Texas squandered its screen test against LSU. West Virginia made Missouri look like Clemson. Kansas lived down to its punching bag reputation against Coastal Carolina.

So the Big 12 Conference, 10-0 on the opening week of the college football season, slipped a little closer to reality on week two. Not that it was a wasted weekend for the league.

Everyone but KU handled their mismatches professionally. And while it would have been helpful for Texas to win in prime time, the Longhorns gave the nation a fun game. There’s no dropping Sam Ehlinger’s crew in the power poll for that.

Sports Columnist

Proud father of Gretchen and Holden. Devoted husband to Christy, who has been my best friend since biology class at Booker T. Washington. I covered the Oklahoma Sooners for 15 years. That was both challenging and rewarding. Now I get to write columns.