With the removal of the Big 12 championship game after the exit of Colorado and Nebraska, this final week of games will decide which team earns the automatic BCS bid. Although only six teams are playing this week, all of them have earned bowl bids, making each matchup important for the Big 12 standings and potential bowl positions.
The Big 12 is on the national television stage once again as No. 22 Baylor battles No. 5 Oklahoma at 7 p.m. on ABC in Waco. Other things at stake for conference teams include bowl eligibility and national title game aspirations.
Robert Griffin III gave Baylor plenty of chances against No. 3 Oklahoma State.
The Bears will look to do something this weekend on the football field they have not done since 1939. That feat would be coming out of Stillwater, Okla. with a victory. The Bears (4-2, 1-2), will battle the No. 3 overall ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys (7-0, 4-0) at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla.
The Kansas State Wildcats square off with Sooners in Top 10 matchup
The Big 12 lacks a marquee matchup this weekend, with ranked teams facing unranked teams and two teams on bye.
If the rivalry wasn’t heated enough, throw in the conference realignment fiasco that took place in September. Kyle field threatens a hostile environment for Baylor, but the Bears are ready for the Aggies.
Longhorns seek revenge, Sooners seek blowout, Bears seek 4-0
It shocked no one that the Sooners broke open the 2011 season with a 47-14 win over Tulsa. Heisman candidate junior quarterback Landry Jones threw for 375 yards and one touchdown. His favorite target, senior wide receiver Ryan Broyles, caught 14 passes for 158 yards and one touchdown.
On Friday fans across the nation gladly welcome back college football for another year. As always, there’s plenty of potential and new possibilities, and everyone has something to prove. Here’s a preview of the new-look Big 12, who to watch and what to expect.