Another week, another slate of generally "meh" out-of-conference games for the Big 12.
All except for one, that is. Texas has an important game this Saturday against Ole Miss if it wants to rebound from an embarrassing loss to BYU. There's been a change at the defensive coordinator for the Longhorns: Manny Diaz is out, Greg Robinson is in. How the 'Horns play on D against the Rebels will undoubtedly be a matchup to watch.
The Big 12's conference schedule also has a key early season game on Thursday night when TCU travels to Lubbock to take on Texas Tech. This is a major game for both sides. Tech's freshman quarterback, Baker Mayfield, is off to a hot start and could gain even more exposure. The Horned Frogs need to get off on the right foot after showing up sluggish against Southeastern Louisiana.
How will all eight games look this week? We give it our best guess next.
(All rankings used reflect the latest Associated Press poll)