Rumor has it Johnny Football and Texas A&M are playing two-time defending national champ Alabama on Saturday.
Even closer to home, Texas fans are curious to see whether the Longhorns can hold Ole Miss under 700 yards.
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BIG 12 POWER POLL
Rank (last week) Team; Rec.;Next opponent;The skinny
1. (1) Oklahoma State;2-0(0-0);vs. Lamar (1-1), Sat.;Cowboys better round up some good lawyers because NCAA posse is about to come calling.
2. (2) Baylor;2-0 (0-0);vs. Louisiana-Monroe (1-1), Sept. 21;Sure, competition’s been weak, but high-octane Bears averaging 47 points … in first half!
3. (3) Oklahoma;2-0 (1-0);vs. Tulsa (1-1), Sat.;Bob Stoops’ offense, lacking competent passer, stalls Sooners, but brother Mike’s defense bails ’em out.
4.(4) TCU;1-1 (0-0);at Texas Tech (2-0), Thu.;Pass-rushing beast Devonte Fields to make first start this season after suspension. Run, Baker Mayfield, run.
5. (6) Texas Tech;2-0 (0-0);vs. TCU (1-1), Thu.;If Red Raiders bump Frogs in Thursday showcase, something special could be brewing in Lubbock.
6. (7) Kansas State;1-1 (0-0);vs. Massachusetts (0-2), Sat.;Sharp-looking juco tranfer Jake Waters could quickly become one of better passers in Big 12.
7. (4) Texas; 1-1 (0-0);vs. Mississippi (2-0), Sat.;So much for those declarations that the program’s fixed. Tackling 101 still not on curriculum at UT.
8. (8) West Virginia;1-1 (0-1);vs. Georgia State (0-2), Sat.;Mountaineers have done complete 180: They play respectable defense, but they can’t generate offense.
9. (10) Kansas;1-0 (0-0);at Rice (0-1), Sat.;Jayhawks’ win over I-AA team jumps them over Cyclones, who couldn’t beat their I-AA opponent.
10. (9) Iowa State;0-1 (0-0);vs. Iowa (1-1), Sat.;Don’t worry, ’Clones, date with Hawkeyes is usually just what it takes to cure your blues.