Game of the Week: Aggies host Cowboys in clash of top 10 teams
The majority of recent Big 12 headlines have dealt with conference realignment, television contracts and lawsuits. Which is too bad, because the football has been outstanding.
Two of the conference's best will meet in one of the nation's
Texas A&M enters the game as a three-point favorite. Both teams have done well in Vegas recently. Texas A&M is 6-2 against the spread with Tannehill starting and 8-2 in its last 10 Big 12 games. Oklahoma State is 12-4 versus the number over the last two years. The tiebreaking trend? Oklahoma State is 3-0-1 in the last four years against the Aggies.
In 16 career starts, Weeden has 20 completions of 40 yards or more. In eight career starts, Tannehill has one.
Kyle Field has not hosted a top 10 matchup since 1975, so the 12th Man will be out in full force. Tannehill predicted a shootout ("I'll have to talk to Tannehill about that after the game," said Hunter), and if that's the case, the edge has to go to Oklahoma State. The OSU offense can put up points from anywhere on the field and will be able to stay in any game until the end. But Sherman thinks it may come down to defense, and there he appears to have the superior unit. Weeden has thrown six interceptions in the Cowboys' first three games, and a few more in College Station could spell OSU's first loss of the season.