October 5, 2007

A&M and OSU face off for first in the South

Both Texas A&M and Oklahoma State have worked through distractions the past two weeks. The Cowboys had head coach Mike Gundy's very publicized rant at an Oklahoma columnist following his team's win over Texas Tech, but A&M head coach Dennis Franchione one-upped him when it was publicized that he has been sending secret e-mail newsletters to boosters for three season for $1,200 per season.

Then rumors swirled of Franchione's resignation, which he stated was not true in front of most of his players giving a standing ovation at a press conference Tuesday.

After all the mess in College Station and Stillwater, Oklahoma State and A&M will be playing for sole possession of first place in Big 12 South Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at Kyle Field.

Usually the first weekend of October finds Texas and Oklahoma playing in Dallas for the pole position in the Big 12 South and the odds-on favorite to play in the Big 12 championship, but this season the red river battle that sets the early leader will be in College Station.

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