Both TCU and OU are coming off of hard fought wins, as the Sooners upended Baylor's perfect season, and possibly their playoff hopes, while the Frogs hung on for dear life against a pesky Kansas squad. Baker Mayfield shined in Waco, vaulting himself in to the Heisman conversation, while TCU's Heisman candidate, QB Trevone Boykin, may have fallen out of the race after taking only two healthy snaps and being pulled in the first quarter due to an unspecified ankle injury.
While these two programs are trending different directions at the moment, both are still in contention for a Big XII title, and will matchup in Oklahoma at 7pm on ABC. The nationally televised game will go up against another marquee matchup - with one loss Baylor taking on undefeated Oklahoma State in Stillwater at 6:30pm on Fox. The Big XII Championship will be won in the state of Oklahoma, and we will be much closer to knowing who is taking it home Sunday morning.
TCU will hope to see Trevone Boykin back on the field, along with the return of an effective Josh Doctson, who was severely limited in a handful of snaps Saturday against Kansas. Meanwhile, the Sooners will try and not suffer a letdown after upsetting Baylor in Waco - giving the Bears their first home loss in three seasons. OU can remain in the playoff hunt if they win out, while the conference's best hope for a final four berth outside of the Crimson and Cream is an undefeated OSU. Baylor and TCU will have an uphill battle, even if both are able to pull off big road wins this weekend.
November sure is fun, isn't it?