Daily Archives: November 16, 2011
Season: 50-13 (.794)
ESPN’s David Ubben: 48-15 (.762)
Oklahoma State 49, Iowa State 17 (Friday) — I love a good upset as much as anyone. But expecting the Cyclones to knock off Oklahoma State? C’mon. I don’t care that this game is in front of a national audience or that it’s on a weekday. Won’t matter. Brandon Weeden, Justin Blackmon and Co. will be focused on the road.
Texas A&M 38, Kansas 24 — Watch for this to be a closer game than many expect. I have finally started to see a little improvement from the Jayhawks, and the Aggies’ season is now all but lost. The outcome depends on how focused A&M was this week. We could see anything from a 30-point victory to a near-upset.
Missouri 34, Texas Tech 28 — What happened to the Red Raiders after their upset of Oklahoma is beyond me. But I do think this game will be one of the more competitive in the conference this weekend. Both teams are one win away from bowl eligibility, and Mizzou is riding the high of shutting down Texas. This is a sneaky-good matchup, if Texas Tech finds itself again this week.
Oklahoma 42, Baylor 24 – A month ago, this looked like one of the games of the year in the Big 12. But with Baylor falling off the pace of the conference’s elite as of late, it’s now nothing more than a moderate chance at an upset special. I don’t see it happening; the Sooners have too much to play for.
Kansas State 35, Texas 28 — My friends, the number of times I went back and forth on this game in the last few days is higher than the number of touchdowns Collin Klein has this season. I like to think K-State has Texas’ number, but as Bill Snyder said this week, the past doesn’t mean anything. However, the Longhorn offense is really struggling. And all of us have learned that having faith in Klein’s offense is generally a good idea. Note: I’ll be posting a complete breakdown of this matchup later today or tomorrow. Look for it for more details.