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Around The Big 12: Week 2

Baylor easily handled he hated Northwestern State Demons (Texas Tech beat the Demons 75-7 last year) and freshman quarterback Robert Griffin was efficient (completing 15 of 19 for 294) and good (3 TD's passing and 1 rushing). The Baylor defense gave up 190 yards, but only 1 score (boxscore). Up Next: Washington State

Colorado beat Eastern Washington, and I'm going to say this all season, EWU is a good football team and could probably beat more than a handful of BCS teams. EWU was ahead until the 4h quarter where Colorado scored 17 points and perhaps EWU just ran out of gas. Colorado managed only 90 yards rushing on 33 attempts. The Colorado defense gave up 350 yards to the Eagles, and I'll say it again, Eastern Washington is a good football team (boxscore). Up Next: Idle

Iowa State handled Kent State fairly easily, jumping out to a 21-7 lead in the first quarter. Kent State outgained Iowa State, but lost the game because they coughed up the ball 4 times. Austen Arnaud appears to be the guy asserting himself at quarterback for ISU and finished 12 of 15 for 166 yards and a TD (boxscore). Up Next: Iowa

Kansas was only up 13-0 at the half, but pulled away from Louisiana Tech in the 2nd quarter. Todd Reesing was racked up a ton of yards, passing for 412 on 32 of 38 and 3 touchdowns. I think the thing that most folks are concerned about is the Kansas running game, which only averaged 3.3 yards a carry (33 carries 126 yards). The Kansas secondary was good, holding La. Tech to 119 yards on 33 passing attempts (boxscore). Up Next: South Florida

Kansas State demolished Montana State, behind 177 yards rushing from the ground from 8 different players. Josh Freeman had 288 yards passing and 2 touchdowns, while the Wildcat defense gave up only 83 yards rushing and 108 yards passing (boxscore). Up Next: Idle

Missouri took care of business early against SE Missouri State. The Tigers were up 42-0 at halftime and the Red Hawks could never get on track. Chase Daniel was 16 of 17 for 245 and 3 touchdowns, and rushed for 256 yards as a team. Not really much of a contest as the Mizzou defense gave up 83 yards rushing. Missouri only had 8 third downs all game (boxscore). Up Next: Nevada

Nebraska outlast San Jose State, but it was close early (14 -10 heading into halftime). But a win, is a win, is a win. Perhaps the most bothersome state of the game is only 99 yards on 30 carries for the Cornhuskers, while the Husker defense yielded 137 yards for the game. It's going to take some time for Pelini (boxscore). Up Next: New Mexico State

Oklahoma turned it on late, but Cincinnati put up a pretty good fight. Statistically, Bradford looked good (29 of 38 for 395 and 5 TD's) but he didn't look as sharp as he has in the past (also had 2 picks). The OU pass defense looked a little vulnerable, but the rushing defense was glorious (boxscore). Up Next: Washington

Oklahoma State and Mike Gundy have got this offense humming along. Zach Robinson threw for 300 yards, Kendall Hunter rushed for 210 yards, and Dez Bryant caught 236 yards. This game was close early, but OSU really poured it on in the 2nd half. The OSU defense gave up 483 yards for the day (boxscore). Up Next: Missouri State

Texas toppled UTEP relatively easily, although it was somewhat close in the 1st quarter. Colt McCoy was efficient for the 2nd week in a row (20 for 29 and 282 yards and 4 TD's). I'm still a little concerned about the UT rushing game, managing only 122 yards on 31 carries, but perhaps the biggest concern was the 412 yards given up by the Longhorn defense (boxscore). Up Next: Arkansas

Texas A&M got a win. Stephen McGee was injured early, but Jerrod Johnson performed well (10 of 19 for 124 yards, 3 TD's). Still concerned about only 92 yards on the ground for the Aggies as well as giving up 216 yards on the defensive side of the ball (boxscore). Up Next: Idle