This is a big game. A large game. A huge game.
Well, not really. It is, however, a must-win game of sorts, as we absolutely must win games like this to even feign competing for a Big 12 North title. Our remaining schedule is incredibly difficult, and we've gone over all that. So, for us to even sniff 7-5, we basically have to win this game.
So, not to create any undue pressure or anything, but we have to win. Have I made that clear? If we don't win, the season isn't a complete loss or anything; we will just have to upset a Top 10 team at some point to get to 7 wins; and that assumes a win in Lincoln.
Our schedule is a beast. And even though the Buffaloes are a pretty good football team, and could conceivably win the game and should be bowl-eligible, we have to win.
And, on a more positive note, isn't it nice to be at this point? The point where, even though we are facing a quality team, we are fully expected to win. We have to win, even. Colorado is no Florida International, people. And yet, were we to lose, the nation would freak out; we are fully expected to beat a solid football team.
As you can tell, I'm in a reapeat-myself mood right now, so I just have one more thing to say.
We've got to win. But isn't it cool that we have to?
My pick? I'll take the Jayhawks, duh, by, well, let's say 17 points. 31-14. We can't really run the ball, but a couple of untimely Cody Hawkins INTs and another spectacular showing from Hot Toddy allow us to pull away in the second half.