It’s the midway point in the Big 12 season, which means every publication under the sun is coming out with its midseason awards and predictions for the second half:
ESPN.com’s Mark Schlabach gives his midseason All-American list. Only two Big 12 players make the cut, and they aren’t from OU or OSU. Some former Big 12 schools get plenty of pats on the back, however.
Athlon Sports went even further, predicting the second half of the season game-by-game. They also handed OSU a dubious distinction:
Midseason Disappointment: Oklahoma State’s run game
The Cowboys caught Mississippi State off guard in the opener by replacing starting quarterback Clint Chelf with J.W. Walsh and running out of the diamond formation. Otherwise, the Cowboys have been unimpressive in the run game, averaging 3.2 yards per carry since then. Oklahoma State’s 144.8 rushing yards per game would be its lowest average since 2001.
And the Big 12 Conference provided these thought-provoking numbers at the mid-mark.