Stuck out in Big Ten country for most of the season, Brad Nessler can hardly wait to broadcast his first Big 12 football game this season. It will be a doozy at that. ABC has assigned its top Saturday afternoon crew of Nessler, Bob Griese, Paul Maguire and Stacey Dales to the No. 7 Oklahoma State at No. 1 Texas game, which will go to 44 percent of the country. "If this one lives up to the billing, it could be as much fun as we’ve had all year,” Nessler said. "Sometimes they don’t. This is the best Oklahoma State team I can remember seeing.” Nessler, 52, who lives in Atlanta, said he is excited about the match-up of top quarterbacks, Colt McCoy of Texas and Zac Robinson of OSU, in the quarterback-rich Big 12. "I was talking with Mike Gundy. I said, ‘Your guy is so good that if he’s in any other conference, he’s a Heisman candidate. Nobody even mentions him in this conference because of all the other guys.’” McCoy, considered to be the leading Heisman candidate, has passed for 1,894 yards and 19 touchdowns with an outstanding 81 percent completion rate. He also has rushed for 371 yards and six touchdowns. "I still think it’s kind of weird that their quarterback is their leading rusher,” Nessler said. "If Colt doesn’t get killed, I guess that’s OK.” Nessler, Griese and Maguire, who have been teamed up for three years, enjoy having a good time in and out of the broadcast booth. Dales, the former OU basketball star, is the newcomer as the sideline reporter. "If it sounds like three guys sitting in a bar arguing about a football game,” Nessler said, "we argue about everything from the time we get together on the plane (Thursday) until the time we leave Sunday morning.” ABC producers have positioned Maguire all over the stadium — on a sideline golf cart, in a suite or up in the rafters — but Nessler said he expects Maguire will be in the booth Saturday. This top 10 showdown doesn’t need a gimmick.