2017 Big 12 Season Football Preview
Looking for 2017 Big 12 Conference predictions? The Big 12 Conference is Changing! They still don’t have divisions, but they have added a Championship Game. The two best teams in the conference will face off to determine the Champion of the conference. The two teams from Oklahoma finished one, two last season with Oklahoma bringing home the crown, and Oklahoma State coming in second.
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This year has a clear favorite in the Sooners, but will they live up to the expectations under the first year head coach, or will someone else come in and steal the crown?
2017 Big 12 Conference Odds: Oklahoma Sooners +110
It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that the Oklahoma Sooners are the favorites to win the Big 12 Championship. After winning last year, they do what they do most years, they reload, and this team might actually be better then last years team.
So why are the Sooners such big favorites? It all comes down to the guy under center, Baker Mayfield. They were the best team in all the land in passing efficiency last year and I wouldn’t expect that to change this year.
Now yes they did lose their top two running backs, but Mayfield also had another year to get better and he seems to be in a perfect system with the Sooners.
On the defensive side they continued to improve as the year went on. They have a lot of high recruits that should really wreck havoc on the defensive side of the ball.
The thing they need to do better is play as a unit. It’s something they didn’t do at times last year, and it turned into big plays that hurt them in the long run.
If they can play better together, I would expect them to take another step forward this year.
2017 Big 12 Conference Odds: Oklahoma State Cowboys +425
The team that finished second in the conference last year, has the second best odds coming into this season to win the Big 12.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are currently a +425 to be lifting the trophy at the end of the year.
No matter what happens this year with the Cowboys one thing is for sure, they are going to be a team that you are going to watch every time you get the chance. Their offense is a show that will turn int must watch television.
Led by quarterback Mason Rudolph and wide receiver James Washington showed last year they are a pair that deserves national recognition, and can score from anywhere on the field, on any down and distance.
Last year the Cowboys had four passing touchdowns of more then eighty yards. There are many teams last year that didn’t even have one of those plays.
As good as the offense is, how good this team does is going to come down to the defensive side of the ball. The defense needs to do a better job of slowing down opposing teams.
2017 Big 12 Conference Odds: Texas Longhorns +425
One of the big wildcards in the Big 12 conference is the Texas Longhorns, because no one really knows what to expect from them.
The Longhorns are led by first year head coach Tom Herman who came over from Houston. He is known as a good developer of quarterbacks and if that rings true, it should be a very big year for Shane Buechele.
He had a lot of ups and downs as a freshman at Texas, but it gave him a lot of good experience, and the best experience might have been defeat.
If Shane Buechle can take a huge step forward this year, under Tom Herman this team can win the Big 12 title, but I wouldn’t count on it.
2017 Big 12 Conference Odds: Kansas State Wildcats +650
The Kansas State Wildcats come into this season off a really nice season last year where they finished 9-4, which surprised many.
The Wildcats aren’t a flashy team by any means, but they go quietly about their business, and it doesn’t matter how good their opponent is, they usually play them tough.
For the Wildcats to win they are going to need the conference champ to be able to have a few losses, but if that happens they could sneak away with the title.
2017 Big 12 Conference Odds
- Oklahoma +110
- Oklahoma State +425
- Texas +450
- Kansas State +650
- West Virginia +800
- TCU +1200
- Baylor +8000
- Iowa State +10000
- Texas Tech +10000
- Kansas +20000
2017 Big 12 Conference: Prediction: Oklahoma State +425
Oklahoma State +425
Most people are picking Oklahoma but I think that the Cowboys defense will be better, and the offense will be just too much for opposing teams.
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