Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Ultimate Big 12 Road Trip: Week 15
By David Ubben
We're continuing our march across Big 12 country with your dream trek for 2013. Want to see the best of the best in the Big 12 this season? Come along with us.
We don't make the final decisions about where we spend our fall Saturdays, but I'm walking week by week through the 2013 season and forecasting where I'd like to be. Circumstances change as games happen, of course, but here's how I'd project the season. Road nonconference games count. Let's move on with the next week.
I feel bad about blanking Floyd Casey Stadium on my Ultimate Big 12 Road Trip, and I've heard from a few unhappy Bears fans about it. Still, I can't abandon Bedlam in the final weekend of the season. I've said it for a year now: Bedlam is gaining quickly on the Red River Rivalry as the conference's best rivalry, and though Texas and Baylor very well may have a lot of Big 12 title repercussions, there's no doubt Bedlam will, too. The conference title has swung in this game in each of the past three seasons, including a pair of winner-take-all games in Stillwater in 2010 and 2011.
You can bet the folks in Stillwater remember two things: rushing the field at the end of the 2011 win, and the sting of last season's loss in Norman. They'll combine to make a great atmosphere in what's likely going to be a prime-time season finale for the Big 12. I'm betting Oklahoma State has more to play for in this game than Oklahoma, but 15 weeks into the season, there's no telling what the standings will look like. A sure thing, though: Oklahoma State fans will bring their "A" game on a big stage against a hated rival. Historically, this rivalry is extremely lopsided. Lately, though, the games have been unbelievably memorable. I'm sure this year will be no different, and a perfect venue to conclude a great Ultimate Big 12 Road Trip in 2013.