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Three to Watch: Big 12 Edition

Three to Watch is purposely avoiding the Tigers and Elephants in the room when it comes to the big game this week and so we venture to the SEC’s minor league system, the Big 12, to check out a few games of interest. So let’s start with the best game as Kansas travels to Iowa State. Wait, nope. Kansas State @ Oklahoma State, 8:00 ABC– So this is the match-up ESPN/ABC is putting up against the LSU-Bama game. They’ve pretty much conceded ratings defeat though, with constant LSU-Bama recruiting videos features on the WWL all week. Still, this game has serious BCS implications as well. In fact, Oklahoma State is almost certain to jump into the top two with a win. While the Pokes might be feeling some pressure, KSU will have to deal with the post-traumatic symptoms lingering from last week’s 58-17 beatdown delivered by the Sooners. Kansas State’s suspect defense couldn’t deal with Oklahoma’s talent last week and they don’t figure to be able to deal with OSU’s this Saturday. Justin Blackmon, Brandon Weeden, and Joseph Randle combine to lead the nation’s second best scoring offense. Weeden and Blackmon have hooked up for 10 scores on the season, while Randle has rushed for

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Michigan/Michigan State: Why The Wolverines Will Win

Holy crap, Michigan and Michigan State play in under 24 hours! The battle for the Paul Bunyan Trophy really snuck up on me this year with all of the Detroit professional sports events going on. STAAFFFFFORRRD! You’ve already seen Jamie’s blueprint for a Spartan victory detailing his reasons why you’ll see Baylor MSU players hoisting that monstrous trophy again. As he may have mentioned, I am seeing this one a little differently and I think it’s the Wolverines this year, Gary! Actually, I’ve been waiting for this post since sometime in the off-season when Jamie was singing the praises of the Spartans coming off their Big Ten Championship they shared with most of the league. The way I saw it, they secured one big win without their head coach around and took care of the worst of the conference, at times in thrilling fashion, en route to as an unimpressive 11-1 as I have witnessed in the Big Ten. But whatever, that was last year and this is…well this year. Now in Jamie’s defense, Michigan State has some damn nice players and they’re a contender again in the B1G. HOWEVAH, let’s take a look at some reasons the Wolverines will be leaving East Lansing with

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Red River Shootout at High Noon

No Three to Watch this week, as Jamie has your 3:30 window primer with picks and will have some KNIGHT JAMEZ picks later on. Really just one good early game this week, so might as well focus on the Red River Rivalry Shootout. For the first time since 2008 and the second time in seven years, Texas and Oklahoma enter the game undefeated. Oklahoma has notched an impressive win at Florida State, while Texas has successfully completed the first stages of its revenge tour following a 5-7 record last season. 4-0 vs 4-0, Texas vs Oklahoma, fierce rivalry. Get up early buy your meats and cheeses and settle in for FOOTBAW! Two-Headed Monstah The Texas quarterback situation is interesting. Returning starter Garrett Gilbert returned this year and had some injury issues giving way to recent legacy QB Case McCoy. Returning starter isn’t that cool of a spot to be in if you’re returning from a team that went 5-7 in a program that doesn’t really do that kind of thing. So, Gilbert has lost that starting spot to McCoy and freshman David Ash, who share the QB duties in a way I haven’t totally figured out yet. McCoy started against Iowa State, but gave way

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