Conference play has arrived, and this is a pretty fun start to it. Here’s how I’m prioritizing this week’s slate:
West Virginia at No. 4 Oklahoma (6:30 p.m., ABC): The Mountaineers enter as 17-point underdogs, which feels like a lot of points. Is OU capable of shutting down West Virginia to win by three scores? Yes. But we haven’t seen that from this team yet, and until it does, I struggle to feel good taking the Sooners to cover. Also … a night game in Norman?! Could get used to that.
No. 25 Kansas State at Oklahoma State (6 p.m., ESPN+): It is an absolute JOKE this game is only available on streaming. Both teams have had their fair share of early struggles offensively but I don’t know how anyone could not love both of these defenses. The Cowboys are a 6-point favorite, and I’m praying for a slugfest.
SMU at TCU (11 a.m., FS1): A pair of undefeated teams in a rivalry game? Yeah, that’ll do. TCU is a 9.5-point favorite. Perhaps Tanner Mordecai and Grant Calcaterra …