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Week 13 Thanksgiving Big 12 Showdown

Grab the Turkey leftovers and enjoy a tradition of Thanksgiving football

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This week there are some Big 12 teams that are thankful and those not so much. Here are this week's matchups:

Texas Tech (6-5) @ Texas (4-6) (Thanksgiving Day)

Texas Tech is coming to Austin on Thanksgiving Day to improve their bowl resume as they are already bowl eligible. However, Texas has to win against Texas Tech and next week against Baylor if they want to get into a bowl game. The Longhorns haven't lost to the Red Raiders at Austin since 1997, but that may change with this Texas Tech offense as they can run the ball with Senior running back, DeAndre Washington. If Texas doesn't find a way to stop the Tech offense, then they might be in trouble. Texas Tech by 10.

Baylor (9-1) @ TCU (9-3)

This will be the one game that Cowboy and Sooner fans will be paying attention to. If TCU upsets Baylor then the Big 12 championship will officially run through Stillwater on Saturday night. Last year, Baylor beat TCU and kept them out of playoff potential and forced a share of the Big 12 title. Even though their best wide receiver, Josh Doctson is out with an injury and Trevone Boykin is still recovering from injury. Another noticeable injury on the list is Baylor quarterback, Jarrett Stidham. The Horn Frogs still have a chance as they almost upset Oklahoma last week and they will probably be Cowboy fan's favorite team if they pull it off. Projection: TCU by 3.

Iowa State (3-8) @ West Virginaia (6-4)

Paul Rhoads...gone. Iowa State is not going to a bowl game this season, but will be looking to find momentum going into next season while searching for a new head coach. It's Senior Day at West Virginia and they are looking to boost their bowl resume. West Virginia has been a on a three game winning streak and who knows what will happen with Dana Holgerson's team? Projection: West Virginia by 20.

Kansas State (4-6) @ Kansas (0-11)

This may be the one game where Kansas might have a chance. (No I'm not joking or I probably had too much turkey) Kansas State has to beat Kansas and West Virginia if they want to be bowl eligible. Football has not been kind to the state of Kansas this season and if Kansas State doesn't win it'll be the first time since 2005 that won't attend a bowl game. As for the Jayhawks, win or lose they are thankful for one will be over and it's basketball season!

Projection: Kansas State by 20.