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Friday, September 21, 2012
Baylor's Friday-nighter could be a classic

By David Ubben

Who's ready for some Friday-night football? It's the first Friday game of the season for the Big 12, and history tells us this one could be a fun one.

I'll be here for all of it, so feel free to follow along on Twitter. I'll have some thoughts on the Big 12 Blog after it's all over with.

The last time the Big 12 played a regular-season game on a Friday night? Iowa State stormed the field at Jack Trice Stadium after knocking previously undefeated Oklahoma State out of the national-championship race.

The two other Friday-night games last season were fantastic, too. On Sept. 2, Baylor lost a 24-point, fourth-quarter lead to TCU before regaining it and kicking a game-winning field goal in the final minutes as RG3 kicked off his Heisman campaign with five touchdown passes and went up the road for an appearance on "College GameDay" the next morning.

A week later, Missouri rallied on the road against Arizona State before losing in overtime. A week later in the next Big 12 Friday-nighter, Iowa State went on the road and beat Connecticut thanks for a fourth-quarter comeback led by Steele Jantz.

The stage is set.

A couple quick notes before the game:
Coverage starts at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. Tune in. I'll be tweeting along all night, so follow me if you dare.