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Big 12 Weekend Primer

This is a new weekly feature with links to the previews or storystreams from the rest of the Big 12’s games.  Hopefully I’ll get these done and posted sometime each Friday although some week’s we may have to do Thursday’s (Thanks a lot FS1).  So here’s a round-up of all the news from the teams that will lose to Baylor later this season:

Iowa State

While Iowa State is not off to a good start this year, their SBNation blog Wide Right & Natty Light continues to produce entertaining articles.  This week they have a full preview of their matchup against BYE…that’s right, they put up a preview on a bye week:  So We Meet Again, BYE

Kansas

Kansas are got past BYE so they’re on to a real team this week.  The guys over at Rock Chalk Talk have a preview up for their game against South Dakota, Previewing the Jayhawks vs. The Coyotes.  That punctuation is straight from their site so apparently they really respect/fear “The” Coyotes.  Just to be clear, this is not the FCS #6 South Dakota St. Jackrabbits nor the #1 North Dakota St. that beat KSU so there’s no excuse for a loss or even a tight game here.  Hopefully the mighty Charlie Wiesians can do what their KState brethren couldn’t and get a win against a team from the Dakotas.

I’d include the opponent’s previews on their SBNation site but, not surprisingly, FCS South Dakota does not have an SBNation site, or any fan site that I could easily find.

Kansas St.

Kansas St. tries to recover this week against the Ragin’ Cajuns from ULALa (for the uninitiated that’s University of Louisiana-Lafayette but ULALa is just better so call them that).  The good folks over at Bring on the Cats have a preview up:  Week 2 Louisiana-Lafayette although the site still seems primarily concerned with figuring out what in the world happened last week.  Let’s just hope the team isn’t looking in the rearview mirror as much as their fans are as the Big 12 doesn’t need any more embarrassment from the SnyderCats.

Oddly, ULALa doesn’t have an SBNation site that I can find either.  This seems like something that the Ragin’ Cajuns should rectify if they want to be taken seriously.  This write-up from their Scout site, Cajun Red Zone was the closest thing I could find to a preview:  Keys to Cajuns Win.

[SIDE NOTE: The Kansas SBNation bloggers could use a little Natty Lite, they seem to be taking themselves way to seriously]

Oklahoma

So here’s the first Big 12 matchup of the season, I’ll only cover the OU side of things here.  It’d be nice if the guys at Crimson & Cream Machine made use of storystreams like OurDailyBears and VivaTheMatadors but they don’t so here’s a litany of links on this week’s game:

The folks at Crimson & Cream seem pretty excited about their team and you can’t blame them after shutting out what we thought would be a better-than-decent ULM team.  As the Holgorsen article alludes though, there are still some questions about the Sooners offense and this game should provide some answers.

Oklahoma St.

Over at Cowboys Ride for Free they’ve got a brief preview: UT San Antonio Preview, Players to Watch.  They seem to be taking UTSA very lightly there, I don’t know if they ought to be that confident coming off of their win over Mississippi St. but hopefully they roll.  Anytime the Big 12 blows out a non-conference foe it’s good.

Texas

Texas steps up the competition this week although BYU didn’t impress last week with an opening loss to Virginia.  The guys at Burnt Orange Nation have a bunch of articles up and like the Crimson & Cream Machine, they weren’t nice enough to storystream them so here’s a bunch of links:

This will show us whether Texas’s offense is actually improved or not.

The guys over at Vanquish the Foe have a preview of their own up: What you need to know about BYU vs. Texas along with a game day take:  Game Day: reason for hope against texas (the capitalization is theirs, not mine 🙂

TCU

Frogs O’ War got their preview up early this week: Southeastern Louisiana Lions: Preview.  They don’t seem concerned about the mighty Lions and I can’t argue with them but if they don’t figure out their quarterback situation during their non-conference slate they’re going to be in trouble once conference rolls around.

Texas Tech

Viva the Matadors is the only other Big 12 site that understands how to use story streams, thanks guys!  Here’s theirs for this week:  SFA Lumberjacks vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders.  Lots of good stuff there and this should continue to build the legacy of Baker Mayfield.

West Virginia

The Smoking Musket has a preview up of their matchup with the Sooners:  West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Oklahoma Sooners Preview.  This could be really ugly for WVU…it doesn’t look good.

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