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Big 12 Football Won’t Make the College Football Playoff This Year

Big 12 Football
(Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

With Oklahoma and Texas losing in upset fashion this weekend, the Big 12 Football will likely miss the College Football Playoff. Barring some sort of miraculous run by Texas. Trust me, that’s not happening. The Big 12 will be watching the playoffs from home this year. The Big 12 had a great opportunity to get one of their schools in as the Big Ten and Pac 12 seasons started weeks after everyone else.

Big 12 Football Is Out of Luck This Year

Last week Oklahoma lost to unranked Kansas State in the closing minutes of the game. The Sooners may have been able to overcome with a dominant run the rest of the way and a conference championship, but any chance of that is gone now. Oklahoma lost a hideous game to unranked Iowa State, making it two losses to unranked teams in back-to-back weeks.

Losing to an unranked team is bad, but losing to unranked teams two straight weeks. Well, that’s just Oklahoma football at it’s finest. Remember how bad Oklahoma is when they’re in the Playoff, winless in four tries.

Hook Em’ Boys We Got Another Long Year

Texas, oh you low program. 2020 is Texas’ most talented team in years, to be quite honest. It appears as though the Longhorns are cursed, as it’s been 15 years since Mack Brown and Vince Young won the National Championship for the Longhorns. It’s looking like they will make that a 16-year drought now too. The Longhorns continuously shoot themselves in the foot. They let unranked TCU come into Arlington and do whatever, and I mean WHATEVER(!!) they wanted to do offensively.

Max Duggan ran for 70 plus yards and scored twice, adding 230 passing. The Texas defense looked like swiss cheese as Duggan was running up wide open seams down the field. Sam Ehlinger, QB for Texas, looked terrible through the first three quarters. At one point, completing less than 50% of his passes. However, he did manage to salvage the game and gave his team a chance to win. Then Texas running back Keaontay Ingram fumbles the ball on the one-yard line trying to reach over a goal line that not even Calvin Johnson could’ve reached.

Nevertheless, it looks as though this will be another year in which Texas self implodes. The Big 12 likely will miss the College Football Playoff for the first time in three years. Three SEC teams are already in the top-four in the AP Poll, and all three look very good (Alabama, Georgia, Florida). Adding in Notre Dame, Miami, and Clemson from the ACC, Texas, and Oklahoma will need some miracle to make the Playoff this year.


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