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Open Game Thread: College Football Week Five

Conference play in the Big 12 gets underway in earnest this weekend, with eight teams in action and only two non-conference games. Unlike last week, there are no games between teams who are considered conference contenders, but that doesn't mean these games aren't worth watching. Texas goes for revenge on Iowa State for a loss last year in Austin, while we'll see if Texas Tech can handle what should be an easy road game in Lawrence. The full Big 12 schedule is below.

According to the experts, the biggest national game is Nebraska's Big 10 debut in Madison, Wisc., against the Wisconsin Badgers. It would look better for the Big 12 if Nebraska rolled into Madison and picked up a win, but I can't bring myself to care that much one way or the other. Mostly, I can't get over the fact that some estimates place 30,000 Nebraska fans in Wisconsin for a game they could watch at home. I've never been there, and I'm sure Madison on a game weekend is fun, but it really shouldn't be on anybody's bucket list or anything. For more on the national action,

check out this week's buffet.

Texas Tech vs. KU, Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, Kan., 11:00 a.m.

Baylor vs. K-State, Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan, Kan., 2:30 p.m.

Texas vs. Iowa State, Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, Iowa, 6:00 p.m.

Ball State vs. Oklahoma, Gaylor Family -- Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, 6:00 p.m.

The open game thread for K-State's game will be posted one hour before kickoff.