Thursday, August 15, 2013
Predicting the 2013 season: Week 12
By David Ubben
Last season we began this exercise. Here's how we did last season. Not terrible, but certainly some room for improvement.
We'll move forward again this offseason by making preseason picks for every single game on the Big 12 schedule. By the end of it, you'll see our full projections for each team in the Big 12 in 2013.
More Big 12 predictions for 2013.
Oklahoma 37, Iowa State 20: ISU has beaten the Sooners once (1990) since 1961, and come within single digits just once since that win in 1990. Not much evidence to suggest a second win is coming in 2013. The Cyclones just won't have enough offense to keep up.
Texas 31, Oklahoma State 30: Austin will host what could be the Big 12's game of the year, but the Longhorns make up for two consecutive losses to the Cowboys in Austin in 2010 and 2011 with a hard-earned win. David Ash plays like he did against the Pokes in 2012, and Johnathan Gray hits the 100-yard mark in the win.
West Virginia 44, Kansas 34: KU looked like it was ready for its one-win season to be over when it trekked to Morgantown in the 12th game of 2012. The Jayhawks put up a better fight this time, but there's just too much Charles Sims and Ivan McCartney this time.
Baylor 41, Texas Tech 38: These last few neutral-site games in Cowboys Stadium and the Cotton Bowl have all been shootouts, and we'll see another one in Arlington. The Bears make it three consecutive wins against the Red Raiders with a game-winning drive in the final minute. Lache Seastrunk logs another big game.
TCU 24, Kansas State 23: Another year, another physical matchup. Casey Pachall gives the Frogs a huge road victory with a big fourth quarter and K-State drops a heartbreaker. Waymon James carries TCU for much of the game against the Wildcats' inexperienced defensive line.
Current Big 12 standings
1. Texas -- 9-1 (6-1)
2. Baylor -- 8-1 (5-1)
3. TCU -- 9-2 (6-2)
4. Oklahoma State -- 8-2 (5-2)
5. Oklahoma -- 6-3 (5-2)
6. Kansas State -- 6-4 (3-4)
7. Texas Tech -- 6-5 (3-5)
8. West Virginia -- 5-6 (2-6)
9. Iowa State -- 3-7 (1-6)
10. Kansas -- 2-8 (0-8)