ESPN Computer Updates Big 12 Champion Prediction After Week 6

first_img Texas comes in at second with 10.1-percent, while 5-0 Baylor has a 8.5-percent chance. Iowa State is the only other Big 12 team with a greater than 1-percent chance at 4.4-percent.TCU, Texas Tech and Oklahoma State were given slim but slightly-above-zero chances of winning the title.West Virginia, Kansas, and Kansas State were all given a zero-percent chance of winning the Big 12.[Related Article: ESPN Predicts When Undefeated Top 25 Teams Will Lose First Game]But there can be no doubt that these numbers may change in a huge way depending on the results on this weekend’s games. Oklahoma-Texas, Texas Tech-Baylor, and Iowa State-West Virginia could all have a big impact on the numbers. A closeup of a football pylon with Oklahoma's logo on it.NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 29: An end zone pylon during the Baylor Bears vs. Oklahoma Sooners game at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Baylor 66-33. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***Saturday’s Red River Showdown between Oklahoma and Texas could very well be a Big 12 Championship Game preview. The two teams are a combined 9-1 overall and 4-0 in the Big 12.But there are a few other teams – namely Baylor and Iowa State – that have been making a push in the Big 12 as well. Baylor is currently undefeated while Iowa State can conceivably make a run in conference play.With Week 6 in the books, ESPN’s Football Power Index (FPI) computer model has updated its Big 12 champion prediction.The computer model gives the Oklahoma Sooners a resounding 75.6-percent chance of winning the Big 12 title. Only Clemson was given a bigger chance to win its respective conference.With such a huge margin for Oklahoma, there’s very little difference in odds between the other contenders.last_img read more

Iowa Will Wear All-Gold Uniforms Against Penn State Saturday

first_img The helmet for Iowa is still primarily black, yet the rest of the uniform presents a vibrant look.You can watch that hype video here:This is a similar appearance to the banana peel uniforms that were worn in the mid-90s.Iowa is an underdog at home against Penn State, but Kirk Ferentz should have his team ready to bounce back from a loss to Michigan. More importantly, Nathan Stanley has to redeem himself after throwing three interceptions.Kickoff for this game is at 7:30 p.m. ET from Kinnick Stadium.Fans can watch this game on FS1. A group of Iowa Hawkeyes football helmets.WEST LAFAYETTE, IN – NOVEMBER 03: General view of Iowa Hawkeyes helmets are seen during the game against the Purdue Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium on November 3, 2018 in West Lafayette, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)The Iowa Hawkeyes aren’t known for sporting the most unique uniforms in college football, but that narrative will change tomorrow afternoon.On Saturday, the Hawkeyes host the Penn State Nittany Lions in one of the marquee matchups this weekend. Iowa is looking to rebound from its loss to Michigan with a win over another great program from the Big Ten.Back in June, Iowa announced that it would wear an alternate uniform for this particular game. However, the color scheme is different than what fans are accustomed to.Instead of wearing jerseys that are mostly black with a touch of gold, the Hawkeyes will wear all-gold uniforms this weekend.last_img read more

Liverpool would be ‘lost’ without Firmino – Robertson

first_imgAndy Robertson paid tribute to the brilliance of Roberto Firmino, and says Liverpool would be “lost” without the Brazilian.Firmino has started the season in sparkling form, and was instrumental as the Reds returned to the top of the Premier League table with victory over Burnley on Saturday. His goal, 10 minutes from time, capped a convincing 3-0 win for Jurgen Klopp’s side.It also meant he became the first Brazilian to reach 50 goals in the Premier League, and afterwards Robertson was quick to praise the 27-year-old’s unique talent. Article continues below Editors’ Picks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream “With his work-rate, his technique, his goals and his all-round play, I don’t think there’s anyone like him,” the left-back told reporters. “People will say there are better strikers, but for me what he does is so important to our team. We’d be lost without him. He’s world class.”Asked to expand on what makes Firmino so special, Robertson said: “He does everything, and that’s the beauty of Bobby. He can do it all. He’s our first line of defence, and I’ve not seen anybody better at doing that. He presses the defenders and doesn’t give them a minute. He comes back and nicks the ball in midfield for us. “He’s so important defensively for us, then he goes up the park and scores goals and makes assists. That’s what we need him to do.“The work he puts in during games is probably more than any other striker in the world.”Andy Robertson on Roberto Firmino 2019Liverpool’s win at Burnley was their 13th in a row in the league, a club record. They have started the new campaign as they finished the last.“It means nothing because we’ve only got four wins this season,” Robertson said. “Of course it’s nice to be in the record books and if that’s another box we’ve ticked off then great, but it’s not about that. It’s about four wins from four and top of the league going into the first international break. “We had the aim to win the games we needed to win, luckily we’ve done that. Now we’ll have the break, come back and we’ve got another tough run.”Reflecting on the win at Burnley, Robertson was delighted with Liverpool’s all-round performance, one in which they displayed a pleasing mix of attacking flair and defensive solidity. A first clean sheet of the season was secured at Turf Moor.“It’s not often you come to Burnley and get a performance like that,” Robertson said. “I thought we were different class.“You know what you’re going to get here, they’ve been doing it for a number of years and they’re very good at it. I think that’s the easiest win we’ve had, certainly since I’ve been here. A pleasing night all round.“[The clean sheet] was massive for us. We’ve been comfortable in all the games so far this season but we’ve given away stupid goals at daft times, so it was important we kept concentrated and we did that well. They didn’t have many chances, if any, and I’m delighted for Adrian getting a clean sheet. We’re all buzzing with that.”Andy Robertson Aaron Lennon 2019Robertson also had some words of praise for Sadio Mane, who continued his own fine start to the season with another goal.“Sadio is a naturally fit boy,” Robertson added. “He didn’t want rest, he wanted to come back and hit the ground running in the Premier League, which he’s done.“His goal was great, his all-round play got better as the game went on. I’ve got a good relationship with him on the left and hopefully that continues for many games and many years. He’s a fantastic player and I love playing with him. As long as he keeps doing what he’s doing, he’ll keep producing the numbers.“They [the front three] are world-class players, and the goal doesn’t move. They know where the goal is, and they’re finding it at the moment. All three of them were fantastic today, and hopefully that continues because we need them.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more