Tuesday’s Big 12 news roundup includes all the injury updates around the conference, including quarterback issues for Baylor, Texas, and Oklahoma. Plus, coaches react to a good showing by Oklahoma State and West Virginia.
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— Texas quarterback David Ash is marred by injuries again. Another concussion will keep him out of early football action, sitting against BYU this Saturday. Sophomore Tyrone Swoopes will be called in to start against the Cougars. Texas lost 40-21 last year at BYU, the game where the Longhorns famously gave up 550 rushing yards and fired their defensive coordinator afterwards.
— Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty is listed as day-to-day after suffering a lower back injury in the first series of the win over SMU. He was able to stay in the game until late in the first half when it visible that he couldn’t throw accurately. Antwan Goodley aggrivated a quad muscle injury that he suffered during fall camp.
— Oklahoma senior tight end Blake Bell, formerly a quarterback, was taking snaps under enter as Cody Thomas continues to work back into being a backup quarterback.
— Despite TCU not using their second quarterback until the fourth quarter, it looks like they will continue using a rotation of two QBs. Trevone Boykin started in the season opener against Samford and dominated going 29-for-41 passing for 320 yards.
— The Big 12 had a relatively strong opening weekend despite Iowa State bring down the conference with a 20-point loss to North Dakota State. Coaches react to Oklahoma State and West Virginia holding their own against the nation’s best. Neither won their games, but those results will be in the minds of the committee when it comes time to ranking these teams to play in the College Football Playoff.