Originally Posted by Texasmade
Surprisingly, Texas Tech is #1 in total defense and in the top 5 in points allowed along with TCU. Also, at least the Big 12 wins their cupcake games unlike the ACC.
Alright, let's get into it - which of "our" two pathetic football conferences is better? I'll actually admit that the Big 12 is better than the ACC this year (and last year, at least), but I will stand by my statement that "your" defenses are a complete joke.
Texas Tech's opponents to date - Northwestern State (?), Texas State, New Mexico, and Iowa State. They should be #1. That's ridiculous.
TCU - actually has a legitimate defense, probably the best in the conference. Opponents to date - Grambling, Kansas, Virginia, and SMU.
As far as the whole conference's defenses? Some random stats:
Nine of the ten teams are averaging more than 11 yards per completion - no one likes to tackle
Only two teams average fewer than 4.5 yards per rush
Ten Big 12 defensive tackles have been taken in the last six drafts. Ten.
The leage quarterback rating is 159.9
Granted, the conference has some incredible offenses, but you have to admit, the defenses are terrible.