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How To Catch All The Big 12 Week 10 Action

There are three Big 12 games this week. Here’s how to watch them all with each game’s watchability rating.



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I’ve learned something doing these articles all season long. It’s really hard to tell if a game is going to be any good. Last week was the perfect example, as both “non-competitive” games turned out to be fantastic. Or maybe the lesson we need to learn is that the Big 12 is full of chaos. Miss ANY of the games at your own risk.

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.

West Virginia AT 12 Baylor

When: THUR, OCT 31 at 7:00 PM CT
TV: ESPN | Stream: WatchESPN
Watchability: ???

This is probably the only time that I’ll let a non-football conflict lower a ranking. Yes, this is the only game worth watching this night. But the fact that most people will be out for Halloween means that I can’t expect everyone to watch this. If you have the ability to stream it on your phone, you definitely should. If you are instead at home passing out candy to trick-or-treaters, blare the TV every time you answer the door. Just be prepared to throw fist-fulls of candy at stunned children before you slam the door in their face and run back to see what just happened.

22 Kansas State AT Kansas

When: SAT, NOV 2 at 2:30 PM CT
TV: FS1 | Stream: Fox Sports Go
Watchability: ???

For the first time that I can remember, this is a game that might actually have some intrigue. At the very least, we shouldn’t be setting the replays to Yakkity Sax. Unfortunately, it goes up against a LOT of huge matchups in other conferences. Definitely be ready to jump back to this one, but you’ll probably be watching something else primarily.

TCU AT Oklahoma State

When: SAT, NOV 2 at 2:30 PM CT
TV: ESPN | Stream: WatchESPN
Watchability: ???

Both of these quarterbacks have been extremely inconsistent. This game shapes up very similarly to last week’s Cowboys game, so make your own judgement about how often to come back to this one.