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Open Games Thread: College Football Week Five

K-State takes the week off to get ready for KU, but that doesn't mean you can't join in and watch the other games. It's like having all your friends over, but not having to buy them beer.

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With no K-State game today, take advantage of the free time to get stuff done around the house...oh, who am I kidding? You're going to watch college football all day. Use this opportunity to scout the rest of the Big 12. Both of our next two opponents after KU are in action in interesting games today. The full Big 12 schedule is below.

Also, with all the talk of the second Miracle in Manhattan this week, I'm going to unashamedly self-share something I wrote three years ago, on the eve of Bill Snyder's return. The post is very broadly based on Malcolm Gladwell's book, Outliers, examined possible explanations for the first turnaround under Snyder, and considered whether such a turnaround would be possible again.

It's less than a stellar day for games across the country. If you're having trouble sleeping, Big 10 play begins in earnest. If you have a narcissism deficit, there will be plenty of SEC action. And if you're still into schadenfreude with Missouri for some reason, they play at Central Florida in a game they absolutely must win if they want to have a prayer of going bowling this year.

Here is the weekend's full TV schedule. SB Nation's Andy Hutchins has advice on how to watch these games, broken down into convenient time blocks. Just remember to stock up on beer and food beforehand.

Big 12 Conference

West Virginia vs. Baylor, Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown, W.Va., 11:00 a.m., FX

Southern Methodist vs. Texas Christian, Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas, Texas, 6:00 p.m., FSN

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

Oklahoma State vs. Texas, T. Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, Okla., 6:30 p.m., FOX