THIS WEEKS SCHEDULE
Friday, November 24 Time
TCU at No. 14 Oklahoma* (FOX) 11:00 a.m. CT
Texas Tech at No. 7 Texas* (ABC) 6:30 p.m. CT
Saturday, November 25
Houston at UCF* (FS1) 11:00 a.m. CT/Noon ET
BYU at No. 23 Oklahoma State* (ABC) 2:30 p.m. CT/1:30 p.m. MT
West Virginia at Baylor* (FS1) 6:00 p.m. CT/7:00 p.m. ET
No. 25 Kansas at Cincinnati* (ESPN2) 6:30 p.m. CT/7:30 p.m. ET
Iowa State at No. 21 Kansas State* (FOX) 7:00 p.m. CT
* Denotes Big 12 game.
Rankings listed as CFP
CONFERENCE NEWS & NOTES:
2023 Dr Pepper Big 12 Football Championship Clinching Scenarios Update
Scenarios for the Football Championship surrounding Big 12 matchups on Friday, November 24:
• Oklahoma remains in contention with either a win or a loss against TCU.
• Texas will clinch both a berth to the Championship and a #1 seed (home team) with a win over Texas Tech.
If Texas wins and clinches a berth on Friday, the following scenarios apply surrounding Big 12 matchups on Saturday, November 25:
• If Oklahoma State defeats BYU, the Cowboys clinch a berth to the Championship as the #2 seed (vs. Texas).
• If Oklahoma defeats TCU on Friday and that win is followed by a Texas win AND an Oklahoma State loss, the Sooners clinch a berth to the Championship as the #2 seed (vs. Texas).
• If Kansas State defeats Iowa State on Saturday following a Texas win, AND a loss by Oklahoma, AND a loss by Oklahoma State, the Wildcats clinch a berth to the Championship as the #2 seed (vs. Texas).
If Texas Tech wins on Friday, the following scenarios apply surrounding Big 12 matchups on Saturday, November 25:
• No team can clinch a bid to the Championship until Saturday.
• Texas can still clinch a berth to the Championship if two of the three two-loss teams (Kansas State / Oklahoma / Oklahoma State) LOSE on Friday and / or Saturday. Texas and the remaining winning team of those three will qualify for the Championship.
• If Texas loses on Friday, and two or three two-loss teams WIN amongst Kansas State / Oklahoma / Oklahoma State on Friday and / or Saturday, there will be three or four teams tied for both Championship berths. Multiple scenarios exist in this circumstance contingent on which teams remain in the tiebreaker pool.
Updated scenarios will be released by the Big 12 Conference following the conclusion of Friday’s games.
Eight Big 12 teams (Iowa State, Kansas, K-State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas Tech and West Virginia) have reached bowl eligibility. BYU, UCF and TCU are one win away.
The Big 12 has placed five teams in the first three CFP Polls. Texas checked in at No. 7 for the third week, followed by No. 14 Oklahoma, No. 21 K-State, No. 23 Oklahoma State and No. 25 Kansas.
Oklahoma State and Texas are two of the five teams with at least three wins over CFP Top 25 teams.
Among conferences, the Big 12 is first in rushing yards per game (170.4), second in total yards (419.1) and third in passing yards (248.7) and scoring (29.7).
TCU’s Jared Wiley (offensive), Oklahoma’s Billy Bowman (defensive), West Virginia’s Jahiem White (newcomer) and Kansas State’s Keenan Garber (special teams) earned Big 12 football weekly awards.
Drake Dabney caught four passes for 77 yards to move into fourth among Baylor tight ends in school history with 850 yards receiving. The senior moved past Ben Sims as he now has 529 yards receiving in 2023, the best total in single-season history among tight ends.
Running back Aidan Robbins’ 182 yards and 22 carries set a BYU career-high and second-most in his collegiate career behind only a 227-yard game vs. North Texas on Sept. 17, 2022 while at UNLV.
UCF’s Kobe Hudson surpassed 2,000 career receiving yards with his two-reception, 52-yard performance. Hudson is one of 45 active players in the FBS with 2,000 or more receiving yards in his career.
Cincinnati RB Corey Kiner rushed for 56 yards against West Virginia, giving him 941 on the season. He is seeking to become the 20th 1,000-yard rusher, by 13 different Bearcats.
Houston QB Donovan Smith registered a passing touchdown, rushing touchdown and receiving touchdown against Oklahoma State, becoming the third FBS player this season to accomplish the feat.
Iowa State’s Rocco Becht passed for 323 yards and two touchdowns to break two of Brock Purdy’s freshman school records, raising his season totals to 2,444 yards and 17 touchdowns. Purdy, now the starter for the San Francisco 49ers, threw for 2,250 yards and 16 TDs in 2018.
Kansas’ Devin Neal rushed 18 times for 138 yards and three touchdowns against K-State. Neal now has three games in his career with three rushing TDs, including twice this season. Neal has also scored at least one TD in 18 career games.
K-State TE Ben Sinnott had four catches for 39 yards and a touchdown against Kansas. He now has the most catches in a season by a tight end in school history with 39 receptions.
DB Billy Bowman’s 100-yard interception return for a touchdown was the third in Oklahoma program history and the seventh 100-yard scoring play in school history.
Brennan Presley’s 15 receptions last Saturday marked the second-most by a Cowboy in program history. Presley finished one shy of Alex Loyd, who recorded 16 receptions versus Kansas on Oct. 22, 1949.
TCU didn’t punt in a game for the first time since a 2010 win over Air Force as the team defeated Baylor 42-17.
Texas finished 5-0 on the road for the first time since 2009 and unbeaten on the road for the first time since 2020 (3-0) with a 26-16 win in Ames over the Cyclones.
E’Maurion Banks registered the Red Raiders’ first blocked extra point since a 2019 contest versus Kansas when Zech McPhearson blocked a kick.
WVU’s Jahiem White ran for a career-high 204 yards and QB Garrett Greene added 154 yards and three TDs on the ground. White became the first WVU ball carrier to reach 200 yards since 2016, and Greene becomes the first WVU quarterback with multiple three-touchdown rushing games since 2006.