2015 Big 12 Conference Preview College Football From Mitch on Tonys Picks TV 8-11-2015

August 18, 2015

Mitch from Sports Chat Place guests on the Tonys Picks TV Show and offers previews from the Big 12 Conference for the upcoming 2015 campaign.

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Big 12 Conference Previews:

Baylor Bears: 11-2 overall and 8-1 versus the Big 12
In 2014 the Bears 14 point road upset loss at West Virginia cost the club a playoff spot. They went on to lose 42-41 blowing a 20 point fourth quarter lead to Michigan St in the Cotton Bowl.
They have road games at SMU, Kansas, Kansas St, Oklahoma St and TCU. Texas Tech in Arlington. In the non-conference the school plays Lamar, and Rice at home. Seth Russell is favored to take over for Bryce Petty at quarterback.
Regular Season Win Total: 10
Iowa St Cyclones: 2-10 overall and 0-9 versus the Big 12.
They did get a win over Iowa last year. Paul Rhoads moves into his seventh year as coach.
Cyclones have road games at Toledo, Texas Tech, Baylor, Oklahoma, Kansas St and West Virginia. In the non-conference they play Northern Iowa and Iowa at home. Mark Mangino is the offensive coordinator in his second year. Senior Sam Richardson is back under center
Regular Season Win Total: 3
Kansas Jayhawks: 3-9 overall in 2014 and 1-8 versus the Big 12
Former assistant David Beaty takes over as head coach as Charlie Weiss didn’t work out. On the road the Jayhawks play at Rutgers, Iowa St, Oklahoma St, Texas and TCU. In non-conference their home to South Dakota St and Memphis.
The team scored just under 18 points a game. The quarterback job could be Montell Cozart who played some last year as a freshman or freshman Ryan Willis.
Regular Season Win Total: 1 1/2
Kansas St Wildcats: 9-4 overall and 7-2 in the Big 12
They made the Alamo Bowl last year but fell 40-35 to UCLA. The team has 12 starters back.
The Wildcats travel to Texas San Antonio, Oklahoma St, Texas, Texas Tech and Kansas. In the non-conference they are home to South Dakota and Louisiana Tech. There are several quarterbacks looking to replace Jake Waters. Their top three playmakers in the program exited the school.
Regular Season Win Total: 7
Oklahoma Sooners: 8-5 overall in 2014 and 5-4 against the Big 12.
In the Russell Athletic Bowl the Sooners were defeated 40-6 to Clemson. Bob Stoops have 13 starters back.
They are on the road to Tennessee, Kansas St, Kansas, Baylor and Oklahoma St. In the non-conference the school plays Akron and Tulsa at home. Texas Tech transfer Baker Mayfield could start at quarterback over 2014 starter Trevor Knight. The team struggled in pass coverage and allowed 26 points per game which is high for their standard.
Regular Season Win Total: 8 1/2
Oklahoma St Cowboys: 7-6 overall and 4-5 in the Big 12.
The record is under the standard Mike Gundy built in his tenure.
The team is at Central Michigan, Texas, West Virginia, Texas Tech and Iowa St. In the non-conference they host Central Arkansas and Texas San Antonio.
They scored nearly 12 ½ points fewer in 2014 than 2013. Sophomore Mason Rudolph figures to start over Daxx Garman and J.W. Walsh.
Regular Season Win Total: 7 ½
TCU Horned Frogs: 12-1 overall and 8-1 in the Big 12.
Their 61-58 defeat to Baylor cost the team a playoff shot. They crushed Ole Miss in the Peach Bowl 42-3.
The Horned Frogs travel to Minnesota, Texas Tech, Kansas St, Iowa St, Oklahoma St and Oklahoma. In the non-conference they are home to Stephen F. Austin and SMU.
The team put up 46 points a game and gained 533 yards per contest. It was a huge improvement from a year ago. Trevone Boykin had an outstanding junior campaign and returns as a senior.
Regular Season Win Total: 10
Texas Longhorns: 6-7 overall and 5-4 in the Big 12
Head coach Charlie Strong returns for his second year. He is tough as hell with players and some left the program. They fell 31-7 to Arkansas in the Texas Bowl.
The Longhorns are on the road to Notre Dame, TCU, Iowa St, West Virginia and Baylor. In non-conference they face Rice and California at home.
The team had trouble putting up points in 2014 with just 21 a game. Tyrone Swoops didn’t look good under center in the spring. Freshman Jerrod Heard will compete for the job.
Regular Season Wins: 6
Texas Tech Red Raiders: 4-8 overall in 2014 and 2-7 versus the Big 12.
The team has six double digit defeats. They return 17 starters for head coach Kliff Kingsbury.
The team travels to Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, West Virginia and Texas. They face Baylor in Arlington. In the non-conference the Red Raiders are home to Sam Houston St and UTEP.
Texas Tech will have an experienced offense. The starting quarterback position is a battle between Davis Webb and sophomore Patrick Mahomes who played late in the year as Webb suffered a season ending injury.
Regular Season Wins: 5 1/2
West Virginia Mountaineers: 7-6 overall and 5-4 versus the Big 12. The team fell 45-37 to Texas A&M in the Liberty Bowl. The team returns 15 starters.
They go on the road to Oklahoma, Baylor, TCU, Kansas and Kansas St. In the non-conference they host Georgia Southern, Liberty and Maryland.
The Mountaineers moved the football with 33 points and 500 yards per game. Looks like Skyler Howard a junior mobile QB will be under center for a departed Clint Trickett.

Regular Season Win total: 7 1/2
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