Grab some popcorn and grab a seat! The Big 12 opens conference play on Saturday with the following five games on the slate.
Kansas State at No. 3/3 Oklahoma (FOX) 11:00 a.m.
Last Meeting: K-State 49-41 on Oct. 26, 2019 in Manhattan.
Iowa State at TCU (FS1) 12:30 p.m.
Last Meeting: ISU 49-24 on Oct. 5, 2019 in Ames.
West Virginia at No. 15/18 Oklahoma State (ABC) 2:30 p.m.
Last Meeting: OSU 20-13 on Nov. 23, 2019 in Morgantown.
No. 8/9 Texas at Texas Tech (FOX) 2:30 p.m.
Last Meeting: UT 49-24 on Nov. 29, 2019 in Austin.
Kansas at Baylor (ESPNU) 6:30 p.m.
Last Meeting: BU 61-6 on Nov. 30, 2019 in Lawrence.
Despite the shortened non-conference season, the Big 12 is scheduled
to continue with its regular round robin conference format in which each
team will play the other nine.
Big 12 Notes:
Redshirt freshman Spencer Rattler set Oklahoma freshman records for
passing efficiency rating (303.3), yards per completion (23.71) and yards per
attempt (17.06) in the Sooners’ season-opening win against Missouri State. His passing efficiency rating is also a Big 12 record for a freshman, and the third-highest passer rating overall in OU history.
Oklahoma State has won 69 consecutive games when holding its opponent
to fewer than 20 points, a streak dating back to Sept. 13, 2003 – the longest
active streak in the FBS.
Texas QB Sam Ehlinger (2019 Valero Alamo Bowl MVP) picked up two national player of the week awards after the Longhorns’ win over UTEP. He was honored as the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week and the Tyler Rose Player of the Week.
Texas Tech senior defensive back Zech McPhearson recorded his first career interception, picking off HBU’s Jarreth Sterns in the end zone early in the second quarter in the Red Raiders win.
Zach Frazier became the first true freshman to start at center in a season opener for West Virginia in at least 40 years.
Dave Aranda will look to make his Baylor head coaching debut this
week after the Bears were unable to play a non-conference game due to
COVID-19. TCU also had its non-conference game postponed and will open
the season Saturday.