SI Vault
 
Fast Forward
Ivan Maisel
November 13, 2000
?Oklahoma (8-0) at Texas A&M (7-2)The Sooners' offense is averaging 471.4 yards per game, but Oklahoma hired second-year coach Bob Stoops for his defensive expertise. It should come in handy against the Aggies' one-two punch of quarterback Mark Farris and 275-pound fullback Ja'Mar Toombs in a game that will go a long way toward deciding the Big 12 South title. Toombs and Sooners linebacker Rocky Calmus will crack helmets, but the Sooners won't break.
Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font
November 13, 2000

Fast Forward

View CoverRead All Articles

? Oklahoma (8-0) at Texas A&M (7-2)
The Sooners' offense is averaging 471.4 yards per game, but Oklahoma hired second-year coach Bob Stoops for his defensive expertise. It should come in handy against the Aggies' one-two punch of quarterback Mark Farris and 275-pound fullback Ja'Mar Toombs in a game that will go a long way toward deciding the Big 12 South title. Toombs and Sooners linebacker Rocky Calmus will crack helmets, but the Sooners won't break.

? Nebraska (8-1) at Kansas State (8-2)
Two teams that were thrashed by Oklahoma earlier this year play for the Big 12 North championship. At least the Wildcats fought back in the fourth quarter against the Sooners, which is more than can be said about the Cornhuskers. Kansas State quarterback Jonathan Beasley has yet to prove that he can win a big game. Nebraska will avenge its 1998 loss in Manhattan.

? South Carolina (7-2) at Florida (8-1)
The Gamecocks are the steady, conservative type of team that could cause trouble for the mistake-prone Gators. Florida forces more mistakes than it makes, however, and is tied for the lead in the nation with 33 takeaways. The Gators will get at least one more when they spoil South Carolina's dream season by clinching the SEC East crown.

? UCLA (6-3) at Washington (8-1)
Last year the Bruins upset the Huskies in overtime and knocked them out of the Rose Bowl. For that to happen again, UCLA would have to be a lot healthier on defense than it is now. It's payback time for Washington.

1