Big 12 BOLD Predictions For The 2022 Season

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With the official release of the first AP Top 25 of the 2022 season on Monday, the college football season has *unofficially* arrived. The Last Word staff has submitted their picks for the Big 12 in 2022. And if you have been following along, the results shouldn’t come as a big shock. And while football […] READ MORE


2022 Last Word Big 12 Predictions

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The competition should be fierce in the Big 12 for the 2022 season. In fact, it should be the most competitive conference in college football. The gap between teams 1-9 is very small. And even the basement program of the conference is rising up, shrinking the competitive gap between last and second-to-last place. The SEC […] READ MORE


2022 Big 12 Win Totals And Predictions

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College football is slowly approaching. Media days for all the conferences will kick off in July. Fall camps will get rolling in August. And before we know it, opening weekend will be here. The Big 12 very well could be the most competitive conference week-in and week-out. The blueblood programs of the Big 12 are […] READ MORE


Best Big XII Defensive Linemen Returning for 2022

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The Big XII Conference had a significant breakthrough this past season. For the first time since the 2014 season, the Oklahoma Sooners didn’t a conference championship title. The Baylor Bears and the Oklahoma State Cowboys were the representatives of the Conference Championship game mostly because of their defense. Oklahoma State finished first in the Big […] READ MORE


Can Reeling Mountaineers Find Footing?

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Can Reeling Mountaineers Find Footing? Through four games, many in the college football world seemed high in the 2021 West Virginia Mountaineers despite their 2-2 record. A turnover-ridden but close loss to Maryland to open the season was not ideal, but opening-game hiccups happen. A home win over ranked rival Virginia Tech helped their case. They […] READ MORE


Texas Tech Week 5 Preview: Win The 1st Quarter

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For Texas Tech, week 5 could not have come any sooner. Fans, coaches, players, and anyone associated with the Red Raider program would rather forget the effort on display down in Austin last week. The Texas Tech week 5 draw sends the team to Morgantown to square off with a tough West Virginia squad. The […] READ MORE


Oklahoma vs Kansas State Preview

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Oklahoma vs Kansas State Preview Will this be the week that the Sooner offense actually shows up?  Not only is that unlikely, but Oklahoma’s offense has been trending down every week.  Does the woeful offensive output fall on Spencer Rattler?  In spite of Rattler’s less-than-inspiring performance thus far, he can hardly be blamed for all […] READ MORE


Oklahoma vs West Virginia in Review

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Oklahoma vs West Virginia in Review Through four games, Oklahoma has made an art form out of making average teams look elite.  In the same fashion, Spencer Rattler entered the season as the leading Heisman Trophy candidate.  At this point, Rattler might not be the best quarterback on the Sooners roster.  It’s abundantly clear what […] READ MORE


Oklahoma Faces West Virginia

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Oklahoma faces West Virginia Are these two teams that are trending in opposite directions?  Granted that the Sooners have struggled to beat two sub-par FBS teams and the Mountaineers just beat the number 15 team in the country one might think so.  Although this may be true, things could take a turn for both schools […] READ MORE


Transfers The New Normal In Morgantown?

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A few seasons ago, we discussed at length the shifting college football landscape. In particular, we took a hard look at the evolving transfer rules. As predicted, the average number of outbound transfers per school seems to be climbing. Indeed, with the NCAA likely to approve the pending one-year automatic transfer waiver, logic tells us […] READ MORE