Week 10 of the college football season is upon us and the Big 12 has dour games with Oklahoma and Texas Tech taking the weekend off. A few rivals square off this weekend in Lawrence, Kansas and Ft. Worth, Texas, West Virginia will try for a second consecutive upset, and Iowa State looks to avoid being eliminated from the conference championship race.
Here’s how we rank this weekend’s Big 12 games from worst to first.
4. Kansas State at Kansas
|11:00 AM||FS1||Kansas State -24||55.5|
The Wildcats are looking for a 13th straight win over their in-state rivals and, based on season results, the Jayhawks are likely to provide little resistance. The Jayhawks haven’t won since Sept. 3, haven’t beaten a Big 12 team since 2019, and haven’t knocked off Kansas State since 2008. A bonus for the Wildcats winning would be becoming bowl eligible.
Kansas State Player to Watch: Deuce Vaughn (704 rushing yards, 4.9 YPC, 9 total TDs)
Kansas Player to Watch: Jason Bean (1,188 passing yards, 388 rushing yards, 8 total TDs)
3. #12 Baylor at TCU
TCU becomes the second Big 12 team to take the field after firing a coach in two weeks. Like Texas Tech at Oklahoma last week, the Horned Frogs have a tall task ahead of them as they host the Baylor Bears. The Frogs are riding a three-game losing streak and Baylor is in the thick of the conference title hunt with at date against the Sooners looming in a week.
|2:30 PM||FOX||Baylor -7||58|
Baylor Player to Watch: Gerry Bohanon (1,753 passing yards, 12 TDs)
TCU Player to Watch: Max Duggan (1,666 passing yards, 14 TDs)
2. Texas at Iowa State
|6:30 PM||FS1||Iowa State -6.5||59.5|
Who would have thought that by the time the calendar turned to November neither of these teams would be in the Top 25? Texas is fighting to keep from falling below .500 on the season and the Cyclones are fighting to stave off elimination from the Big 12 title hunt. This one should be a lot of fun!
Texas Player to Watch: Casey Thompson (1,554 passing yards, 17 TDs)
Iowa State Player to Watch: Breece Hall (985 rushing yards, 5.5 YPC, 12 TDs)
1. #11 Oklahoma State at West Virginia
|6230 PM||ESPN||Oklahoma State -3.5||49|
The Mountaineers are looking to pull off back-to-back upsets over conference contenders. Last week they unseated Iowa State from the realm of teams who controlled their own destiny and this week they’ve got their eyes set on Oklahoma State. Meanwhile the Cowboys could probably put it on cruise control until Bedlam if they come home from Morgantown with a win.
Oklahoma State Player to Watch: Spencer Sanders (1,341 passing yards, 11 TDs)
West Virginia Player to Watch: Leddie Brown (642 rushing yards, 4.6 YPC, 11 total TDs)
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