Big 12 roundup: Keith Ford injured, Clint Trickett’s evolution, and Tyler Sash


Here’s the latest from the Big 12, including injury updates, a feature on Clint Trickett, and former Iowa Hawkeye Tyler Sash getting salty on Iowa State’s celebration.

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— Oklahoma will lose their leading running back, Keith Ford, for at least a week. The prognosis is for 2-3 weeks, but head coach Bob Stoops said it’s really unclear after this week. Ford will be a significant subtraction from the lineup being both a threat on the ground and in the air. He has nearly 300 all-purpose yards (100 in the air) and has six touchdowns (five rushing, one receiving).

— Iowa State will lose Jacob Dunning and P.J. Harris for the rest of the year. Dunning, an offensive lineman, suffered a ruptured patellar tendon and Harris suffered a broken leg bone. There is a possibility that Harris could return at the end of the year. Injuries continue to pile on the offensive line and at receiver, but luckily Jacob Gannon returned and Jarvis West won’t be sidelined after his injury against Iowa.

— Let’s compare Big 12 power rankings. On ESPN’s Big 12 FPI board. Oklahoma and Baylor sit as the nation’s sixth and seventh best teams. The biggest difference is Kansas State being the seventh best team in the conference. That’s simply untrue — they’re better than Texas for sure — and that’s why formulas aren’t good this early in the season. On the flip side, Bobby La Gesse from the Ames Tribune has the exact same rankings we have.

Sep 13, 2014; College Park, MD, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers quarterback Clint Trickett (9) looks to pass against the Maryland Terrapins at Byrd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

— Clint Trickett is starting to get some dap nationally. Bleacher Report had a hefty feature on him today, reliving the success he had against Alabama despite ultimately losing and how we’ll learn more about him as conference play begins for them on Saturday.

— In David Ubben’s best and worst of the Big 12 in Week 3, he highlights Iowa State for the best team performance, a crazy catch by TCU wide receiver Josh Doctson, and Desmond Jackson messing up the coin toss for Texas, allowing UCLA to receive the ball at the beginning of both halves.

— Finally, a file from the “Life’s Rich Pageant”. Tyler Sash, a former Hawkeye player that was tazed and arrested because he was drunk riding around in a scooter and refused to cooperate with police, responded with “Stay classy ISU” after some members of the team posed shirtless around the Cy-Hawk trophy.