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.
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.
Here they are again, chasing a league title but still sitting just outside of a potential berth in the new College Football Playoff heading in to a Thanksgiving night game at Texas.
Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota looks to be the favorite this season, but Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon also has a decent shot to win the award. Everybody else may be playing for third place.
TCU coach Gary Patterson has the same approach to another Thanksgiving night game at Texas, no matter how different the circumstances.
For the fourth year in a row since the league went to 10 teams and a round-robin schedule, the champion — and very possibly co-champions again — won’t be decided until the first Saturday in December.
The Big 12 title talk and No. 5 TCU’s playoff position won’t mean much if the Longhorns, playing their best football of the season, beat the Horned Frogs (9-1, 6-1 Big 12) on Thursday night.
Former TCU student Brennan Rodriguez has reached a plea deal for his role in the death of fellow college student Thomas “Ty” Boone Pickens.
The No. 5 Horned Frogs are a playoff contender in only their third year as part of a power conference, and Boykin is increasingly part of the Heisman Trophy conversation.
The Big 12 released its 2015 conference football schedule Wednesday. The 10 teams will play a nine-game, round-robin league schedule without a championship game for the fifth year in a row.
While highly unlikely, it is still possible for up to six teams to finish 6-3 and tied for the Big 12 title.