#7 Oklahoma vs. #19 Texas
Saturday, October 6th 11:00 AM CT, FOX
This might be one of the most anticipated Red River Showdowns in recent memory. #7 Oklahoma (5-0) has looked pretty incredible offensively, behind Heisman caliber talent Kyler Murray. #19 Texas (4-1) has followed up its week one gaffe against Maryland with an impressive list of wins. Possessing the ball is critical to have a shot against Oklahoma, but I’m unconvinced Texas can do that after a lackluster win against Kansas State. I will say, however, rivalry games can get weird. I like Oklahoma, but a Texas win is nowhere close to impossible, maybe not even unlikely.
Kansas @ #9 West Virginia
Saturday, October 6th 11:00 AM CT, ESPN2
Kansas (2-3) is back to being Kansas after getting blown out by Baylor and Oklahoma State in back-to-back weeks. This week they face an even greater challenge in #9 West Virginia (4-0), who might very well boast the conference’s most complete team. The Mountaineers are going to win this by a landslide. Sorry Jayhawks.
58-3 West Virginia
Kansas State @ Baylor
Saturday, October 6th 2:30 PM CT, FS1
Kansas State (2-3) has not been good this season, although they showed some fight in a low scoring, close loss to Texas last weekend. Their defense still has the Snyder charm, but the Wildcats’ offense just doesn’t have much of anything going for it. Baylor (3-2) is coming off a blowout loss to Oklahoma... that didn’t feel as bad as it should have? The offense actually looked good at times, and we knew that the Oklahoma offense was going to be a major problem. This week is a great opportunity for Baylor’s defense to gain some confidence and the Bears’ offense to gain valuable experience. I like Baylor at home.
Iowa State @ #25 Oklahoma State
Saturday, October 6th 2:30 PM CT, ESPN2
Iowa State (1-3) just can’t seem to find its footing after a grueling stretch of games. They lost a close road game at TCU last week that made two things very clear: 1) The Cyclones have one of the best defenses in the conference 2) The Cyclones have one of the worst offenses in the conference. The second point is really a shame given all the talent Iowa State has at skill positions. Really, the offensive issues come down to quarterback and o-line play. Not things that can easily be fixed. Traveling to Stillwater will likely not help much either. After getting punked by Texas Tech, #25 Oklahoma State (4-1) is back in the top 25 and feeling good after dominating Kansas. While I think this will be another close game, I just don’t think Iowa State has proven it has the offensive fire power to win close games.
20-17 Oklahoma State