QUESTIONS WITH THE ENEMY: Missouri State
They may not have 20 blogs blathering on about their exploits, but John Robinson (@SaxmanJohn) of MSU's student paper "The Standard," was kind enough to offer up some info on the Bears of the FCS Missouri Valley Football Conference.
I've said multiple times that you couldn't ask for a more perfect schedule setup for the Cowboys.
After an extremely high intensity game that resulted in a hard fought loss, Gundy and OSU come back to Stillwater for their home opener, and the landing in Orange Country is expected to be pretty soft against the Missouri State Bears of the Missouri Valley Football Conference of the FCS. While not Savannah State, the Bears aren't North Dakota State either (who also happens to be in their conference).
We expect the Pokes to walk off with a fairly easy win today (and Tyreek Hill to have at least two long TD's), but how it transpires will still be of great interest. After a couple of years of fuzzy GIF's and Gundy's QB trolling, the actual existence of Daxx Garman will likely be confirmed. As many fans also predicted in our #CRFFBoldPredictions post, we might also see Unicorns and/or Bigfoot.
The other revelation will be whether or not Gundy intends to redshirt Mason Rudolph.
QB intrigue will be on high alert. Desmond Roland is also out with some type of rib injury, but Childs and Hill will probably pick up any slack before the backups come in.
OSU is not the only worthy watch today, but TV is set up very nicely for a full day of tracking the Big 12. The Cowboys are the only afternoon contest, and everyone except West Virginia is on regular TV (KU on ESPN3).
At Noon Eastern we get to see if Kansas State is any better than North Dakota State. The Sooners also come out of their PPV hiding place. All other games are evening contests.
Kansas may, or may not, get an easy win (probably not). West Virginia should enjoy the same fairly soft landing as OSU following the big game with Bama last week.
Baylor is really happy they also play an FCS opponent (which is what they usually do anyway), which should allow Bryce Petty to stay on the sidelines if Briles is smart.
Outside of the OSU QB situation, Texas provides the only other intrigue of the day, as the post David Ash era is likely upon the Longhorns. Concussion like symptons have again benched UT's starting QB, and with Colt McCoy's little brother gone, Charlie Strong will go to Sophomore Tyrone Swoops. Mack Brown left the quarterback cupboard pretty bare in Austin, so it will be very interesting to see what happens if Swoops and the Longhorns struggle.
TCU gets a bye before hosting Minnesota next week.
Big 12 Schedule
|Kansas State at Iowa State||Sat, Sep 6||12 pm||FS1|
|Oklahoma at Tulsa||Sat, Sep 6||12 pm||ABC/ESPN2|
|Missouri State at Oklahoma State||Sat, Sep 6||3:30 pm||FSN|
|SE Missouri State at Kansas||Sat, Sep 6||7 pm||ESGP/ESPN3|
|Towson at West Virginia||Sat, Sep 6||7:30 pm||ROOT|
|Northwestern State at Baylor||Sat, Sep 6||7:30 pm||FSN|
|BYU at Texas||Sat, Sep 6||7:30 pm||FS1|
|Texas Tech at UTEP||Sat, Sep 6||11 pm||FS1|
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