Texas vs. Oklahoma – 11:00 am CT on ABC (National) (at the Cotton Bowl)
One of the biggest games of the year in the Big 12, no matter what their records are or where they are ranked, when UT and OU get together, people watch. Both are coming into this game with one conference loss, so it is fair to say that the loser is probably out of the Big 12 title run.
Texas’ offense has been much better than predicted so far this year, averaging 48.6 points per game behind a powerful running attack and improved play from quarterback David Ash. Oklahoma comes into the game searching for more consistency from their offense, as they have had a good game followed by a bad game all year.
Kansas State at Iowa State – 11:00 am CT on FX (National)
Can the upset magic in Ames strike again? That is the big question for this game, as the Cyclones have garnered a bit of a reputation for pulling off upsets. Last week they upset TCU on the road, but the Wildcats would be an entirely different level of upset. It can happen, just ask Oklahoma State. Kansas State is one of just two undefeated team in the Big 12, and with a win here would be undefeated going into their big one with West Virginia.
Oklahoma State at Kansas – 2:30 pm CT on FSN
Kansas, looking for its first win against an FBS team, welcomes in the Cowboys from Oklahoma State with both teams looking for their first Big 12 win. Kansas has struggled mightily this year, with losses against Rice, TCU and Northern Illinois, along with last week’s blowout loss to in-state rival Kansas State. The Cowboys came into this year on a high, after winning the Big 12 Conference and the Fiesta Bowl against Stanford. This year though, they have two early season losses and are struggling to stop anyone on defense. Kansas though has its own struggles on offense under new coach Charlie Weis.
West Virginia at Texas Tech – 2:30 pm CT on ABC (National)
West Virginia travels down to the state of Texas for the second week in a row, after beating the University of Texas last week 48-45. They come into the game ranked 5th and undefeated. Texas Tech received their first loss of the season last week, losing to Oklahoma 41-20. Tech is 4-1 on the year so far, including a good win against Iowa State in Ames, IA. Both teams are led by senior quarterbacks, Seth Doege and Geno Smith.
TCU at Baylor – 6:00 pm CT on FSN
A repeat of one of last season’s best games in all of college football, this one will be a conference game in the first meeting between the two teams as conference mates since 1995, a 27-24 win for Baylor in Waco. Both teams are coming off of a loss, as TCU lost at home to Iowa State while Baylor fell two weeks ago to West Virginia in a 70-63 shootout. TCU is coming into the game wounded, as starting quarterback Casey Pachall is no longer with the team, allowing for Trevone Boykin to start for the second week in a row. Baylor has one of the best offenses in the nation and looks to get a big time victory at home against the Horned Frogs.