The Big 12 released what it has of next week’s TV schedule a few minutes ago, and it isn’t much.
TV Selections for #Big12FB on 11/13— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) November 1, 2021
West Virginia at Kansas State, 11am CT/ 12pm ET on FS1
Oklahoma at Baylor, 11am CT 7pm CT on FOX: 6-day selection
TCU at Oklahoma State: 6-day selection
Iowa State at Texas Tech: 6-day selection
Kansas at Texas: 6-day selection pic.twitter.com/VejbzRNwbM
The most important game on the schedule is obviously Baylor vs. Oklahoma, which could either be set for 11 AM on FOX or prime time at 7 PM. Since OU is off this week, this means that if Baylor beats TCU, we’re getting the prime time game against OU at McLane. If we won’t, 11 AM it is.
Simple game time aside, there’s something else that could be riding on the outcome of the Baylor-TCU game: whether we host College GameDay for the third time in our history (second time against OU) the following week. If Baylor beats TCU, it sets up a matchup of 9-0, Top-5 Oklahoma against 8-1, probably near Top-10 Baylor on November 13. Here is the full schedule of FBS games for that week. Unless College GameDay did something really weird, they’re probably coming to that game (again, assuming we beat OU). The only other viable alternative is Texas A&M vs. Auburn with both being ranked in the teens.
So there’s a lot riding on this TCU game, is what I’m saying.