Big 12 North champ could have two losses

Tuesday, October 14th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

NORTH FREE-FOR-ALL: There's a strong possibility that the North Division representative at the Big 12 championship game will have two conference losses.

Kansas State went to the title game with two losses in 2000, but that was the only time a North team has done so since the league started play in 1996. The South champion has had two losses on four occasions.

Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas and Colorado each are one and one in the league, and K-State and Iowa State are oh and two.

K-State's Bill Snyder says losing two straight to open conference play usually knocks a team out of contention -- not this year.

Separation may begin this week with Colorado at Kansas State, Missouri at Oklahoma and Texas A-and-M at Nebraska.