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The Big 12 Primer: Week 13

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    By David Ubben

    [​IMG]Everything's a bit earlier this week, thanks to Thanksgiving and some early-week games. My predictions are on the way on Wednesday morning, but here's a look at this week's games (all times ET):

    THURSDAY

    No. 17 Texas A&M at Texas (ESPN/ESPN3, 8 p.m): The Lone Star Showdown takes place with a higher-ranked Texas A&M team for the first time since 1998. Texas will try to win its second consecutive game after losing six of seven in the middle of the season.

    FRIDAY

    Colorado at No. 15 Nebraska (ABC/ESPN3, 3:30 p.m.): Nebraska must win to clinch its second consecutive North title, but it might have to do it with a gimpy starting quarterback in Taylor Martinez. Even if Martinez recovers from the ankle injury aggravated against Texas A&M, the Huskers offense will have to rediscover the efficiency that was there earlier in the season. Colorado, meanwhile, has bludgeoned its way to the brink of bowl eligibility with a 2-0 record under Brian Cabral after coach Dan Hawkins was fired.

    SATURDAY

    Kansas vs. No. 14 Missouri in Kansas City, Mo. (Fox Sports Net, 12:30 p.m.): The Border Showdown boasts a 25-point spread, but Missouri's 25-point victory in 2006 is the only time the spread between the two teams has broached that wide of an outcome.

    Kansas State at North Texas (ESPN3, 4 p.m.): Kansas State travels to Denton, Texas, for one of the most remarkably coincidental finishes to a season ever. The Wildcats are playing a second consecutive opponent whose quarterback is the son of a coach fired earlier in the season.

    Houston at Texas Tech (Fox Sports Net, 8 p.m.): Texas Tech is already safely bowl-eligible, but the 5-5 Cougars have plenty to do. They knocked off the Red Raiders last year, but an injured Case Keenum isn't on the field this year for Kevin Sumlin's team.

    No. 13 Oklahoma at No. 9 Oklahoma State (ABC/ESPN3, 8 p.m.): ESPN's "College GameDay" is making its second stop in the Big 12 this year with a visit to Stillwater. The Big 12 South isn't the only thing that will be decided in this game. All-Big 12 ballots could tip in one direction or the other based on the performances of the pile of offensive talent on the field in this one.

    Regular season complete: Baylor (7-5), Iowa State (5-7)

    Originally posted by ESPN.com - Big 12 Blog
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    i prefer a more interesting interpretation of both "remarkable" and "ever" than KSU playing Cody Hawkins and Riley Dodge in successive weeks.

    not Buff related, just sort of everything. i don't think much of human possibility is exhausted by the fact that Darth Snyder will play Cody and Riley in back to back weeks. I also don't think that the temporal of "ever" will be brought to it's conclusion next Saturday in Denton, Texas. that said, i'm laying the points and taking KSU in Denton.
     
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