Big 12 previews for Week 7: Unbeaten Texas Tech can become bowl-eligible

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Iowa State at No. 20 Texas Tech (11 a.m. Saturday, Fox Sports 1): Texas Tech (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) is undefeated and couldn’t have asked for a better schedule for its first season with coach Kliff Kingsbury. The Red Raiders handled TCU in Lubbock, finished strong against Kansas last week in their first road conference game and should beat Iowa State (1-3, 0-1 Big 12) to become bowl-eligible halfway through the season. The Red Raiders also get a shot at struggling West Virginia next week. Sure, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Baylor and Texas are still on the schedule, but Tech is building the confidence needed to pull off one or more upsets down the stretch.

No. 15 Baylor at Kansas State (2:30 p.m. Saturday, KDFW/4): Baylor (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) has become a must-watch team; unless you like defensive struggles. The Bears continue to lead the NCAA in scoring with an average of 70.5 points a game. Those who expected to see that number drop in conference were surprised last week, when Baylor defeated West Virginia 73-42. This week should be another rout on the road against Kansas State (2-3, 0-2 Big 12), which has lost two straight to start Big 12 play. Like Texas Tech, Baylor’s schedule gets tougher to end the season. Baylor closes with Oklahoma, Tech, Oklahoma State, TCU and Texas. But up next are Kansas State, Iowa State and Kansas. The touchdown avalanche will continue.

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