Big 12 North contenders set to square off

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Nebraska was a unanimous pick to win the Big 12 North this season, the Cornhuskers' last in the league before they had to the Big Ten.

The road to the championship might be tougher than originally thought.

Missouri is unbeaten and ranked No. 24 after a shake-up in the polls. Kansas State hasn't lost either, and Colorado is 3-1 after beating Georgia 29-27 on Saturday.

Those teams will all get a chance to make a move in the North this week. No. 7 Nebraska (4-0) travels to Kansas State (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) on Thursday night and the Buffaloes make their final conference trip to Missouri (4-0) on Saturday.

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