*purely based on hope the ISU offense finally starting to play football and the defense continuing to improve* The Big 12 North title is still out there, right now Missouri and Nebraska are the frontrunners. While ISUâ€™s hope is a dim one, itâ€™s not out of the question. First, ISU must run the table. Yeah, a long shot â€“ I know. Second, Nebraska must lose three games (I think 3, although 2 may do it â€“ youâ€™ll see later) They have to play Texas â€“ I donâ€™t see this Husker team beating the Longhorns. Thatâ€™s one. Missouri â€“ this team looks like the team to beat in the North. So there is 2 lets speculate. The third? Well, lets pray K-State, Oklahoma State, A&M or Colorado can pull out an upset. On to Missouri. As speculation continues, we defeat them in the final game of the year. Their other lossâ€¦Oklahoma. Definitely not a given the way the Tigers are playing though â€“ but lets mark it down for speculation. Otherwise A&M, K-State or Kansas needs to beat them. Now, about my comment on Nebraska needing to lose either 2 or 3 games. Should it end up as ISU, Nebraska and Missouri each with 2 losses and Nebraska defeated ISU yet lost to Missouri, ISU defeated Missouri and lost to Nebraska and Missouri defeated Nebraska and lost to Missouriâ€¦ I have no idea whoâ€™d get the North title. Iowa State out of pity from â€™04 and â€™05? Anywho, this all was very optimistic speculation â€“ for whatever itâ€™s worth. Which at this point, equals the value of that TD at the end of the game Saturday. Nothinâ€™.