The Mountaineers, who are finally starting to get national recognition, await a visit from a TCU team that has had an extra week to prepare.
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Kansas State has fared reasonably well against Big 12 ground attacks, but Texas and D'Onta Foreman make for formidable visitors Saturday.
Wisconsin gave everything it had in last week's loss to Ohio State. Expect the Badgers' beleaguered defense to succumb to an Iowa team with a point to prove -- and a hot RB in Akrum Wadley.
Kansas State has announced more plans to renovate Bill Snyder Family Stadium, including a new limestone wall encircling the field and an improved sound system.
Did the Big 12 make the right decision regarding expansion? What's the biggest thing the league learned? What's in store for the future?
Our Big 12 reporters make their predictions for all of the conference's games this weekend.
It's hard out there for the working man playing corner in the Big 12. Spread offenses, deep reserves of talented receivers and elite QBs make Saturdays a long day at the office.
West Virginia is now 5-0, up to No. 12 in the AP poll and gets its next test against TCU, plus other storylines around the Big 12.
The midseason all-Big 12 team is chock-full of playmakers, as the high-scoring conference has plenty of offensive game-breakers.
Jeremy Crabtree RecruitingNation
While it hasn't generated national headlines, one of the best recruiting battles in the Big 12 is between Kansas State and Texas Tech for Sachse (Texas) High School linebacker Riko Jeffers. The 6-foot-1, 236-pound Jeffers officially visited Kansas State in late September and then last weekend he was in Lubbock for a visit to Tech. Jeffers said after both visits he's equally torn and both K-State and Tech have their advantages. "The K-State coaches see me as a true MIKE and I would have every opportunity to play early," Jeffers said. "Tech told me the team really needs me on defense, and they said that I could come in and make an immediate impact." Jeffers does not have any other visits lined up at this point and he said he "needs to talk to his family about things."
The Big 12 could not reach consensus on possible expansion candidates and will remain at 10 schools for now.
Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer
Kansas State coach Bill Snyder says he anticipates that quarterback Jesse Ertz will play Saturday against Texas. Ertz left in the second quarter last week against Oklahoma with an apparent shoulder injury. He did not play in the second half.
Will the presidents finally be decisive to keep this expansion drama from dragging on longer? Or will the Big 12 kick the can further down the road?
The Big 12's 15-month runaround expansion process is over. The league's psychological disadvantage remains, and this process has revealed deeper issues and an uncertain future.
Wildcats headed west for bowl season?
Going into Week 8, both Mark Schlabach and Brett McMurphy project that Kansas State could likely travel to Phoenix for the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl in December. The two agreed on the Wildcats' potential opponent, as well. Bowl projections
Where's the drama? For a week in the Big 12, it disappeared as Saturday brought decisive victories for Baylor, West Virginia, Oklahoma and Texas.
Is 6-0 Baylor or 5-0 West Virginia more deserving of the New Year's Six slot? Should Oklahoma stay in that spot for now?
Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine and Kansas State quarterback Jesse Ertz both were hurt before halftime and had to leave the game in Norman.
Baker Mayfield completed 25 of 31 passes for 346 yards and four touchdowns, Dede Westbrook contributed nine receptions for 184 yards and three touchdowns and No. 19 Oklahoma defeated Kansas State
Westbrook's third TD pads Sooners' lead
QB Baker Mayfield goes deep to Dede Westbrook for an 88-yard TD, Westbrook's third of the game. He now has 184 receiving yards and has led No. 19 Oklahoma to a 38-17 lead over Kansas State.
Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer
Over Oklahoma's last three games, Dede Westbrook has 574 yards receiving. His emergence has balanced out the OU offense while giving Baker Mayfield a much needed go-to guy. Sooners rolling over K-State 38-17 in the fourth quarter.
Kansas State vs Texas Longhorns
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