Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


November 30, 2012

Football: Todd's College/NFL Weekend planner

College Football Games to Watch

Game 1: No. 11 Oklahoma (9-2, 7-1 in Big 12) at TCU (7-4, 4-4), 11 a.m. (ESPN)

Todd’s take:
The Sooners can still win another Big 12 title. They need to win in Fort Worth, and in the irony of ironies, they’ll be huge fans of the Burnt Orange on Saturday night. An OU win coupled with a Texas win at Kansas State will hand the Sooners the outright conference title and a BCS berth. Not sure I can forecast a Texas win, and I’m not exactly all that confident in an OU victory against the Horned Frogs. The Sooners have barely gotten by the last two weeks against West Virginia and Oklahoma State. But Landry Jones and Kenny Stills have found a way to save the day. TCU played a terrific game on Thanksgiving night in Austin. I feel an upset brewing ...

Game 2: No. 23 Oklahoma State (8-3, 6-2 in Big 12) at Baylor (6-5, 3-5), 11 a.m. (FX)

Todd’s take:
First one to 70 points wins? I’m not into what Las Vegas thinks, but I hear this is the highest over/under total of the year at 87. The Bears and Cowboys are capable of getting there at halftime. Again, Mike Gundy has performed a miracle averaging 548 yards per game on offense playing three different quarterbacks. My buddy Chuck Williams could play quarterback for the Cowboys and hang a half a hundred on the scoreboard. Baylor has won three out of four as Art Briles closes out another strong season. Baylor is averaging a Big 12-best 575.5 yards per game. The problem is the Bears are giving up 100 yards more than the Cowboys. Baylor has been playing better on defense and has again turned into a takeaway machine. 

Game 3: No. 2 Alabama (11-1, 7-1 in SEC) vs No. 13 Georgia (11-1, 7-1), 3 p.m. (Ch. 11)

Todd’s take:
It’s the Coach with no consequences, Nick Saban, against the Coach who’s never won a big game, Mark Richt. Now who do you think will win this game? I have a hard time wrapping myself around Alabama playing in the national title game, even if the Crimson Tide is the defending champs. They’re 1-1 in the only two “Big games” they’ve played this season. The Aggies should be playing for the national title, not Bama. Meanwhile, the underachieving Bulldogs finally get their big chance. Experts will tell you Georgia has the most “NFL talent” on its roster. This is a team loaded with stars. And the Dawgs will get beat on Saturday in the Georgia Dome, setting up Notre Dame vs. Alabama for the BCS Title.

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    They did it again Tuesday, beating the Tigers 4-0 at Price Field to take over second place in the District 16-4A race.
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  • GC Softball: Hubbard, Curtis shut out Axtell 3-0

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    Step by step, inch by inch …
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