The second week of college football is in the books. Full-time Big 12 competition inches closer and closer, but what games should fans watch this week?
Heading into the third week, six of 10 current Big 12 teams are undefeated, albeit against lesser competition for the most part. Blowouts such as Oklahoma winning 76-0 over Western Carolina, or West Virginia beating Long Island University 66-0 show how the early season can be just glorified scrimmages.
Many non-conference opponents look like easy wins on paper, but Texas Tech and Kansas State both narrowly beat their FCS foes in their home openers. But, as always, a win is a win and another step towards an improbable undefeated season.
On the other hand, Iowa dealt Iowa State their first loss of 2021, during the highly anticipated Cy-Hawk game. Both teams entered the game in the AP Top 10 and gave fans another excellent chapter in their storied rivalry. Texas led the headlines this weekend, losing decisively to Arkansas. This is the first matchup Texas had following announcing the future move to the SEC, a conference that Arkansas went 3-7 in 2020.
Arkansas handed Texas another loss this weekend, via social media.
Overall, the Big 12 went 7-3 in Week 2, a step down from the 9-1 record in Week 1. Week 3 may well see another decrease, as many matchups are against Power 5 opponents, including the first Big 12 contest of 2021.
Remember, either Kansas or Baylor will be leading the Big 12 for a week.
While the Big 12 is not involved in any AP Top 25 matchups, there are certainly solid games to catch. Which are the top three fans should watch?