BYE WEEK: The Big 12 in Action
TCU at (21) Oklahoma State 11:00 a.m. Fox
Before the season began, many prognosticators highlighted this game as having major implications on the Big 12 championship. Now, TCU sits with two conference losses and a new QB, while Oklahoma State lost to West Virginia three weeks ago.
(16) Texas Tech at West Virginia 11:00 a.m. Fox Sports 1
West Virginia pulled one of the biggest 180s in college football following the Red Raiders’ trouncing of the Mountaineers last year. Despite entering the game undefeated and national title hopefuls, West Virginia finished the season on a 2-6 stretch. The Red Raiders, along with Baylor, are the current favorites to capture the Big 12.
(18) Oklahoma at Kansas 2:30 p.m. ESPN
We’ll see if the Sooners can bounce back after their embarrassing loss to the Longhorns in the Red River Rivalry. There’s certainly no better team to play if you want to get back on track than the Kansas Jayhawks. The Jayhawks have not won a conference game since 2010 and are 2-34 in conference play since 2009.
Iowa State at (12) Baylor 6:00 p.m. ESPNU
This could be a trap game for Baylor, as the Cyclones are coming off a two close games to Texas and Texas Tech. Baylor will also look to rekindle their prolific offense after it struggled against Kansas State last weekend. Though analysts claim the Bears possess the inside track for the conference championship, it’s difficult to judge them based on their weak schedule thus far.