Baylor's Dominance Shows Big 12 Is College Football's Best Offensive Conference

Sean FryeFeatured ColumnistSeptember 7, 2013

Baylor RB Lache Seastrunk
Baylor RB Lache SeastrunkJerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

It's still early in the 2013 college football season, but the Big 12 is already proving to be the best offensive conference in the country. 

The Baylor Bears are the at the epitome of offensive production so far this season. In just two games, the Bears have scored 139 points and put up 1,473 yards of total offense. 

Running back Lache Seastrunk—self-proclaimed Heisman Trophy candidate—has looked like one of the best in the country so far. He's racked up 261 yards for five scores. Seastrunk had just seven touchdowns all of last season.

New Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty is also tearing it up for his team. He's thrown for 650 yards and four touchdowns while completing 32-of-40 passing attempts. 

In Week 1, the Longhorns set a school record for total yards in a game with 715. That was also the debut of Mack Brown's new no-huddle offense. 


The Big 12 is the only conference to have two of its teams ranked in the top five of total offense in Week 1. Texas ranks second with 715 yards against New Mexico State while Baylor piled it on against Wofford with 692 yards, ranking fourth in the country. 

In Week 1, every Big 12 team put up at least 20 points.

That includes Oklahoma State and TCU, who played SEC teams. The only other BCS conferences that had each of its teams score at least 20 points was the Big Ten and Pac-12.

The only teams in either of those conferences to face a ranked team were Washington and California, who faced Boise State and Northwestern respectively.

A lot of what makes the Big 12 so successful on offense is the fact that seven of the league's 10 teams run the spread, no-huddle offense. The only three that don't are Kansas State, Kansas and Iowa State.

Despite not using the no-huddle offense, the Wildcats still averaged over 400 yards per game last season. 

The Big 12 proves time and time again that it is an offensive powerhouse. 2013 is proving to be no exception.