Texas A&M will get their chance at a Big 12 team to show it is a different team than what they were in the Big 12. But they get an Oklahoma team that is hot and has only lost to teams in the BCS Top 5. Texas A&M is on a 5 game winning streak with a huge victory over Alabama. But one thing that doesn’t go in favor of Texas A&M is the long layoff between the games. Oklahoma has 12 different game tapes on Manziel, they will look at what Johnny Football was successful at and how teams like LSU and Florida were able to slow him down. They will have a game plan to stopping him, it will come down to execution.
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (January 3rd; ESPN)
Kansas State vs. Oregon
Talk about a game for the ages. This will be a very exciting game and I think we will see if Kansas State can slow down the speed of Oregon and what Kansas State can do to get turnovers. Oregon likes to work fast, Kansas State likes to go slow and chew some clock. I know that the Oregon Ducks will be watching the Baylor tape and seeing what the Bears did successfully to beat the Kansas State defense. This matchup doesn’t favor the Wildcats but if we know anything about Bill Snyder, he will find some way to win.
Check back tomorrow for the game predictions of the other Big 12 bowls.