The 2023 college football season continues throughout the Big 12 Conference and the State of Texas this weekend. Here is the schedule for Week 10.
TCU (4-4, 2-3 in the Big 12) at Texas Tech (3-5, 2-3 in the Big 12), 6 p.m. CT, FS1
This game features two teams that began the season ranked in the Top 25 but have had disappointing years. TCU’s season started with a loss to Colorado and was upended by a crushing defeat to Kansas State two weeks ago. The Horned Frogs come off a bye week to play Texas Tech, which suffered a couple of early losses and has been inconsistent amid constant injuries at quarterback.
No.23 Kansas State (6-2, 4-1 in the Big 12) at No.7 Texas (7-1, 4-1 in the Big 12), 11 a.m. CT, Fox
There is currently a five-way tie for first place in the Big 12, and Kansas State and Texas are both part of it. Texas crushed BYU without starting quarterback Quinn Ewers, as Maalik Murphy and Jonathon Brooks led the Longhorns to 354 yards of offense. Meanwhile, Kansas State has found a rhythm with a two-quarterback system that has challenged opponents and allowed the Wildcats to outscore the opposition 119-24 over the last three weeks.
Texas A&M (5-3, 3-2 in the SEC) at No.10 Ole Miss (7-1, 4-1 in the SEC), 11 a.m. CT, ESPN
Ole Miss is trying to catch Alabama in the SEC West after a loss to the Crimson Tide earlier this season. The Rebels have had a few close calls but have managed to survive. Meanwhile, A&M is 0-2 against ranked opponents this season, losing by a total of 13 points. Can the Aggies get a signature win?
Texas-San Antonio (5-3, 4-0 in the AAC) at North Texas (3-5, 1-3 in the AAC), 2 p.m. CT, ESPN+
UTSA has rekindled its AAC title hopes with four wins in a row. The Roadrunners have found themselves after a tough start and are tied with No.24 Tulane and SMU for the conference’s top spot entering the week, with Florida Atlantic and Memphis close behind. In such a tight race, UTSA cannot afford to slip. UNT is still a work in progress but has made strides lately and taken Tulane and Memphis down to the wire in back-to-back weeks.
No.9 Oklahoma (7-1. 4-1 in the Big 12) at No.22 Oklahoma State (6-2, 4-1 in the Big 12), 2:30 p.m. CT, ABC
Oklahoma suffered its first loss of the season against Kansas last week and enters the final edition of the “Bedlam” rivalry this week. The rivalry is ending when Oklahoma leaves the Big 12 for the SEC next season, and an Oklahoma State team on a four-game winning streak will want to leave everything on the field. Oklahoma has won 17 of the last 20 meetings between the schools.
Houston (3-5, 1-4 in the Big 12) at Baylor (3-5, 2-3 in the Big 12), 2:30 p.m. CT, Big 12 Network/ESPN+
Houston seemed to have figured things out but followed a tight game against Texas with a blowout loss to Kansas State. The Cougars can struggle when they get off to slow starts, and the Wildcats made them pay. Baylor has either lost by double digits or won by very little in all its conference games. With the way these teams have been playing, it seems like this one will be more the latter.
UCF (3-5,0-5 in the Big 12) at Cincinnati (2-6, 0-5 in the Big 12), 2:30 p.m. CT, FS1
One will get its first-ever Big 12 win in this game, while the loser will be left searching. Both UCF and Cincinnati were among the additions to the Big 12 this season, and it’s been tough sledding so far. UCF has at least been more competitive against Power Five teams, while Cincinnati has been blown out several times and even has a Group of Five loss.
Georgia Southern (6-2, 3-1 in the Sun Belt) at Texas State (5-3, 2-2 in the Sun Belt), 4 p.m. CT, ESPN+
Despite a humbling home loss to Troy last week, Texas State is still off to one of its best starts in program history and still alive in the Sun Belt title hunt. While the Bobcats will need Troy to lose some of its remaining games, a win against Georgia Southern — also second place in its division — would go a long way.
No.21 Kansas (6-2, 3-2 in the Big 12) at Iowa State (5-3, 4-1 in the Big 12), 6 p.m. CT, ESPN
Kansas knocked off Oklahoma last week to alter the Big 12 title race. The Jayhawks forced a five-way tie for first in the conference heading into an important weekend and sit just outside the title picture despite playing most of the season with their backup quarterback. After a tumultuous start, Iowa State finds itself in the thick of the tie and trying to keep pace. While nothing has been pretty for the Cyclones this season, home-field advantage could certainly help, as Ames has become a notoriously difficult place for road teams.
BYU (5-3, 2-3 in the Big 12) at West Virginia (5-3, 3-2 in the Big 12), 6 p.m. CT, FS1
BYU has been another inconsistent team in the Big 12, especially when it comes to playing the middle-tier teams. West Virginia has lost two of its last three games and fits that bill to a tee. Which team will show up when it matters and earn bowl eligibility?
SMU (6-2, 4-0 in the AAC) at Rice (4-4, 2-2 in the AAC), 6:30 p.m. CT, ESPNU
SMU is in a prime position to compete for a conference title, but head coach Rhett Lashlee has made it clear to his team that they need to remain focused against an inconsistent Rice team that can put up points. The Owls lost to Tulane by two points last week but struggled against East Carolina, South Florida, and a previously winless UConn squad earlier this season. SMU will have to figure out which Rice team shows up on Saturday to avoid a potential trap.