Thursday, November 29, 2012

Championship Weekend

So, it's championship week for most of college football, but in Big XII country, we no longer have a need for this revenue generating event. We have the regular season, where each team plays each other and the champion is thus determined. Is it better this way? That's debatable, but I like our conference currently as is and am not in a hurry to join the Super PAC crowd that seems to be so en vogue.

This weekend does matter, however, with K-State and Oklahoma tied with one conference loss apiece. A win against Texas and K-State wears the crown. A loss and corresponding win from Oklahoma over TCU, and the Sooner maintain their conference dominance. Personally, I'm tired of hearing that damn Boomer Sooner song and am ready for some change.

Oklahoma @ TCU +6.5

TCU has been pretty much what I thought they would be in their first Big XII season. A solid, middle of the pack team. I firmly believe The Horned Frogs belong in the Big XII and have little doubt their strongest teams would have competed for, if not won, some championships in the past few years. But, they are in the middle of finding their conference identity and did not disappoint. This is their opportunity to put an exclamation mark on their inaugural run. A win against Big XII royalty to end the season would give the fans in Dallas something to root for all off season.

However, this is Oklahoma, and I have to hope they get into a BCS bowl to improve the Cyclones chances of not playing a game in Shreveport again.

Oklahoma wins a close one. No cover.

Texas @ K-State -11

Losing to TCU last week hurt Texas' chances of really feeling good about themselves for this game. Losing to Baylor two weeks ago imploded K-State's chances of playing for a national championship. A week off to lick their wounds, literal and figurative, and a remote (practically zero) chance to win back the Heisman voters will have the Wildcats at their best. I hope.

K-State wins easily, getting the cover.

Enjoy the Holidays and I will see you after the bowls have concluded with a post season conference ranking you're sure to love.

1 comment:

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Klein was an unknown sophomore when he made his first career start in 2010, at home against Texas. He gashed the Longhorns for 127 rushing yards and two touchdowns in K-State’s 25-point victory. Last year, Texas did a much better job against him, limiting the quarterback to 4 net yards rushing on 26 carries, thanks to five sacks. But Klein still threw a touchdown pass and ran for another in a 17-13 victory that spoiled Texas’ senior night.

Catherine Burns.