The announcers during the Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl felt it necessary to poke fun at the Big 12 as the Mountaineers seamingly couldn’t get any traction on defense in the first half of the bowl game.
During halftime Emmanual Acho jokingly made the statement that “they obviously don’t play defense in the Big 12”.
Fans instantly took notice and went after both Acho and Vilma.
Even early Heisman hopeful, Will Grier’s dad chimed in
While the Mountaineers defensive struggles weren’t all the fault the Gibson’s DAWGS it didn’t seem like the most outrageous statement.
However, on Thursday evening a different song was sung and Jed Drenning took full advantage of it. After the Oklahoma State Cowboys beat Virginia Tech 30-21 in the Camping World Bowl Drenning delivered some defensive stats of his own.
Maybe it isn’t that easy to play defense in the Big 12 after all. Virginia Tech finished the season ranked 14th in total defense, allowing an average of only 319.6 yards per game per NCAA.com.
The Big 12 finished the season with four teams ranked in the top 20 in the nation in total offense, Oklahoma #1, Oklahoma State #2, Texas Tech #16, and West Virginia at #19.
Do your research before you start throwing stones.