Tag: Big 12

Kansas State’s Bill Snyder Succeeds Where No One Else Had

Snyder resuscitated a once-moribund program, dubbed “Futility U” in a Sports Illustrated article a short time before Snyder’s arrival. The school had appeared in just one bowl game in school history and Snyder turned the Wildcats into one of the most consistent programs over the course of the next three decades.

WEEKEND PREVIEW: New Faces Atop Big 12 Standings: Week of 10/10/2020

The usual cast of characters atop the Big 12 Conference leader board finds themselves looking up, not only to foes, but at foes not normally perched atop the league standings.

Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Top Five Games and Recap of Week 2

The Sun Belt is the Fun Belt definitely after Week 2!! And the Sun Belt Conference seems to own the Power Five Big 12 Conference this year. Three Sun Belt teams went on the road to Big 12 squads this past Saturday and all three will be coming home with victories. Louisiana, Arkansas State, and […]

Preview of Big 12 Football Games, Week Of 9/12/2020

The 2020 college football season begins in earnest this week for most of the Big 12 Conference teams.

CSJ 2020 Sugar Bowl Preview: Georgia vs. Baylor, How to Watch and Fearless Predictions

Georgia vs. Baylor (Sugar Bowl) When: Wednesday, January 1st, 8:45 PM EST Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La. TV/Streaming: ESPN, WatchESPN (subscription req’d) Sugar Bowl History (Last 7) January 3, 2012 Michigan 23 Virginia Tech 20 January 2, 2013 Louisville 33 Florida 23 January 2, 2014 Oklahoma 45 Alabama 31 January 1, 2015[CFP] #4 Ohio State 42 […]

CSJ 2019 CFP Semifinal Peach Bowl Preview: Oklahoma vs. LSU, How To Watch and Fearless Predictions

Oklahoma vs. LSU (College Football Playoff Peach Bowl) When: Saturday, December 28th, 4:00 PM EST Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Ga. TV/Streaming: ESPN/WatchESPN Peach Bowl History The Peach Bowl started in 1968. The bowl changed its name to the Chick-Fil-A Bowl in 1997 but changed to add back “Peach” when this bowl became part of the […]

CSJ 2019 Academy Sports+Outdoors Texas Bowl Preview: Oklahoma State vs. Texas A&M, How to Watch and Fearless Predictions

The Cowboys are appearing in a bowl game for the 14 straight season and the 30th time in school history. OSU owns a 19-10 in its previous bowl appearances dating back to a win in the 1944 Cotton Bowl when the Pokes blanked TCU 34-0 at the historic stadium in Lone Star State.

CSJ Men’s Hoops Preview, VCU at Texas, How To Watch and Fearless Prediction

Virginia Commonwealth at Texas When: Wednesday, December 5, 8:00 PM Where: Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX TV/Streaming: ESPNU, WatchESPN (subscription req’d) Virginia Commonwealth Rams (6-2, 0-0) Richmond, Virginia Atlantic 10 Conference Enrollment: 24,010 FCS Sagarin Rating: 85 (14 in CSJ High-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25) Scouting Report: It’s been exactly one year since VCU and Texas […]

CSJ’s 2018 Week 4 Game Preview: Akron at Iowa State

Akron at Iowa State When: Saturday, September 2, 11:00 AM CDT Where: MidAmerican Energy Field At Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA TV/Streaming: FSN / Fox Sports Go Akron Zips (2-0, 0-0 MAC) – Week 3 W at Northwestern 39-34 For the first time in Akron football’s FBS history, the Zips defeated a Big Ten opponent as Akron held […]

CSJ’s 2018 Week 2 Game Preview: TCU at SMU

TCU at SMU When: Friday, September 7th, 7:00 PM CDT Where: Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas, TX TV/Streaming Coverage: ESPN2, WatchESPN app (subscription required) TCU (1-0, 0-0 Big 12, last week W 55-7 over Southern U.) TCU makes the short trek across the Fort Worth-Dallas Metroplex for its first road game of the season when it travels […]

2018 College Football Team Previews: Oklahoma State Cowboys

Oklahoma State Cowboys Location: Stillwater, OK Coach: Mike Gundy (114-53) 13th Season Stadium: T. Boone Pickens Stadium (Capacity 60,218) CSJ Projections: 2nd: Big 12 2nd: Oklahoma 10th: FBS 10th: Division I 2017 In a Sentence: The Cowboys finished 10-3 overall but sustained three losses within the conference (to rival Oklahoma, Kansas State, and TCU all at home) […]

2018 College Football Team Previews: Oklahoma Sooners

Oklahoma Sooners Location: Norman, OK Coach: Lincoln Riley (12-2) 2nd Season Stadium: Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium (Capacity 86,172) CSJ Projections: 1st: Big 12 1st: Oklahoma 6th: FBS 6th: Division I 2017 In a Sentence: The Sooners won the Big 12 and made the College Football Playoff, but lost in devastating fashion to Georgia in the national […]

2018 College Football Team Previews: Kansas State Wildcats

Kansas State Wildcats Location: Manhattan, KS Coach: Bill Snyder (210-110-1) 27th Season Stadium: Bill Snyder Family Stadium (Capacity: 50,000) CSJ Projections: 6th: Big 12 1st: Kansas 30th: FBS 30th: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: Last season was a will-he-or-won’t-he storyline for legendary Wildcat head coach Bill Snyder – will the 78 year old coach retire after […]

2018 College Football Team Previews: Texas Tech Red Raiders

Texas Tech Red Raiders Location: Lubbock, TX Coach: Kliff Kingsbury (30-33) 6th Season Stadium: Jones AT&T Stadium (Capacity: 60,454) CSJ Projections: 7th: Big 12 4th: Texas 46th: FBS 48th: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: Texas Tech’s late game come-back against Texas gave the Red Raiders their sixth win and made the team bowl eligible, where they […]

2018 College Football Previews: West Virginia Mountaineers

West Virginia Mountaineers Location: Morgantown, WV Coach: Dana Holgorsen (53-37) 8th Season Stadium: Milian Puskar Stadium (Capacity: 60,000) CSJ Projections: 8th: Big 12 1st: West Virginia 47th: FBS 49th: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: West Virginia started out the season well and were 7-3 after 10 games but a injury to QB Will Grier had the […]

2018 College Football Team Previews: Kansas Jayhawks

Kansas Jayhawks Location: Lawrence, KS Coach: David Beaty (3-33) 4th Season Stadium: David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium (Capacity: 50,071) CSJ Projections: 10th: Big 12 2nd: Kansas 121st: FBS 164th: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: The Jayhawks won just a single game (season opener against FCS Southeast Missouri) and then lost 11 in a row to […]

University of Richmond's Garrett Hudson (11) collides with University of Virginia's Quin Blanding (3) as UVA's Chris Peace (13) defends after a first quarter reception at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville VA Sat. Sept. 3, 2016. (Mark Gorman/Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Week 1 Roundup From Around FCS: Not-All-That-Surprising FCS over FBS Upsets

Richmond 37, Virginia (FBS) 20 Richmond TImes-Dispatch: Richmond outclasses Virginia in Bronco Mendenhall’s first game as Cavs’ coach Virginia’s new huddle-less offense bothered the Spiders not a bit, and quarterback Kurt Benkert looked unsure as a passer early, though he finished 26 for 34 with three touchdowns. The Cavaliers, who rushed for 38 yards, committed four […]

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Plenty Of FCS Schools Awaiting Big 12’s Expansion Move

The Big 12 has made some news this college football offseason as they have been publicly mulling expansion. They’ve been thinking about expanding by 2 teams, putting them at 12 overall, or 4 teams, putting them at 14. Reportedly eighteen schools, including some head-scratching candidates such as Air Force and Arkansas State, have pitched the Big […]

JMU QB Drew Dudzik over Virginia Tech, 2010

Six Possible FCS Humiliupsets Over FBS Schools

There are few things more exciting in the kickoff of the college football season than a Jacksonville State putting The Fear Of The Big Guy Above into Auburn, or Portland State delivering probably the most humiliating upset on FCS over FBS history over North Texas. There’s an extra jolt of adrenaline when a sixty-three scholarship […]