Thanks to Dennis Dixon's second quarter knee injury, #2 Oregon was upset by Arizona in Tucson last night 34-24. Without Dixon, Brady Leaf had to take over. You know nothing good could come from having a Leaf at QB, especially being Ryan's brother. Just like that, Kansas will take over the #2 spot in the BCS assuming they take care of business at home Saturday against Iowa State. Is this some parallel universe we are living in?
Kansas controls its own destiny to play for the National Title in Football. That's right. A team that has played for just one National Title in Basketball since 1989, holds it's fate in it's own hands. Not only does KU control its own destiny, but so does Missouri and Oklahoma. The Big 12 has essentially turned into a playoff for a spot in the BCS title game.
Undefeated Kansas plays Iowa State, Missouri, and if they beat Mizzou, they meet Oklahoma in the Big 12 title game. One-Loss Oklahoma travels to Texas Tech, then hosts Oklahoma State. Both games should be W's. One-Loss Missouri goes to sinking-fast Kansas State, then plays KU in Kansas City. If they win both, they will meet Oklahoma in the Big 12 title game. Whoever wins out will have beaten two top five teams and will undoubtedly be either #1 or #2 in the BCS standings, locking them in. As maligned as the Big 12 has been all year, there is about a 80% chance a Big 12 team will be playing for it all in January.