ESPN Analyst Ryan Leaf Releases His Team-By-Team Predictions For The Big 12
NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 10: Running back Kennedy Brooks #26 is congratulated by offensive lineman Cody Ford #74 and offensive lineman Ben Powers #72 of the Oklahoma Sooners on a touchdown against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on November 10, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Oklahoma State 48-47. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Earlier this week, we gave you a look at new ESPN college football analyst Ryan Leaf’s predictions for the Big Ten, the SEC and the Pac-12. Tuesday, he gave fans a look at what he’s predicting for the Big 12.Leaf, who turned his life around after his disappointing NFL career, sees a lot of the same in the Big 12 for 2019. He has Oklahoma winning the league and eventually taking on Texas in the title game.There, he has Oklahoma prevailing again. He thinks the Sooners will finish with a 13-0 record – and therefore would be a College Football Playoff team.Leaf thinks Iowa State, Oklahoma State and TCU will all finish with 8-4 records. The only other team in the league that he thinks will have a winning record is Baylor.Here are my @Big12Conference predictions…1. Oklahoma 12-02. Texas 10-23. Iowa St 8-44. Ok. St 8-45. TCU 8-46. Baylor 7-57. Texas Tech 5-78. Kansas St 5-79. Wes Virginia 4-810. Kansas 2-10Oklahoma vs Texas @Big12Conference ChampionshipOklahoma Champs— Ryan D Leaf (@RyanDLeaf) July 30, 2019Leaf also expects Kansas to be the league’s worst team again – despite Les Miles now being the head coach of the Jayhawks.There isn’t much to argue here, but some people think Texas will take a leap and jump Oklahoma this year. Much of that will come down to how effective new Sooners quarterback Jalen Hurts can be.Big 12 fans – does Leaf have it right?