I'm confident. I'm not so confident. I don't really know.
What I do know is that I never actually thought OSU would get to this point 3 months ago. I mean, I was somewhat sure that an 8-10 win season was a lock, but this? A ten win season is still a possibility (and if it did happen, wouldn't that be just the opposite of what happened last season?), but that's not what I'm talking about.
I'm sure the stress level is off the charts for most of us, as it should be. Other than TCU and Kansas, every conference game has been an Indiana Jones type adventure.
at Texas....muffed punt and Grogan game winner;
vs Kansas State...trail by 15 at half, clutch drive and Grogan game winner;
at West Virginia...Take a lead, let WV back in it, then inexplicably run the ball like a juggernaut in OT to win;
at Texas Tech...trail by 17 (twice) in the first half, go to JW Walsh and blitz Tech off the field in the 2nd half;
at Iowa State...get blown out in the 1st quarter, trail until the 57 minute mark in the game;
Soooo...chances are high for gut wrenching drama. Chances are also high for another blowout of Baylor.
Either way, our heads will likely explode.
Game will air on FOX at 7:30pm Eastern, and radio can be heard here.
Unfortunately, the other marquee game in the Big 12 is being shown opposite OSU-Baylor on ABC, with TCU visiting Norman at 8pm Eastern. The remainder of the conference is essentially a dud:
West Virginia at Kansas....12pm Eastern...No TV
Iowa State at Kansas State...12pm Eastern...FS1
We get running QB hell, then have to sit around until the evening.
There are some other games of potential interest happening elsewhere in college football:
Purdue at #5 Iowa...12pm Eastern...ESPN2
#9 Michigan State at #3 Ohio State...3:30pm Eastern...ABC
Boston College vs #4 Notre Dame...7:30pm Eastern...NBCSN (game is in Boston at Fenway Park)
BPS should be on fire tonight, so for those of you traveling, be safe and bring it home. As for the rest of us, try to stay off the booz and tranquilizers as long as possible...