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How To Catch All The Big 12 Week 12 Action

How to catch the Big 12 action as all 10 teams are participating this week. Plus, watchability ratings so you know what to expect.



TUCSON, AZ - SEPTEMBER 01: An ESPN video camera operator works during the college football game between the BYU Cougars and the Arizona Wildcats on September 1, 2018 at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, AZ. BYU defeated Arizona 28-23. (Photo by Carlos Herrera/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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Last week was fairly predictable, even if we didn’t get to the outcomes quite in the way I expected. With all 10 teams back in action, we have a bit of everything. There are plenty of reasons to tune in to some sort of Big 12 action this week.

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.

Kansas AT 22 Oklahoma State

When: SAT, NOV 16 at 11:00 AM CT
TV: FS1 | Stream: Fox Sports Go
Watchability: 📺📺📺

I’m not trying to let my Kansas fandom affect my rating. This very well could be a high-scoring game with lots of highlights. While there is the possibility of a blowout, I don’t think it’s very likely. And with two offenses with multiple explosive players, there could be lots of highlights.

TCU AT Texas Tech

When: SAT, NOV 16 at 11:00 AM CT
TV: ESPN2 | Stream: WatchESPN
Watchability: 📺

There isn’t much of a chance that both teams get their offense going. This is going to be fairly tough to watch. Either neither offense will get going, or this is going to turn into a blowout really quickly.

19 Texas AT Iowa Stqte

When: SAT, NOV 9 at 2:30 PM CT
TV: FS1 | Stream: Fox Sports Go
Watchability: 📺📺📺📺

Most of the nation will be tuned to Georgia at Auburn. They are going to miss a good one here. Texas finally seems to be figuring some things out with some talent returning from injury. Iowa State nearly completed a stunning comeback in Norman. This one should have plenty of fireworks.

West Virginia AT 24 Kansas State

When: SAT, NOV 16 at 2:30 PM CT
TV: ESPN | Stream: WatchESPN
Watchability: 📺📺

It’s going to be tough to get up for this one. Kansas State has been fairly dominant, especially on the lines. West Virginia has been a tough out, but they just don’t have the talent to hang with this Kansas State team. Feel free to tune in, but start planning what you are going to switch to before the 1st quarter ends.

10 Oklahoma AT 13 Baylor

When: SAT, NOV 16 at 6:30 PM CT
TV: ABC | Stream: WatchESPN
Watchability: 📺📺📺📺📺

I don’t care what anyone else says. This is THE best game of the entire day. College Gameday will be in Waco. I expect a dogfight, with the winner having an inside track on the playoff. Don’t miss this for anything.

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