Welcome to Week 9 in the Big 12

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Any college football morning is a beautiful morning, and the chilly weather has officially arrived all over the Big 12 footprint.

November's inching closer, and as is the case every year, the games get more important as players' breath gets more visible on the field.

That's no exception today, when Kansas State hosts Texas Tech and Oklahoma hosts Notre Dame. The winner in Norman will be right in the thick of the national title race, and the winner in Manhattan will change the face of the Big 12 title race. I'll be heading out to Bill Snyder Family Stadium a little later today, and our colleagues at SoonerNation and Ivan Maisel will have you covered from the Sooners' clash with the Irish. Plenty on the line today across the Big 12.

I'll be tweeting about it all live right here, so follow along.

Before the games get started, get caught up on what you missed this week:

Can't wait to get started. Once again, follow along all the action today with me here, starting with Texas and Kansas at noon.