2019 NCAA Football Predictions: Big XII Conference

We are now starting to enter the conferences that have been represented in the College Football Playoffs. With only four spots in the playoffs and five conferences, we have to start looking deeper into the conferences like we did for the PAC-12 and Big Ten

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But in the Big XII all eyes are on Oklahoma and how they will rebound from losing not only one Heisman winner, but back-to-back.

In case you haven’t been keeping up, former Sooner QBs Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray have won back-to-back Heisman trophies and been drafted No. 1 overall in the NFL draft. But will that be the fate of Alabama transfer Jalen Hurts? Let’s find out!

Big XII Conference:

  1. Oklahoma Sooners:

2018 record: 12-2 (with Bowl game including)

Bowl Result: Lost to Alabama (40-32) in the Orange Bowl

2019 Prediction: 11-1

2. Texas Long Horns:

2018 record: 10-4

Bowl Result: Beat Georgia (28-21) in the Sugar Bowl

2019 Prediction: 10-2

3. Iowa State Cyclones:

2018 record: 8-5

Bowl Result: Lost to Washington State (28-26) in the Alamo Bowl

2019 Prediction: 10-2

4. West Virginia Mountaineers:

2018 record: 8-4

Bowl Result: Lost to Syracuse (34-18) in the Camping World Bowl

2019 Prediction: 8-4

5. TCU Horn Frogs:

2018 record: 7-6

Bowl Result: Beat California (10-7) in Cheez-it Bowl

2019 Prediction: 7-5

6. Oklahoma State Cowboys:

2018 record: 7-6

Bowl Result: Beat Missouri (38-33) in the Liberty Bowl

2019 Prediction: 7-5

7. Texas Tech Red Raiders:

2018 record: 5-7

Bowl Result: N/A

2019 Prediction: 7-5

8. Kansas State Wildcats:

2018 record: 5-7

Bowl Result: N/A

2019 Prediction: 6-6

9. Baylor Bears:

2018 record: 7-6

Bowl Result: Beat Vanderbilt (45-38) in the Texas Bowl

2019 Prediction: 6-6

10. Kansas Jay Hawks:

2018 record: 3-9

Bowl Result: N/A

2019 Prediction: 3-9

Oklahoma has successfully won their conference titles in each of the last two years, and they are still the team to beat. 

I think this is another year where they will dominate the Big XII and it’ll be behind the play of Jalen Hurts, who’s out to prove that he wasn’t the wrong choice for the starting job.

Unfortunately, the Sooners will likely not find themselves in another playoff this year. 

Or maybe they could again, if they can avoid losing twice again this season.  I could see them losing the some games they did a year ago as both Texas and Iowa State are looking to capture the conference title as well.

They both have a good chance because of their schedules. For Texas, it’s their early top 10 matchup with LSU that will likely make or break their season,  how will they bounce back if they loss or can they stay strong after a win. 

For Iowa State, it’s the big in-state rival with Iowa the looks to be their toughest non-conference game.  And that is also an early one in the season. 

If they can manage to keep themselves ahead of the rest then we could see an exciting finish to the Big XII conference.

But don’t forget about West Virginia and Texas Tech has some teams that could surprise us all in the Big XII. 

While we hope for a great finish in the standings here,  we will look at what the SEC has in store for us. As we are officially underway for the college football season.

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