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Oklahoma remains on top after thrilling comeback in Red River Showdown

Oklahoma State at Texas highlights the showdowns this week

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  1. Oklahoma- After a thrilling comeback against Texas, there’s really no doubt that the Sooners should be able to make it through the rest of the conference schedule with ease. They host TCU this week, and the only question is who will be the guy at quarterback?
  2. Oklahoma State- Heading to Texas to play a pissed off Longhorns team will require much more than a solid defensive performance. The offense will need to wake up and play the way that we thought they would in the preseason if they want to hang with the Longhorns explosive offense.
  3. Baylor- After dispatching the Mountaineers last week, the Bears play their final non-conference game of the season against a tough BYU squad.
  4. Texas- Trying to get over that meltdown against Oklahoma will be tough, especially with Oklahoma State coming to town. The Longhorns would likely win a shootout against this team, but they need to be wary of the Cowboys stingy defense.
  5. TCU- A blowout against Texas Tech was just what the Horned Frogs needed. They now have to travel to Norman and take on a Sooner team that needs to figure out their quarterback situation, which could be a positive for TCU.
  6. Iowa State- This disappointing squad has to head to Kansas State and face another middle of the pack team. If the Cyclones can get past this one, they could be a problem for the two Oklahoma teams and set themselves up to be in a tight conference race.
  7. Kansas State- Hosting the Cyclones is going to be one of the harder tests for this Wildcat team. If they hope to be a part of the Big 12 conversation, they need to start this week.
  8. Texas Tech- Getting blown out by the Horned Frogs wasn’t ideal for the Red Raiders. Now they get one of the better bounce back games for anyone and face the Jayhawks this week. If they lose this win, all hope is gone.
  9. West Virginia- With the week off to reflect on how bad this season has gone, the Mountaineers will be playing the Horned Frogs next week to try and get back on track.
  10. Kansas- With the Red Raiders of Texas Tech coming in off of a loss, the Jayhawks might be able to take advantage of them. If they can pull this one off, they will officially be out of the cellar of the standings.

Key Matchups- Oklahoma State and Texas is the biggest game on the schedule, especially with the impact that it will have towards the end of the season. If the Cowboys continue their undefeated run, they can set up a winner-take-all showdown with the Sooners and push themselves into the playoff picture. BYU heading to Baylor is also a solid matchup for a Group of Five team to get a big victory against a solid Power five team.