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BYE WEEK: The Big 12 in Action

(Photo Credit: Keith Robinson/CBSDFW)

In what should have been a clash of titans, TCU and Oklahoma State find themselves needing to bounce back from conference losses. (Photo Credit: Keith Robinson/CBSDFW)

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.

Part-time journalist turned full-time blogger, Brian is an online staff writer at Horns Illustrated and serves as senior staff writer for digital marketing agency Speak Social. Brian currently resides in Austin and you can read his blog at the following address: briankendall.wordpress.com