Wednesday, November 18, 2009

College football preview - week twelve

Colorado at Oklahoma State (Thursday.) Line: OSU by 16. Prediction: The Big 12 schedule starts early this week with a Thursday night matchup in Stillwater. How can anyone pick CU in this game? It's another loss by the Big 12 North to a South opponent--Cowboys by 17.

Iowa State at Missouri. Line: MU by 13. Prediction: This is just what Missouri needs to sustain momentum going into the Arrowhead clash next Saturday against Kansas. The Tigers took care of business in Manhattan last weekend and now are playing for a decent bowl game and a three-game winning streak to finish the conference season. MU will win by 20.

Kansas State at Nebraska. Line: NU by 16.5. Prediction: The bubble has burst in Manhattan. Nebraska's running game is healthy, now that Roy Helu Jr. is 100%, and we know about NU's defense. I think NU wins by 21, thus wrapping up the North title and keeping K-State at home during the bowl season.

Oklahoma at Texas Tech. Line: OU by 6.5. Prediction: Have the "Stoops to Notre Dame" rumors been a distraction in Norman this week? No matter--OU will pull out a win here and beat Tech by 4.

Baylor at Texas A&M. Line: A&M by 7.5. Prediction: I'm going with my heart, not my head, here and predict the Bears will beat the Aggies by 3.

Kansas at Texas. Line: UT by 27.5. Prediction: There's been lots of drama in Lawrence this week what with the investigation into Mark Mangino's handling of the football program, brought on by a player's complaint to the athletic director. Will this be a distraction? Uh, yeah! Kansas may hang tough early but it's hard to argue with the line on this one--UT by 27.

Ohio State at Michigan. Line: OSU by 12. Prediction: Do you think Rich Rodriguez is in trouble at Michigan? This game won't help. OSU by 14.

Cal at Stanford: Line: Stanford by 7. Prediction: Isn't it kind of fun to see someone like Jim Harbaugh going after Pete Carroll? In case you missed it, Stanford was accused of running up the score on USC. The Cardinal are the hottest team in the Pac-10 and will win the Big Game by 10.

LSU at Mississippi. Line: Ole Miss by 3.5. Prediction: Here's another one where I will disagree with the line--LSU in this one by 3.

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