Saturday, September 26, 2009
Big 12's evening games all turning ugly
By David Ubben
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
With Iowa State taking a 31-10 lead over Army late in the the fourth quarter, all of the early-evening games are turning into boat races.
Nebraska is racing to a 55-0 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette. Cody Green has come off the bench for a solid start in place of Zac Lee. The most intriguing statistic to me in the Cornhuskers' easy triumph is that their 23 completions have been divvied among 14 different receivers.
Backup Jeremy Smith has raced for more than 150 yards as Oklahoma State has raced to a 56-6 lead over Grambling State late in the game.
Baylor is chasing Northwestern State out of Floyd Casey Stadium and has a 68-10 lead over the Demons late in the third quarter. In the last two quarters, the Bears have outscored Northwestern 54-3 as Robert Griffin has thrown for three touchdowns and Terence Ganaway has rushed for three scores.
And Texas A&M has clicked on 13 of 15 third-down plays -- an 86.7 percent ratio that I've never seen as high for a full game -- to completely dominate UAB in a 56-18 lead. Jerrod Johnson has rushed for three touchdowns and passed for three more.
These complete triumphs mean that a Texas Tech victory later tonight would complete a 10-0 weekend for the conference.