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6 years 5 months ago #1240 by Kong
espn.go.com/blog/big12/post/_/id/108520/...ows-work-still-ahead

"But now two years into the playoff era, the Big 12 remains the only major conference yet to make the national championship game.

That is a troubling trend for a conference that has struggled to be relevant at the very top over the last decade. It's now been six years since a Big 12 member played for a national title. And not since 2005 has a Big 12 team won it. The SEC, ACC and Big Ten, meanwhile, have won national titles in the past three years. And Alabama alone has won three titles over the past six seasons and will play for a fourth against Clemson next Monday.

Yet, the Orange Bowl debacle wasn't the only troubling sign for the Big 12 this bowl season. And when it came to facing the SEC, the reason was the same.

In the three bowl matchups against the SEC, the Big 12 -- like Oklahoma vs. Clemson -- was completely overmatched up front. LSU outrushed Tech 384-to-29; the Rebels outrushed Oklahoma State 207-to-63; and the Razorbacks outrushed K-State 254-to-79. As a result, the Big 12 lost those three games by a combined margin of 79 points."

OUCH!

www.tulsaworld.com/sportsextra/johnklein...25-fd7bf133b6fb.html

"The leagues in front of the Big 12 during this bowl season includes the SEC (8-2), Pac-12 (6-4), Conference-USA (3-2), Big Ten (5-5), Mountain West (4-4), Sun Belt (2-2) and ACC (4-5). However, the Big 12 did have a better bowl season than the American Athletic (2-6)."

DOUBLE OUCH!

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6 years 5 months ago #1249 by HawkErrant
Yep, and then realize that it took a miracle comeback by TCU against Oregon and a wild game by WVU against ASU to escape having only Baylor come away with a victory this post season. The B12 could very easily have been 1-6 instead of 3-4 if not for the two league newcomers holding off the barbarians.

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6 years 5 months ago #1272 by Wheatstate Gal
Sure stuffed a sock in the old pie hole of the "purps" I know. :P

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