Big 12 football previews for Week 2

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• No. 13 Oklahoma State at UT-San Antonio (11 a.m. Saturday, Fox Sports 1): Oklahoma State (1-0) started the season with a solid all-around 21-3 win against Mississippi State, a Southeastern Conference opponent. The Cowboys, a popular preseason pick to win the wide-open Big 12, should make quick work of the Roadrunners (1-0) in the Alamodome.

• Buffalo at No. 23 Baylor (2:30 p.m. Saturday, FSSW): Baylor (1-0), which started the season unranked in The Associated Press poll, jumped into the No. 23 spot after a 69-3 win against Wofford. Losses by Boise State and Oregon State, sending them out of the Top 25, helped, but Baylor looks to have another impressive offensive crew. The Bears could have more eye-popping offensive numbers against what should be an overmatched Buffalo (0-1) team.

• Louisiana-Lafayette at Kansas State (5:30 p.m. Saturday, FS1): Kansas State (0-1) entered the season with momentum from last season, when the Wildcats shared the Big 12 championship and played in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. Kansas State even renovated its stadium in the off-season. All of that didn’t help the Wildcats in a loss to FCS opponent North Dakota State. Kansas State needs a bounce-back win, but ULL (0-1) will go in with confidence it can win.

• West Virginia at No. 16 Oklahoma (6 p.m. Saturday, KDFW/Ch. 4): The Sooners (1-0) and Mountaineers (1-0) will kick off the Big 12 conference schedule in Norman, Okla. Oklahoma shouldn’t have trouble at home after shutting out Louisiana-Monroe 34-0 last week, while the Mountaineers struggled to beat William & Mary 24-17. Oklahoma starting quarterback Trevor Knight, a redshirt freshman, will get his first real test in a college game after throwing for 86 yards and running for 103 last week.

• Stephen F. Austin at Texas Tech (6 p.m. Saturday, FSSW Plus): Kliff Kingsbury led Texas Tech (1-0) to a 41-23 win against SMU to start his head coaching career at his alma mater. He may have found the next Tech passing machine in the process in walk-on freshman Baker Mayfield, who threw for 413 yards (43-of-60) with four touchdowns. Mayfield also ran for a score. He should get plenty more opportunities to air it out this week as Kingsbury will try to help Mayfield adjust to the speed of college defenses before Big 12 play.

• South Dakota at Kansas (6 p.m. Saturday): Kansas will open the season at home against South Dakota (1-0). Senior running back James Sims, who averaged more than 100 yards rushing a game last year, will lead the Jayhawks on offense. Kansas has four starters back on defense from a team that lost its final 11 games last season to finish 1-11.

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