The Texas Longhorns meet Baylor on Friday.
But what about the rest of the Big 12 this weekend?
Staffers from Longhorns Country, Inside the Bears, and Red Raider Review share their picks for each of the other Big 12 games this week.
The games on Saturday
West Virginia, Oklahoma, 11 a.m. Central, ESPN2
Adam Glick, Editor: West Virginia has been extremely disappointing this season and I don’t think they will be motivated in this duel. Oklahoma State lost Bedlam and hopes to end the season with a win. I think the state of Oklahoma is running away from West Virginia and it ends in a blowout. State of Oklahoma 30, West Virginia 14
Matthew Postins, staff writer: That’s probably it for West Virginia coach Neal Brown, win or lose (and huge buyout notwithstanding). State of Oklahoma 34, West Virginia 23
Cole Thompson, Staff Writer: Oklahoma State scores a much-needed morale win, sending quarterback Spencer Sanders off right on Senior Day. Meanwhile, the Mountaineers wrap up a sad season, sending Neal Brown as the lone Big 12 to be sacked in 2022. State of Oklahoma 38, West Virginia 20
Connor Zimmerlee, Editor: This has the potential to be a fun, high-scoring shootout between two teams that have struggled at times on defense. That being said, I trust quarterback Spencer Sanders and the Oklahoma State offense more than West Virginia and expect them to win a thriller early Saturday afternoon. State of Oklahoma 49, West Virginia 41
State of Iowa at TCU, 3 p.m. central, Fox
Adam Glick, Editor: Will Iowa State Ever Win a Close Game? The answer to that question is a big, fat no. Iowa State is playing great defense but can’t score in the red zone and will be exposed by TCU this weekend. The Horned Frogs’ magical season continues as they travel to Arlington with hopes of the College Football Playoffs. TCU pulls away in the second half as Iowa State is unable to play for 60 minutes. TCU 31, State of Iowa 16
Matthew Postins, staff writer: I was at the 2014 game where TCU destroyed the state of Iowa on their way to winning a chunk of the Big 12 title with Baylor… and got kicked out of the college football playoffs the next day. I don’t expect the committee to be fair to TCU if they lose either of their next two games. Treat ISU with respect – they have great defense and a wide receiver wrecking ball. If the Horned Frogs do that, they will win. TCU 34, State of Iowa 27
Cole Thompson, Staff Writer: If the game was in Ames, maybe Iowa State could keep it close. Instead, TCU will end their unlikely season by thanking the seniors for persevering through a coaching change with a perfect record. TCU coach Sonny Dykes caps his status as Coach of the Year with another win in Fort Worth. TCU 28, State of Iowa 7
Connor Zimmerlee, Editor: Iowa State, the worst team in the Big 12, sets out to take on TCU, the best team in the Big 12. It would be a wonderfully chaotic scenario if Iowa State won and severely hampered TCU’s playoff ambitions, but I just don’t trust their offense in a game that could get ugly in the second half with the TCUs can keep up. TCU 42, State of Iowa 10
Oklahoma at Texas Tech, 6:30 p.m. Central, FS1
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Adam Glick, Editor: This game is enticing as both teams try to get seven regular season wins. Texas Tech has exceeded expectations this season given their tough schedule and face a disappointing Sooner team. I think Oklahoma will win the talent battle and will build Bedlam and win a classic. This game will have a lot of fireworks, but Oklahoma ends up making enough games. Oklahoma 38, Texas Tech 35
Matthew Postins, staff writer: That’s hard to project. Oklahoma loses en route to West Virginia, then sacks Oklahoma State back home. Texas Tech wins on the road in Iowa State but is out the week before at home. I feel like this is some kind of pick em game. And I think Oklahoma is the hotter hand. Oklahoma 36, Texas Tech 34
Cole Thompson, Staff Writer: Oklahoma appears to be trending down while Texas Tech is trending up. Maybe that’s the case after 2022, but the Sooners invade Lubbock and win by 13 points thanks to quarterback Dillion Gabriel’s arm. At least the Red Raiders go bowling, right? Oklahoma 34, Texas Tech 21
Connor Zimmerlee, Editor: This game feels like the biggest tossup of the week in the Big 12 as both Oklahoma and Texas Tech had ups and downs of the season. Night games at Jones AT&T Stadium have a spooky atmosphere, and Texas Tech has a defense that can slow Oklahoma’s offense. I think Texas Tech will win narrowly and have seven wins in their freshman year under Joey McGuire. Texas Tech 38, Oklahoma 34
Kansas, Kansas, 7 p.m. central, Fox
Adam Glick, Editor: Can the Jayhawks help send Texas to the Big 12 title game? It will require a near-perfect performance on the road against their rival Kansas State. The Wildcats headed to Dallas with a successful run and have been playing solid football. Last week showed that both teams tend in different directions. I don’t trust the Jayhawks defense to slow down the Wildcats’ excellent running offense. Give me Kansas State to get it done and face TCU next week in Arlington. State of Kansas 41, Kansas 30
Matthew Postins, staff writer: Texas fans will be cheering for Kansas. I think they will end up disappointed. State of Kansas 33, Kansas 27
Cole Thompson, Staff Writer: Congratulations to Lance Liepold for getting Kansas to invest in their football program. Congratulations to Jayhawk Nation on keeping their best coach in Lawrence in over a decade. Congratulations to Kansas State on punching their ticket to the Big 12 Championship. Happy birthday to all of Kansas, and Texas still isn’t back. State of Kansas 38, Kansas 17
Connor Zimmerlee, Editor: This season is already a huge success for Kansas, regardless of the outcome of that game. Six wins and bowl eligibility is more than expected. However, a chance to ruin a rival’s chance at a conference championship has to ring nice, right? Maybe I’m crazy, but give me Kansas and pave the way for Texas to perform at a Big 12 title game. Kansas 28, State of Kansas 21
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