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Checking in from a chilly Little Apple

10/27/2012

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- There are two games today in the Big 12 between top-15 teams, and the first will take place on a sunny but chilly day at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

The family hasn't been this close in a while -- to each other or a Big 12 or national title.

It's my second trip this season up north to the land where every man is a Wildcat, but today should be a fantastic matchup of contrasting styles but two very, very experienced coaches.

Tommy Tuberville has thrown a big ol' bucket of ice water on his hot seat to begin the season, surpassing last year's win total (5) through just seven games, and now has his team with a chance to do what few thought possible before the season: Win the Big 12.

The Red Raiders will have a shot if they win today. Additionally, if Seth Doege outguns the dual-threat Collin Klein, he'll most likely find himself on the short list for the Heisman Trophy, quarterbacking a top-10 team entering the home stretch of the season. Plenty on the line today in the Little Apple.

I'll be here logging it all, so follow along on Twitter. Should be a hyped atmosphere, and despite the cold, the tailgating around the stadium was already hopping when I arrived earlier this morning.

Though the food and drinks have to stay outside, expect the energy to make it inside. Can't wait for today's game in one of the nation's most underrated atmospheres.