Big 12 football picks: Week one results


Aug 31, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; TCU Horned Frogs quarterback Trevone Boykin (2) fumbles the ball after being hit by LSU Tigers defensive end Jermauria Rasco (59) in the third quarter of the game at AT

Here’s all the results from predicting the first week of Big 12 action.

Texas Tech 41, Southern Methodist 23

  • Straight up: WIN – The offense was classic Red Raiders. All passing and converted over 50 percent of their 3rd downs.
  • Against the spread: LOSS – SMU did all it needed to as they gained more yards than TTU. Unfortunately, they couldn’t reach the endzone.
  • Over/under: WIN – After an awful start, 42 points in the second half sealed the deal.

North Dakota State 24, Kansas State 21

  • Straight up: LOSS – NDSU has four FBS wins in four years. They are coached incredibly well, and proof that coaching is just as important as skilled players.

West Virginia 24, William & Mary 17

  • Straight up: WIN – That was way too close for WVU, but implementing a new kind of offense always has it’s struggles. This is why I believe college football would benefit with a preseason game just like this.

Oklahoma State 21, Mississippi State 3

  • Straight up: WIN – It was ugly as hell, but the Cowboys were able to turn things around in the second half. Incredibly efficient going 8-14 on 3rd down conversions.
  • Against the spread: LOSS – For a long time, I thought the +13 was an easy win.
  • Over/under: LOSS – Absolutely no one predicted that low of a total score.

Baylor 69, Wofford 3

  • Straight up: WIN – Meh…

Northern Iowa 28, Iowa State 20

Oklahoma 34, Louisiana-Monroe 0

  • Straight up: WIN – The Warhawks had the offense to keep up with anybody last year, but that was nowhere to be found with just 166 total yards.
  • Against the spread: WIN – The Sooners had the line in the third quarter alone.
  • Over/under: LOSS – Who knew LAMO would end up getting completely shut out against OU, who struggled mightily to open up last season.

Texas 56, New Mexico State 7

  • Straight up: WIN – Pretty straightforward.
  • Against the spread: WIN – In the first half, it didn’t seem like this one would hit either.
  • Over/under: WIN – The Longhorns came 1.5 points from taking the over themselves.

LSU 37, TCU 27

  • Straight up: WIN – If this is the Big 12’s best defense, we’ll be in store for plenty of shootouts.
  • Against the spread: WIN – Even with four turnovers, TCU had a slim chance at a backdoor cover.
  • Over/under: LOSS – It was risky taking the under with such a low total.

Win-Loss Totals

  • Straight up: 7-2
  • Against the spread: 3-2
  • Over/under: 2-3