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Big 12 viewer's guide: Week 7

In Week 7 of Big 12 action, Texas and Oklahoma will clash in another Red River Showdown; TCU and Baylor will meet in Waco, Texas, with first place in the league on the line; Texas Tech will attempt to get its season on track against West Virginia; Kansas will try to give interim coach Clint Bowen his first win against Oklahoma State; and Iowa State will gun for a much-needed nonconference win.

Those, among others, will be the storylines to follow in the Big 12 Saturday:

Texas vs. No. 11 Oklahoma, noon ET (ABC): The Sooners are a two-touchdown favorite in the Red River Showdown. Of course, they were a two-touchdown favorite last season, too, and lost in a stunner that the Longhorns dominated. In addition to it being the Cotton Bowl debut for Texas coach Charlie Strong, it will be the first Red River start for the quarterback on either side: Oklahoma's Trevor Knight and Texas' Tyrone Swoopes. Since 1970, the Longhorns hold a slight advantage in games in which both sides have started a new quarterback, with a record of 7-6-1.

West Virginia at Texas Tech, noon ET (Fox Sports 1): West Virginia's first-ever trip to Lubbock, Texas, two years ago resulted in a 49-14 defeat, which sent the then-No. 5 Mountaineers spiraling the rest of the season. This time around, Tech is in the spiral, having lost three in a row and eight of its past 11 dating back to last season. Quarterback Davis Webb led the Red Raiders to a come-from-behind win in Morgantown, West Virginia, in 2013 but has struggled with ball security this season. Only John Wolford (Wake Forest) and former Red Raiders quarterback Michael Brewer (Virginia Tech) have more interceptions this season among FBS quarterbacks than Webb, who has thrown 10 picks. West Virginia's Clint Trickett, meanwhile, who was outplayed by Webb in last season's game, is third nationally at the moment in passing.

No. 9 TCU at No. 5 Baylor, 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC): It's been 58 years since Baylor was involved in a regular-season matchup of AP top-10 teams; the eighth-ranked Bears lost that 1956 game to No. 7 Texas A&M 19-13. Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty, who completed just seven of 22 passes at Texas, is coming off the worst statistical performance of his career, while TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin, who totaled 395 all-purpose yards in last week's upset of Oklahoma, is coming off his best. The rivalry has been extremely close over the years, with the series 51-51-7 all-time.

Toledo at Iowa State, 3:30 p.m. ET: The Cyclones step out of conference play in desperate need of a victory to keep their bowl hopes alive. The Cyclones have played a brutal schedule so far, with their first five opponents compiling a 22-3 record -- the highest FBS opponent winning percentage in the country. Beating Toledo, however, won't be easy, either. The Rockets sit atop the MAC West standings with a 3-0 conference record.

No. 16 Oklahoma State at Kansas, 4 p.m. ET (FS1): This will be Oklahoma State's first true road trip of the season after playing its past four games at home. It will also be the first collegiate snap Cowboys quarterback Daxx Garman has taken outside of Boone Pickens Stadium. Kansas, meanwhile, is searching for answers at quarterback because the offense has struggled to score with Montell Cozart. Michael Cummings and T.J. Millweard both played last weekend at West Virginia and could get their chances against the Pokes, too. Oklahoma State has lost to the Jayhawks just once since 1995.