Wide receiver Justin Blackmon #81 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys gestures to the crowd during the first half of the game against the Arizona Wildcats. Oklahoma State takes on Texas A&M on Saturday, September 24, 2011.
Texas A&M hosts Oklahoma State on Saturday in a game with major BCS implications
Sick of Big 12 drama and conference realignment talk? So is everyone else. Thankfully, the Big 12 is still a thing and it's producing a fantastic college football game on Saturday afternoon. Two undefeated top-ten teams collide at Kyle Field in College Station, with the Texas A&M Aggies hosting the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
Both of these teams have tough schedules remaining after this game, with matchups against Oklahoma, Baylor and Texas looming large. It's going to be extremely difficult for anyone to run the table in a Big 12 that is surprisingly deep with decent teams this season, so a loss will be hard for either team to recover from. We might look back on this game in December and see that it ended up being a virtual BCS eliminator.
Oklahoma State's superstar wide receiver Justin Blackmon will be the focus of most conversation around this game, but the Cowboys actually have a fantastic balanced offense. If it weren't for Blackmon's talents, they'd probably be thought of as a more run-heavy team. Texas A&M's defense might not have an answer, but they have plenty of offensive firepower themselves. The over/under for this game currently sits at 68, so expect points.
Game date, time: 3:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, September 24
Location: Kyle Field, College Station, Texas
TV channel: ABC/ESPN2/ESPN3 (Subject to blackout rules, check local listings)
Spread: Texas A&M favored by 4
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