Everyone loves talking about the biggest stories of the week, but the best part about football is when people get to brag about their football predictions.
The staff at Through the Phog has decided to tackle the entire Big 12 conference all season long, taking a look at each game with some quick thoughts. We welcome anyone else’s take on the week and give your predictions below, or call out some games we may take for granted.
This week, Ricky had a chance to tied George up in the standings, but the Oklahoma State Cowboys could not complete a comeback against the Texas Longhorns. George still leads Ricky by 1 game. Let’s see if Ricky can catch up in Week Six.
Here are the standings:
- George – 20-5
- Ricky – 19-6
(All times are Eastern Standard Time)
12:00 p.m. – Kansas @ (7) Kansas State – TV: FX
George: KSU | Ricky: KSU
George: This game has the makings of one that could be closer then many people think. If Kansas can run the ball, and shut down Collin Klein then they have a chance of making this game interesting. Kansas State in the end has too much as they pull away.
3:30 p.m. – Iowa State @ (15) TCU – TV: FSN
George: TCU | Ricky: TCU
Ricky: TCU took a big hit with the suspension of Casey Pachall, but it should not hurt them in Week Six. The Cyclones had one good game in my mind and that was a rivalry game against Iowa. The Horned Frogs should have no problems in this game and will show the mistakes from last week are a fluke.
3:30 p.m. – (17) Oklahoma @ Texas Tech - TV: ESPN2/ABC Regional
George: OU | Ricky: TTU
Ricky: Oklahoma is coming off of a bye week after their upset loss to Kansas State. They will come out fighting, but I’m going to go with the upset in the game. Texas Tech is a different team than what everyone expected and this could be the game to prove who they really are.
7:00 p.m. – (8) West Virginia @ (11) Texas - TV: FOX
George: Texas | Ricky: WVU
George: West Virginia and Texas may stage the game of the year in the conference here, even better then Kansas State and Oklahoma from a couple weeks ago. Both teams can score at will, though who can play defense? Texas has the better athletes on this side of the ball, and should get the win. Geno Smith takes a step back in the Heisman race after the loss, though he will continue to play great.