It’s that time of the week again and the Big 12 is here to give a spectacular showing of rivalries and good old fashion football. Let’s see how we think this week’s teams will match up against each other.
Kansas @ TCU
The toughest part of the season so far for TCU is that they have had one of the most difficult schedules in the country. They’ve dropped games already to LSU, Texas Tech and Oklahoma. The good news is that for this game they will be back with home field advantage and Kansas has not shown the ability to win on the road or in the Big 12. TCU is the easy favorite here and it just does not look good for the Jayhawks as they will probably be playing without their leading receiver Tony Pierson after suffering a concussion last week. TCU is tied for first in the Big 12 with nine interceptions which could spell bad news for a struggling Kansas pass offense. Prediction: TCU by 21.
Iowa State @ Texas Tech
Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury could become the first coach in school history to win his first six games. The Red Raiders are tied for first in the Big 12 with Oklahoma and Texas are looking to maintain that record. Iowa State can hope to rebound from a tough last-minute loss to the Texas Longhorns last week, but their defense will need to step up to a combat a tough top notch Red Raider receiving team. It’s still uncertain if freshman starting quarterback Baker Mayfield will play after he twisted his right knee last week, but backup Davis Webb has already gained some experience in the last game to continue the mighty Texas Tech season that has gone on thus far. Prediction: Texas Tech by 14.
Oklahoma vs. Texas
All eyes will be on Mack Brown as the hot seat for the head coach heats up again with this weekend’s Red River Rivalry. For the past three years Texas has been unable to get the job done against the Sooners. Starting quarterback David Ash will be out this weekend suffering from continued concussion symptoms which means that Case McCoy will be calling the shots. Unfortunately, Case McCoy is 0-3 against the Sooners and will be leading the charge in fighting to save the Longhorns season and, potentially, Mack Brown’s job. Prediction: Oklahoma by 24.
Baylor @ Kansas State
Baylor is on fire this season and nobody has any water to put out their crushing season thus far and it sure doesn’t look like Kansas State will either. Baylor will be trying to extend their winning streak along with their ability to have an average score of 70 points or more per game. Baylor just has too many weapons right now especially in pass efficiency. If Kansas State performs like they did last weekend with a large amount of penalties and turnovers then Kansas State better get ready to go 0-4 in the Big 12. Prediction: Baylor by 21
Do you think Texas has a shot in the Red River Rivalry? Should Mack Brown be fired if he can’t pull off the upset? Let us know what you think in the comments!