Upsets abound in late Big 12 games


Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

How about a run of some remarkable upsets across the Big 12?

Colorado hung on for a wild 34-30 upset victory over Kansas. The Jayhawks had a late chance to win the game, but Dezmon Briscoe could make a catch in the Colorado end zone on the last play of the game. Briscoe somehow got open despite having four Colorado defenders in the area. But the game-winning pass hit him in the hands and glanced away.

At Ames, Iowa State claimed its first Big 12 victory since 2007 with an impressive 24-10 triumph over Baylor.

I was wondering how the Cyclones would respond after two tough losses to Kansas State and Kansas in their last two weeks.

The Cyclones got a nice lift from Jerome Tiller who completed 7-of-8 passes for 46 yards and 74 yards rushing and a touchdown.

Alexander Robinson raced for 84 yards as he continued as the Big 12's most underrated offensive weapon.

And that smoke you might be seeing rising up from south central Texas might be the reaction of Texas A&M fans putting Mike Sherman back on the hot seat after the Aggies were humiliated at Kansas State tonight, 62-14.

Daniel Thomas likely won himself a helmet sticker by rushing for 79 yards and four touchdowns. Remember, when he came into the program, a lot of people thought he would be playing at quarterback this week.

Here's a couple of statistics that will make the natives in College Station a little restless. Jerrod Johnson had no interceptions coming into tonight. He threw three tonight.

The Aggies produced minus-17 yards in 23 carries. Where have you gone Sirr Parker and Ja'Mar Toombs?

And Oklahoma State and Missouri have combined for 550 yards in the first half as the Cowboys have a 24-17 halftime lead.

It's a night for big passing and receiving statistics so far. Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert passed for 259 yards in the first half as Danario Alexander has accounted for six catches for 161 yards.

Zac Robinson has been just as impressive, hitting 17-of-22 passes for 181 yards. Hubert Anyiam is doing a pretty good impression of Dez Bryant with eight receptions for 94 yards in the first half.