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The Beavers had their chances this season with a 6-0 straight-up start, but a 3-3 record down the stretch including losses to Stanford and Oregon kept them in a mid-level bowl. Oregon State finished the season 9-3 SU and 8-4 against the spread. The total went OVER in its final four games with a posted line.
Two teams on the opposite side of the expectation game come in with very similar results on the year. Texas, not picked to do a whole lot this season, has delivered to the letter thus far as they enter with …
The 2011 NFL draft is a little more than a week away with the first round scheduled for Thursday night, April 28 live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The second and third rounds will be held …
The Big 12 Powers struggled last week, specifically Nebraska who scraped by at home against South Dakota State, Oklahoma getting all they wanted from a tough Cincy team on the road, and Texas was beaten badly in all aspects of the game by UCLA, who really is not all that good. Chalk it up to looking ahead for Texas and OU who square off in the Red River War this week at the state fair in Dallas in the Cotton Bowl, but Nebraska never got off the bus.
As the dominos continue to fall in the wake of Colorado leaving for the PAC 10, and Nebraska to the Big 10, both official moves now departing the Big 12, I have a dilemma. I have spent the better part of my career as a sports handicapper spending a great deal of time and effort learning and knowing the Big 12 conference, and its teams both in football and basketball.
Two Top 20 teams get together on Tuesday in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden as #15 Villanova takes on #6 Texas. Villanova is unbeaten to start the season but really hasn’t been tested. “We’re 8-0, who knows what that means? Thirty teams could be better,” Villanova coach Jay Wright, “We could talk about it all we want. We’re going to know where we are.” The Wildcats will get a serious test on Tuesday night against a Texas team that is in the Top 10.
The gauntlet continues for #1 Texas on Saturday as they face #6 Texas Tech. The Longhorns have had to face three teams ranked 11th or better the past three weeks and now must face another one on the road. Texas has proven their worth with wins over Oklahoma, Missouri and Oklahoma State and now must face a high-powered Red Raiders team on Saturday.
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.”
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.
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.