What To Watch Archive

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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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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Three to Watch: Night Games Edition

Three to Watch is going under the lights this week for a peek at some of the KNIGHT JAMEZ! We have a great weekend of college football coming up and Jamie has you covered (pun?) for some of the early contests. You’ll notice the big Wisconsin-Nebraska tilt as a conspicuous omission here, but I’ll be posting an in-depth preview for that one in short order. I really like that Washington at Utah game in the Pac-12 as well, but I’m not sure you can catch that one on national TV. Utah is favored by 8 and these teams can really score (I’m taking the Huskies to cover). Let’s get to a few other gems. Clemson at Virginia Tech, 6:00, ESPN2 Is a 6 PM start really a night game? I suppose most of it will take place after dinner, so what the hell, it’s a great match-up. Much like the Wisconsin-Nebraska game, this could be a preview of the conference championship game, as Clemson has already dispatched Florida State and Va Tech looks like the front-runner in the Coastal Division. Clemson will lean on QB Tajh Boyd, who has led the ACC with 13 TDs and 1,255 yards passing. Boyd’s favorite target this year has

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