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2012-09-23 12:14:10 AM  
Dems' Queer wirds!
 
2012-09-23 09:14:02 AM  
I watched the game. Oklahoma didn't choke, K-State just played better, more physical and opportunistic football.
 
2012-09-23 09:18:20 AM  
I really wish people would stop saying Oklahoma choked. It was a good game, a tough, hard fought back and forth battle won and lost by the line play.

I'm glad K-State has fought back under Snyder's second stint to be this good again. I didn't believe we were as good as the '98 and '03 teams until tonight. I'm also glad we can battle with OU when they're good too, unlike all the wins we got against them in the '90s.

Good game, Sooners. This conference is wide open at the moment, there are plenty of tough games ahead, and the season has just begun.
 
2012-09-23 09:25:03 AM  
I would snark, but being an Arkansas, uh, fan I guess, I, well, meh fark it.
 
2012-09-23 09:26:15 AM  
I know Oklahoma made about three significant mistakes, four if you count the ugly forward pass, but can't really remember the wildcats making any. They are becoming a team that makes you beat yourself, slowly wears you down, and doesn't masked mistakes of their own. That is what the old coach has always preached; looks like he finally has a group that listens and executes.
 
2012-09-23 09:45:41 AM  

Wasilla Hillbilly: I would snark, but being an Arkansas, uh, fan I guess, I, well, meh fark it.


Yeah ouch.

What the hell happened down there anyway? First UL-Monroe and now Rutgers?
 
2012-09-23 10:08:26 AM  
Yeah, put me in the Oklahoma-didn't-choke category. K-State slowed OU's game down to their speed and made them play tough, slow football. It nullified their quick offense and OU didn't have an answer.
 
2012-09-23 11:08:31 AM  
Oklahoma didn't choke, K-State just played better

The real choke yesterday was in Pullman, where Washington State gave up a 17-point lead to Colorado with 7 minutes left. But ChoklaCougar doesn't have the ring to it that this headline did.
 
2012-09-23 11:11:27 AM  

Mrtraveler01: Wasilla Hillbilly: I would snark, but being an Arkansas, uh, fan I guess, I, well, meh fark it.

Yeah ouch.

What the hell happened down there anyway? First UL-Monroe and now Rutgers?


We're tanking for the #1 draft pick
 
2012-09-23 11:45:34 AM  

Wasilla Hillbilly: Mrtraveler01: Wasilla Hillbilly: I would snark, but being an Arkansas, uh, fan I guess, I, well, meh fark it.

Yeah ouch.

What the hell happened down there anyway? First UL-Monroe and now Rutgers?

We're tanking for the #1 draft pick


Did Tyler Wilson go off on himself after the game?
 
2012-09-23 11:47:16 AM  
Good headline subby
 
2012-09-23 12:12:53 PM  
Being a lifelong Sooner fan, I can say that they played like absolute dogshiat. Stupid turnovers killed them.
 
2012-09-23 12:27:50 PM  
This game didn't surprise me too much. The Sooners were way overranked and Bill Snyder is a wizard.
 
2012-09-23 12:41:22 PM  
As a Nebraska fan, I have to say that I'm impressed that Bill Snyder was able to lift K-State out of the gutter not once but twice. I really hope they win the Big 12 this year. And I say this after witnessing embarrassing losses by the Huskers to the Kitty Cats in 1998, 2000, 2002 and a blow-out at home in 2003 (ya know, the game that got Solich fired despite a 9-3 season; the same game where then-DC Bo Pelini went ballistic on Snyder).
 
2012-09-23 12:50:32 PM  

theurge14: I'm glad K-State has fought back under Snyder's second stint to be this good again. I didn't believe we were as good as the '98 and '03 teams until tonight.


They're flat-out better. The ye olde K-State teams of the turn of the millenium fattened their record on laughably cupcake schedules and everyone called them on it. Whenever they played a real team they got PWND. I actually kind of resent them for it because it was precursor to Cupcakemania that infests the first three weeks of college football these days. Every BCS conference team in the country probably has UMass on speed dial now that everyone knows they're the FBS whipping boy.

This season's K-State is different. Oklahoma's overrated, but they're still a bona fide top-25 team and K-State beat them the old-fashioned way.
 
2012-09-23 12:54:17 PM  
Hey at least Tulsa beat Fresno state.

Go hurricane, that game against the razorbacks in November is looking like it might be fun to travel too.

I mean its a whole hour drive from Tulsa to Fayetteville.
 
2012-09-23 01:04:05 PM  
I still put a lot of the blame on Big 12 teams playing their first two games against nobody opponents.

If they opened the season playing teams that challenged them just a little, they would be better prepared for when they open the Big 12 season.But when a team like OSU stomps a little college 84-0, they were not prepared for Arizona to fight back and they lost.

OSU better be prepared next week for Texas, and OU better get ready for Texas the following week.
 
2012-09-23 01:22:39 PM  

Psylent1: If they opened the season playing teams that challenged them just a little, they would be better prepared for when they open the Big 12 season.But when a team like OSU stomps a little college 84-0, they were not prepared for Arizona to fight back and they lost.


Arguably, playing weaker opponents actually helps develop players. It gives them a few extra weeks to work out kinks (if that play action doesn't work against Southeastern Basketweaving U., don't try it against Alabama), gain confidence, and get some game-time reps. It allows teams to get their freshmen and sophomores up to speed. If your redshirt frosh CB blows coverage on a post route but you're up 31-0, no biggie. Don't want to make the same mistake in the conference championship game.

The downside to scheduling a cupcake is that the coordinators don't know what their weaknesses are. Their tailback can get 200 yards rushing on 10 carries only to get completely shut down by a mediocre defense. Holding a cupcake scoreless gives you absolutely zero information on where your defense needs work.

I don't know if one way is better than the other. A lot of teams that scheduled cupcakes went on to do fine against tougher opponents, though in some cases they're carried by upperclassmen who remember a painful loss in a prior season. Given that scheduling the cupcake has almost no downsides, everyone's doing it. I used to be opposed to it, but that's actually how some obscure schools made names for themselves. Nobody would know who Appalachian State is if they didn't expose Michigan.
 
2012-09-23 02:59:47 PM  
Based on what we've seen so far, I think Texas or newcomer West Virginia will win the Big 12. Both the Big 12 and Big 10 will play no role in the championship game this year.

That is all.
 
2012-09-23 03:07:10 PM  

LS1Bird: Based on what we've seen so far, I think Texas or newcomer West Virginia will win the Big 12. Both the Big 12 and Big 10 will play no role in the championship game this year.

That is all.


I'm not even sure about Texas. K-State has their number in bad years, I haven't seen anything from Texas this year that suggests that will change.
 
2012-09-23 03:13:45 PM  

Mentat: This game didn't surprise me too much. The Sooners were way overranked and Bill Snyder is a wizard.


The sooners are one of the most over ranked teams of all time, well except for Notre dame.
 
2012-09-23 03:45:03 PM  

Psylent1: But when a team like OSU stomps a little college 84-0, they were not prepared for Arizona to fight back and they lost.


That theory kind of falls apart when you remember Arizona played its first game against a MAC team with a new, 32-year-old head coach and was lucky to escape in overtime. Oklahoma State was down 6 and driving with under 11 minutes left in the game. Game got away from them after some turnovers, just like it did for Arizona last night. The final scores from each game were not indicative of how competitive they were.

The FCS scheduling got out of hand once the BCS allowed teams to count one of those games toward their BCS ranking annually (instead of once every two years, or whatever it had been). It would be nice if that changes under the new system, but I'm not holding my breath.
 
2012-09-23 04:14:43 PM  

Mentat: This game didn't surprise me too much. The Sooners were way overranked and Bill Snyder is a wizard.


Anyone south of the Kansas border in the Big XII is overrated by default.
 
2012-09-23 04:20:04 PM  

LS1Bird: Based on what we've seen so far, I think Texas or newcomer West Virginia will win the Big 12. Both the Big 12 and Big 10 will play no role in the championship game this year.

That is all.


If I had to guess Championship game, I'd say Alabama vs. Oregon.
 
2012-09-23 04:24:16 PM  

Psylent1: I still put a lot of the blame on Big 12 teams playing their first two games against nobody opponents.


Not going to argue with this, but at least we had Miami. They're not the old U but they're still an ACC team. BTW, we're not singling out the Big 12 here are we?
 
2012-09-23 04:59:06 PM  
There's just something about September that makes Bob Stoops teams want to leave the National Title discussion
 
2012-09-23 05:23:16 PM  
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2012-09-23 05:51:37 PM  

srhp29: There's just something about September that makes Bob Stoops teams want to leave the National Title discussion


The worst part is that the only reason he has ONE is because the BCS hated the Pac10.

/Washington would've defeated the Sooners in that Orange Bowl
//Oregon State would've won by 30+ points against that Sooner team
 
2012-09-23 06:03:30 PM  

Mentat: This game didn't surprise me too much. The Sooners were way overranked and Bill Snyder is a wizard.


Don't know about Snyder being a wizard, but he did school his old staff last night. OU has looked really weak in both there games before this one, even in the FAMU game they really did not play that well. It is going to be a long Big12 season for us here in Norman. My guess is they will be out of the top 25 after the TX game.
 
2012-09-23 06:32:33 PM  
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2012-09-23 07:16:35 PM  
Where the wind comes sweeping down with fail!
 
2012-09-23 11:15:23 PM  

JolobinSmokin: Hey at least Tulsa beat Fresno state.

Go hurricane, that game against the razorbacks in November is looking like it might be fun to travel too.

I mean its a whole hour drive from Tulsa to Fayetteville.


I know im taking the quick trip east to the game. I'll see you there

As an OU alum im starting to get used to losing a game early and playing make up the rest of the season.
 
2012-09-24 12:29:59 PM  
Sorry, not a choke. Oklahoma has a a defense with more holes than a sieve, and KSU exploited every one of them in the fourth quarter. And to be realistic, a 15 beating a 6 in the third or fourth game of the season isn't unexpected.

Sucks, but not a shocker.
 
2012-09-24 02:39:23 PM  
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"Choke-lahoma!!"
 
2012-09-24 02:48:10 PM  

Khellendros: Sorry, not a choke. Oklahoma has a a defense with more holes than a sieve, and KSU exploited every one of them in the fourth quarter. And to be realistic, a 15 beating a 6 in the third or fourth game of the season isn't unexpected.

Sucks, but not a shocker.


So I guess that means that a #6 ranking was way too high, huh?

/Keep Austin weird
//Keep Norman stupid
 
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