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Around the Big 12: Week 4

Last Week: 9-1

Overall: 14-5

Conference play is here! Kinda! The Big (almost) 12 starts its conference slate off with three teams resting, one playing a road non-conference game as the underdog and two of three ranked teams immediately playing each other in what will probably be a Conference Championship elimination game in September. This conference is totally functional, you guys!

#16 TCU @ #6 Oklahoma State (OSU -11.5)

After going on the most depressing road trip ever from Stillwater to Mobile to Pittsburgh, the Cowboys are back at home to face their first challenge of the season. The TCU Horned Frogs are coming off a shaky performance against crosstown rival SMU (Y’all share an airport, come at me Fort Worth kids) but possess one of the rarest things OSU will face all season: a defense. However is that defense good enough to slow down Mason Rudolph and that high powered offense? I say no. The artists formerly known as Oklahoma A&M roll in this one. OSU 66-45

West Virginia @ Kansas (WVU -21.0)

Honest question: if KU loses this game, but nobody was there to see it, did it actually happen? WVU 59-31

Texas Tech @ Houston (UH -6.0)

Tech getting no love on the road! To be honest, after Tom Herman bailed on Houston, I kinda forgot they existed. UH’s Ed Oliver is one of the most overlooked players in college football, just because of where he is at. Houston already has a decent power 5 win, beating Arizona in Tucson 19-16. The Red Raiders already have a major win themselves, defeating Arizona State last weekend in a total shootout, 52-45. Honestly, with both of these teams playing only two games up to this point, I have no clue what to think of this game. I’m going with Texas Tech, because why not? Fuck the Coogs. Tech 38-35

#3 Oklahoma @ Baylor (OU -28.0)

I know I devoted a half of an article to make this point, but yeah these guys really, really stink on ice. I’d pick OU to clobber them even if they beat Liberty, UTSA and Duke, all of which they lost to. Art Briles isn’t walking through that door. The only reason i’m going to this one is to write a blog on Czech Stop Kolaches on the way home. On to the bye week. OU 65-10

(PS: Wouldn’t it be the most OU thing in the world to lose this one?)

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