Oklahoma State (7-2, 4-2) at Iowa State (6-3, 4-2)
These two teams both come off disappointing defeats and now find themselves likely on the outside looking in for a chance at the conference title. So this game becomes a test of who can bounce back from that adversity and disappointment.
The Cyclones have had one of the league’s better defenses but will get perhaps their toughest test in an OSU offense that did more than enough against OU, getting not just another huge game from quarterback Mason Rudolph but a breakout showing from sophomore running back Justice Hill, who torched the Sooners for 228 yards and two scores.
Kansas (1-8, 0-6) at Texas (4-5, 3-3)
Every Texas fan is probably tired of the jokes about “hey, they even lost to Kansas” from last season. But the teams have gone opposite directions since, as Texas continues to show promise while the Jayhawks are in a free-fall after a blowout loss to Baylor last week.
Texas is seeking a return to a bowl game this year. Their remaining schedule features a trip to West Virginia before closing against Texas Tech in a game that could be big for bowl implications for each team.