Does Sam Bradford deserve to be first-team All-Big 12? Why not? Bradford leads the nation again in passing efficiency and likely next week will break the national freshman record for touchdown passes in a season. Bradford doesn't have as many yards as Kansas' Todd Reesing or Missouri's Chase Daniel. But he has more touchdowns (28) and a better completion percentage (70.1 percent) than both. But Bradford has two strikes against him with the media. He's just a freshman. And Reesing and Daniel probably have been more integral to the success of their teams, making both of them the favorites to earn All-Big 12 honors. Don't worry, though. If Bradford continues to play this well, he'll earn many postseason honors in his career, including perhaps a shot at the Heisman Trophy. How does the Big 12 South race look after Saturday? Much needs to happen for the Sooners not to win the South. More than likely, if OU at least splits the next two games with Texas Tech and Oklahoma State, the Sooners should win the division and advance to the Big 12 championship. The Sooners hold a tiebreaker over two-loss Texas, meaning one-loss OU would have to lose out and the Longhorns would have to win their last remaining game in two weeks against Texas A&M for Texas to win the South. What's the status of injured defensive end Auston English? English missed Saturday's game against Baylor with a hairline fracture on his right ankle. English probably could've played if OU needed him, but because the Sooners were playing the last-place Bears, the coaches held him out. OU sorely missed English's relentless pass rush and nearly failed to register a sack for the first time this year, until Cory Bennett came up with one in the fourth quarter. English should be back this weekend at Texas Tech. Will Texas Tech coach Mike Leach be reprimanded following his postgame rant about the officiating in Saturday's 59-43 loss at Texas? The question isn't if, but how Leach will be punished. In case you missed it, Leach ripped the officials, suggesting the crew favored Texas. Leach was upset officials negated two Tech touchdowns in the third quarter. The first was overturned when replay showed the receiver let the ball hit the ground. On the next play, a touchdown pass was called back because of a holding penalty. At best, Leach will pay a fine. At worst, the Big 12 will suspend him for Saturday's game against the Sooners.
Tech coach Mike Leach ripped officials after two Red Raider touchdowns were called back on Saturday. Associated Press