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Teams: #6 Oklahoma State 6-0 (3-0) vs. Missouri 3-3 (1-2)
Time: 11:00 AM CST
TV: FX
On the call: Gus Johnson (!), Charles Davis, Tim Brewster

Kickoff: In what could amount to Oklahoma State’s last trip to Columbia in my lifetime, OSU looks to preserve the highest BCS ranking it has ever had. I tweeted the other day that three of the last four teams to open at #4 in the BCS went on to play for the national title. Can OSU make it four of five? Yes, but they’ll have to get past scary roadblocks here and in Lubbock and take care of business at home.

I don’t think Missouri is particularly great, but this is Big 12 football on the road and…well…Bob Stoops doesn’t have to think for very long if you ask him what he thinks about playing Gary Pinkel on the road as a top 5 team.

For entertainment purposes:
Spread: Cowboys -7
Over/Under: 69.5

I really think OSU puts up 50 today which also means I think they cover -7 and the over is obliterated. Of course, I also always think the over is getting obliterated.

OSU is 5-0 against the spread since not being able to cover 37.5 against Louisiana at home in the first game. I don’t really feel like they’re going to win this game by something like 4. Either it’s 3 TDs or they lose, with nothing in between. Irrationally blogger talking hyperbolically about the point spreads!!

A few stats you should know:

    1. OSU has won 8 straight on the road. Missouri has won 10 straight at home. Something, I’d like you to meet “having to give.”
    1. The last six times OSU has scored fewer than 40 points in a game, they’ve followed that up with 40+ and four times topped 50+. I don’t expect that streak to end today.
    1. Last time OSU beat Missouri, Keith Toston led the team in rushing.
  • What I’m excited about: Gus Johnson is calling this game. OSU’s offense + Gus on the mic means basically anything can happen. If both of our heads explode on a Justin Gilbert kick return I only ask that his name is mentioned at my funeral. While we’re here, this is my favorite Gus call evvvvvaaaaah (fast-forward to 1:00).

    OSU will win if: They don’t let Missouri run for 400 yards. I feel like I always put something that seems really ridiculous in this section, but seriously, is Missouri going to win a shootout with OSU? No. I really think it’ll take something absurd happening for the Tigers to get the W.

    How worried I am (out of 10):


    Uniform prediction:

    I’m going to keep predicting this until it happens.


    Gun to my head: OSU 51-30 – Weeden has a huge week and OSU makes Thayer Evans, Ivan Maisel, Kirk Herbstreit, and Pete Thamel look stupid. Weeden tweets a picture of Gundy giving an ESPN logo the middle finger after the game. All is well with Cowboy Nation…except that subsequent phone call Burns gets from Bill Powers: “Yeahhhhhh Burns, we can’t gave that spiky-haired employee of yours doing that…”

    Give me your predictions below!

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