Preseason camp has not begun so making predictions may seem like folly. Some of our annual Big 12 season predictions have been on the money while others have been way off base in the past. But why should that stop us?
Over the next couple of weeks we will be making predictions for every Big 12 game this season. We continue our predictions with Week 11:
Oklahoma State 55, Texas Tech 52: Mason Rudolph responds to his worst game of the season the previous week with a player of the week worthy performance against the Red Raiders. Rudolph throws for 450 yards and five touchdowns to spark Oklahoma State’s victory in a high-scoring affair. Tony Brown continues to emerge as a threat in Tech’s passing game with two touchdown catches as the Red Raider offense plays well but can’t outscore Rudolph and the Cowboys.
Oklahoma 36, Baylor 24: Samaje Perine has a huge game, rushing for 224 yards and two touchdowns as Oklahoma takes down Baylor for the second straight year. A 14-point first-quarter start gives the Sooners a comfortable lead to work with and Oklahoma’s defense plays one of its best games of the year as Steven Parker grabs a pair of interceptions and Charles Walker returns a fumble for a touchdown.
Texas 35, West Virginia 23: Charlie Strong’s defense is dominant, allowing just 104 rushing yards and forcing three turnovers in the win. Running back D’Onta Foreman is the star for Texas’ offense with more than 150 rushing yards and one touchdown while Shane Buechele adds a touchdown pass to John Burt to keep the Mountaineers’ defense off balance.
Iowa State 31, Kansas 21: The Cyclones win their second game in three weeks spurred on by running back Mike Warren and quarterback Joel Lanning. Warren has 204 rushing yards while Lanning accounts for 254 total yards as he helps prevent the Jayhawks' defense from focusing on Warren.
Week 11 standings
1. Oklahoma State -- 9-1 (6-1 in Big 12)
2. Oklahoma -- 9-1 (6-1)
3. TCU -- 7-2, (4-2)
4. Texas Tech -- 7-3 (4-3)
5. Baylor -- 6-3 (3-3)
6. West Virginia -- 6-3 (3-3)
7. Texas -- 5-5 (3-4)
8. Kansas State -- 4-5 (2-4)
9. Iowa State -- 4-6 (2-5)
10. Kansas -- 2-8 (0-7)