Big 12 South Teams Pick Up Statement Wins Over North Opponents

Monday, October 15th 2007, 7:24 am
By: News On 6

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) _ So much for the rise of the Big 12 North.

Wins by Kansas State and Colorado over Oklahoma and Texas had fueled thoughts that the North had finally caught up to the South. It certainly didn't look that way on Saturday.

Oklahoma State and Texas picked up road wins over North division opponents by a combined total of 84 points. And OU knocked off previously unbeaten Missouri in a potential Big 12 title game preview.

When the dust was settled, only Kansas remained unbeaten in Big 12 play. The surprising Jayhawks pounded cellar-dwelling Baylor 58-10. Kansas improves to 6-0 for the first time under coach Mark Mangino.

But Kansas was the only North team to beat a South opponent, as the division went 2-4 on the day.

Kansas State was the other winner, thumping Colorado 47-20.