Sunday, March 24, 2019

Big 12 Week 11 Football Preview

By: Kin Kinsley – Senior Writer

Twitter: @kin_BGS


Eight Big 12 schools play conference games this week.  Two of the four games feature top-25 matchups.


#12 Baylor (7-1) at #15 Oklahoma (6-2)

12:00pm ET – Fox Sports 1

Line – Baylor +5.0



Offensive points per game:  50.4

Defensive points per game:  21.9

Offensive yards per game:  590.2

Rushing yards per game:  241.2

Passing yards per game:  349.0

Defensive yards per game:  322.6

Rushing yards allowed per game:  99.9

Passing yards allowed per game:  222.8



Offensive points per game:  41.5

Defensive points per game:  21.8

Offensive yards per game:  494.6

Rushing yards per game:  231.8

Passing yards per game:  262.9

Defensive yards per game:  383.6

Rushing yards allowed per game:  117.9

Passing yards allowed per game:  265.8


What you need to know:

  • Baylor leads the country in total offense (590.3 yards per game) and scoring offense (50.4 points per game) and is second in victory margin (28.5).
  • The Bear defense is 17th nationally in total defense (325.3 ypg) and 31st in scoring (21.9 ppg).
  • Shock Linwood leads the Big 12 with 97.1 rushing yards a game and is tied for second with ten rushing touchdowns.
  • Corey Coleman is third in the conference with 114.4 receiving yards per game.  He is also second in scoring TDs (8.4 points per game) and seventh in receptions per game (5.8).  He is second in all-purpose yards (140.4/game)
  • Oklahoma is 11-0 against Baylor when the game is played in Norman.
  • Trevor Knight (146), Alex Ross (144) and Samaje Perine (100) all rushed for 100+ yards last week.  The last time Oklahoma has three players do that was in 1992.
  • Perine leads the Big 12 with 11 rushing touchdowns and is second in rushing 95.9 ypg).
  • Trevor Knight is fifth in the conference with 293.2 yards of total offense a game.
  • Sterling Shepard leads the conference with 119.6 receiving yards per game.  His 6.2 receptions per game rank him second in the conference.
  • Shepard and running back Keith Ford will be game-time decisions for the game.  Shepard strained his groin last week against Iowa State.  Ford has missed the last five games with a leg injury.


Baylor game notes.

Oklahoma game notes.



Iowa State (2-6) at Kansas (2-6)

3:30pm ET – FSN

Line – Iowa State -3.5


Iowa State

Offensive points per game:  25.8

Defensive points per game:  38.2

Offensive yards per game:  360.2

Rushing yards per game:  113.4

Passing yards per game:  246.9

Defensive yards per game: 492.6

Rushing yards allowed per game:  246.6

Passing yards allowed per game:  246.0



Offensive points per game:  16.2

Defensive points per game:  32.0

Offensive yards per game:  332.2

Rushing yards per game:  134.2

Passing yards per game:  198.0

Defensive yards per game:  443.5

Rushing yards allowed per game:  197.6

Passing yards allowed per game:  245.9


What you need to know:

  • Iowa State has scored on 25-of-27 (92.6%) of trips in the red zone this season, second in the Big 12 and eighth nationally.
  • The Cyclones have won the last four matchups in this series.
  • Allen Lazard ranks tenth nationally among freshmen with 34 catches and 443 receiving yards.
  • Sophomore kicker Cole Netten is a perfect 8-for-8 on field goal attempts.
  • Linebacker Jevohn Miller is sixth in the conference with 8.5 tackles a game.  He has 3.5 tackles for loss this season, including one sack.  However, he tore his ACL against Oklahoma and is out for the rest of the season.
  • Sam Richardson has thrown for 14 touchdowns on the season and also leads the Cyclones with 339 rushing yards.
  • Kansas quarterback Michael Cummings has played well since being named starter.  He has thrown for more than 200 yards in each of the last three games, the first time that has happened since Todd Reesing in 2009.
  • Trevor Pardula leads the Big 12 with a 44.8 yard punting average.
  • Ben Heeney leads the conference with 11.8 tackles per game.  Against Texas Tech, he registered 21 tackles, second most in one game in the NCAA this season.


Iowa State game notes.

Kansas game notes.



#23 West Virginia (6-3) at Texas (4-5)

3:30pm ET – FS1

Line – West Virginia -3.0


West Virginia

Offensive points per game:  36.1

Defensive points per game:  25.7

Offensive yards per game:  508.2

Rushing yards per game:  182.4

Passing yards per game:  325.8

Defensive yards per game:  389.0

Rushing yards allowed per game:  176.4

Passing yards allowed per game:  212.6



Offensive points per game:  22.2

Defensive points per game:  23.1

Offensive yards per game:  361.7

Rushing yards per game:  149.1

Passing yards per game:  212.6

Defensive yards per game:  352.4

Rushing yards allowed per game:  175.1

Passing yards allowed per game:  177.3


What you need to know:

  • West Virginia has scored 30 or more points in eight consecutive games, a program record.
  • Nationally, Clint Trickett is fourth in passing yards (2,925), eighth in passing yards per game (325.0), 14th in total offense (315.7) and 24th in passing touchdowns (18).
  • Also Nationally, Kevin White is fourth in receiving yards per game (119.4), sixth in receptions per game (8.7) and seventh in receiving touchdowns (8).
  • Both Rushel Shell (67.2) and Wendell Smallwood (60.0) are in the top eight in the Big 12 in rushing yards per game.
  • Josh Lambert is second in the conference, scoring 10.8 points per game.
  • WVU’s pass defense is second in the Big 12, allowing just 212.6 yards per game.
  • WVU holds a 2-1 all-time series lead with the teams splitting games the last two years, each winning on the road.
  • The Texas pass defense allows just 177.3 yards per game, ninth in the nation.  Their 3.0 sacks a game rank 18th nationally.
  • Over the last four games, the Longhorns have averaged 415 yards of offense per game, almost 100 yards more than the first five games.
  • The running back duo of Malcolm Brown and Johnathan Gray has combined for 978 yards and nine touchdowns on the seasons.  They each average more than four yards per carry.  Brown is ninth in the Big 12 with 59.2 yards a game.
  • Jaxon Shipley (5.7) and John Harris (5.3) rank eighth and ninth respectively in the Big 12 in receptions per game.
  • Texas senior linebackers Jordan Hicks (9.0) and Steve Edmond (8.9) rank fourth and fifth respectively in the Big 12 in tackles.
  • The Longhorns are next-to-last in the conference in scoring offense (22.2 ppg).


West Virginia game notes.

Texas game notes.



#7 Kansas State (7-1) at #6 TCU (7-1)

7:30pm ET – Fox

Line – Kansas State +6.0


Kansas State

Offensive points per game:  38.2

Defensive points per game:  18.6

Offensive yards per game:  424.1

Rushing yards per game:  172.8

Passing yards per game:  251.4

Defensive yards per game:  321.1

Rushing yards allowed per game:  101.1

Passing yards allowed per game:  220.1



Offensive points per game:  48.0

Defensive points per game:  22.6

Offensive yards per game:  550.0

Rushing yards per game:  214.1

Passing yards per game:  335.9

Defensive yards per game:  370.0

Rushing yards allowed per game:  140.1

Passing yards allowed per game:  229.9


What you need to know:

  • Kansas State has won both matchups since TCU joined the Big 12.
  • Senior receiver Tyler Lockett has moved into second in Wildcat history in receiving yards and touchdown receptions.  His father, Kevin, holds both records.
  • The Kansas State offense is 25-for-25 scoring when they enter the red zone over the last five games.
  • Quarterback Jake Waters is sixth in the Big 12 in total offense with 285.2 ypg.  His 404 rushing yards are second most by any conference quarterback.
  • Charles Jones leads the Wildcats with 431 rushing yards and 11 scores on the ground.
  • Jonathan Truman has registered 73 tackles to lead the team.  His 9.1 per game average is third in the conference.
  • TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin is fourth nationally with 361.9 yards of total offense per game.
  • B.J. Catalon leads the conference in scoring touchdowns, averaging 9.0 points per game.  He is questionable for Saturday’s game after suffering an injury against West Virginia.
  • Kicker Jaden Oberkrom tops the Big 12 in total scoring per game at 11.2.
  • Paul Dawson leads the defense with 91 tackles and his 11.4 per game is second best in the conference.  He is the only player in the nation with at least 12 tackles for loss and three interceptions.
  • TCU is second in the conference in passing offense and total offense.


Kansas State game notes.

TCU game notes.



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