Oh my gosh, all three area college football teams won last week…
Yep, KU, MU and Kansas State all won – but they all played Shawnee Mission high school calibre teams.
Still, when was the last time that happened?
Look I think KU, who has been one of the all time worst programs in modern college football, is much improved.
However KU is still a national joke until proven otherwise.
Missouri was a true top 20 team for years under Gary Pinkel and even well before him. Kansas State has risen to being considered a “good little ballclub” under Billy Snyder, but has never won a big time game nationally and is still pretty much unkown to most of America as is Snyder…sorry but true.
Only Mizzou has been m uch of a real national contender for being a No. 1 team The BEST shot MU had was back in 1969 season when they faced Penn State for what might have given them the national title. Unfortunately they lost a close one.
To be fair QB Bobby Douglass took Kansas to the brink around that same time. B ut that was decades ago. Since then only Missouri has been a consistent top national team.
In 2007 No. 2 KU played No. 4 MU at Arrowhead in what was called the Border War.
When MU later joined the SEC, most locals thought they would be destroyed.
However the Tigers won their division twice and faced Alabama once for a shot at the big prize. Uh they lost, but at least they were there.
KU has stunk pretty much now for a long time, yes I know the Orange Bowl win. That was it. Then it was bottom feeder time.
Bill Snyder has Kansas State in Big 12 contention year after year but that’s it.
K-State gets low level bowl games every year, but nobody looks at them as a top rated team that matters outside of people who went to school there.
MU has stunk as of late as well. I know the racial issue…I know. What was that all about anyway, please?
OK, so they all won last week. Nice.
On to this week…
Even so KU is but a 4.5 point favorite while K-State is a 33 point favorite over Charlotte.
Kansas faces Central Michigan.
MU plays a real team in South Carolina and is also favored by 3 points. Hey, if they all win again it’s another first in years…all three teams 2 and 0.
Most observers feel Kansas State is a contender for the Big 12 title this year, which is once again just OK and led by OU and OSU again.
Kansas is considered a nothing but hopes to win 3 or 4 games which would be a breakthrough. Joy!
MU is a mystery but could possibly return to a low level bowl game if they can win 6 or 7 games.
So if you aren’t a former student of one of the three this is not going to be an edge of your seat season, huh?
Perhaps Kansas State can really rise above being the cute little team America knows nothing about who has never won a game that mattered. Perhaps. For Kansas and Missouri it’s rebuild time again.
Sorry but that’s way it is.