Big 12 Top Letdown Games For Every Team: 2022 College Football Season

Big 12 letdown games – the date on every team’s college football schedule that might be dangerous.

What’s the game on every Big 12 schedule that should be a problem? They’re games that each team should win, but the A effort might not quite be there consider what happened the week before, or what’s coming next.

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2022 NFL Draft: Best Picks of All-Time From Every Big 12 School

Who are the Big 12’s greatest NFL Draft picks of all-time? Here are the top three best picks from each Big 12 program.

Who are the best NFL Draft picks from every Big 12 program? Which players turned into the greatest stars at the next level?


The current Big 12 programs have more than their share of good all-time NFL players and draft picks, but the superstars aren’t there compared to the other top leagues. Even so, who are the Big 12’s best NFL draft selections of all-time?

This isn’t a list of the top pro players to come from the Big 12 schools – these are the best draft picks.

That means that guys who had great careers for someone other than the teams that drafted them don’t get a whole lot of love, or aren’t on the list at all.

The goal for any draft pick is to get a player who performs at a high level for a long period of time, so longevity matters over one short burst of greatness.

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College Football Rankings, Season Predictions: Big 12 Spring Version 2022

Big 12 spring football rankings, lookaheads, and predictions with best and worst case scenarios for every team

Big 12 college football rankings and predictions with the realistic best and worst case records and quick analysis – the 2022 spring version.


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Good luck trying to figure out the Big 12 pecking order.

Kansas is still likely going to be near the bottom, but it’s better.

Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are likely going to be near the top, but there are concerns.

With coaching changes, big transfer portal moves, two schools starting to pack things up for the SEC – or, at least, wanting to – and underperforming teams from 2021 – Texas, TCU, Iowa State – all potentially good enough to crank up far better seasons, this is going to be fun.

Before diving into the nuts and bolts of each team with our team-by-team Preview 2022, here’s the spring version quick look, prediction, and ranking of each Big 12 team.

The rankings are based on how good the teams should be and not the final projected records. Keeping in mind that this all could/might/will change when we make the final calls in August …

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Big 12 Needs To Keep Expanding: 22 Thoughts For 2022, No. 15

The Big 12 lost its two stars and made up for it with a smart expansion move. Now it needs to do more. 22 College Football Thoughts for 2022, No. 15

22 College Football Thoughts for 2022, No. 15: The Big 12 made some great moves after losing Oklahoma and Texas to the SEC. Now it needs to do more.


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22 College Football Thoughts For 2022

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22 College Football Thoughts For 2022
22, College football is changing, and it’s okay
21, Texas & Oklahoma, you really want the SEC?
20. SEC is really, really good if you like it or not
19. James Madison, welcome to the show
18. Sun Belt is the cool conference
17. Transfer Portal will only get bigger
16. NFL, keep your hands off our announcers

15. Big 12, get bigger, better, stronger, or else …

The Big 12 adding BYU, Cincinnati, Houston, and UCF was great – it should’ve done that ten years ago, and added USF, too – but it’s not replacing Oklahoma and Texas with those four.

It’s not going to Moneyball its way past losing Damon and Giambi without doing a whole lot more to not only strengthen the conference, but to have an overall contingency plan.

The Big 12 is in a strange place – and yeah, I sort of mean the middle part of the country, because geographically it’s able to draw on other schools that make sense for the league … and for other conferences to pick off its members.

Basketball-wise the Big 12 is a rock star even without the two monster football Oklahoma and Texas programs, but football pays the bills.

Thumping the chest about Kansas, Baylor, and the last two basketball national titles is awesome, but who’s the football powerhouse? Oklahoma State? Baylor? Iowa State? Eventually BYU and Cincinnati? No, there isn’t one at the high-end SEC or Big Ten levels.

There’s a reason why the Big 12 is more than happy to dive into the College Football Playoff expansion idea. A Big 12 champion would almost always be in, and so would a 10-2 team that would likely be 8-4 or 6-6 in the SEC or Big Ten. A weaker Power Five football conference isn’t necessarily a bad thing in an expanded CFP.

On the plus side, that lack of any monster football programs will temper the expansion interests of other conferences, but soon the basketball side of the Big 12 is going to play a role.

There’s one giant whale out there that’s been eerily quiet.

The Big Ten can’t pick off schools from the ACC – that’s for a later rant; the ACC contracts are way too tough to get out of – and it’s not going to start sniffing around the Pac-12. That doesn’t leave a whole lot of options.

No, Kansas isn’t great at football – neither are Rutgers and Maryland. The Big Ten expanded the last time around because it wanted a footprint for the Big Ten Network – among other things – in the New York/New Jersey area and in Baltimore/Washington DC. As I’ll keep reiterating through all this expansion talk, the Big Ten wants THE school in a state.

It wants the massive big state Tier 1 research schools, and there are only a handful of them who might be available.

The University of Kansas is one – by the way, the rest of the Big 12 schools are Tier 1 other than TCU and, from the new batch, BYU – and yeah, it just won the national championship in basketball, and yeah, it helps to bring in the Kansas City and St. Louis markets, and yeah, it’s an easy and natural rival for Nebraska, Iowa, and most of the Big Ten West.

If you’re the Pac-12, there are only so many places you can go, too, without simply taking over the Mountain West. For a conference that likes basketball – even more than football in some ways – Kansas might start to look a whole lot better.

Most of the Big 12 schools have to be in a discussion at some Tuesday afternoon meeting in George Kliavkov’s office.


Big 12 2022 Schedule Analysis: 3 things to know
Baylor | Iowa State | Kansas | Kansas State | Oklahoma 
Oklahoma State | TCU | Texas | Texas Tech | West Virginia


To keep hammering this home, there’s a prestige in having the University of (insert state name here), which is why West Virginia might have some interest for the ACC, but that’s likely low on the Big 12’s lists of concerns at the moment.

But let’s say everyone is standing pat and the current Big 12 configuration for a few years from now is solid. Again, what else you got, Big 12, football-wise? How can the conference learn from the Oklahoma and Texas blindside and go on the offensive?

USF should be part of the future plans – the Tampa market and huge enrollment helps – but there’s one big move the Big 12 can make that would make too much sense – beat the Pac-12 to the Mountain West punch.

Not to sound all geopolitical, but by landing BYU there’s a bridge that works for the Big 12 to expand west.

If the Big 12 wants to fire a shot across the bow, grab UNLV – Las Vegas is going to be to the Pac-12 what Indianapolis is to the Big Ten and Atlanta is to the SEC – or Nevada. Colorado State works awfully well – by the way, Nevada, UNLV and Colorado State are Tier 1 research schools – and then if it really wants to make some noise …

Nab San Diego State and that market and that basketball team and that football program with its shiny new stadium before the Pac-12 figures out that the school is a perfect fit – other than the Tier 1 research part.

Oh, and one more move that makes way too much sense. You’re missing a football powerhouse, Big 12? How about North Dakota State? Tier 1 research school, insane rabid base, and …

I know I’m getting way off the rails here.

Let’s give credit to a Big 12 that was considered all but dead by some after losing its two superstar members – and remember, that’s after losing Nebraska, Missouri, and Texas A&M over the last few years, too.

BYU was a fantastic get. So was Cincinnati, so was UCF, so was Houston. The conference is still alive, there’s a great energy around those four new schools coming in, and there’s a chance to keep on growing.

But it’s the world of college athletics. Either you’re eating, or you’re being eaten.

22 College Football Thoughts For 2022
22, College football is changing, and it’s okay
21, Texas & Oklahoma, you really want the SEC?
20. SEC is really, really good if you like it or not
19. James Madison, welcome to the show
18. Sun Belt is the cool conference
17. Transfer Portal will only get bigger
16. NFL, keep your hands off our announcers

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2022 West Virginia Football Schedule: 3 Things To Know

West Virginia football schedule. The 2022 schedule with 3 things to know

West Virginia football schedule 2022: What are the big games on the West Virginia schedule and what are 3 things to know?


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Kansas vs West Virginia College Basketball Prediction, Game Preview, Lines, How To Watch

Kansas vs West Virginia prediction, college basketball game preview, how to watch, lines, and why each team might – or might not – win on Thursday.

Kansas vs West Virginia prediction, college basketball game preview, how to watch: Thursday, March 10


Kansas vs West Virginia Game Preview, Big 12 Tournament How To Watch

Date: Thursday, March 10
Game Time: 3:00 ET
Venue: T-Mobile Center, Kansas City, MO
How To Watch: ESPN
Record: West Virginia (16-16), Kansas (25-6)
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West Virginia vs Kansas State College Basketball Prediction, Game Preview

West Virginia vs Kansas State prediction, college basketball game preview, how to watch: Wednesday, March 9

West Virginia vs Kansas State prediction, college basketball game preview, how to watch: Wednesday, March 9


West Virginia vs Kansas State How To Watch

Date: Wednesday, March 9
Game Time: 7:00 ET
Venue: T-Mobile Center, Kansas City, MO
How To Watch: ESPNU
Record: West Virginia (15-16), Kansas State (14-16)
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Texas vs West Virginia Prediction, College Basketball Game Preview

Texas vs West Virginia prediction, college basketball game preview, how to watch, lines, and why each team might – or might not – win on Saturday.

Texas vs West Virginia prediction, college basketball game preview, how to watch: Saturday, February 26


Texas vs West Virginia How To Watch

Date: Saturday, February 26
Game Time: 2:00 ET
Venue: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, WV
How To Watch: ESPN2
Record: Texas (20-8), West Virginia (14-14)
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Texas vs West Virginia Game Preview


Why Texas Will Win

Texas has to make its shots. It’s just that simple.

Yes, put the ball through the round hole more than the other team does is a positive in this game, but Texas struggles to overcome days when it’s not shooting well.

No, it didn’t do anything from three in the win over TCU, but it was great inside and fantastic on the offensive glass.

When it got shut down by Texas Tech and shot 28% overall, that was it – it couldn’t win.

Texas is 12-1 when it makes 44% of its shots or more.

West Virginia is 2-13 when it allows teams to hit 41% from the field.

– Latest Polls AP | Coaches

Why West Virginia Will Win

The Mountaineers have to be ultra-aggressive defensively from the outside – like they always are – and they have to do what they do to come up with lots of steals, lots of blocks, and lots of defensive stops.

The offense might not be anything special, but it’s great at attacking the rim and getting to the line.

Again, Texas needs to make its shots to win and can’t get this done if it goes cold and this turns into a free throw shooting contest. But …

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What’s Going To Happen

West Virginia has lost its last five games and 12 of the last 13 because the defense has been hit or miss – and it’s missed a whole lot over the last few games.

Yeah, Texas has lost two of its last four games, but West Virginia isn’t Baylor or Texas Tech.

The Longhorns won’t wilt on the road under West Virginia’s defensive pressure.

Texas vs West Virginia Prediction, Lines

Texas 76, West Virginia 68
Line: COMING, o/u: COMING
ATS Confidence out of 5: COMING

Must See Rating: 2.5

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Kansas vs West Virginia Prediction, College Basketball Game Preview

Kansas vs West Virginia prediction, college basketball game preview, how to watch, lines, and why each team might – or might not – win on Saturday.

Kansas vs West Virginia prediction, college basketball game preview, how to watch: Saturday, February 19


Kansas vs West Virginia How To Watch

Date: Saturday, February 19
Game Time: 8:00 ET
Venue: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, WV
How To Watch: ESPN
Record: Kansas (21-4), West Virginia (14-11)
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Kansas vs West Virginia Game Preview


Why Kansas Will Win

We’ve done this before and it didn’t go all that well.

Kansas hosted a good West Virginia team that was 14-2 and looking to make a statement. The Jayhawks rudely rolled 85-59, and the Mountaineers have been on a 1-9 bender ever since.

The Mountaineers just don’t rebound well enough.

They can get on the move, and they’ll block shots, and they’ll come up with a slew of decent defensive plays, but they don’t do enough on the glass at either end of the floor – they were -9 in rebounding margin in the first meeting.

Now they have to deal with a team that’s got the most offensive pop in the Big 12 and should win the rebounding battle by at least five.

– Latest Polls AP | Coaches

Why West Virginia Will Win

West Virginia is hardly a rock at home, but it’s a whole lot better than it is on the road.

It’s 11-3 in Morgantown and 3-8 away – it brings a whole other level of defensive intensity in its own house.

Steals mean everything to the way this group rolls. It’s 6-1 when it comes up with 11 or more steals, and Kansas has had its share of moments giving up a whole lot of turnovers.

This is all about bringing the defensive pressure from the start and forcing Kansas isn’t a tough shooting day. But …

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What’s Going To Happen

West Virginia just isn’t making enough shots.

It doesn’t have the inside presence to hold up with Kansas goes into the half court sets, and it doesn’t have the ability from three to bomb its way out of jams.

Kansas won’t have this easy, but it’ll come up with enough rebounds to overcome the inconsistencies.

Kansas vs West Virginia Prediction, Lines

Kansas 74, West Virginia 69
Line: Kansas -4.5, o/u: 141
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2

Must See Rating: 3

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Texas Tech vs West Virginia Prediction, College Basketball Game Preview

Texas Tech vs West Virginia prediction, college basketball game preview, how to watch, lines, and why each team might – or might not – win on Saturday.

Texas Tech vs West Virginia prediction, college basketball game preview, how to watch: Saturday, February 5


Texas Tech vs West Virginia How To Watch

Date: Saturday, February 5
Game Time: 2:00 ET
Venue: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, WV
How To Watch: ESPN
Record: Texas Tech (17-5), West Virginia (13-8)
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Texas Tech vs West Virginia Game Preview


Why Texas Tech Will Win

West Virginia isn’t the West Virginia we’re used to.

It’ll have its moments defensively, but it doesn’t have the same suffocating D, the rebounds aren’t there, and there’s nothing much happening from three because the team doesn’t generate the extra pass.

That’s all death against one of the best defenses in college basketball.

Texas Tech isn’t going to allow a thing from the outside, and it forces way too many turnovers and mistakes for West Virginia to deal with, and again with the rebounds.

The Red Raiders should be able clean everything up.

As long as they’re not letting the Mountaineers get to the rim, they’ll be fine. But …

– Latest Polls AP | Coaches

Why West Virginia Will Win

West Virginia will come up with its share of turnovers.

No, it might not do enough to stop teams from scoring on the inside, but it’ll come up with enough steals to matter and it should be able to feed off the energy of the crowd and the big game.

This is the time to possibly turn the season back around. Texas Tech is coming off of an emotional home win over Texas, but before that it wasn’t all that great from three for long stretches and it’s not going to bomb its way to a win.

If the Mountaineers can grind down Texas Tech a bit and keep this in the 60s, they’ll have a shot.

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What’s Going To Happen

Texas Tech was able to win 78-65 a few weeks ago in Lubbock even though it couldn’t hit enough from three, hit got hit with a ton of fouls, and it wasn’t all that great on the line. What did it do well?

Rebound. It was +10 on the board, made up for the problems with a whopping 15 offensive boards – a season-high after the first three warm-up games of the year – and it should be able to get by again by winning on the glass.

West Virginia will have a run or two, but slow and steady should win this race in the second half.

Texas Tech vs West Virginia Prediction, Lines

Texas Tech 73, West Virginia 66
Line: COMING, o/u: COMING
ATS Confidence out of 5: COMING

Must See Rating: 3

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