Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Games like last night's South Carolina-Mississippi contest are the reason why I love college football so much.
A seemingly uninteresting game turns out to be great.
I think it will be the same way tomorrow. It looks like a bunch of ho-hum Big 12 games, but I bet we get a couple that turn out to be interesting.
Finished off by the Houston-Texas Tech game that will finish the day off. Save some room for that dessert, because I think it could be the Cherries Jubilee of the day.
Until then, here are some lunchtime links to get you ready.
The Oklahoman’s Berry Tramel has an innovative scheduling idea that most fans will enthusiastically endorse.
The Tulsa World’s Bill Haisten wonders if Mike Gundy has the coaching acumen to turn around Oklahoma State.
Defending national champion Florida has no interest in scheduling series with Big 12 schools that would deign to want a home-and-home arrangement, Michael DiRocco of the Florida Times-Union reports.
The Kansas City Star’s Jason Whitlock writes that it’s difficult for kids to reject the hip-hop culture that may have played a role in the ugly feud between the Kansas basketball and football teams.
Missouri is still bracing for a challenge tonight when it faces 0-2 Nevada, despite the Wolf Pack's earlier struggles this season, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Vahe Gregorian reports.
The Des Moines Register’s Randy Peterson analyzes some of the unresolved questions in Iowa State’s decision to reinstate three players who were charged earlier this week with drug possession.
Texas is bracing for its first big test of its rushing defense this season against UTEP, the Austin American-Statesman’s Alan Trubow reports.
The Bryan Eagle’s Robert Cessna reports that sizzling Texas A&M, off to its best offensive start in school history, will be facing an underachieving UAB team Saturday night at Kyle Field.
The Lincoln Journal-Star’s Steve Sipple isn’t expecting a letdown from Nebraska against Louisiana-Lafayette, despite the Cornhuskers’ disappointing loss at Virginia Tech last week.
The Kansas City Star's Brady McCullough writes that Southern Mississippi will provide a challenge for Kansas similar to those found in the Big 12.