Some issues to observe within the Huge 12 Convention, which is right down to 4 video games this weekend after No. 14 Oklahoma’s recreation at West Virginia was postponed due to constructive COVID checks and phone tracing for the Sooners:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 15 Iowa State at No. 20 Texas in a matchup of groups attempting to get into the Huge 12 title recreation. Each have received their final three video games. With a win Friday, the Cyclones (6-2, 6-1 Huge 12) can plan their journey to the championship recreation in Arlington, Texas on Dec. 19. Iowa State hasn’t received or shared a convention title since 1912. The Longhorns (5-2, 4-2), who misplaced to Oklahoma within the title recreation two seasons in the past, are coming off an sudden open date when their recreation at Kansas was pushed again to Dec. 12. Iowa State has already matched the varsity document for convention wins in a season.
Huge 12 dashing chief Breece Corridor vs. the Texas protection. The Iowa State sophomore is just the fourth FBS participant since 1996 who has rushed for at the least 100 yards and run for a landing in every of the primary eight video games of a season. The final was TCU’s LaDainian Tomlinson in 2000. Corridor is averaging 146.1 yards dashing a recreation. The Longhorns have allowed solely 237 yards dashing and one TD on the bottom their final three video games.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
Three Huge 12 video games at the moment are scheduled Dec. 12 – Oklahoma State at Baylor (from Oct. 17); Texas at Kansas (from final Saturday); and Oklahoma at West Virginia (from Saturday). … TCU DE Khari Coleman’s 9 1/2 tackles for the loss are essentially the most nationally for a freshman, and ranks second total within the Huge 12. … Kansas CB Karon Prunty is second within the Huge 12 with 9 go breakups, which ranks as essentially the most nationally for a freshman.
TCU is a greater than three-TD favourite at Kansas on Saturday. Whereas the Horned Frogs are 8-1 within the collection since changing into Huge 12 rivals, they misplaced 27-26 of their final journey to Manhattan two years in the past, after successful by some extent there in 2015 and by 4 in 2014. The Jayhawks (0-7, 0-6) are being outscored by 33 factors and outgained by 204 yards per recreation this season.
PLAYER TO WATCH
Oklahoma State senior WR Tylan Wallace, who performs his last residence recreation Saturday, has 18 catches for 208 yards and a landing in his two earlier video games towards Texas Tech. Wallace is the Huge 12 chief with 5.6 receptions per recreation, and his 93.7 yards receiving per recreation are 25 yards greater than the next-closest receiver.
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