Iowa State kicked off the Big 12 weekend with a 24-20 win over the Connecticut Huskies last night. Ordinarily, I'd say that a home loss by your defending conference champion to Iowa State would be the worst news of the weekend for a conference. But when you hear that afounding member and another league stalwart have reportedly applied for membership in the Atlantic Coast Conference, a loss to ISU seems piddly.
That's not meant to be a shot at Iowa State, either, as the Cyclones are now 3-0 with wins over Iowa and UConn, and get a week off to prepare for the Texas Longhorns. Paul Rhoads has the Cyclones on track for bowl eligibility.
The Big 12 slate is below. A full rundown of the national games of interest is here, at Sean Keeley's College Football Buffet. K-State's game thread will be posted at 5:00 p.m.
KU vs. Georgia Tech, Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, Ga., 11:30 a.m.
Texas vs. UCLA, The Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif., 2:30 p.m.
Texas Tech vs. New Mexico, University Stadium, Albuquerque, N.M., 2:30 p.m.
Stephen F. Austin vs. Baylor, Floyd Casey Stadium, Waco, Texas, 6:00 p.m.
Western Illinois vs. Missouri, Memorial Stadium, Columbia, Mo., 6:00 p.m.
Oklahoma vs. Florida State, Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, Fla., 7:00 p.m.
Oklahoma State vs. Tulsa, H.A. Chapman Stadium, Tulsa, Okla., 9:00 p.m.