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The top ranked Texas Longhorns get another test on Saturday as they host #7 Oklahoma State. Texas has beaten Oklahoma and Missouri the last two weeks to take over the top spot in the polls. Head coach Mack Brown is pleased but knows there is more to do. “We’re playing at a high level, but we’re not a great team yet,” he said. “We’ve got to be a great team for 60 minutes for the next five weeks to get us the chance to play in the (Big 12) championship game, which is what we want. We’re at a point (right now), unless we play well, we’ll get beat.”
Texas Tech is off to their best start in more than 30 years but many people believe it is more due to their schedule than to their talent. The Red Raiders will get a chance to prove those people wrong, beginning on Saturday as they travel to face #19 Kansas. Texas Tech is ranked 8th in the country and after facing Kansas will play Texas, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma. That is a gauntlet no team would want to face.
First place in the Big-10 is on the line Saturday night as #10 Ohio State hosts #3 Penn State. This game could have national title implications as the Nittany Lions don’t have anyone on their remaining schedule that stacks up to Ohio State. The problem for Penn State is that they haven’t won at Columbus in 30 years.
The Boise State Broncos will look to remain perfect on the season as they travel to San Jose State to meet the Spartans on Friday. The Broncos have always been a team that outscored opponents with a powerful offense but this year it is the defense that is dominating. The Broncos are third in the nation in scoring defense allowing just 10.5 points per game. They have given up more than seven points only once all year.
Two teams that have fallen out of the national spotlight meet on Thursday night as West Virginia hosts Auburn. The Tigers have a solid defense but no offense while West Virginia has a solid offense but no defense. It should be an interesting contrast.
The LSU Tigers will try and rebound from a bad loss last week at Florida but it may not be easy against a tough South Carolina team. The Gamecocks have won four straight and have the nation’s third ranked defense. That could mean a low scoring game on Saturday night. The Tigers had all kinds of problems last week against Florida but head coach Les Miles believes his team will come back strong this week.
A matchup of Top 20 teams is on tap for Saturday as #4 Oklahoma hosts #16 Kansas. The Sooners are coming off an emotional loss last week to Texas so they will have to refocus for a very talented Kansas squad. The Sooners only dropped to #4 in the polls so they are still very much in the National title picture.
The Texas Longhorns are in the spotlight for the second consecutive week. Last week they beat #1 Oklahoma and took over the top spot in the polls this week. Now they have to face #11 Missouri who was upset by Oklahoma State last week. If Texas is able to stay at the top of the rankings no one can say they did it by facing an easy schedule like USC has done in previous seasons. The Longhorns played #1 Oklahoma last week, face #11 Missouri this week, and have #7 Texas Tech and #8 Oklahoma State after the Tigers.
Unbeaten Boise State will look to keep their perfect record intact as they host Hawaii on Friday night. Last year Hawaii was able to defeat the Broncos for the WAC title but it is a much different Hawaii team this season without Colt Brennan and head coach June Jones. The Warriors are not without talent though.
The biggest game of the college football season so far takes place on Saturday in Dallas as Oklahoma and Texas get together. The Sooners are ranked #1 in the country while the Longhorns are ranked #5. Both teams have been excellent this season but Oklahoma has been a little more impressive. The Sooners have outscored opponents 248-69 this season. Texas is not far behind and with a win could take over the #1 spot.