Big 12 North uprising
We’ve been asking the North Division to hold up its end of the Big 12 football bargain, and now it’s happening. We’ve seen only one October Saturday so far, and the North is 3-1 vs. the South. Back in 2004, three was the sum total of the North’s interdivision victories, and all came against Baylor.
But now Kansas State has defeated Texas and Colorado has upset OU, and with Missouri and Kansas also playing well, more North victories seem certain. Of course, the Big 12 needs more than just the North beating the South teams in a sub-par year. The Big 12 needs the North to rise up on a national level. Needs Nebraska to be Nebraska, Colorado to be the Buffs of the Bill McCartney era and Kansas
State to be the Wildcats of Bill Snyder.
Oklahoma and Texas have been propping up the conference in football, and when they lost Big 12 openers on Sept. 29, it didn’t register as a seminal moment in college football. It registered as bad games or down seasons for the programs that have defined Big 12 football this decade. Maybe that will change. Maybe it’s starting to.
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