It’s been 233 long days since the last college football season ended. We had a little sneak peek last weekend with some Week 0 games. But now, the wait is over. Soccer season is back. All ten Big 12 teams are in action.
The highlight of the weekend is the return of the “backyard fight,” with West Virginia traveling to Pittsburgh on Thursday night. TCU plays Friday night against Colorado, the only other Power 5 vs. Power 5 matchup between the Big 12.
Here’s a look at this week’s league playlist:
All times listed are Central Time.
West Virginia at No. 17th from Pittsburgh
Thursday, 6 p.m., ESPN
The “backyard fight” is back after an 11-year hiatus. The hostile neighbors have once again renewed their rivalry. It will also feature a battle between two quarterbacks who are renewing a feud of their own. W.V. jt daniels and pitt kedon slovis they previously battled each other for the starting position at USC.
To choose: West Virginia
Central Michigan at #12 Oklahoma State
Thursday, 6pm, FS1
It’s been a long offseason for the Cowboys. If they had gotten just one more yard in the Big 12 Championship, we would be looking at the defending Big 12 champions and they would have appeared in the College Football Playoff instead of the Fiesta Bowl. They are looking to shake off that monkey and start the season strong.
To choose: oklahoma state
Tennessee Tech in Kansas
Friday, 7 p.m., ESPN+
Last year, Kansas beat an FCS team at home, and the crowd stormed the field, probably the two dozen in attendance. Buckle up, Jayhawks. This may be his only chance to storm the field again this year. Oh wait, Texas is coming to Lawrence this year, so you might as well get another one!
To choose: Kansas
TCUs in Colorado
Friday, 9 p.m., ESPN
It’s a new era at TCU with a new head coach like him. sonny dykes The era begins. And Dykes has said three of his quarterbacks will play in Friday night’s game, but he has yet to announce a starter. He is not alone. colorado coach Karl Dorrell You also have the option to choose between brendon lewis Y yell jt as the Buffaloes’ starting quarterback.
To choose: TCU
SE of the state of Missouri in the state of Iowa
Saturday, 1 p.m., ESPN+
The 2020 season was one of the best in its history for Iowa State. They started 2021 with great expectations. But then they had a run of bad luck at the end of the year. This year they seek redemption. And they should be off to a fast start with a home FCS team.
Scroll to Continue
To choose: Iowa State
UTEP at #9 Oklahoma
Saturday, 2:30 p.m., Fox
UTEP was one of the few teams to play a game in Week 0 last week. They had a tough time at home against North Texas. The road won’t get any easier this week when the Miners head to Norman. The Sooners are 30.5-point favorites. Let the Brent Venables/Dillon Gabriel Era begin.
To choose: Oklahoma
South Dakota in the state of Kansas
Saturday, 6 p.m., ESPN+
Last year, South Dakota traveled to the state of Kansas and lost to the Jayhawks. The Kansas fans were so excited that they stormed the field (see above). Don’t expect Wildcats fans to do the same. The feeling in the Little Apple is that K-State could be the sleeper team in the Big 12. Expect big things this season. A win over South Dakota is just a bump in the road for them.
To choose: state of kansas
Albany at number 10 Baylor
Saturday, 6 p.m., ESPN+
What we just said about the state of Kansas applies here as well. Baylor is the defending conference champion. They look to continue that momentum this season. Again, Albany is just another bump in the road for the Bears.
To choose: Baylor
Louisiana Monroe in Texas
Saturday, 7 p.m., Longhorn Network
Speaking of new eras in the Big 12, for the first time in 21 years, Gary Patterson he won’t be on the sidelines at TCU. He is now a special assistant to steve sarkisian and provide defensive guidance to the Longhorns. Texas has a big matchup next week when Alabama comes to Austin. Let’s hope Texas doesn’t look too far ahead and overlook ULM. Last season, Texas is a 37.5-point favorite. It should be an easy win.
To choose: Texas
Murray State at Texas Tech
Saturday, 7 p.m., ESPN+
Here’s another FCS team traveling to play at a Big 12 school. joey mcguire has increased the volume and attitude in Lubbock. He looks to get his team off to a fast start and start the change fans have come to expect from him.
To choose: texas tech
Yes. You read this right. For week one, we have the Big 12 making a clean sweep going 10-0. Let’s see if that’s true.
Want to join the discussion? Click here Become a member of the Killer Frogs message board community today!
Follow KillerFrogs on Twitter to stay up to date with the latest TCU news! Follow KillerFrogs on Facebook Y Instagram also. Download the KillerFrogs app on Google Play or the Apple App Store.