How Important Are Turnovers in Big 12 Play?

first_imgOklahoma State822 TCU540.33 It’s also part of the reason I’m fired up about this OSU team. Texas731.33 Baylor45-0.5 We all know the Big 12 is the land of fireworks and broken scoreboards. Games are won in the 70s, not the teens like that other league 500ish miles to the east. But I bet you didn’t know the importance of creating turnovers in this league (OK, you probably did).Look at the last seven Big 12 champions and where they ranked in turnover margin per game in the Big 12 and nationally.2014: TCU (1st in the Big 12 | 3rd nationally) and Baylor (2nd | 7th)2013: Baylor (2nd | 8th)[1. Oklahoma State was No. 1 in the league and No. 4 in the country this year. Arghhhh!]2012: Kansas State (1st | 2nd)2011: Oklahoma State (1st | 1st)2010: Oklahoma (1st | 7th)2009: Texas (1st | 15th)2008: Oklahoma (1st | 1st)AdChoices广告And here are the numbers so far this year. Pretty interesting, right? Now, some of this is random, but so is winning football games, it seems.Two of the preseason favorites (Baylor and OU) are struggling here. Seth Russell has thrown a ton of picks and OU can’t create a turnover (which is where OSU was one week ago). It’s early, but this is definitely something to keep an eye on. West Virginia502.5 Kansas320.5center_img NameTotal GainTotal LostMargin/G Iowa State440 Kansas State320.33 Oklahoma26-1.33 Texas Tech831.67 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img

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