- The Washington Times - Friday, November 28, 2008

HE SAID WHAT?

“This frees up time for him. And it sure frees up a lot of money for us.” — Buick promotions manager Larry Peck, in announcing the end of a nine-year sponsorship deal with Tiger Woods

BEST OF THE WEEKEND IN SPORTS

NFL Week 12

The Redskins look to burn off the Thanksgiving calories with a big game at home against the Giants. Elsewhere, the Ravens hope for an easy win in Cincy, the Jets hope to continue their strong play against the Broncos, and the Steelers head to New England.

Maryland at Boston College

The Terps fell flat against Florida State, dashing their hopes for an ACC title. But bowl committees in places like Charlotte, Boise and Jacksonville are tuning in to see how Maryland finishes its regular season.

Oklahoma at Oklahoma State

The Sooners made a big statement with a trouncing of Texas Tech last weekend. But the Cowboys will be primed to ruin their in-state rivals’ chances at a Big 12 and BCS title.

Virginia at Virginia Tech

The Cavaliers need a win to possibly earn a trip to the inaugural EagleBank Bowl at RFK Stadium. Meanwhile, Tech still has ACC title ambitions.

TWT FIVE » BIGGEST GAMES IN THE BIG 12 THIS SEASON

1. Oklahoma over Texas Tech, Nov. 22 — The Sooners trounce the Red Raiders 65-21, creating a three-way tie in the Big 12 South.

2. Texas Tech over Texas, Nov. 1 — Red Raiders quarterback Graham Harrell connects with Michael Crabtree on a last-second touchdown pass, running his team’s record to 9-0 and handing Texas its first loss.

3. Texas over Oklahoma, Oct. 11 — The Longhorns take the Red River Rivalry game 45-35 in Dallas, knocking the Sooners from their No. 1 perch.

4. Oklahoma State over Missouri, Oct. 11 — The Cowboys improve to 6-0 and knock off the previously undefeated Tigers 28-23 in Columbia, Mo. Mizzou quarterback Chase Daniel throws three interceptions in the loss.

5. Texas Tech over Oklahoma State, Nov. 8 — Harrell completes 40 of 50 attempts, throwing for 456 yards and a whopping six touchdowns. Backup quarterback Tyler Potts also goes 5-for-5 and throws a touchdown as the Red Raiders go to 10-0.

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