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    Big 12 Bowl prospects

    I am excited as hell for the Big 12 to absolutely route all others in bowls this year. What do you think the odds are that the Big 12 wins all their bowl games?

    The only one that may be in question would be KSU and Bama. I personally believe that Snyder will have them ready and I think the Big 12 has more than a great change to go undefeated in bowl season.

    But even if we do...will there be any credit from ESPN?



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    Re: Big 12 Bowl prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone46 View Post
    I am excited as hell for the Big 12 to absolutely route all others in bowls this year. What do you think the odds are that the Big 12 wins all their bowl games?

    The only one that may be in question would be KSU and Bama. I personally believe that Snyder will have them ready and I think the Big 12 has more than a great change to go undefeated in bowl season.

    But even if we do...will there be any credit from ESPN?
    Kansas State plays Arkansas.... Bama is in the championship game...



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    Re: Big 12 Bowl prospects

    I picked every Big 12 team to win except KSU.
    I also picked every Big 10 team to lose except Purdue.
    Were they biased picks? Maybe, but they could very easily happen.


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    Re: Big 12 Bowl prospects

    Ouch, that's what you get when you move to THAT side of the river... Back on topic, I think the B12 has a good chance to get through with 1 loss, but even if we went perfect, Every Southern Person's Network will have no love for the B12.



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    Re: Big 12 Bowl prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by hunt4isu View Post
    Kansas State plays Arkansas.... Bama is in the championship game...
    Ha! In the words of Rick Perry, "oops".

    Thanks for the redirection and I did know that despite the fact that I goofed it.

    I also picked all the Big 10 to lose. I can think of nothing better than straight wins for the Big 12 and straight losses for the Big 10.



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    Re: Big 12 Bowl prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone46 View Post
    I am excited as hell for the Big 12 to absolutely route all others in bowls this year. What do you think the odds are that the Big 12 wins all their bowl games?

    The only one that may be in question would be KSU and Bama. I personally believe that Snyder will have them ready and I think the Big 12 has more than a great change to go undefeated in bowl season.

    But even if we do...will there be any credit from ESPN?
    There's probably about a 1% chance that the B12 wins all their bowl games. Just because we're arguably the best conference in the country doesn't mean we're THAT much better than the others.



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    Re: Big 12 Bowl prospects

    Vegas has every big 12 team favored except us and KSU. I can't see them being too far off, but a clean sweep would be extremely difficult.



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    Re: Big 12 Bowl prospects

    Not gonna lie, in my pool:

    I picked Iowa to beat OU. Several reasons. Iowa typically plays well in bowls. OU doesn't in a lot of cases. Iowa is playing for recognition, OU is playing for face. I've heard OU has had some internal problems, and is probably still reeling from the shallacking from OSU. OU certainly has more talent, but this was my "dark horse" pick for my pool. I feel dirty that I'm going to have to cheer for Iowa, but if they lose it's worth my $10 pool money to have a B12>B1G beating. Win-win for me.

    I also picked KSU over Arkansas. Still, probably not a smart move, but I see this as a coaching vs. talent matchup. I think if Snyder gets several weeks to work on one team, he will have his players ready. Plus, I think Arkansas may be more butthurt about not getting into a BCS game than KSU, and they may underestimate KSU.

    Whatever, my bowl pool is looking screwed already since I lost the first three games.



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    Re: Big 12 Bowl prospects

    I have Missouri, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, and Kansas State losing their bowl games for the Big 12.

    I have Wisconsin, Purdue, and Michigan State losing for the Big Ten.

    Guess we all have our ridiculous biases :)


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    Re: Big 12 Bowl prospects

    Iowa? Really? I have to admit that I have OU beating Iowa as my number 1 confidence pick in bowl games, but your logic has made me question my thoughts. I think OU beats Iowa 9 times out of 10, but perhaps over confidence is a downfall. OU has not played well traditionally when they are overconfident. I still have to side with OU on this one, but perhaps I should bring them down a few notches.

    @Split. Sorry. Gotta disagree with you on OSU. They are going to beat Stanford.

    I agree with both of you that KSU will win, but I am also not too confident about it. I wouldn't give us only 1% to win all our games, but I would give us at least a 50% chance. I totally think that all our match ups have given us a position to win all of them. Can't wait to find out...I gotta wonder if I am totally out of my mind on loving the teams of the Big 12 this year that much.



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    Re: Big 12 Bowl prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by SplitIdentity View Post
    I have Missouri, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, and Kansas State losing their bowl games for the Big 12.

    I have Wisconsin, Purdue, and Michigan State losing for the Big Ten.

    Guess we all have our ridiculous biases :)
    Yeah, like taking the Hawks over OU. I know that OU will play their worst game of the season and that Iowa will be ready for the bowl but I still don't see how the Hawks will stay on the field with Oklahoma. This is not a good Iowa football team.

    I have K-State losing for the Big 12 (7-1 bowl record), and Michigan, Penn State, and Purdue winning for the Big 10 (3-7 record).



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    Re: Big 12 Bowl prospects

    Iowa may need 8 turnovers for them to win. The speed of the Hawks is less than the speed of the Sooners.


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