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Way back at the beginning of the season the Texas Longhorns were the favorites in the Maui Invitational. Texas flopped in Maui, and they have never really found their groove ever since. The Longhorns would need a minor miracle to be in contention for a NCAA Tournament spot. Kansas State is 15-4 on the year, and the Wildcats are 9-1 at home. Bruce Weber’s team is 4-2 in the Big 12 Conference.
It’s a battle of the state of Texas Saturday afternoon in Lubbock as the Longhorns take on the Red Raiders. Both teams have improved quite a bit in the past couple years, and they come in with an identical 6-2 record. Texas snuck out of Kansas with a win last week, while the Red Raiders were blasted by Kansas State in Manhattan. The Red Raiders are favored by more than a touchdown here.
Two teams who have been huge surprises in the Big 12 and in the nation overall will meet Saturday afternoon in a key Big 12 showdown. The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 6-1 and ranked 17th in the nation. Kansas State is 7-0 and ranked third in the nation. These two teams have both walloped the West Virginia Mountaineers in the last two weeks. Can Bill Snyder’s team stay in the national title picture or will Tommy Tubberville’s team knock off another top five team?
The Red River Rivalry isn’t quite as meaningful in the national picture as normal, but that won’t stop these two heated rivals from battling hard all the way through this Saturday afternoon’s contest. Both teams already have a loss and are almost assuredly out of the national title picture, but this is still a rivalry game between two teams with aspirations of winning the Big 12 Conference. Let’s take a closer look at this game.
Every year the Kansas State Wildcats are overlooked, and every year they make some serious noise. Bill Snyder may be the best coach in the nation. It’s hard to argue against him, since he gets so much out of his talent at Kansas State. The Wildcats are all the way up to number five in the rankings, but they’ll face a very dangerous Iowa State team in Ames this weekend. This game isn’t getting the same publicity as some others this weekend, but it has major national implications.
West Virginia is coming off a game where they allowed 63 points and still won. Texas allowed 36 points in Stillwater last week, but they edged out Oklahoma State 41-36. Will either of the defenses show up for this one? It’s a battle of two teams who look like serious contenders in the highly competitive Big 12 Conference.
The West Virginia Mountaineers arguably have the most high-powered offense in the nation this year.
The defection of Nebraska to the Big Ten and Colorado to the expanded PAC-12 has reduced the Big 12 to just 10 teams and in turn has eliminated the two-division setup of North and South as well as the traditional …
In this wacky year, the Big Ten conference will have 12 teams and the Big 12 will have only ten after the departure of Colorado and Nebraska. The Big 12 landscape will change significantly without those two. Here is an …