What happened to the season already? Here it is mid-November which means it's probably time to start throwing darts and seeing what sticks. That's about all you can do in trying to project bowl bids with four weeks of the season remaining and the Big 12 title still up for grabs.
But that doesn't mean we won't give it a shot.
To get started, let's begin with one big assumption, Alabama and Florida State run the table and play for the national title. Even if Baylor completes a 12-0 season, should Bama and FSU remain undefeated, they would likely squeeze Baylor out of the title game.
If anything changes at the top, that starts the domino effect through all the bowl games, obviously.
The other factor to take into consideration is whether or not the Big 12 gets two BCS bowl bids. This seems most likely in the following scenario:
Oklahoma State or Texas win the Big 12 and receive the automatic bid while Baylor finishes with one loss. Given the way Baylor has played this season and the media attention that has surrounded the Bears, it wouldn't be shocking to see them receive an at-large berth should they not win the Big 12 finishing 11-1 overall.
So with that, here's how it's looking now, again, assuming Alabama and Florida State play in the BCS title game.
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl:
Baylor vs. Missouri
How about a matchup for Baylor with their former Big 12 mates, Missouri? A game with Oregon would be ideal, but giving the ACC will lose FSU to the title game, the Orange Bowl probably won't let the Ducks slip far causing the Fiesta Bowl to have to look elsewhere. If not Mizzou, then South Carolina looks like the next most logical choice.
Keep Fresno State on your radar, however. The Bulldogs will get an automatic bid should they finish ranked in the top 12 of the final BCS standings. They are currently ranked 14th and are not likely to lose the rest of the season. Nothing against the Bulldogs, but this is one reason I'll be happy the BCS will be a thing of the past starting next season. (See Northern Illinois knocking OU out of the BCS last season).
Texas vs. South Carolina
What a turnaround for the Longhorns. They went from looking like six wins would be a struggle to nearly winning the Big 12.
Oklahoma State could also land here if they beat Texas this weekend, but for now, let's give the Longhorns the edge given the fact the Cowboys have yet to play either Baylor or Oklahoma plus they already have a Big 12 loss on their resume.
Valero Alamo Bowl
Oklahoma State vs. Arizona State
If the above holds true, the Cowboys would likely head to San Antonio to take on a team from the Pac-12. Given the fact Oregon and Stanford are both likely to be playing in a BCS bowl, the Sun Devils look like the team most likely to be next up.
Oklahoma could very well play in San Antonio, as well, depending on the outcome of the Bedlam game to finish the season.
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl
Oklahoma vs. Michigan
The Sooners also played here following the 2011 season (then the Insight Bowl). It's not the spot most Sooner fan were envisioning but since the possibility exists they could be matched against another college football heavyweight, maybe that would ease some of the pain. Probably not, but yeah, OU vs. Michigan does have a nice ring to it.
National University Holiday Bowl
Kansas State vs. UCLA
The Wildcats will be fighting for this spot with Texas Tech, most likely. It's very possible both teams could finish the season with 7-5 records. But given the fact KSU knocked off the Red Raiders and should have a better conference record as a result (5-4 vs. 4-5), let's give the edge to Bill Snyder's crew.
If you're going by the pecking order in the Pac-12, the Bruins look like a likely candidate to land here, but since they also played here last season (lost to Baylor) Oregon State could head to Tempe from the Pac-12, as well.
Texas Tech vs. Iowa
From 7-0 to the Texas Bowl. That didn't seem possible a few weeks ago, but it appears more and more likely the Red Raiders will drop the final five games of the season. Hey, look at the bright side Tech fans, at least they'll be playing in state even if Houston is a haul from Lubbock.
Iowa looks to be a good bet to be the participant from the Big Ten depending on how they finish the season against Michigan and Nebraska.
New Era Pinstripe Bowl
West Virginia vs. Houston
Some Mountaineers may not be happy with going back to the Big Apple, but given how things looked at midseason, it's a heck of a lot better than not playing in a bowl at all. West Virginia needs to win the final two games of the season in order to reach six wins, but since Kansas and Iowa State are the two remaining opponents, it's appears more likely than not they'll get there.
If WVU falters, that will leave the Big 12 short a bowl eligible team given the fact TCU is not likely to reach the necessary six wins. That becomes even more problematic should the Big 12 earn two BCS bowl bids.
After a 7-0 start to the season, Texas Tech has dropped three straight games to Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Kansas State. And if that wasn't bad enough, next up is Baylor.
The Bears are fresh of a 41-12 victory over Oklahoma and have dismantled nearly every team on the schedule. Baylor is sitting at 8-0 and after "only" putting up 41 against the Sooners, are still averaging 61 points a game while surrendering just 15.4 on defense, both tops in the league.
Kliff Kingsbury was asked during his Monday press conference about the point spread set for Saturday's game in Arlington which he hadn't yet seen.
When told it was 28, "Twenty eight? Yeah, that's probably about right with what they're doing. They've beaten everybody by 70 so far so that's probably about right. Yeah, we'll see. Like I said earlier, both fan bases get up with this game. They've very familiar with each other, and I expect our kids to play hard."
I'd say he handled that about as well as he could although you can't help but think that's a slap in the face for a 7-3 football team playing any opponent at a neutral site. Of course, who knows if coaches even concern themselves with such things.
From the odds-makers standpoint, you can hardly blame them. They can't seem to set the number high enough when Baylor is involved. The Bears have covered the spread in every game this season with one exception, their ten point victory over Kansas State in Manhattan.
Whatever they set the number at, people bet Baylor regardless. The Bears have won their eight games this season by an average of 45.6 points meaning Baylor has usually been about a safe a bet as a person can make.
When Kingsbury was asked about Baylor's weaknesses, "That's a good question. Still trying to find them. You turn on the tape and every time it flashes the scoreboard it's always 63-7 or 70-14. So it's really hard to find film that you see as useable game film because a lot of the times their back-ups are in and the game is out of hands. They're solid in every phase and playing with a ton of confidence right now."
It didn't affect the Bears' performance against the Sooners, but Tech will benefit from not seeing some of Baylor's best skill players. Wide receiver Tevin Reese was lost for the rest of the regular season with a broken wrist against OU and their top two running backs, Lache Seastrunk and Glasco Martin, left in the first half with injuries and are currently questionable for Saturday's game.
Losing your top two backs and best wide receiver against Oklahoma would normally grind an offense to a halt. Not Baylor, however. Shock Linwood, essentially Baylor's third string running back, came in and gashed the Sooners for 182 yards on 23 carries. Baylor is not only good, they're apparently also deep at the skill positions.
Facing Baylor's offense doesn't bode well for a Tech defense that has given up 139 points over the past three games. Look at that number closer and maybe it's not so hard to understand why they will be 28 point underdogs on Saturday after all.
1. (-) Baylor (8-0): Baylor passed its first major test of the season with flying coloring. The dominating victory over the Sooners didn't come without a cost, however. The Bears lost Tevin Reese for the foreseeable future and Lache Seastrunk and Glasco Martin are currently nursing injuries, as well. But this isn't the Baylor of old with the defense continuing to perform at another level. Up next: vs. Texas Tech (in Arlington).
2. (-) Texas (6-2): It looked like the Longhorns Big 12 title chances were about to take a major blow, but UT found a way and were able to get out of Morgantown with an overtime victory. Like Baylor, Texas suffered a couple major injuries with Johnathan Gray and Chris Waley now out for the season. The timing couldn't be worse with the biggest game of the season coming up this weekend. Up next: Oklahoma State.
3. (↑1) Oklahoma State (8-1): The Cowboys muddled through a 42-6 victory over Kansas setting up their show down with the Longhorns to stay atop the Big 12. In order to stay there, they'll need a better effort than what they gave against the Jayhawks. Up next: @ Kansas.
4. (↓1) Oklahoma (7-2): The Sooners chances of a Big 12 title likely ended with the loss at Baylor. This is still a team with a chance at 10 wins, however, although they need to figure out what continues to ail their struggling offense. Playing the Cyclones this week should help. Up next: Iowa State.
5. (↑1) Kansas State (5-4): And just when you thought the Wildcats were finished, they reel of three straight Big 12 wins. Considering they played Oklahoma State, Texas, and Baylor down to the wire combined with their latest three wins, it's safe to say this is a better team than their record suggests. K-State running the table is not out of the question. Up next: TCU.
6. (↓1) Texas Tech (7-3): Are the Red Raiders not as good as we thought? Probably, but this is still a team that is dramatically improved over the last season. A combination of a brutal schedule over the past three weeks and some critical injuries on defense have started to take their toll. All that said, they still have a chance to throw a wet towel over Baylor's season Saturday in Arlington. Wouldn't that be something? Up next: vs. Baylor (in Arlington).
7. (-) West Virginia (4-6): A win over Texas was on their fingertips but the Mountaineers couldn't find a way to close the deal. Now, they'll need to win their final two games in order to keep practicing into the holiday season. As bad as Kansas has been this season, West Virginia can't let their guards down. Up next: @ Kansas.
8. (-) TCU (4-6): Iowa State had the Horned Frogs on the ropes, but TCU responded with a late fourth quarter touchdown to keep their bowl hopes alive for another week. If they want to keep those hopes alive for a second week, they'll have to beat a Kansas State team playing their best football of the season. Up next: @ Kansas State.
9. (↑1) Iowa State (1-8): The Cyclones played well enough to win, but the results were the same. The Iowa State offense continues to have major issues and getting on track this weekend doesn't appear likely. Up next: @ Oklahoma.
10. (↓1) Kansas (2-7): Another week, another loss for the Jayhawks. KU's offense continues to have major issues and that's being kind. They'll now face a West Virginia team needing to win to get to a bowl game. Can they find a way to end their Big 12 losing streak? While it's not likely, I'm telling you, don't count the Jayhawks out of this one. Up next: West Virginia.
Barry Sanders was back in Stillwater on Saturday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the 1988 Oklahoma State football team. Sanders rushed for 2,628 yards and a whopping 37 touchdowns that season. Not surprisinly, he also won the Heisman trophy.
Following the Cowboys 42-6 victory over Kansas, Sanders stopped by the locker room to deliver the postgame speech.
You have to wonder when watching this if these guys understand how truly gifted he was. He was simply unbelievable.
Here's a video of Sanders speech via Oklahoma State's youtube channel. Enjoy.
With four weeks remaining in the regular season, the race for the Big 12 title is officially down to three.
Texas and Baylor remain undefeated in conference play with Oklahoma State right on their heels with one loss.
All three teams still control their own destiny but if you're handicapping the race down the stretch, here's what each of the contenders face over the season's final month.
The Longhorns have two of their final three games at home starting next week against Oklahoma State. If they can find a way to knock off the Cowboys, then the season finale at Baylor could very well be for the Big 12 title.
Texas also hosts Texas Tech in between, but given the Red Raiders recent struggles, that looks to be game the Longhorns should win.
Right now, the Big 12 race hinges on Oklahoma State but that is mainly due to the order of how the remaining games play out. The Cowboys are first up to play the other two contenders.
The biggest game of the season for the Cowboys happens next week in Austin. If they can beat Texas, then the Big 12 title will likely be decided in Stillwater because the Pokes will finish with home games against Baylor and Oklahoma.
If OSU falls to Texas, then the Cowboys will need a bunch of help due to their early season loss to West Virginia. The Pokes must beat Baylor and hope Baylor can come back and beat Texas to finish the season. They would also need Texas to lose to Texas Tech. And oh yeah, OSU would then also need to beat OU in their season finale to have any chance.
The Bears still have four games remaining and none of them will be easy. They play Texas Tech next weekend in Arlington then have to travel to Stillwater and Fort Worth before finishing up with Texas in Waco.
Baylor still has to take care of business against Texas Tech, but let the discussion begin about whether the Bears can win on the road in Stillwater the week following.
The Biggest games remaining:
November 16, Oklahoma State @ Texas
November 23, Baylor @ Oklahoma State
What happens in these two games could very well decide who will be hoisting the 2013 Big 12 trophy. If Oklahoma State wins both they would be in great shape but would still likely need to beat OU to earn at least a share of the Big 12 title and receive the Big 12's automatic BCS bid.
If they lost the season finale to OU, that would be their second conference loss and and would need Texas and Baylor to stumble somewhere over the final weeks of the season although they would still hold the tiebreaker over both.
If Oklahoma State loses either game (to Texas or Baylor), that turns all the focus to:
December 7th: Texas @ Baylor
As big as this game looks now, a lot depends on what each team does against Oklahoma State. If the Cowboys indeed split the next two, that opens the door for a two or three way tie atop the Big 12 standings. It also opens the door for either Texas or Baylor to run the table, of course.
If Oklahoma State loses both games, then Texas and Baylor will be playing for the Big 12 title assuming they take care of their other business.
The team that could throw a wrench into everything: Texas Tech
With Texas Tech's loss to Kansas State on Saturday, the Red Raiders now have three conference losses knocking them out of the race, but that doesn't mean they can't play a part in crowning the champion.
Tech's final two games are against Texas and Baylor. Win either of those games, and all bets are off in the Big 12 race. And heaven forbid if they won both, Oklahoma State would likely owe them a huge favor.
What does it all mean? The Big 12 race, as we sit here today, is clear as mud is what it means. Two weeks from now, and we'll have a much clearer picture of how this is going to play out.
In the meantime, it's probably not a bad idea to reintroduce yourself to the Big 12's tiebreaker rules.
Is anyone interested in heading back to college for a day? Apparently the answer is a resounding yes.
The Discover Fan Loyalty poll took to the streets this week to ask college football fans if given the chance, would they return to campus to relive one day of college?
Even though the majority would jump at the chance to return, not everyone would be so interested, however. Of those polled, 40% said thanks, but no thanks. Apparently life after college is treating them just fine.
It also appears the older you get - hence the further away from the college experience - the less you think about going back. Among 18-29 year olds, 76% would head back while 60% of 30-39 year olds would take the plunge.
I'd be in for heading back for day if there were some ground rules put in place.
If those three stipluations are met, count me in.
As for showing their fandom, most people are playing it safe with 79% or respondents indicating they've never done any of the below. For 17%, however, they've taken it to another level indicating they have done one of the following:
So, let's be honest here, have you done any of the above? And if it's worse, what exactly did you do?
Each week Discover also asks fans who they think is the best team in the country. Alabama continues to lead the way receiving 44% of the vote. Oregon (14%) Florida State (12%) and Ohio State (7%) round out the top four.
I'm guessing next week they'll be a shakeup in the poll with Oregon losing to Stanford on Thursday night. And should Alabama happen to fall to LSU on Saturday, well, there's no telling what will happen in the polls although Florida State figures to be the big benefactor. It also wouldn't be surprising to see Baylor crack the top five given their dominant performance over Oklahoma this week.
The Discover Fan Loyalty Poll is conducted twice a month by Rasmussen Reports, a nationally recognized leader in polling, who gathers sentiment by phone from 1500 college football fans who follow games at least once per week on television, radio, in person or online. The Poll leads up to the 2014 Discover Orange Bowl. Discover’s commitment to college football includes relationships with ESPN and Notre Dame Football on NBC.
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Whatever questions remained about Baylor entering Thursday night's game should now be put to rest. The Bears proved - without a doubt - they're a team deserving of being in the national title conversation in their 41-12 victory over the Sooners.
Baylor's normally high flying offense sputtered early, but it didn't matter because the Bears defense turned in their most impressive performance of the season.
''We didn't really feel like us the first quarter and a half of the game, but that has a lot to do with who you're playing,'' Art Briles said following the game. ''We were playing a team with good tradition, and tradition doesn't die easily.''
Oklahoma absolutely played a part in slowing down Baylor's offense which was averaging 64 points a game entering the contest. But you know what, Baylor got tested, didn't flinch, and beat a good Sooner team by 29 points.
Predictably, there are those now saying, well, Oklahoma simply isn't very good. But like Briles said about his team's performance being affected by their opponent, Baylor had plenty to do with making OU look like an inferior opponent.
Baylor's defense held Oklahoma's offense to just 237 yards on the night. The Sooners ground game was supposed to be the team's strength - and Baylor's defensive weakness following the 327 yards they allowed to K-State - but Oklahoma managed just 87 yards on 34 carries. The passing game wasn't much better as OU completed only 42.8% of their passes on the night.
Outside of Oklahoma's 10 play, 71 yard touchdown drive in the third quarter, the Bears' defense came up with big play, after big play while keeping the Sooners at bay and allowing their offense to get on track.
As for Baylor's offense, if there's a better unit in the country, I'd like to see it. Baylor's passing attack wasn't nearly as efficient as we've become accustomed to, but it wasn't the show stopper it might have been for a lesser team. Why? Because Baylor can also run the ball.
The Bears rushed for 255 yards on 54 carries while attempting only 26 passes in the game. And given the fact the bulk of those yards came from third string running back, Shock Linwood (182 yards on 23 carries), makes it even more impressive.
What team in the country can afford to lose their top two running backs to injury, plus their top wide receiver to a broken wrist, yet still churn out 459 yards and 41 points? Not many.
"We finally have Big 12 quality depth and that's something I've been saying for about a year. It showed off tonight. When you lose Lache [Seastrunk], Glasco [Martin], and Tevin Reese, and you still maintain and are still effective, that's a good thing," Briles said.
I'd say so. Combine that with a defense that continues to get better every time out and what you have is the making of a national title contending team.
But make no mistake, the tests Baylor will face are only just beginning. They'll play Texas Tech next weekend in Arlingotn, then travel to Stillwater to play Oklahoma State in a game that will be anything but a walk in the park.
Then there is, of course, the season finale against Texas in Waco. There are no guarantees as Oregon found out last night, but after Baylor's victory over Oklahoma, the Bears have to feel confident about where things are headed.
Sometimes there are games you don't need a reason to watch, they're just that good. That's the case for Oklahoma visit's to Baylor on Thursday night. If you're a fan of college football, well, you'll be watching.
That doesn't mean, however, there aren't plenty of storylines to keep your eye as this plays out. This list could probably by 50 bullet points long, but here are 10 reasons you won't want to miss what's going on in Waco Thursday night.
1. Is Baylor for real? Oh, they're for real, but that doesn't necessarily mean beating OU is a slam dunk.
The Bears have dismantled nearly every opponent on the schedule this season but there are still plenty of doubters pointing to the lack of a marquee win. There's no doubt OU will - hands down - have the best talent Baylor has faced all season. How the Bears handle a team with the same, or better, athletic talent across the board will be on everyone's mind Thursday night.
2. The Blackout. Floyd Casey Stadium hasn't exactly been known for its intimidating crowds over the years, but you can bet it'll be an entirely different atmosphere Thursday night. As you all know, the tarp is gone and the Baylor faithful are planning to black out the stadium. With only two games remaining at The Case, you can bet they'll want to send the old stadium out in a big way before the move to their new digs next season.
3. Baylor on the big stage. What Art Briles has done at Baylor is nothing short of amazing. Even with the improvements over the past two seasons, it's been a long while - or ever - since Baylor has been on the national stage like they will be Thursday night. Oklahoma, on the other hand, is more than accustomed to playing in these type of games. Will all the hype surrounding the game affect one team more than the other?
4. Blake Bell. The Oklahoma junior finally has the keys to the Sooners' offense all to himself. He's played well since taking over for Trevor Knight, but also had his least productive game of the season against Texas in OU's lone loss of the season. Bell will need to be on top of his game in order to avoid loss number two. Of course, a couple runs like this would bode well for OU.
5. The Big 12 race. If Baylor wins, their march toward the Big 12 title continues. On the other sideline, an Oklahoma loss would all but knock them out of title contention. A Sooner win, however, throws even more chaos into what is already shaping up to be a hectic finish.
6. Bryce Petty. Baylor's first year quarterback has been nothing short of phenomenal through the first seven games. But keep in mind, those are the only seven games he has started in his career and he's yet to face a team with the type of defensive speed he'll see from the Sooners, at least as the starting quarterback. He's been throwing to wide open receivers all season but what happens if he has to consistently fit it into tight windows against the very good Sooner secondary?
7. The Oklahoma ground game. There's been plenty of talk of the improvement of the Bear's defense this season. While there's little doubt Baylor's defense is playing on a different level than they have in the recent past, in their biggest test of the season, Kansas State racked up 327 yards on the ground. Can the Sooners have similar success?
8. The fourth quarter. For the Baylor players, they barely even know the fourth quarter exists. Their starters have only played in the fourth quarter in one game all season. If Oklahoma is able to make this a four quarter game, does that experience give OU the advantage down the stretch? Is Baylor's conditioning a factor in such a scenario? Hopefully we are able to find out.
9. The first quarter. For the fourth quarter to even matter, what happens in the first 15 minutes of the game will set the tone for the rest of the night. Baylor will want to come out, strike first,, and get their offensive rhythm going before the Sooners even know what hit them. If the Sooners can weather the storm early, they should be in good shape. If not, the game plan can go out the window which would play right in Baylor's hands.
10. The prediction. What is there not to like about this game? Goodness, it's going to be fun. Baylor is in store for their toughest game of the season but they'll come out on top for one simple reason; they have the better team. Oklahoma's defense will have some success early, but the Bears offense is simply too much to keep down for four quarters on their home field. If Baylor's bandwagon isn't already full, it will be after Thursday night. Baylor 45 Oklahoma 27.
Richie Incognito has been in the news lately and for all the wrong reasons.
Unless you've been living under a rock, you know the one time Nebraska offensive lineman likely took things a bit too far with his treatment of teammate Jonathan Martin.
Without getting into the right and wrong of the whole situation, his former high school coach, Vic Eumont, had some interesting comments this week regarding the situation.
This snipet is from ESPN's Chris Mortensen in an article posted on Wednesday.
Martin's high school coach, Vic Eumont, told the Palm Beach Post that Martin's personality did not fit in with the Dolphins crowd.
"Before, he wasn't around Nebraska, LSU kind of guys," Eumont, a former Tulane offensive guard, told the Palm Beach Post. "He's always been around Stanford, Duke, Rice kind of players."
"In locker rooms full of Nebraska, LSU, Southern Cal players, Miami players -- they'll look at this as a weakness," Eumont told the paper. "If he makes it through all this, and if he was encouraged to come back, he'd come back with a vengeance."
Again, nobody is here to pass judgement on an obviously difficult situation, but aren't his comments off base, even just a little bit?
If I'm interpreting this right, the guy is basically saying that type of behavior is accepted at the Nebraska and the LSU's of the world. Maybe he doesn't remember that Incognito was suspended for his behavior at Nebraska before he left and went to Oregon where he didn't even make it to the first game of the season.
If Martin is indeed going to come back with a vegance - and I hope he does - I wonder exactly where he'll be doing it. NFL locker rooms aren't exactly crawling with Stanford, Duke, and Rice type of guys.
What Martin is facing is a culture in the NFL that probably isn't going to change overnight. That doesn't make it right, but however this plays out, let's hope he finds a situation that better suits him and he goes onto a successful career.
The Big released its football schedule for the 2014 season on Tuesday.
You can see the release at Big12sports.com, but here are a few of the highlights.
Texas Tech heads to Oklahoma State on Thursday, September 25th for the first conference game of the season. Both teams will have an open week the Saturday prior and each will have already concluded the nonconference portion of the schedule.
In total, the Big 12 has three Thursday games on the schedule, for now. They are:
Oklahoma's visit to Iowa State is listed as Thursday, October 25 OR Saturday November 1st, so there could be one additional Thursday night game, as well. (The Sooners should know better than to play a week night at Jack Trice, shouldn't they?)
The final weekend of the season, Saturday, December 6th, includes two and possibly three conference games to coincide with the other conferences hosting their championship games.
Iowa State will visit TCU along with Kansas State heading to Waco to wrap up the season. Bedlam will be played either on the Saturday after Thanksgiving or on the first Saturday in December. Why they wouldn't play that on the final weekend, I don't know, but it has yet to be officially decided.
The Red River Rivalry between Texas and Oklahoma will be played on October 11th next season.
Texas will have just six home games for the fourth straight season. There is of course the game with OU in the Cotton Bowl, but UT will also play UCLA in Arlington giving them two neutral site games, both of which are in their home state, however.
Baylor won't host its first Big 12 game in their new stadium until October 11th. The Bears travel to Buffalo with a bye week then preceding road games at Iowa State and Texas. Baylor will have only one conference home game before the calendar flips to November.
If you're looking for a fall day to get some yard work done, September 20th might be your day. Six teams will be enjoying an open date that weekend although Kansas State will host Auburn which should provide plenty of intrigue.
Also of note, Kansas State is still looking for one more opponent to complete their schedule. Texas-San Antonio backed out of their game originally scheduled for September 27th. The new opponent will likely fill one of the three open dates during September.
Here is a look at all 10 of the schedules for next season.
|09/27/14||@ Iowa State|
|10/18/14||@ West Virginia|
|11/29/14||vs. Texas Tech (in Arlington)|
|08/30/14||North Dakota State|
|10/04/14||@ Oklahoma State|
|10/30/14||Oklahoma (Thurs or Sat. 11/1)|
|09/06/14||SE Missouri State|
|10/04/14||@ West Virginia|
|10/18/14||@ Texas Tech|
|11/29/14||@ Kansas State|
|08/30/14||Stephen F. Austin|
|09/06/14||TBD (or OPEN)|
|09/13/14||TBD (or OPEN)|
|09/27/14||TBD ( or OPEN)|
|10/11/14||@ Iowa State|
|11/20/14||@ West Virginia (Thurs)|
|09/27/13||@ West Virginia|
|10/11/14||vs. Texas (in Dallas)|
|10/30/14||@ Iowa State (Thurs or Sat. 11/1)|
|11/15/14||@ Texas Tech|
|11/29/14||Oklahoma State (OR 12/6/14)|
|08/30/14||vs. Florida State (in Arlington)|
|09/13/14||UT San Antonio|
|09/25/14||Texas Tech (Thurs)|
|11/01/14||@ Kansas State|
|11/29/14||@ Oklahoma (OR 12/6/14)|
|09/13/14||vs. UCLA (in Arlington)|
|10/11/14||vs. Oklahoma (in Dallas)|
|10/25/14||@ Kansas State|
|11/01/14||@ Texas Tech|
|11/15/14||@ Oklahoma State|
|11/27/14||TCU (Thurs/Thanksgiving night)|
|09/25/14||@ Oklahoma State (Thurs)|
|10/04/14||@ Kansas State|
|11/22/14||@ Iowa State|
|11/29/14||vs. Baylor (in Arlington)|
|11/01/14||@ West Virginia|
|11/27/14||@ Texas (Thurs/Thanksgiving)|
|08/30/14||vs. Alabama (in Atlanta )|
|10/11/14||@ Texas Tech|
|10/25/14||@ Oklahoma State|
|11/20/14||Kansas State (Thurs)|
|11/29/14||@ Iowa State|
|09/07/13||Southern Miss||W, 56-13|
|09/21/13||S. Dakota State||W, 59-20|
|10/12/13||@ Purdue||W, 44-7|
|10/26/13||@ Minnesota||L, 23-34|
|11/23/13||@ Penn State||TBA|
|12/07/13||Big Ten Champ.||TBA|