Sooner 2012 Opponents – How They Fared Week Two


Sep 8, 2012; Manhattan, KS, USA; Kansas State Wildcats quarterback Collin Klein (7) runs the ball during first-half action against the Miami Hurricanes at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Sewell-US PRESSWIRE

#21 Kansas State (9-22): Miami (FL) 13 – KSU 52

If his performance against the Hurricanes is any indication, Collin Klein will give Geno Smith a run for the title of Best QB in the Big 12 this season.  Klein was 9/11 for 210 yards along with 22 carries and 71 yards, including three touchdowns.  Even better for the Powercats was the emergence of John Hubert at tailback with a line of 19/106/5.6.  It will be exciting to watch the Sooners chase around Klein in Norman later this month.

At Texas Tech (10-6): Texas Tech 58 – Texas State 10

Seth Doege had a great game for the Red Raiders at 25-32/319/10.0YPA along with 5 touchdowns and 0 interceptions.  The Red Raiders also got a strong rushing attack from Eric Stephens Jr., Kenny Williams, and SaDale Foster who combined for 21/176/8.38.

(In Dallas) #14 Texas (10-13): New Mexico 0 – Texas 45

David Ash has one of his most impressive starts as a Longhorn QB going 16-22/221/10.0YPA with two touchdowns, which seems to say the Horns have decided who will see the vast majority of snaps at QB.  The defense was very impressive, limiting New Mexico in all phases of the game.  Malcolm Brown was very ineffective only having two carries for five yards.

Kansas (10-20): Rice 25 – Kansas 24

Dayne Christ was not particularly impressive, with a 5.1 YPA on his throws and two interceptions.  The Kansas running game was solid against the Rice Owls, but we’ll see if that running game can be duplicated in the slightly more defensive Big 12.

#20 Notre Dame (10-27): Purdue 17 – Notre Dame 20

Notre Dame did an impressive job defensively against the Boilermakers, holding Purdue to only 288 yards of offensive.  Everett Golson was impressive at quarterback for the Irish and it will be interesting to see how the Irish play the situation between him and Tommy Rees throughout the season.

At Iowa State (11-3): Iowa State 9 – Iowa 6

Steele Jantz had maybe the most Steele Jantz game ever, throwing interceptions but still leading his team to a close victory over another team that’s probably better than the Cyclones.  Undoubtedly the most exciting player in Iowa since Seneca Wallace, the Cyclones seem to never be out of a game when Jantz is under center.

Baylor (11-10): Bye Week

At #9 West Virginia (11-17): Bye Week

Oklahoma State (11-24): Oklahoma State38 – Arizona 59

The Cowboys had an outstanding game offensively but struggled to protect the football.  Freshman quarterback Wes Lunt accounting for three interceptions, including one pick-six in the fourth quarter that seemed to put the game out of reach for the Cowboys.

At #16 Texas Christian (12/4): Grambling State 0 – TCU 56

TCU dominated Grambling in every phase of the game, outgaining the Tigers 531 to 70 in total offensive yards.  Frog quarterbacks combined to complete 17 of 17 passes and really faced no challenge from the Tigers.