Big 12 football TV schedule: Watch or pass on week six match-ups


Week six features a full Big 12 football slate. The Sooners will travel to Fort Worth, which is probably a good time for a road game. The 2:30 p.m. time slot will be packed with fun games across the country. However, there’s not as much hype surrounding week six of the Big 12 schedule. Here’s what to look out for this weekend.

Iowa State Cyclones (1-3) at #21 Oklahoma State Cowboys (3-1)

Time: 11 a.m.  TV: Fox Sports 1  Line: Oklahoma State -18

The Cyclones are an intriguing team. It seems they have a few talented pieces, but they just don’t really know how to pull together a win. Oklahoma State’s confidence should be rising with a 45-35 win over Texas Tech a week ago. This could be a nice appetizer to a very delicious lineup at 2:30 pm. However, Cowboys shouldn’t have any problem stopping Iowa State.

Verdict: SKIP. I’m still not sure how competitive Iowa State is this season. But regardless, if you’re not watching a noon game between #6 Texas A&M at #12 Mississippi State, I think you’re cheating yourself.

#7 Baylor Bears (4-0) at Texas Longhorns (2-2)

Time: 2:30 p.m.  TV: ABC  Line: Baylor -16

Texas is coming off a 23-0 win over Kansas, but are they equipped to stop Baylor? The Bears let up 28 to Iowa State last weekend and Texas’ defense hasn’t been all that bad this season. However, they’ll need the offense to run with the Bears. I’m not sure Texas can get the type of production needed to win this ball game, but Baylor’s first four opponents have been very weak. Maybe Charlie Strong’s Longhorns can expose the Bears a bit.

Verdict: SKIP. There’s a game on FOX that’s more interesting, and I think a lot of people outside of Norman and Fort Worth would agree.

#4 Oklahoma Sooners (4-0) at #25 TCU Horned Frogs (3-0)

Time: 2:30 p.m.  TV: FOX  Line: Oklahoma -6

This could be a very ugly, defensive battle between two of the Big 12’s best defensive groups. Both Oklahoma and TCU boast undefeated records, and this game likely will be decided by which quarterback shows up to play. The Sooners and Horned Frogs have played some close ones in recent years, and with a six point spread, this one could go down to the wire as well.

Verdict: WATCH. Two great defenses. Two very talented quarterbacks. Also, Samaje Perine should be the featured back. Should be fun times in Fort Worth.

Kansas Jayhawks (2-2) at West Virginia (2-2)

Time: 4 p.m.  TV: FSN  Line: West Virginia -29

This is a very unappetizing game, which will take place during a very busy 2:30 p.m. time slot. This is a revenge game for the Mountaineers, but they should get Kansas back for the loss they endured a season ago. This will be Kansas’ first game since firing Charlie Weis, but I wouldn’t expect things to magically turnaround for a 2-2 Jayhawks team.

Verdict: SKIP. Way too many good games going on to even notice this one is being played.

Texas Tech Red Raiders (2-2) at #23 Kansas State Wildcats (3-1)

Time: 6 p.m.  TV: ESPNU  Line: West Virginia -15

Texas Tech is in shambles right now, while Kansas State is playing very angry after letting one slip away against Auburn. The ‘Cats should have no problem putting away the Red Raiders, though, give credit to Texas Tech for hanging in there last week against Oklahoma State in Stillwater.

Verdict: SKIP. Nebraska-Michigan State should be enough to turn this game off, though, this one might be done by the time 7 p.m. rolls around.