With that, here’s our predictions to how this weekend unfolds for the Big 12, along with a couple of bonus picks.
Kansas State 38, Bowling Green 16: The Wildcats will get off to a 2-0 start in the Chris Klieman era.
Missouri 41, West Virginia 20: West Virginia survived a scare against James Madison. So it’s safe to say the Mountaineers will have no chance in this one.
Baylor 42, UTSA 10: The Bears rolled past Stephen F. Austin, and they’ll do the same against UTSA.
Oklahoma 52, South Dakota 20: South Dakota will look like, well, South Dakota against OU in Norman.
Kansas 23, Coastal Carolina 20: KU almost blew it against Indiana State. The Jayhawks will almost blow it again.
Oklahoma State 38, McNeese 17: Oregon State couldn’t slow down Chuba Hubbard. Neither will McNeese.
LSU 27, Texas 24: The Longhorns aren’t “back” quite yet.
Texas Tech 45, UTEP 17: The Matt Wells era opens with two straight 45-point performances.
Bonus pick I
Clemson 38, Texas A&M 24: The Aggies cover the spread. Does that count for anything?
Bonus pick II
North Texas 34, SMU 31: Mason Fine gets the best of Shane Buechele in this DFW showdown.