Monday, October 8, 2012
Lunch links: Oklahoma still have a title shot?
By ESPN.com staff
Tavon go fast.
- All of a sudden, Oklahoma is back in the national title picture after three top five teams lost and OU romped Texas Tech, writes Jason Kersey of The Oklahoman.
- TCU's rivalry with Baylor has finally returned to the Big 12, writes John Werner of the Waco Tribune-Herald.
- Kansas recent slide has cost the Jayhawks. For the first time since the 19th century, it doesn't have a winning record all-time, writes Tom Keegan of the Lawrence Journal-World. KU got good news on running back Tony Pierson, though.
- Here are five things we learned about Texas Tech this weekend. Texas Tech lost by not making the most of its opportunities in OU territory, writes Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
- Big plays? Iowa State's defense is saying no way this season.
- Stephanie Kuzydym of The Oklahoman looks at the surprises and the disappointments from OU's win at Texas Tech.
- Is Texas Tech a trap game for West Virginia?
- Oklahoma State's season is poised for a rebound over the next month, writes John Helsley of The Oklahoman. The Cowboys are more dangerous than their record suggests, writes Jimmie Tramel of the Tulsa World.
- Casey Pachall's status will be decided later this week, but coach Gary Patterson met with TCU's chancellor on Sunday about the issue. Patterson feels good about the Frogs' big-picture situation.
- Charlie Weis spent six hours breaking down film on Saturday after KU lost to Kansas State, reports Matt Tait of the Lawrence Journal-World. Interesting practice strategy, too. The guys who will be on the team in 2013 practiced Sunday. The guys who won't be? They ran and lifted.
- Kellis Robinett of the Wichita Eagle does the same for Kansas State's win at Kansas.
- How did Bill Snyder spend his 73rd birthday? How else?
- Kansas State blew out the Jayhawks, but still wasn't content, writes Joshua Kinder of the Manhattan Mercury.