Monday, March 18, 2019

Big 12 Week 13 Football Preview

By: Kin Kinsley – Senior Writer

Twitter: @kin_BGS



Kansas (3-7) at #21 Oklahoma (7-3)

12:00pm ET – Fox Sports 1

Line – Kansas +25.0



Offensive points per game:  19.4

Defensive points per game:  30.4

Offensive yards per game:  359.0

Rushing yards per game:  137.8

Passing yards per game:  221.2

Defensive yards per game:  438.4

Rushing yards allowed per game:  181.2

Passing yards allowed per game:  257.2



Offensive points per game:  38.8

Defensive points per game:  25.2

Offensive yards per game:  479.3

Rushing yards per game:  240.9

Passing yards per game:  238.4

Defensive yards per game:  409.9

Rushing yards allowed per game:  118.4

Passing yards allowed per game:  291.5


What you need to know:

  • Kansas has lost their last 31 games away from Lawrence.
  • Freshman running back Corey Avery leads the Jayhawks with 565 yards and five touchdowns on the ground.  De’Andre Mann has added 380 yards and Tony Pierson 320 rushing.
  • Michael Cummings has started the last five games at quarterback and has thrown seven touchdowns and just three interceptions on the season.
  • Nick Harwell is the leads the Jayhawks with 41 receptions and five receiving scores.
  • Tight end Jimmay Mundine leads the team with 537 receiving yards. Mundine was named one of eight finalists for the Mackey Award on Monday morning.
  • Jayhawk kicker/punter Trevor Pardula leads the Big 12, averaging 45.3 yards per punt (ninth in the NCAA).  In less than two season, he has totaled 52 punts of more than 50 yards.
  • Linebacker Ben Heeney leads the Big 12 with 112 total tackles and 11.2 tackles per game.  The senior has also registered 10 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and an interception. Heeney was named a mid-season All American by Phil Steele.
  • Cornerback JaCorey Shepherd leads the Big 12 (second nationally) in passes defended.  He has broken up 14 passes and has three interceptions.
  • Trevor Knight will not play for Oklahoma for the second straight week after suffering an injury in the Baylor game.
  • Cody Thomas makes his second career start in Knight’s place.  Against Texas Tech, he was 10-for-20 through the air for 133 yards.  The threw one touchdown and three interceptions.  Thomas rushed for 103 yards and scored a rushing touchdown.
  • Samaje Perine leads the Big 12 in rushing with 100.1 yards per game and is the only player over 1,000 yards on the season.
  • Receiver Sterling Shepard is third in the conference with 106.3 yards receiving per game but is listed as questionable for Saturday’s game.
  • Dominique Alexander leads the Sooner defense with 86 total tackles.  His 8.7 per game ranks fourth in the conference.  He has registered 5.5 tackles for loss, including 1.5 sacks on the season.



Kansas game notes.

Oklahoma game notes.



Texas Tech (3-7) at Iowa State (2-7)

3:30pm ET – Fox Sports Net

Line – Texas Tech +1.0


Texas Tech:

Offensive points per game:  28.6

Defensive points per game:  41.6

Offensive yards per game:  473.7

Rushing yards per game:  146.1

Passing yards per game:  327.6

Defensive yards per game:  504.5

Rushing yards allowed per game:  260.3

Passing yards allowed per game:  244.2


Iowa State:

Offensive points per game:  24.4

Defensive points per game:  37.8

Offensive yards per game:  361.7

Rushing yards per game:  111.7

Passing yards per game:  250.0

Defensive yards per game:  495.0

Rushing yards allowed per game:  244.6

Passing yards allowed per game:  250.4


What you need to know:

  • Texas Tech quarterback Davis Webb has a high ankle sprain, leaving Patrick Mahomes as the likely starter.  He has thrown for 621 yards and six touchdowns on the season. Significantly more mobile than Webb, he has added 45 yards on the ground.
  • De’Andre Washington leads the team with 85.2 yards a game through ten games, good for third in the Big 12.  He is on pace to be the first Tech player to rush for 1,000 yards in a season since 1999 (Ricky Williams).
  • Both Jakeem Grant (5.7) and Brad Marquez are in the top seven in the conference in receptions per game.  Grant’s 76.0 yards per game rank ninth in the Big 12.
  • Junior Pete Robertson has totaled nine sacks on the season, second in the Big 12.
  • Texas Tech’s defense is worst in the conference in yards and scoring.
  • The Red Raiders have won the last two games in the series.
  • Iowa State quarterback Sam Richardson will play after sitting out the Kansas game two weeks ago.  He averages 242.2 yards passing and has thrown 16 touchdowns.  Richardson has added 339 yards and three touchdowns on the ground.
  • Tight end E.J. Bibbs has caught 40 passes on the season, leading the team.  His seven touchdowns also lead the Cyclones.  On Monday he was named one of eight finalists for the Mackey Award, given to the nation’s best tight end.
  • Iowa State’s defense is second worst in the conference (only better than Tech) in both yardage and scoring.


Texas Tech game notes.

Iowa State game notes.



Oklahoma State (5-5) at #7 Baylor (8-1)

7:30pm ET – Fox

Line – Oklahoma State +28.5


Oklahoma State:

Offensive points per game:  26.3

Defensive points per game:  30.0

Offensive yards per game:  367.0

Rushing yards per game:  139.6

Passing yards per game:  227.4

Defensive yards per game:  424.4

Rushing yards allowed per game:  139.5

Passing yards allowed per game:  284.9



Offensive points per game: 50.1

Defensive points per game:  21.0

Offensive yards per game: 585.1

Rushing yards per game: 230.9

Passing yards per game: 354.2

Defensive yards per game: 322.2

Rushing yards allowed per game: 107.8

Passing yards allowed per game:  214.4


What you need to know:

  • Heavy thunderstorms are expected in Waco Saturday.  While the game will go on as scheduled, there were rumors of moving the game up or even to Sunday.
  • Oklahoma State quarterback Daxx Garman is questionable with a concussion.  It is believes that freshman Mason Rudolph would start if Garman cannot.  Rudolph has not taken a game snap this season.
  • Desmond Roland’s seven rushing touchdowns are fourth in the conference.  He has rushed for 533 yards this season, leading the team.
  • Tyreek Hill is second in the Big 12 in all-purpose yardage, averaging 152.8 yards per game.  He has rushed for 444 yards and totaled 253 on receptions this season.
  • Baylor has won 14 straight home games, tied for longest streak in the nation.  They have not lost yet and McLane Stadium.
  • The Bears lead the nation in total offense (585.1 ypg) and scoring offense (50.1) ppg.  Both numbers lead the Big 12.
  • Their defense is 14th nationally in total defense (322.2 ypg) and 19th in scoring (21.0 ppg).  Both numbers lead the Big 12.
  • Bryce Petty is 11th nationally with 302.6 passing yards per game.  He has thrown a touchdown in 21 straight games that he’s played in.
  • Shock Linwood is second in the Big 12 with 96.0 rushing yards per game and also second with 12 rushing touchdowns.
  • Johnny Jefferson ranks tenth in the Big 12 with 58.1 rushing yards a game.  He has scored three touchdown on the ground.
  • In six games, Corey Coleman is averaging 132.7 receiving yards per game, tops in the conference.  He is second with 7.3 receptions a game.


Oklahoma State game notes.

Baylor game notes.



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