Texans like to think the Lone Star state is the center of the football world. This weekend, the biggest of the college season, it is.
Baylor is in the same position as a year ago, with its home finale being a de facto Big 12 championship game. The defending champion Bears have even more at stake this time.
There are a few things to watch during Week 15, when the Big 12 finishes its regular season with games that have title implications for TCU and Baylor, both with identical records.
Now the small private Christian schools, with only about 90 miles of Interstate 35 between their Texas campuses, are competing for more than a share of the Big 12 title.
There is a significant gap between TCU and Baylor, even with their identical 10-1 records and both in position to share the Big 12 title.
TCU coach Gary Patterson really had no idea how much of an impact those final 11 minutes at Baylor could have nearly two months later.
The College Football Playoff will determine college football’s first national champion in the new playoff model in January, but the real playoff begins this weekend.
Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty says he feels good and expects to play Saturday night against Kansas State even while still experiencing some concussion-related symptoms.
The Big 12 has announced it will cover the full cost of a student-athlete’s attendance and offer multi-year scholarships.
The final weekend in the Big 12 will illustrate both the risk and reward that come with the league’s decision to do away with its title game.
Texas fought hard to get bowl-eligible in coach Charlie Strong’s first season. After a humiliating 48-10 home loss to No. 6 TCU, the Longhorns now have to fight just to avoid a losing season.
Baylor coach Art Briles has always preferred repeating over defending when talking about the Big 12 title.