Big 12 football picks: Week 2 late Saturday game results


Sep 7, 2013; Provo, UT, USA; Brigham Young Cougars linebacker Alani Fua (5) sacks Texas Longhorns quarterback David Ash (14) during the first quarter at Lavell Edwards Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s analysis of the rest of the games from the Big 12 slate on Saturday night.

BYU 40, Texas 21

Straight up: LOSS – 550 yards of rushing given up by the Longhorns, a school record that led to the defensive coordinator’s firing 15 hours after the conclusion of the game.

Against the spread: LOSS – There was no hope once the second half adjustments didn’t kick in, something that head coach Mack Brown has traditionally done with Texas when they get spanked around in the first 30 minutes.

Over/under: LOSS – It should have been low scoring, and technically the low only missed by a couple points.

Oklahoma 16, West Virginia 7

Straight up: WIN – After the Mountaineer’s crazy touchdown to start the game, which had about six missed tackles by the Sooners on one play, they got shut out the rest of the way in an ugly loss.

Against the spread: LOSS – Freshman quarterback Trevor Knight wasn’t able to gain as many yards on the ground himself, but the running game took over to dominate time of possession. Unfortunately, it didn’t result in more than 16 points.

Over/under: WIN – It had the make of a lower-scoring game with West Virginia’s anemic offense, and it held true through most of the game.

Kansas 31, South Dakota 14

Straight up: WIN – After getting shutout in the first quarter, Kansas finally took the lead a touchdown lead at halftime and didn’t look back.

Texas Tech 61, Stephen F. Austin 13

Straight up: WIN – Complete domination by an overmatched opponent. The Red Raiders rolled up 731 yards and almost 500 yards in the air. You know an opponent of Texas Tech’s is inferior when the Red Raiders get over 200 yards of rushing.


  • Straight up: 14-3
  • Against the spread: 4-6
  • Over/under: 6-4