National Sports

Football season in the NFL and NCAA college football is in full swing. The NFL is entering week 9 of their season while the NCAA is entering week 8. The NFL has seen some fascinating storylines this season, most notably Tom Brady excelling with his new team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, while the New England Patriots are struggling with a lack of talent on both sides of the ball.

The quarterback position in the NFL season has been phenomenal to watch, as the former Texas tech standout and NFL MVPA Patrick Mahomes, continues to prove why he is the best at what he does, with Russell Wilson and Kyler Murray right behind him. Texas high school football fans might remember Murray for his unbelievable career at Allen, Tx.

The Dallas Cowboys season has been a complete train wreck from the beginning, especially after the injury of Dak Prescott. Most expected former TCU star Andy Dalton to fill that void, but so far has also been limited due to a concussion. College football has been unprecedented so far, as the Big 12 and the Texas Longhorns have underperformed to date.

Texas did pick up a key victory against my Oklahoma State Cowboys this past week, and will try to keep the winning streak going with key games against West Virginia and Iowa State upcoming.

Oklahoma State still leads the Big 12 in the standings with only one loss and will try to win out the rest of their regular season schedule to advance to Jerry’s world to potentially play the Texas Longhorns in a rematch of their Halloween matchup. College football has seen games canceled across the country due to COVID-19, most recently in the Big 12 with the Baylor Bears. Baylor has been able to rebound lately with a lack of COVID-19 cases in their athletic department after an abysmal start.

As the NFL and college football seasons head into the second half, I expect the best teams to start to separate themselves from the pack. I predict that Chiefs and Steelers will meet in the AFC Championship, and the Tampa Buccaneers to face the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship, with Russell Wilson winning the MVP and Joe Burrow winning rookie of the year. I predict that the Longhorns in QB Sam Ehlingers Senior season, will make the Big 12 Championship to face the winner of the Oklahoma State vs Oklahoma on Nov. 21. It is possible that we could see a rematch of OU vs Texas in the Big 12 Championship game. Stay tuned.

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