Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Get primed for Week 3 in the Big 12
By ESPN.com staff
We've got a pretty nice set of games this week. My predictions will be up tomorrow, but let's hear yours first. All times ET.
Kansas at Southern Miss (ESPN, 8 p.m.): The Jayhawks take their act to national television for a Friday night game at Southern Miss. The Golden Eagles were tied with then-No. 20 Kansas heading into the fourth quarter of the Jayhawks' 35-28 win in Lawrence last year.
Iowa State vs. Kansas State in Kansas City (Fox Sports Net, noon): Two of the conference's best running backs, Daniel Thomas and Alexander Robinson, go head-to-head at the new Arrowhead Stadium in this year's edition of Farmageddon, after Kansas State won last year's game on a blocked extra point by Emmanuel Lamur.
No. 8 Nebraska at Washington (ABC, 3:30 p.m.): The Blackshirts face their first big test in Jake Locker and the Huskies in Seattle. Also being tested: the Huskers' freshman quarterback, Taylor Martinez.
Air Force at No. 7 Oklahoma (Fox Sports Net, 3:30 p.m.): The Falcons' option attack comes to Norman for a very different challenge than the passing attack the Sooners faced from Florida State last week.
Hawaii at Colorado (Fox College Sports, 3:30 p.m.): The Warriors have scored over 30 points in games against USC and Army, and stayed on the mainland this week instead of flying back to Hawaii after the win over Army. Colorado's defense -- and offense, for that matter -- will need to play better than it did in last week's 52-7 loss to California.
Baylor at No. 4 TCU (Versus, 4:30 p.m.): The Horned Frogs already have a quality win over Oregon State, and the Bears come to Fort Worth as three-touchdown underdogs trying to pull the upset.
San Diego State at Missouri (pay-per-view, 7 p.m.): San Diego State's offense averages 44 points a game, and quarterback Ryan Lindley has topped 300 yards in both Aztec wins. A big game from the Missouri secondary would be a good sign moving forward.
Tulsa at Oklahoma State (7 p.m.): The in-state rivalry has been renewed, and Oklahoma State will try to clean up a sloppy offensive performance from last week's 41-38 win over Troy.
Florida International at Texas A&M (7 p.m.): The Aggies take on a perennial member of ESPN's Bottom 10 in College Station, who lost to Rutgers last week, 19-14. This is the next in a line of tune-ups before a bye for Texas A&M preceding its conference opener against Oklahoma State.
No. 6 Texas at Texas Tech (ESPN, 8 p.m.): The ghosts of the 2008 game will be everywhere, despite lots of new faces everywhere on both teams, including Tommy Tuberville at Texas Tech and Texas quarterback Garrett Gilbert, making his first start in a true road game.