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Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tech, Missouri share curious similarities

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

As I made my predictions last week, I was struck by the unique similarities that Texas Tech and Missouri share this season.

I think it's fair to categorize both of these teams as the Big 12's biggest unknown qualities heading into the season. Here are some qualities both teams share.

It would be a surprise if either Texas Tech or Missouri claim another share of their respective divisional titles. But I think both teams will be a challenge for any opponent and will be among the most entertaining teams in college football to watch. I expect both teams to make a bowl game in what is considered transitional seasons -- notice I didn't use that nasty "r" word that coaches hate to hear (rebuilding) -- after their recent success.

It wouldn't surprise me to see both Texas Tech and Missouri finish with the same record. How about 7-5 for both teams?