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How To Catch All The Big 12 Week 6 Action

How to watch every Big 12 game of week 6, complete with watchability ratings.

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All ten teams are in action in conference play, and there are some sneaky good matchups to watch. Granted, many of my ratings turned out to be completely wrong last week. But I think we can all agree that you’d rather watch 10 minutes of a bad Big 12 game than potentially miss all of a great one, right?

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+.

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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.

6 Oklahoma at Kansas

When: SAT, OCT 5 at 11:00 AM CT
TV: ABC | Stream: WatchESPN
Watchability: ??

The only thing that makes this game somewhat watchable is the potential to watch another Heisman-worthy performance from Jalen Hurts. Well, that and the possibility that the Sooner defense falls apart again on national television. Don’t count on the intrigue lasting more than 5 minutes or so.


21 Oklahoma State at Texas Tech

When: SAT, OCT 5 at 11:00 AM CT
TV: FS1 | Stream: Fox Sports Go
Watchability: ?

Texas Tech still doesn’t have Alan Bowman. Oklahoma State has both a good defense and a good offense. Chuba Hubbard should feast once again. Unless you are an Oklahoma State fan that needs to watch all their games (or a self-loathing Texas Tech fan), don’t bother watching. Just check the box score afterwards.


TCU at Iowa State

When: SAT, OCT 5 at 11:00 AM CT
TV: ESPN2 | Stream: WatchESPN
Watchability: ????

This is the premier Big 12 game in this time slot. It might be the best overall, depending on your thoughts on Iowa and Michigan. But two stingy defenses going against offenses that have had a hard time getting going all year long should make for lots of drama. Probably not a lot of scoring, but plenty of drama.


11 Texas at West Virginia

When: SAT, OCT 5 at 2:30 PM CT
TV: ABC | Stream: WatchESPN
Watchability: ??

Despite all the strides made by West Virginia prior to the bye, they still have struggled this year to impress. Yes, the Texas defense is depleted. Yes, the running back corp is thin. But Texas is much more talented across the board, and they should win this one fairly easily. The only real question is if they pull away early, or wait until the 4th quarter.


Baylor at Kansas State

When: SAT, OCT 5 at 2:30 PM CT
TV: ESPN2 | Stream: WatchESPN
Watchability: ???

This game will be between two underrated defenses. Both teams have an offense that has been fairly successful for most of the season, but recently have had a few hiccups. The defenses have been spectacular though, and this could be a surprisingly low scoring game with lots of drama throughout. Baylor needs this game to stay in the Big 12 race. Kansas State needs this game to get back on track after the loss to Oklahoma State.

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