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STANDINGS - THRU WEEK 4
SEASON 5 KEY MATCHUPS
WEEK #1 PREDICTIONSMISSOURI: 42 KENT STATE: 17 - Missouri finished last season with a statement win in their bowl game. Their leading passer Tyler Gabbert will pick up where he left off, tearing apart the Golden Flashes defense early on. Prepare for a snoozer as the 2nd stringers see plenty of action in the 4th quarter as the Tigers roll to victory #1.BAYLOR, TEXAS A&M & NEBRASKA - BYE WEEK
WEEK #1 RESULTS
WEEK #1 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
WEEK #2 PREDICTIONSLast Week: 1-0 Overall: 1-0
LSU: 35 MISSOURI: 21 - After an impressive showing last week, Missouri will look to continue dominating with their ability to stretch the field with QB Tyler Gabbert. LSU yields a quick defense and has a potent offense that can follow up the 1-2 punch. Missouri will keep the game close but LSU will keep the game out of reach to give Missouri their first loss of the season.
OHIO STATE: 21 BAYLOR:17 - A first week Bye has given Baylor plenty of time to prepare for a tough home game against the Buckeyes. QB Bryce Petty should be able to post some strong numbers against the Buckeye secondary, however beware of the turnover bug the plagued this team last season. Buckeye QB Mark Robertson and RB Carlos Hyde will be tough to contain and the Bears will lose a close one at home.
TEXAS A&M: 48 SMU: 21 - The Aggies travel on the road for their first game of the season, facing a fellow Texas team in the SMU Mustangs. With only losing 3 offensive starters, the 2nd overall offense from last season will look to continue doing what it does best, scoring.. often. 3 senior RBs in DJ Jones, Ben Malena and Mister Jones lead the attack while an A overall offensive line will create the separation needed to find the big plays.
NEBRASKA: 17 KENTUCKY:20 - A poor conference showing by the Big Red last season has created quite the coaching carousel within the Cornhuskers staff. A new offensive coordinator from Stanford has been hired to bring Nebraska back to its old roots, which is running the rock all over the field. RB Braylon Heard will lead the attack for the Huskers, however the home crowd will give the advantage to the Kentucky Wildcats who are stuck in rebuilding mode.
WEEK #2 RESULTS
WEEK #2 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
WEEK #3 PREDICTIONSLast Week: 4-0 Overall: 5-0MISSOURI: 17 KENTUCKY: 24 - A tough loss last week at home have made the Tigers hungry for a victory on the road this week. QB Tyler Gabbert and TE Aaron Williams will need to be in sync to bring back the fireworks from the season opener. Unfortunately, Kentucky has been good at home, and their luck hasn't seem to run out yet. Kentucky wins this by a decisive 4th quarter score.
BAYLOR: 35 TCU:21 - Turnovers dragged the Bears down last week against Ohio State. QB Bryce Petty needs to prove that he can make the plays while minimizing his mistakes if he wants to knock of state rival TCU. The good news for the Bears is that TCU has struggled along the recruiting trail lately and has a depleted defense that can be beat.
ARKANSAS: 31 TEXAS A&M: 42 - The Aggies have been bragging all preseason long about the strength of their running game, and posted some big numbers in their season opener against SMU. That running game will be put to the test against a much stronger defense bred in the SEC. Arkansas has some playmakers on the field, but lacks a true leader at the QB position. A&M has the ability to wear down the defense with their 3 senior RBs and should come out on top by 2 scores.
NEBRASKA: 35 NORTHWESTERN:10 - A heartbreaking road loss last week leads to another road game this week that Nebraska should be able to control. Although the GBR has shown a weaknesses against hurry up spread teams, Northwestern just doesn't have the skills to get this done. RB Braylon Heard will make plenty of noise in this game and should help set the tone for the rest of Nebraska's season.
WEEK #3 RESULTS
WEEK #3 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
WEEK #4 PREDICTIONSLast Week: 3-1 Overall: 8-1
ILLINOIS: 21 MISSOURI: 35 - Baby Gabbert is due for a big day against a weaker Illinois secondary. But don't count Illinois completely out of this game. Rivalry games are already tough enough, and QB Miles Osei can make his own magic happen. Missouri can pull away in the 2nd half to secure a victory.PENN STATE: 14 TEXAS A&M: 17 - On the pages, these two teams compare very well. However, Penn State has struggled with the turnover differential this season, and a game at Kyle Field shouldn't help. Some great plays on defense and the legs of the Aggie running backs will do enough to get it done for Texas A&M.NEBRASKA: 21 MIAMI:24 - This week yields a tough task for the Sea of Red. Miami has 3 guys on the Heisman watchlist, and they are all there for a reason. Braylon Heard may offer a threat on the ground, but QB Antwan Smith and company will get things done at home.
BAYLOR - Bye
WEEK #4 RESULTS
WEEK #4 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
WEEK #5 PREDICTIONSLast Week: 3-0 Overall: 11-1
COLORADO: 28 MISSOURI: 35 - Missouri has plenty of momentum after the performance last week by team captain Tyler Gabbert. You can expect the same this week by Gabbert over a poor secondary that is allowing 20 points/game. Colorado has the ability to score though with HB Trea Jones, and the Tiger defense hasn't proved to be a force, allowing 24 points/game. Missouri comes from behind to win this game at home to start conference play and take share of the lead atop the Big XII North.
TEXAS TECH: 42 TEXAS A&M: 49 - Two offenses that can score easily should lead to an exciting shootout in Week 5. Texas A&M has shown a weakness against the pass, and Red Raider QB Scotty Young has the ability to pick apart the secondary for big plays. Tech hasn't been great on the road though, and Kyle Field is not a favorable venue to turn around the season. A&M will take a quick lead, however Tech will work their way back into the game late like the red headed step child that they are.
KANSAS: 10 NEBRASKA:42 - Kansas snuck their way into the Big XII Championship game last season thanks to upsets over Missouri and Nebraska. The GBR won't let the Jayhawks off as easily this season while they look for some revenge. Braylon Heard is frustrated after a poor performance last week at Miami, as will let his anger out this week as the Cornhuskers run up the score on Kansas. This game will be over at halftime.
KANSAS STATE: 17 BAYLOR: 28 - An 0-2 start is not what the Bears had in mind this season and are looking for that first victory to build some confidence. Kansas State can be that game as they are only averaging 14 points a game. Baylor QB Bryce Petty could be a head case after throwing 10 interceptions in 2 games, so the Baylor WR's will need to step it up this week to secure the victory and get the Bears back on the right track.
INJURY NEWS*Missouri Tigers WR Junior Holt as suffered a Complete ACL Tear and will miss the remainder of the season. STATS:9 rec, 190 yards, 1 TD
WEEK #5 RESULTS
WEEK #5 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
WEEK #6 PREDICTIONSLast Week: 4-0 Overall: 15-1MISSOURI: 42 TEXAS TECH: 35 - Tyler Gabbert has been living up to the hype in his last few games. He will need another breakout performance this week as Missouri hits the road to face the pesky Red Raiders. Scotty Young can throw the ball well, but Gabbert and TE Aaron Williams have established a chemistry that is tough to beat. Missouri needs all 4 quarters to secure the victory in this one as Texas Tech is a fighter when at home.
TEXAS A&M: 35 KANSAS: 21 - A rematch from last years Big XII Title game may yield a closer score than the season finale, because Texas A&M is without one of their star players, DJ Jones, who went down with an injury last week against Texas Tech. The good news is that there is still plenty of depth at RB, and Ben Malena can get it done. Kansas has yet to threaten a Big XII opponent all season long, as I don't see anything changing in their favor this week. A&M wins comfortably thanks to the legs of Ben Malena and the arm of Jameill Showers.
NEBRASKA: 42 IOWA STATE:14 - Last year's gaffe left a sour taste in the Cornhuskers mouth. The Red Wave has been on assault mode these last few weeks, and Braylon Heard has been their reason. Nebraska can counter their defensive issues against the spread by controlling the clock with their ground game. This game can and will be decided by halftime.
BAYLOR: 24 COLORADO: 14 - A QB battle has been brewing in Waco, but not why many would expect the reason. Baylor has struggled with keeping possession of the ball, and QB Bryce Petty is one of the factors hurting the Bears' progress. Colorado lacks the depth that Baylor has, but any road game can be a disaster in the hostile Big XII environment. In a game that could be closer than desired, Baylor will emerge victorious and will find out which QB has the heart to lead this team to a Big XII title.
Conference Standings (as of week 7)North Standings1. Missouri2. Nebraska3. Kansas4. Colorado5. Kansas State6. Iowa StateSouth Standings1. Oklahoma2. Texas A & M3. Baylor4. Oklahoma State5. Texas6. Texas Tech
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