All those trying to convince themselves Kansas has a shot at upsetting Texas are grasping for the wrong straws.
You know the straws: The 2004 game with the controversial finish. Kansas hung with the Longhorns then when the talent disparity was so great, the thinking goes, why not now?
Or there is the theory that the teams that give Kansas the most trouble are those that spread the field the most and Texas doesn't spread it as much as Texas Tech does.
Set aside those and all the others and read one sentence that should convince anyone that anything is possible Saturday at Memorial Stadium: Ron Prince defeated Texas twice.
That proves the Longhorns are not invincible. Anything is possible, however improbable.
Texas 48, Kansas 28: Saturday's forecast calls for the highs to be in the low 40s and the wind to whip on a cloudy day. The colder the better for Kansas. Texans don't like the cold.
Nebraska 35, Kansas State 21: The players feel bad for Prince, their outgoing third-year coach. They'll play hard for him, but it won't be enough.
Missouri 41, Iowa State 24: If Mizzou wins this one and Kansas loses to Texas, the Tigers clinch the Big 12 North title and nothing but border pride will be at stake in the KU-Mizzou game at Arrowhead Stadium.
Baylor 27, Texas A&M 17: Look for the Bears to snap their four-game losing streak.
Northwestern 31, Michigan 28: Coming off a 45-10 pounding at the hands of Ohio State, Northwestern (7-3) looks to end a five-game losing streak in its series with Michigan (3-7).
Colorado State 28, New Mexico 27: Colorado State's Gartrell Johnson III needs 71 rushing yards to reach 1,000 yards. Cool name, Gartrell Johnson III.
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