Big 12 Weekend Primer - Week 6

BearsIllustrated.com
Posted Oct 4, 2012


A Big weekend is on the books for week 6 in the Big 12, with 8 teams participating in 4 conference tilts.

Week 6 brings the Big 12 into full conference play, as for the first time this season, all of the games will be in conference. See what the Big 12 has to offer the nation on October 6th.

Kansas at Kansas State – 11am CST on FX (National)

The Jayhawks travel across the state of Kansas to face their rival Kansas State. The Wildcats are off to a perfect start, and have two of the most impressive wins so far this year (Miami, @Oklahoma) and are ranked 7th in the AP poll. The Jayhawks on the other hand have gotten off to a terrible start to the Charlie Weis era, and are just 1-3 with their only win being over FCS program South Dakota State. Kansas is coming off a loss to Northern Illinois last week, 30-23.

Oklahoma at Texas Tech – 2:30pm on ABC (National)

Oklahoma looks to bounce back after a home upset against the team that upset them at home last year. After a tough loss to Kansas State, Oklahoma finds itself dropping in the polls after starting the season in the Top 5. The 17th ranked Sooners will travel to undefeated Texas Tech, who recorded a very good win on the road against Iowa State last weekend. The Red Raiders came into last week pretty much untested and many eyes were fixed on them to see what they actually were. They look to make a much bigger statement this week and record their second victory in a row over the Sooners.

Iowa State at TCU – 2:30pm on FSN (Regional)

TCU comes back home after a lackluster win over DFW rival SMU, 24-16. They are 4-0 on the season though and look to continue their winning ways in their Big 12 home debut against Iowa State. The cyclones on other hand lost a tough home game last week, where they are usually very difficult to beat (just ask Oklahoma State). They fell to the Red Raiders 24-13 and look to bounce back against a TCU team that loses more talent on their depth chart every day it appears.

West Virginia at Texas – 6pm on Fox (National)

The final game on the calendar for the Big 12 is also its biggest. The only game with both teams ranked the 8th ranked Mountaineers travel to Austin to battle against the 11th ranked Longhorns. Both teams last week won shootouts by just 1 possession, as the Longhorns held off Oklahoma State in Stillwater, though some Cowboy fans are screaming foul play after a late game call went the Longhorns way. West Virginia is coming off a 70 outburst and a 7 point win over the Baylor Bears, ranked 25th coming into the game. The Mountaineers looks to continue their offensive explosion against maybe the best defense in the Big 12.



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