Big 12 Football: 3 Trap Games of Week 2
The only Big 12 matchup in Week 2 between two teams within the league is between the Oklahoma Sooners and West Virginia Mountaineers. Every other squad in the Big 12 faces a non-BCS automatic qualifying school.
So even though the Big 12 is facing for the most part inferior talent, that's not to say there aren't some teams that could trip up a Big 12 program in Week 2.
The BYU Cougars are sure to be pesky for the Texas Longhorns, especially with their contest being played in Provo, Utah.
Kansas State, fresh off of a loss to North Dakota State, an FCS opponent, is also facing a tough team in the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns.
Take a look at the rest of the Week 2 trap games on the Big 12's slate.
BYU Cougars vs. Texas Longhorns
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The Texas Longhorns could be in for a huge upset in Week 2 as they travel to Provo, Utah to face the BYU Cougars.
Although the Longhorns offense put up huge numbers in Week 1 against New Mexico State, that simply won't be the case in Week 2. Last year, the Cougars ranked third nationally in total defense, second in rush defense and 10th in pass defense.
Although BYU returns just five starters from that unit, they did hold the Virginia Cavaliers to just 19 points in their opener.
Despite losing the game 19-16, the Cougars allowed the Cavaliers to gain just 223 yards of total offense and limited Virginia quarterback David Watford to just 114 yard passing.
That means David Ash, who is still learning the new no-huddle offense in Austin, will certainly have his hands full on Saturday. Ash did look good against New Mexico State, throwing for 343 yards and four touchdowns. But he also had two interceptions on the day.
BYU's rush defense certainly won't let the Longhorns even sniff the 359 yards that Texas gained on the ground in Week 1, either.
It's always tough to play a good defensive team, especially on the road. That puts the Longhorns squarely in the midst of a trap game on Saturday.
Kansas State Wildcats vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns
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Fresh off of its massive 24-21 upset loss to the North Dakota State Bison, the Kansas State Wildcats face a tough Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns team in Week 2.
Last year, the Cajuns went 9-4 and won the New Orleans Bowl over East Carolina. In Week 11 of the 2012 season, it took a blocked punt returned for a touchdown with two seconds left for the then-sixth-ranked Florida Gators to beat the Cajuns in Gainesville.
So the Cajuns are certainly used to playing well in raucous atmospheres, which is what they'll experience at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
The Cajuns also have their dual-threat quarterback, Terrance Broadway, back. Last year, he racked up 2,842 yards passing, 769 yards on the ground and 26 total touchdowns.
That will be an issue for the Wildcats, who struggled on defense in Week 1 after returning just two starters from 2012.
Kansas State is looking to get its season back on track early against the Ragin' Cajuns. But if the Wildcats overlook this team the way they did the Bison, last year's Big 12 champions could be staring an 0-2 record in the face.
Oklahoma Sooners vs. West Virginia Mountaineers
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In 2012, the West Virginia Mountaineers allowed the Oklahoma Sooners to find the end zone in Morgantown with 24 seconds left, allowing Landry Jones and Co. to win the game 50-49.
Now in 2013, the Mountaineers will be storming into Norman with revenge on their minds.
And although Oklahoma was picked second in the preseason poll and West Virginia was picked seventh, the Mountaineers could be poised to pull the upset.
First off, the Mountaineers have a much more experienced signal-caller at the helm. Paul Millard for West Virginia has seen action in an Orange Bowl, while Trevor Knight of Oklahoma is making just his second collegiate start.
Knight also didn't look that effective in Week 1 against Louisiana-Monroe, completing just 11 of 28 passes for 86 yards. Although he did get 103 yards on the ground.
But Knight hasn't truly been under the lights of Big 12 football yet. And a Week 2 matchup against a team gunning for you after a heartbreak a season ago may not be the type of entrance Knight was expecting.