Again I've had to work hard in my real job lately, and perhaps I've been dreading putting in the time for our Bye Week Editions we've got here and upcoming. But I'm going to try to build some momentum and get to posting these more regularly again.
I'm really jumping the gun here as it could still take until the Summer of 2022 for the NCAA Football Video Game Series to return given the current pace of the rule change allowing college athletes endorsements, but still there's no time like the present. And I can't deny my inspiration and motivation on this topic any longer. I was kind of wanting to finish the first season of my OU to the SEC NCAA Football 14 Series before I got into this, but at the same time with College Football on hiatus until Labor Day Weekend, unless you count the Spring Games which are fun but still, it's the time of year you could argue we need the game the most. So here we go in no particular order:
So I gave us all a bit of a break from the series since I've been pulling a lot of overtime at my real job while we were all also focused on the real team and getting ready for that Peach Bowl Disaster and the Holidays. Really frustrating, it's one thing to get outclassed on the field, but we didn't even put our best foot forward with all those suspensions. Both the off-field pregame variety, and the Radley-Hiles Targeting mishap. Hopefully our young team learns from this. On some level it's satisfying that Clemson lost the Title and our Consecutive Wins Record is safe for the time being, and Dabo Swinney is always annoying. A quick reminder from Last Week Tonight that Dabo Swinney is an anagram for 'Soybean Wind'. But I get and understand people that would've wanted it to go the other way.
I kid of course, but just like the game in real life Kansas State is proven rank quality without getting the respect from either major poll. Like I mentioned in my re-issue of the Intial Setup and Schedule, I screwed up putting this one in Norman when we played in Manhattan in real life. But we march on anyhow out of right the wrong real life gave us.
Going into the matchup our Conference Prestige Ranking is 13.7, 2nd only to the surprising ACC at 10.5. Our Combined Opponent Record is 35-28. Texas's Combined Opponent Record is 36-23. Although their theoretical ranking as an Independent probably isn't as bad as you may think with a bye then @ #6 TCU, and @ #4 West Virginia their next 3 weeks. Aside from us though that's the only current rankings in their schedule, but we are hoping Kansas State gets ranked for both of us at some point if not in time for our Week 8 matchup. I forget if Texas's actual schedule was lost to my Setup Text Loss or not, so we'll just revisit it here real quick.