Looking for some exciting games to watch this weekend? Check out these three Big 12 football games in week 4.
We’re headed into the fourth week of the college football season and things are getting intriguing in the Big 12. That’s especially true when you look at how messy things have been for the top teams in the conference.
The Oklahoma Sooners, a team that should be capable of contending for a national championship, have looked incredibly mediocre at times against mediocre competition. The Texas Longhorns started the season hot but then got bowled over by the Arkansas Razorbacks. Iowa State was supposed to be solid this year, but the Cyclones struggled to handle Northern Iowa and then got handled by Iowa.
So things are interesting right now. It certainly seems like the Big 12 is full of parity this year, which likely means we get some chaos this season. I’m certainly here for some chaos. There’s a chance we might even get some chaos this week.
Here are three Big 12 football games to check out this week.
Big 12 football: 3 games to watch in week 4
No. 3: SMU at TCU at 11 a.m.
The SMU Mustangs are unbeaten and looking to shock the TCU Horned Frogs. There’s a chance that happens this weekend. Sonny Dykes has built a thrilling offense that has helped SMU get off to a 3-0 start this year. The Mustangs are putting up 43.3 points per game as quarterback Tanner Mordecai has thrown for 1,023 yards and 16 touchdowns while completing 73 percent of his passes against just 2 interceptions.
No. 2: No. 25 Kansas State at Oklahoma State at 6 p.m.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are unbeaten, but those three wins haven’t been very convincing. Oklahoma State has beaten its three opponents, Missouri State, Tulsa, and Boise State, by a combined 13 points. While the No. 25 Kansas State Wildcats have had their own share of struggles at times this season, they’ve at least looked sharper than the Cowboys have so far. This matchup should be fairly evenly matched and is worth watching.
No. 1: West Virginia vs. No. 4 Oklahoma 6:30 p.m.
The fourth-ranked Oklahoma Sooners haven’t been able to easily handle foes they should be easily handling. Tulane and Nebraska both found ways to make things messy when facing the Sooners. Neal Brown’s West Virginia Mountaineers are looking to pull off a monumental upset. After beating then No. 15 Virginia Tech a week ago and seeing how Oklahoma has struggled at times, the Mountaineers have to feel like they’ve got a shot in this game. We’ll see if they can actually make that upset happen.