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How To Catch All The Big 12 Week 9 Action

There’s four Big 12 games today. Here’s how to watch them all with each game’s watchability.

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It’s hard to imagine how this week’s slate is going to match up to the one we saw last week. Kansas at Texas was a phenomenal game that had it all. David vs Goliath. High-flying offenses. Big comebacks. Record-setting performances.

I don’t see a game like that on the schedule this week. But we do have several solid matchups. Unfortunately, they are overshadowed by several big games in other conferences. 

A quick note about the Watchability Rating: It is intended to be a quick guide to how interesting the game would be to the average Big 12 fan.  Obviously, if your team is involved, you will probably want to watch the game.  The rating can also be affected by how difficult it is to find the game, both by channel selection and timing of the game. Being on an obscure channel or in a crowded or extreme time slot will normally knock the rating down a slot.

None of this week’s games are on ESPN’s streaming network, ESPN+. However, more and more games will only be available via ESPN+, including many non-revenue sports and men’s and women’s basketball games. This is especially true with the new Big 12 network, Big 12 Now, being a part of ESPN+.

If you’re thinking about signing up, go here to check out a free trial. This is the super exciting part for us. We’ve partnered with ESPN+. So, when you use our link, not only do you get to watch your favorite team’s game, but you also help support the LGG. Plus you get the Big 12 Now network and things like the Miles to Go miniseries. As Michael Scott would say, it’s a win, win, win! So go check it out.

Watchability Ratings

  • 📺📺📺📺📺 – Drop Everything. This game is must-watch television. Whether you have to stream it on your phone because you’re stuck at the mall with your significant other, or you kick everyone out of the room so that they stop walking in front of the TV, make sure that you don’t miss a second of this game.
  • 📺📺📺📺 – This is primary viewing and should be the main game that you watch during this time slot.  It will be entertaining to anyone who turns it on. Feel free to flip around to check on other games during commercials or timeouts. Just make sure you come back quickly.
  • 📺📺📺 – Make sure you have another screen to follow this one, whether it’s a second television or streaming on a laptop or your phone. You’ll want to be able to look over quickly for big plays.
  • 📺📺 – It’s worth keeping track, but don’t feel the need to pay close attention. If the current game gets out of hand, this one might be interesting, so check to see if you have a way to turn it on, especially during commercials.
  • 📺 – Don’t bother trying to watch this one. It will be a blowout or really ugly. You can find out what happened later without subjecting yourself to this.

5 Oklahoma AT Kansas State

When: SAT, OCT 26 at 11:00 AM CT
TV: ABC | Stream: WatchESPN
Watchability: 📺📺

The “best” that the Big 12 has to offer can’t match up with some of the other games in this timeslot. If you are watching this game, you either are only interested in Big 12 teams, or a fan of a team desperately hoping for the Sooners to stumble.


15 Texas AT TCU

When: SAT, OCT 26 at 2:30 PM CT
TV: FOX | Stream: Fox Sports Go
Watchability: 📺📺

I can’t tell you with a straight face that I expect this to be very competitive. Plus, there are plenty of other high quality matchups in this timeslot. It’s hard to imagine that someone who isn’t a fan of either of these teams would choose this as their primary game.


Oklahoma State AT 23 Iowa State

When: SAT, OCT 26 at 2:30 PM CT
TV: FS1 | Stream: Fox Sports Go
Watchability: 📺📺📺

This one is either going to be really competitive or an early snoozer. Which one will depend almost entirely on Spencer Sanders. Iowa State should be able to score in bunches, the question is whether Oklahoma State can keep up.


Texas Tech AT Kansas

When: SAT, OCT 26 at 6:00 PM CT
TV: FS1 | Stream: Fox Sports Go
Watchability: 📺📺📺

I’m not sold on either of these defenses. Both offenses have shown the ability to score. If you like offense, this might interest you more than nearly every other game that is on at this time.

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