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How To Catch All The Big 12 Week 13 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.



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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.

21 Oklahoma State AT West Virginia

When: SAT, NOV 23 at 11:00 AM CT
TV: ESPN2 | Stream: WatchESPN
Watchability: 📺📺📺

Penn State at Ohio State will suck up most of the attention. This one will be interesting for most Big 12 superfans, but I think the best we can expect is that you have this on a secondary screen.

Kansas AT 22 Iowa State

When: SAT, NOV 23 at 11:00 AM CT
TV: FSN | Stream: Fox Sports Go
Watchability: 📺📺

Both of these teams have a history of starting slow. So at the very least, we can say that this is probably going to be close at half. That alone may make it somewhat watchable, but it’s going to be hard to compete with the other games going on.

Texas AT 14 Baylor

When: SAT, NOV 23 at 2:30 PM CT
TV: FS1 | Stream: Fox Sports Go
Watchability: 📺📺📺📺

Baylor is looking to bounce back, and Texas is trying to figure out how to stop the bleeding. This is either going to get REALLY ugly, or Texas is going to make it fairly exciting. It is definitely one of the better games in the time slot.

Kansas State AT Texas Tech

When: SAT, NOV 23 at 6:00 PM CT
TV: FS1 | Stream: Fox Sports Go
Watchability:  📺📺📺📺

Kansas State lost last week in a way that means you can’t be sure how they are going to perform each week. Texas Tech has the weapons to make this interesting. The rest of the slate isn’t very interesting, so this might be your best bet for entertainment.

TCU AT 9 Oklahoma

When: SAT, NOV 23 at 7:00 PM CT
TV: FOX | Stream: Fox Sports Go
Watchability: 📺📺

Oklahoma needs this one to have a chance to get into the playoff. TCU would like this one, but it isn’t very likely at all. It’s tough to argue that this will be worth watching, so finish the last game before deciding whether to tune in.

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