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Big 12 Football Predictions – 2013 Season


Sunday, May 26th, 2013

For the first time in years, Oklahoma is not the favorite to win the Big 12. The Sooners may still end up on top, but the league is wide open at the top, with 4 teams capable of winning 10+ games. We think the conference will boil down to the two traditional powers and Oklahoma State, but anything could happen in the unpredictable Big 12.

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  • 1. Texas 10-2 (7-2): The Longhorns spend the last few years meddling around in the middle of the conference, but the burnt orange is primed to leap back to the top of the pile this year. The offense is shifting back to a fast-paced, spread style, and the only question mark is if QB David Ash can run the show. Texas is as stacked at the skill positions as any team in the conference, and the line will be a strength. The defense should be among the best in the league, with big-time star potential in DE Jackson Jeffcoat, LB Jordan Hicks and CB Quandre Diggs. This team is a lock to win 8 games, but if Ash can settle in and provide a consistent presence at QB, the Longhorns could find themselves in the BCS picture. The conference could very well come down to Texas vs. Oklahoma State, and we’ll give the nod to the home team.
  • 2. Oklahoma State 10-2 (7-2): Much like in-state rival Oklahoma, the Cowboys must replace an offensive star from last season. For Okie State though, that star is RB Joseph Randle. RB Jeremy Smith has shown flashes of brilliance in the past, and he won’t need to shoulder the whole load on offense. Even with the departure of QB Wes Lunt, the passing game is in good hands with QBs Clint Chelf and J.W. Walsh and WRs Josh Stewart and Charlie Moore, both of whom may end up as all-conference players. The defense was only middle-of-the-road in the Big 12 last season, but we expect slightly better play this season, which should be all the offense needs to outscore most opponents. The schedule has just four conference road games, and only a date with Texas looks like a challenge there, which sets the Cowboys up nicely for a run at the conference crown. (more…)
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