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Big 12 Week 8 Roundup, Rankings, Bowl Projections & What You Need To Know


What happened this weekend? Here’s everything you need to know about Week 8 of the Big 12 season.


Big 12 Week 8 Roundup, Rankings, Bowl Projections & What You Need To Know

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Big 12 Week 8 Rankings

1. West Virginia (6-0)
2. Oklahoma (5-2)
3. Baylor (6-0)
4. Kansas State (4-3)
5. Oklahoma State (5-2)
6. Texas Tech (3-5)
7. TCU (4-3)
8. Texas (3-4)
9. Iowa State (1-6)
10. Kansas (1-6)

Big 12 Week 8 Roundup

It’s okay to think of West Virginia as a true Big 12 title contender. No, it’s not one of the four best teams in college football, but the defense clamped down on the rested TCU attack in the second half, and Skyler Howard threw four touchdown passes in the shockingly easy win. The D is the real deal. … Who wants to have some fun? The historic passing numbers in Oklahoma’s 66-59 win over Texas Tech were mind-boggling. Baker Mayfield threw for 545 yards and seven touchdowns with Dede Westbrook continuing to roll with nine catches for 202 yards and two scores – but Joe Mixon was the OU star with four catches for 114 yards and three scores along with 263 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Meanwhile, Patrick Mahomes rolled for the Red Raiders throwing 88 times for 734 yards and five scores with 85 rushing yards and two touchdowns. The crazy part in the crazy game? Each team gained 854 yards. … It took a little while, but Oklahoma State blew past Kansas 44-20. The Jayhawks needed to be perfect, and they weren’t with three turnovers helping the Cowboys pull away. OSU scored the last 20 points.

Big 12 Week 8 Bowl Projections

Allstate Sugar Bowl
Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M

Valero Alamo Bowl
West Virginia vs. Utah

Russell Athletic Bowl
Virginia Tech vs. Baylor

AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl
Oklahoma State vs. Missouri

AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Kansas State vs. Georgia

Motel 6 Cactus Bowl
TCU vs. Arizona State

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
Navy vs. Texas