"Roughing the Passer - A PK Frazier Novel"

My new book, "Offsetting Penalties - A PK Frazier Novel" is the follow-up to "Illegal Procedure" and "Roughing the Passer" and is now available in print and in e-formats at amazon.com, smashwords.com and iBooks. Follow me on twitter @kevinkrest.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

COLLEGE FOOTBALL THURSDAY NIGHT PICKS: BAYLOR WILL BE LOOKING TO PROVE THE COMMITTEE WRONG

Can K-State give the sixth ranked and highest scoring team in the nation a game on a Thursday night in the Little Apple? It's highly doubtful, especially considering Baylor will be a little heated after getting disrespected by the playoff committee. And in Columbia, the Missouri Tigers are going to have to find a way to score with a backup quarterback.

(6) Baylor (7 - 0) 57 @ Kansas State (3 - 4) 20: I'm sure the Bears will react to what I'm sure coach Art Briles will describe as a snub from the playoff committee especially after many experts, me included, had Baylor positioned in the top two. It doesn't really matter that much, because their schedule gets significantly tougher the rest of the way and they'll be able to play their way in if they run the table. They won't get much opposition in this one.

(20) Mississippi State (6 - 2) 23 @ Missouri (4 - 4) 13: Missouri's defense has been solid this season, but they're only averaging 15 points a game. In this era of college football, a team isn't going to win many contests with that low total. Missouri's star QB Maty Mauck has been suspended for the rest of the season, so the third worst offense in the country could actually have gotten worse, as if that's possible. I expect this to be a low scoring game and even though I'm not a big Missouri fan, their defense can keep them in the game and they have a chance if Mississippi State turns the ball over or lets the Tigers stay in the game into the fourth quarter.

Don't forget to check out my new book, "Roughing the Passer - A PK Frazier Novel" and my first, "Illegal Procedure - A PK Frazier Novel", available in print and e-formats at Amazon.com, iBooks and Smashwords. The third installment, "Offsetting Penalties" is due out in the fall.