It took 12 weeks, but there finally seems to be some clarity in the Big 12.
It took 12 weeks, but there finally seems to be some clarity in the Big 12. Oklahoma is almost a lock to make the conference championship game, and if the Sooners win out, the College Football Playoffs. Who the Sooners will play in the Big 12 championship game is still undecided. If TCU beats Texas Tech this week and Baylor next week, it will be them. If TCU loses to either of those two teams, it gets murky. Oklahoma State and West Virginia are still alive, but they need help. The big game of the conference this week is TCU at Texas Tech. If the Frogs get out of Lubbock with a win, the only thing standing in their way from a rematch with OU is 1-9 Baylor.
No. 12 TCU at Texas Tech
Gallagher- Please Texas Tech, win this football game for Oklahoma State fans everywhere. TCU quarterback Kenny Hill is injured; although he’ll probably play, he won’t be at 100 percent. This pick is more based in hope rather than logic, but WreckEm baby. 38-31 Texas Tech
Matt- Got to think TCU is the stronger team but winning on the road is always tough in college football. Still will take the Frogs to leap over the Red Raiders. 31-27 TCU
Texas at West Virginia
Gallagher- This game seems like it could go either way, but West Virginia has won four of its last five games and is starting to put it together. I’ll take the Mountaineers at home. 37-27 WVU
Matt- Always tough to win in Morgantown if you are the visitors. Saturday will be no exception. 42-31 WVU
Iowa State at Baylor
Gallagher- Iowa State is the far better team here. Baylor finishes the season with Iowa State and TCU, so I hope the Bears enjoyed victory when they played KU because that’s it. 40-28 Iowa State
Matt- Too bad for Baylor they can’t play Kansas every week. They will get better but not this week. 38-17 Iowa State
Kansas State at No. 13 Oklahoma State
Gallagher- The more Oklahoma State fans, including myself, worry about Texas Tech beating TCU, the more I worry about beating Kansas State. The Wildcats are still fighting for bowl eligibility and know next week at Iowa State will not be a gimme. Possible upset alert brewing in Stillwater this Saturday. 45-41 OSU
Matt- Kansas State started the season overrated. Now they are not rated and not very good. I will go with the ‘Pokes in this one. 52-27 OSU
No. 4 Oklahoma at Kansas
Gallagher- I’ve never been more confident in the result of a football game than in this one right here. Oklahoma is in good position to sneak into the College Football Playoff. 55-7 OU
Matt-Hmmmm...Kansas or Oklahoma? Ha...just kidding! 63-17 Oklahoma
No. 24 Michigan at No. 5 Wisconsin
Gallagher- Is Wisconsin good? Is Michigan good for that matter? Give me Michigan, I guess, because I love chaos.
Matt- Wisconsin has come too far to lose to Harbaugh and Michigan. Maybe if it were in Michigan I’d go for Big Blue but it’s not. 27-24 Wisconsin