At Arkansas: TCU Wins 28-7
The oft-ignored Texas Christian University Horned Frogs are making quite the name for themselves lately. Here in Week 2, TCU stands at a beautiful 2-0. Outscoring the opponent s91-7 thus far, the Horned Frogs seem to just keep getting stronger offensively. Defensively, the Horned Frogs seem to be strong as ever, as well. Going through the air seemed to be the Razorbacks’ strength as they had 138 passing yards. To go with those 138 passing yards, Arkansas scored its lone touchdown. In terms of rushing, Arkansas has 129 yards and nothing else. The win was yet another strong one, but is CU’s offense slowing down after scoring 63 in the very first game?
San Jose State University At Texas Longhorns: Texas Wins 56-0
The first impression is usually a fairly accurate one as to how a person or team will act in time. However, for the Texas Longhorns, the first impression of being the “same ol’ Longhorns” was completely wrong. The story of this game was first-time starter Sam Ehlinger, who was unaware that he’d start until right before the game. Ehlinger completed 15-27 passes for 222 yards and a touchdown. Ehlinger’ stop receiver Armonti Foreman. Foreman hauled in five catches for 51 yards and a touchdown. While the passing attack put on a show, the rush attack ruled “the show”. Chris Warren had 166 yards on 16 rush attempts. Warren would rush for two touchdowns and hold the majority of Texas’ 406 rushing yards. The Longhorns would finish with 623 total offensive yards.