It’s a huge weekend in the Big XII. With Oklahoma State being upset tonight, a team with at least one loss will be playing for the BCS Championship, and the whole Big XII bowl picture is more cloudy.
Don’t look ahead.
Mississippi State at Arkansas – The Bulldogs are the best 5-5 team in the country. The Razorbacks have been playing like one of the best teams period, and might be confident about next week’s LSU match-up. They can’t be caught waiting for LSU.
Wisconsin at Illinois – Illinois started out 6-0 and is now 6-4. Head Coach Ron Zook is on the hot seat, and has nothing to lose by trying everything he can to beat the Badgers, who will have the opportunity to win their division next week. If they get by the Illini.
USC at Oregon – The Trojans are the best 8-2 team that you haven’t heard about. With a victory, the Ducks have a chance to move up in the BCS based on strength of schedule. USC is athletic enough to be able to win by turning in on towards when it matters. The whole game matters tomorrow.
Oklahoma at Baylor – The Sooners have dominated the Bears, winning all 20 times the two teams have met. Will the Sooners be thinking about where they can be if they defeat Oklahoma State next weekend? Can RGIII lead the Bears to their first win against the Sooners ever?