Wednesday, August 30, 2006
BIG 12 2006 - The Season Begins
ISU 28 - Toledo 21
Colorado will continue practicing 'Hawk Ball' with the Bobcats of Montana State University
CU 18 - MSU 10
Kansas opens up at home against the Demons of Nortwestern State University - they get that name from being somewhere Northwest of New Orleans
KU 24 - NwSU 12
There will be a meeting of two states in Manhattan (that would be Manhattan, Kansas for you in North Platte) when the Redbirds of Illinois State take on Kansas State
KSU 23 - ISU 28 - UPSET SPECIAL-!!!
Missouri begins their Smithless season at 6:00 P.M. Saturday night against the Kentucky Racers of Murray State - Murray State - ? What's a Murray State-?
MU 29 - MSU 15
Baylor also begins their season at home against the Horned Frogs of TCU (ahem - yes North Platte, that means Texas Christian University). This could be a very entertaining game but I don't think the Bear's new offense can pull it off - yet
BU 20 - TCU 28
Oklahoma (no, that is NOT an Indian word for "Lack of Institutional Control") starts their season Saturday night against the Blazers of UAB. Even with all the hub bub going on over there, I suspect OU will win this one rather handily
OU 37 - UAB 14
Another group of Bears (these are from Missouri State University) will get after the Cowboys of Oklahoma State right in the middle of renovating Billionaire Stadium. I don't think all that construction noise will bother the Cowboys
OSU 30 - MSU 21
The Longhorns take on the Mean Green (Eagles-?) of North Texas in another night game in Austin - - yawn---
UT 42 - UNT 3
Something called 'The Citadel' will play at Texas A&M in a game that only an Aggie would care about
Tx A&M 35 - ???? 7
Texas Tech begins it's season with a couple of rarities - A Sophomore QB and a decent opponent - Southern Methodist University. However, I suspect the Red Raiders will torch the Mustangs in Lubbock
TT 39 - SMU 18
Unless you've been living somewhere without television, radio and newspapers, you are well aware Nebraska begins it's third season of the 'Great Experiment' Saturday afternoon in Lincoln against the Bulldogs of yet another university from Louisiana - Louisiana Tech, aka LaTech.
The Bulldogs Head Coach Bicknell has had the usual coachspeak of 'we so bad, they so good' -
"We Just didn't come out here physical enogh" Bicknell said after Monday's practice.
"You've got to be kidding me. We're five days from opening the season and some of these guys just don't get it"
"This is a great opportunity for us," Bicknell said. "The entire country will be watching - - . Nebraska is a great team and a great program. It will be a big challenge but one I want our players to embrace".
Well Coach, EMBRACE THIS -
HUSKERS 41 - Bulldogs 7