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2015 OPPONENTS 601

Sorry folks, real world work got in the way last week

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It's always good to be able to quickly review how opponents past and present are performing, which can obviously have quite an effect on OSU in the polls.

The title will be indicative of the week...week 1 is Opponents 101. Week 2 will be Opponents 201, and so on. Got it?

Unless otherwise noted, all games are on Saturday. Without further delay, here's the list for 2015:

Central Michigan Chippewas

Record: 2-4 (MAC West, 1-1)

Last Game: @ Western Michigan

Result: L, 41-39

Next Opponent: vs Buffalo

National Ranking: NR


The Chippewas have a couple of conference games under their belt. Two weeks ago they took care of perennial MAC contender Northern Illinois, but lost a close one this past weekend to Western Michigan. Up next...Buffalo.

Central Arkansas Bears (FCS)

Record: 3-2 (Southland, 3-0)

Last Game: @ Houston Baptist

Result: W, 43-7

Next Opponent: vs McNeese State

National Ranking: NR


The Bears are on a roll, big winners of their last 3 since getting handled by OSU, and 3-0 in conference play. Next up...undefeated and ranked McNeese State.

UTSA (University of Texas at San Antonio) Roadrunners

Record: 1-5 (Conf USA - West, 1-1)

Last Game: vs La Tech

Result: L, 34-31

Next Opponent: @ Southern Mississippi

National Ranking: NR


UTSA broke the ice with a win over UTEP, but fell last week to La Tech. Now they visit our old friend Todd Monken.

Texas Longhorns

Record: 2-4 (Big 12, 1-2)

Last Game: vs #10 Oklahoma (neutral site)

Result: W, 24-17

Next Opponent: Bye

National Ranking: NR


After getting pasted by TCU, the Longhorns pulled one out of the hat in a Red River Rivalry upset of the Sooners. Just an FYI...the complete lack of preparedness and coaching you got with OU will NOT be the case when the Purple Wizard comes calling in two weeks.

Kansas State Wildcats

Record: 3-2 (Big 12, 0-2)

Last Game: vs #3 TCU

Result: L, 52-45

Next Opponent: vs #19 Oklahoma

National Ranking: NR


Two bad losses when you had control at halftime. Who wants to be the opponent when Snyder figures out how to finish with this bunch? Next up? The recently dispatched Sooners. This will be the Wildcats third consecutive ranked opponent.

West Virginia Mountaineers

Record: 3-2 (Big 12, 0-2)

Last Game: vs #21 Oklahoma State

Result: L, 33-26 OT

Next Opponent: @ #2 Baylor

National Ranking: NR


I've said you're the best 0-2 team in the conference. You're about to become the best 0-3 team in the conference.

Kansas Jayhawks

Record: 0-5 (Big 12, 0-2)

Last Game: vs #3 Baylor

Result: L, 66-7

Next Opponent: vs Texas Tech

National Ranking: NR


Blown out by Iowa State. Annihilated by Baylor. Bad news? Texas Tech is visiting next.

Texas Tech Red Raiders

Record: 4-2 (Big 12, 1-2)

Last Game: vs Iowa State

Result: W, 66-31

Next Opponent: @ Kansas

National Ranking: NR


Nobody started the Big 12 in a tougher fashion than you, taking on the top two teams in the conference. You got paid back in spades, however, getting the bottom two in the next couple of games. You dispatched the Cyclones, now get the football team equivalent of a bye.

TCU Horned Frogs

Record: 6-0 (Big 12, 3-0)

Last Game: @ Kansas State

Result: W, 52-45

Next Opponent: @ Iowa State

National Ranking: 3


The rankings trolled you big time this week, allowing Baylor to jump you after running over Kansas. Seriously? You blasted Iowa State last season and dropped out of the playoff. You better not have a close one this week against the Cyclones, but it's a night game in Ames. Beware.

Iowa State Cyclones

Record: 2-3 (Big 12, 1-1)

Last Game: @ Texas Tech

Result: L, 66-31

Next Opponent: vs #3 TCU

National Ranking: NR


You've ruined dreams before.

Baylor Bears

Result: 5-0 (Big 12, 2-0)

Last Game: @ Kansas

Result: W, 66-7

Next Opponent: vs West Virginia

National Ranking: 2


You should get your first taste of an actual defense this week, although the Mountaineers may be gassed from two tough losses to start conference play.

Oklahoma Sooners

Record: 4-1 (Big 12, 1-1)

Last Game: vs Texas (neutral site)

Result: L, 24-17

Next Opponent:  @ Kansas State

National Ranking: 19


Another meltdown in a game where you were big favorites. Not the first time, won't be the last. Now you have to visit the Wizard, so you better find your focus and motivation.

Keep and eye out at CRFF for game times and channels for all the Big 12 action.