Week four marks the beginning of Big 12 play for all ten teams in the conference. Several marquee matchups are involved in the lineup, including West Virginia’s nationally televised contest against the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
Here are our Week Four Big 12 predictions:
- Kansas State at Oklahoma, Noon on Fox:
Kansas State is better than their game one performance against Arkansas State. Despite the Wildcats having to replace the majority of their offensive line, this team could pull an upset if given the opportunity – but that will not be the case on Saturday. Spencer Rattler once again has a huge day. K-State’s Alex Thompson will make some plays, but the day will ultimately belong to the Sooners.
Prediction: Oklahoma 42, K-State 24
- Iowa State at TCU, 1:30 on FS1:
Iowa State looked bad against Louisiana – really bad. Many likely regret picking the Cyclones as a dark horse to win the Big 12, but it is still early in the season. However, TCU will be no cakewalk for Iowa State. Although the Horned Frogs will be without the services of Alex Duggan, expect them to make some noise on the defensive side of the ball. Brock Purdy struggles once again, and the Cyclones drop to 0-2 in a season that is quickly fading into disappointment.
Prediction: TCU 27, Iowa State 20
- Texas at Texas Tech, 3:30 on Fox:
This game has the potential to get ugly. The Red Raiders were able to pull out the narrow 35-33 game one victory against Houston Baptist, but their defense was shredded in doing so. Sam Ehlinger is a man on a mission this season, and he will once again have a field day against Texas Tech. The Longhorns have this game well in hand by halftime.
Prediction: Texas 49, Texas Tech 17
- West Virginia at Oklahoma State, 3:30 on ABC:
The Cowboys looked flat against Tulsa on Saturday. After losing starting quarterback Spencer Sanders to an injury in the first quarter, the offense could never get in rhythm. However, don’t expect that to happen again this week. WVU’s defensive line will get their stats, but in the end, the Cowboys will extend their winning streak over the Mountaineers to six. Jarret Doege finishes with a monster day but will fall just short.
Prediction: Oklahoma State 35, West Virginia 31
- Kansas at Baylor, 7:30 on ESPNU:
At long last, the Bears will open up their 2020 season after multiple cancellations. Kansas looked horrible against Coastal Carolina, and will show little if any improvements in Waco. The Dave Aranda era starts off with a bang, but it will take Baylor the entire first half to finally get going.
Prediction: Baylor 35, Kansas 7