Mid-Majors Making Major Statements Against The Big 12

J. Robert ByromCorrespondent ISeptember 13, 2009

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 05:  (L-R) Matt Marshall #19, Brandon Ogletree #55 and Lee Aguirre #20 of the Brigham Young Cougars celebrate a 14-13 win against the Oklahoma Sooners at Cowboys Stadium on September 5, 2009 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Note to Big 12, think twice before you schedule any more teams that fancy themselves the Cougars.

A week after soundly defeating Georgia from the mighty SEC, the high-flying Cowboys were shot down in a dog-fight with the Houston Cougars.

Zac Robinson, who has had a lackluster season so far, was outplayed by Case Keenum, whom showed that the Cowboys still have major issues with pass defense.

The Big 12 may have landed the first punch in the annual Big 12 vs SEC debate but two teams in Oklahoma that had high hopes and expectations find themselves seeking redemption after being upset early in the season by Mid-Majors.

Colorado has been beaten badly by both the mid-major teams on their schedule so far.

Missouri needed a second half rally to avoid the upset from a mid-major and the same thing can be said for Texas though their rally was much more impressive than the Tigers.

Mid-majors, especially the western ones, have long been a buffet table for the top Big 12 offenses.But now they are showing not only can they compete with the BCS, they can beat its top- tier teams.  

Despite starting out 3-1 against the other BCS conferences, the Big 12 finds itself 5-4 against mid-major conferences after the first two weeks and many of those five wins were tougher to get than expected.

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