Big 12 Game of the Week 2008
Game of the week rules: looking for the most intriguing (not always the most important) game, home conference games only, every team must appear at least once.
Saturday, August 30
Wake Forest at Baylor --Three games in one weekend. Wake Forest is looking for consistency that will translate into national respect. A BCS win, even against Baylor would be could be another step on the road to national notability and a lose against the Bears would be two steps backward.
Colorado vs. Colorado State (Denver) A rivalry game to begin the season. As Martha Stewert would say, “It’s a good thing.”
Illinois vs. Missouri (St. Louis) The most important of the three games with the two upstarts of their respective conferences facing off at a neutral venue.
Saturday, September 6
Cincinnati at Oklahoma --The Bearcats are no longer a push over. If the Sooners are looking for the BSC Championship invitation, they need to take this game seriously.
Saturday, September 13
Iowa State at Iowa—With all the problem at IU, State has a good chance of narrowing the 36-19 series. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/wire/chi-ap-fbc-isu-iowagame,0,866139.story
Thursday, September 18
West Virginia at Colorado—Will the Mountaineers be slowed down by the Buffs or the Rockies?
Saturday, September 20
Miami at Texas A&M—Can this game be as intriguing in 2008 as is was years ago when it was planned.
Massachusetts at Texas Tech—UMass has hopefully locked in the airfare for this trip. Texas Tech could not find a closer cupcake?
Saturday, September 27
Virginia Tech at Nebraska-- The Hokies are expected to win this game but it will give Husker fans a measuring stick of how far the need to progress
***The TCU game has some potential but the rest are for true fans only.
TCU at Oklahoma
Troy at Oklahoma State
Army at Texas A&M
UL Lafayette at Kansas State
Saturday, October 4
Missouri at Nebraska--Again Husker fans are looking for hope in saying, "Wait 'til next year."
Saturday, October 11
Oklahoma vs. Texas (Dallas)--Classic match up for dominance in the south.
Saturday, October 18
Missouri at Texas--The Longhorns are looking a couple of real tests here.
Saturday, October 25
Oklahoma State at Texas--Possible key game for the Longhorns. If they are winning this could be a trap game while some key losses will have this game acting as a character test.
Saturday, November 1
Kansas State at Kansas--It is a cliche but rivlary games are just more fun.
Saturday, November 8
Oklahoma at Texas A&M--Will the 12th man be a factor against the Sooners?
Saturday, November 15 Texas A&M at Baylor; Oklahoma State at Colorado; Missouri at Iowa State; Texas at Kansas; Nebraska at Kansas State--Nothing jumps out here in May.
Saturday, November 22
Iowa State at Kansas State--Late in the season these teams may be fighting for their 6th win.
Friday, November 28
Texas A&M at Texas--Does Texas have a bullseye on their uniform?
Saturday, November 29
Kansas vs. Missouri (Kansas City)--One city in two states