Taking a look at the Big 12: Week 4

Photos by Associated Press Graphic by Matt Hellman

Photos by Associated Press
Graphic by Matt Hellman
By Daniel Hill
Sports Writer

Baylor hits the road for a Friday night nationally televised game versus ULM on ESPN. Baylor is 2-0 after coming off an ugly win against Sam Houston State. This looks to be a tough game, and Baylor fans ought to be slightly nervous since this is the Bears ‘first road game of the season.

Iowa State is 3-0 this season with victories over Tulsa, Iowa and Western Illinois. Iowa State has an open date this weekend before it hosts Texas Tech on Sept. 29.

Kansas is having some struggles with a 1-2 record. This week, the Jayhawks travel to DeKalb, Ill., to face Northern Illiniois. Kansas has a strong rushing attack with both Tony Pierson and Taylor Cox ranking in the top 10 among the Big 12’s leading rushers.

Kansas State at Oklahoma: This is certainly the game of the week in the Big 12 with No. 13 Kansas State taking on No. 5 Oklahoma in Norman. Dual-threat Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein has rushed for more than 200 yards and thrown for more than 600 yards this season. He has accounted for nine total touchdowns in just three games.

Oklahoma State is off to a 2-1 start this season. The Cowboys took care of Louisiana this past weekend 65-24. OSU has an open date this weekend before taking on the Longhorns on Sept. 29 in Stillwater, Okla.

Texas beat Ole Miss 66-31 in Oxford and with a 3-0 record, the Longhorns head into their bye week. In two weeks, Texas has a crucial showdown against Oklahoma State in Stillwater.

TCU is 2-0 with victories over Grambling State and Kansas. This Saturday, TCU has a crucial out-of-conference challenge against Virginia. TCU’s running back, Waymon James, suffered a knee injury and will not play against Virginia.

Texas Tech is 3-0 and has a bye week before taking on Iowa State on Sept. 29 to open up conference play.

West Virginia faces a power conference team this week in Maryland. Geno Smith has accounted for 10 total touchdowns already in just two games this season. The jury is still out on WVU, but this week will surely be a step up in competition.