Winners: Penn State, Illinois, Wisconsin. We knew things would be bad, since Minnesota is rebuilding, but this is just brutal.
Let’s start with a quick look back at last week. Week 3’s prediction came true bringing me to 3-2 on the season. That’s the good news.
The bad news is that there is a lot of the Big XII that I can’t even begin to understand.
Thursday night continued the trend of mind benders in the league this season. Texas A&M traveled to play a Miami squad that was just humiliated by Oklahoma just two weeks ago.
Miami paid the favor right back.
This one was out of hand (31-0) before the Aggies even had any semblance of an offense on the field. A few late scores made the game look close, but this one wasn’t anything like a real contest. Miami closed it out, 34-17. I shudder to think what Oklahoma will do to A&M if this is what Miami could do to them.
Texas Tech (-6) at Oklahoma State: Everyone was high on Oklahoma State’s explosive offense coming into the season. Instead of impressive, they have been inconsistent and have a quarterback controversy brewing.
They were supposed to have a decent defense too, at least enough to let their offense win games for them. But they are ranked 93rd in the nation against the pass — Not a good stat to see before you face pass happy Texas Tech.
Saturday is a chance for everyone in the nation to remind themselves how good Graham Harrell is. Texas Tech takes this one and covers.
Bonus thoughts: I hope Texas’s staff had some time to prepare for their game against Rice this week, since the team hasn’t looked prepared for any team this season. In response to the arrest of James Henry this week, an assistant coach mentioned that they have been monitoring the MySpace and Facebook pages of their players. Perhaps then they saw their team highlighting their dancing skills last week against Central Florida. Maybe this week, they can do the Macarena on the sidelines after they fumble two or three times in the 4th quarter.
Likely Winners: Colorado (Miami Ohio), Kansas (Florida Int’l), Missouri (Illinois State), Nebraska (Ball State), Baylor (Buffalo), Oklahoma (Tulsa), Texas, Texas Tech
Likely Losers: Iowa State (Toledo), Oklahoma State
Upset potential: None
Well, congratulations, Tulsa. You're the proud owners of the last remaining undefeated team in the conference. They also hold the lone vote all of CUSA possesses in the Associated Press poll, making them 37th in the country, tied with Kansas and Michigan State.