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The Big 12 Primer: Week 12

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    By David Ubben

    [​IMG]Believe it or not, Texas Tech is already done with Big 12 play, and Iowa State and Baylor's seasons will end this weekend.

    Here's what to expect on Saturday. My predictions will be up first thing in the morning, but let's hear yours in the comments, along with some explanations (all times ET).

    No. 10 Oklahoma State at Kansas (Fox Sports Net, noon): Kansas is getting better, but it hasn't seen an offense like Oklahoma State's yet this season. Last week was a nightmare for an offense that might be able to put up a few points in this one, but keeping points off the board will be the real challenge.

    Kansas State at Colorado (2:10 p.m.): Two of the league's best running backs face off in this one, Colorado's Rodney Stewart and Kansas State's Daniel Thomas, but the real attraction is an awkward Senior Day to end all awkward Senior Days, when Dan Hawkins returns to Folsom Field for his son Cody Hawkins' recognition before his final game at Colorado, a winnable game for the quarterback to keep the Buffaloes alive in the hunt for a bowl game.

    Weber State at Texas Tech (3 p.m.): Texas Tech's two-game nonconference finale begins with the 6-4 Wildcats, who are closing their season in the third game of a three-game road trip.

    Florida Atlantic at Texas (pay-per-view, 3:30 p.m.): Howard Schnellenberger's Owls come to Austin as winners of their last three, while Texas has lost five of its last six games. But Florida Atlantic's last two wins came over Louisiana-Lafayette and Western Kentucky, both by a point. Three of Texas' losses have come to ranked teams. This is a chance for the Longhorns to get some good vibes (oh yeah, and maybe a win, too) heading into a rivalry showdown with Texas A&M and a chance to go to a bowl.

    No. 15 Missouri at Iowa State (Fox Sports Net, 7 p.m.): Iowa State will be missing its leader and three-year starter at quarterback, Austen Arnaud, but the Jerome Tiller era could begin with a bang if the Cyclones pull off an upset here. Iowa State came within a point of beating Nebraska two weeks ago, and a win over Missouri would send the Cyclones to a bowl game under perhaps even more unlikely circumstances than a year ago, when they had a first-year coaching staff inheriting a two-win team.

    No. 14 Oklahoma at Baylor (ESPN2/ESPN3, 8 p.m.): Perhaps Bob Stoops has been consulting Cormac McCarthy during the week, but believe it or not, Oklahoma has never lost to the Bears, holding a perfect 19-0 record, including a 9-0 mark in Waco. That said, Art Briles' Bears have maybe never had a better chance to knock off the Sooners and earn an eighth win.

    No. 8 Nebraska at No. 19 Texas A&M (ABC/ESPN3, 8 p.m.): The Aggies are building what they hope is an epic student section, and the night game atmosphere at Kyle Field should be one of the Big 12's best this year. Nebraska can clinch the North with a win, but doing so would knock the Aggies out of the South race. Taylor Martinez will have to shake off a tender ankle to earn the Huskers a win.

    Originally posted by ESPN.com - Big 12 Blog
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