College football games that are dominated by offense are usually considered exclusive to the Pac-10. Or video games.
But this season, the Big 12 has adopted this type of football. A conference previously known for its running prowess has now shown an ability to score points through the air like a real football team.
No team exudes this new identity more than Texas Tech.
I don't believe the Red Raiders know the meaning of the trap run play. Tech quarterback Graham Harrell is on pace to throw for more than 5,200 yards and 46 touchdowns.
But the star is receiver Michael Crabtree.
Crabtree will flirt with 125 catches. That's 125 catches in 12 games.
This might be a conference changing rapidly. Not just in coaching philosophy, but in the tilt of power within the conference.
Rock Chalk Jayhawk
After drubbing Nebraska at home, Kansas is now in the position to become one of the two teams chosen to play in the BCS National Championship game. The Jayhawks could possibly play two conference opponents ranked in the top five to close out the season.
The season "home" finale in Kansas City, Mo., against No. 6 Missouri will be much more important than the Big 12 championship game.
The Jayhawks will be the only undefeated team left and will face a controversial opponent (most likely LSU) in the national title game. If this prediction does come true, it would be equivalent to the Penn State men's basketball team going to the final four.
Big 12 Blame Game
Texas A&M coach Dennis Franchione's job was a hot topic at this week's news conference. I'm not surprised that Franchione's job is on the line, but the name that is swirling around Web sites is quite intriguing: Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville.
If Tuberville takes the job at A&M, he's making a bad decision because the Tigers are in the upper echelon of their conference, and the Aggies, well, aren't.
Big 12 Blame Game, Part II
Am I the only one who enjoys that Penn State delivered the first blow beginning the downfall of the Cornhuskers? The Lions dominated with a 40-7 win in 2002 and sent Nebraska into a tailspin.
Enter former NFL head coach Bill Callahan. Callahan changed the Cornhusker offense from an option-run to a West Coast, which was his biggest mistake.
He basically spat on the history of the team, and his arrogance has led him to a mediocre 25-21 career record. In a college football town like Lincoln, Neb., that record will lead Callahan to the proverbial guillotine.
Callahan said this week that the word "resignation" was not in his vocabulary. Maybe, he should see if the word "fired" is in the Nebraska's.
Game of the Week
Since this is a boring week of games, I decided to choose the most boring game of the weekend.
Auburn is led by quarterback Brandon Cox, who has eight touchdowns passes, and running backs Ben Tate and Mario Fannin. Tate and Fannin have combined for more than 1,000 yards on the ground.
Georgia's 71st ranked offense will have a tough time moving the ball against the Tigers' defense.
Both teams have been up and down all season, and I don't expect the game to be played with any consistency, either.
War...Eagle, win for Auburn.
Auburn 21, Georgia 13