Big Twelve Football Weekend Preview

Cooper Neill

The college football season is finally upon us! Oklahoma fans are anxiously awaiting Saturday night's kickoff against Louisiana-Monroe but that is just one game in a weekend that is stocked full of college football action. Here's the rundown of the Big Twelve action.

Friday August 30

7:00 - Texas Tech at SMU: Kliff Kingsbury makes his debut as the head coach of the Red Raiders and the Mustangs could prove to be a bit of a challenge. June Jones has done a solid job at SMU and with the question marks on the Tech sideline this may be a fun game to watch.

7:30 - North Dakota State at Kansas State: Don't sleep on the Bison, they are two-time defending national champions and gunning for a third. The Wildcats should take this game but should they stumble it would be a bad loss for the Big Twelve.

Saturday August 31

11:00 - William And Mary at West Virginia: This is a game that draws little interest outside of an occasional peek at the score. Mountaineers should roll through this one.

2:30 - Mississippi State vs. Oklahoma State: A solid test for the Big Twelve's preseason favorites. The Bulldogs are trying to be up-and-comers in the SEC and this game will be a good indicator for both teams as to where they stand in regards to season expectations.

6:00 - ULM at Oklahoma: The Warhawks are looking to duplicate their season opening road win they scored at Arkansas last season. They won't be able to sneak up on anyone this year. Oklahoma debuts the Trevor Knight era.

6:30 - Wofford at Baylor: This is honestly a game that should never happen. Bears will buy a win but we're not going to learn very much about their team in the process.

7:00 - Northern Illinois at Iowa State: This is a critical game for Iowa State's bowl aspirations.

7:00 - New Mexico State at Texas: The Longhorns should run away with this game. Any struggles in this have could bleed into season long issues.

8:00 - LSU vs. TCU: This is the game of the week involving a Big Twelve school and its not even close.

Big Twelve Week One Power Rankings

1. Oklahoma State

2. Oklahoma

3. TCU

4. Texas

5. Baylor

6. Kansas State

7.Texas Tech

8. Iowa State

9. West Virgina

10. Kansas

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