September 5th. Mark it on your calendar.
Well, at least if you are an SEC or Big 12 fan.
That day is building up to be a monumental match-up of significant proportions.
For Big 12 fans, here is what is on the agenda for this one:
- Oklahoma State: Regarded as the 3rd best team in the Big 12. They are slated to truly compete with Oklahoma and Texas for Big 12 supremacy. If the 3rd best team in the Big 12 puts a whoopin' on what is easily considered the 3rd or 4th best team from the SEC, it would speak volumes about where this program has risen. Then again, a home loss would be severely detrimental to the entire league. Okie State will likely be favored. If they don't win, the naysayers will be long and livid against the Big 12.
- Defense: The Big 12 supposedly doesn't have any. Oklahoma State routinely has one of the worst in the league. Regardless of the structure at Georgia, if they can keep them in check it will be a large check mark in confidence on the Big 12 side.
- Offense: Zac, Kendall, and Dez are regarded as the premier 'Triplets' in the entire nation. Along with their 1st round draft pick guarantee in Russell Okung at LT, they have little excuse to not score a bevy of points on a defense that gave up 45 to Georgia Tech just last year. If they don't? Truly belittling to the entire Big 12, especially if this team runs rampant on the league after the game.
For SEC fans? More of the same:
- More fodder to claim conference supremacy. These two teams can be argued as the 3rd best team in their respective conference. (Yes, SEC fans, I realize that LSU, Alabama, and Ole Miss are good, but UGA has to be generally considered 3rd best.). And when the dust settles in Stillwater, we might have a glimpse of true conference superiority before all the excuses are unleashed.
- AJ Green or Dez Bryant?: A lot of noise is being spoken by SEC faithful that AJ and/or Julio are better than Dez. This matchup is truly worth the price of admission. It may decide who gets All-American honors at WR when all is said and done.
- Defense: The SEC is prided on defense. If they can stuff an Okie State squad that is expected to be very impressive on offense in their house, it will lead to more beliefs that the Big 12 is simply a paper tiger league.
- Offense: If Georgia can't score on Oklahoma State, then the opposite will happen. Are the SEC offenses just that bad?
Either way, regardless of what happens, this game is a big time marquee matchup.
One that we just don't see that often in College Football these days.
I'm locked in for this one. Should be a great one. Time to play some football.
Who do you got?