By Tony George
I think Mizzou will win out until they meet Texas again at Arrowhead where they will lose again. Kansas is a solid team but they are not going to beat Mizzou. Mizzou will start the road back this weekend vs Colorado. I'm looking forward to Texas and Oklahoma State this weekend.
The second place team in the South has a better shot at a BCS Bowl than Mizzou if they lose in KC, if they get that far.....no 3 loss team will see a BCS bowl game this year..
Kansas will be no pushover in their finale at Arrowhead either, the week before the Big 12 Championship game there.
Not beatin you up Spartan,. I know it was a painful nite for you...and as mentioned, I am a Big 12 North fan as you know being a Husker alum.....but unless they play some defense, KU will give them all they want...they rocked Oklahoma for almost 500 yards in Norman. They also have a bad defense as well.....but tread lightly and start winning some games now!!
Mizzou headed back to Cotten Bowl vs LSU?
I think the Tigers will still win the weak Big 12 North, lose the big 12 title game in kansas City and then get a decent non BCS bowl. Well below expectations for the year but when one takes a reality check and recalls where the programs was and how far it has come it eases the pain. There can be no question Pinkel is building a great program. The key will be quarterback play next season with Blaine Gabbert taking the reigns. I will add this, NOBODY would have beaten Texas this weekend, nobody. That was like clubbing baby seals!!
Stick a Fork in Mizzou...They're DONE!
2-0 Sweep..Big 12 blog now 5-2 ..the last 3 weeks...better than my premium selections! I will rectify this week, but I appreciate all your takes and comments guys. Well informed readers and posters in the Pregame forum and blogs section.
I guess Mizzou is a paper Tiger and Texas even better than I thiought after the OU game, because Mizzou IS a good football team and Texas dismantled them.
Nebraska getting better each week since the Mizzou debacle in Lincoln, keep an eye on them....
Thanks Guys...some good points here although SOONER FAN, I am unclear the way Stoops schemes big games on offense. I agree, they should just thrown the damn thing and play unconventional against Texas. It cost them because Bradfor is better than McCoy other than scrambling ability.
That being said, not sure Mizzou can just throw and throw and not use Washington at RB be successful in Austin, I just do not see it. Texas much more athletic up front than Okie State too, so that is a concern. Should be a hell of a game to watch, just to close to call to actually wager on, and every now and then I like to watch a game as a fan and not a capper with craploads of money and clients money on a play!
I am a Big 12 North fan during the regular season and a Big 12 fan in Bowl season, so I would like to see Mizzou win it...
Nice Article from a BIG 12 Guy. Good Luck to You!
Good stuff Tony. I'm one of the few who agree with you on Texas. I think the Horns dominant in the trenches and pull away in the second half.
I'm a bigtime OU fan and while I thought OU may cover last week, I was by no means confident. I do think Texas is a good team, but I think they will prove to be the same sort of team they were last year. (minus one loss). I think they lose to Mizzou this week, and then lose to Tech. The difference between OU/Tech/Mizzou is OU THINKS they can run and waste their time trying to do it, while Mizzou and Tech go out guns blazing with the passing game. I think against the tigers and the red raiders, Texas' secondary will be exposed like it should have been against OU (if we wouldn't have wasted time with our crap rushing attack). While the team that wins the rushing battle usually wins the game in the Red River Rivalry, that trend could have been bucked had the Sooners said screw the run and let Bradford loose. (It's hard to believe they could let him loose for more than 387 yds and 5 td's, but it probably should have been more like 450 yds and 6 tds.) (Gawdy numbers, but true!)
Sorry about my Huskers last week Matty. the cover shocked the hell outta me too!
Great stuff Tony, although I like Mizzou a bit this week too.
Good intentions Spartan are well and good, but Texas will be ready big time for this one. I am a Big 12 North fan, a Nebraska Alum as you know, and hope MIzzou can pull off the upset. I fear Texas is as good as advertised and it will be a great game either way. REMEMBER these are free opinions, not my strongest opinions, but I am concerned that your RB Washington and company need to run the football, and they simply fell flat with that effort against Okie State and it cost them big time.
If you put your defense on the field for too long, they will get winded against Texas and end up giving up big plays as the game gets long in the tooth. They need to manage the game better on offense, not sure they can with their offense the way it is set up....anyway good luck with your Tigers buddy!
Pinkel had the Tigers out on the field practicing sunday and evidently Chase Daniel called the team into a huddle and had a long talk with his teammates and took responsibility for the loss saturday night and the team went out and had from all accounts the best practice of the year and have been building on it all week. It's a tall, tall order in Austin but the Tigers appear ready to come in and go toe to toe.