Big 12 football picks: Week 2 early Saturday game results


Sep 7, 2013; Waco, TX, USA; Baylor Bears running back Lache Seastrunk (25) runs for a touchdown during the first half against the Buffalo Bulls at Floyd Casey Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s the results after the first half of Saturday’s Big 12 games finished.

Oklahoma State 56, Texas-San Antonio 35

Straight up: WIN – The outcome was never in doubt as the Cowboys did whatever they wanted to on offense. They could have put up over 600 yards wherever they played this team. But this was a good showing by a team that’s in just their third year of existence. That Roadrunner offense is legit.

Against the spread: LOSS – UTSA gets a backdoor cover after scoring four touchdowns in the fourth quarter. There’s a reason why so many Big 12 teams have awful defensive stats. Getting up early and going through the motions in the second half is one of them.

Over/under: WIN – Vegas wouldn’t put a game in the 80’s, but they should have considered it.

TCU 38, Southeastern Louisiana 17

Straight up: WIN – What an awful performance through two and a half quarters of football. The Lions had more running yards (207-169) but three turnovers did them in. The Casey Pachall should be close to over, it’s time to move on with Trevone Boykin for good.

Baylor 70, Buffalo 13

Straight up: WIN – While Oregon was dazzling a national audience on ABC, Baylor should now be officially known as “Oregon Lite.” Another week with an outstanding offensive performance.

Against the spread: LOSS – Very quickly, I realized I should have switched the bets with Okie State and Baylor.

Over/under: WIN – Both teams hit the total of 69 before the first half ended, thanks to Baylor’s 56 points.

Kansas State 48, Louisiana-Lafayette 27

Straight up: WIN – It’s not implausible to believe that North Dakota State is by far the best non-conference team the Wildcats face this season.

Against the spread: WIN – A backdoor cover was never in the cards as the Ragin Cajuns didn’t have an answer for KSU’s passing attack.

Over/under: WIN – Until both teams scored six touchdowns in the third quarter, it didn’t look like the over would hit with LA-LA just scoring a field goal in the first half.


  • Straight up: 11-2
  • Against the spread: 4-4
  • Over/under:  5-3