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Tramel: Big 12 efficiency ratings impacted by low-scoring games

The final scores of the Big 12’s two marquee games last weekend were 20-18 and 17-13. OSU beat Kansas State in the former; Texas beat West Virginia in the latter.

The other three games were a little more Big 12-like. OU 62-9 over Kansas, TCU 34-18 over Texas Tech, Iowa State 38-31 over Baylor.

But two games of great conference import looked a lot like 1973.

I say that. I pulled 1973 out of a hat. What were the scores like in 1973? Let’s go back and look.

I checked a few Saturdays from 1973 and focused on the days when some of the better teams played each other.