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PICKS FROM JOE’S... Big 12 conference is confusing

After two weeks of conference play the standings are exactly what we expected.

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We are two weeks in to conference play and the Big 12 standings are the perfect representation of our preseason expectations.

Well, OK, except for Kansas, maybe not.

If you think about it.

What a glorious day it will be.

Not much action is scheduled for the Big 12 with four teams taking the weekend off. Oklahoma State and West Virginia have byes, every weekend is a weekend off for Kansas, and Baylor is busy playing coronavirus craps.

While there are only three games, all of the them have the potential for entertainment.

No. 22 Texas vs. Oklahoma (FOX at 11 a.m., OU -3, O/U 72.5)

How weird is this game going to be?

Only 25% capacity for fans and the Sooners unranked. Both teams exhibiting Texas Tech level defense. Honestly this is a thing of beauty. The TV guys will be foaming at the mouth slobbering about two QBs who are a combined 3-3 this season with losses to TCU, KState, and Iowa State. How in the world OU is favored is beyond me. In the absence of defense I'm going with the better QB/offense and that would be Ehlin-GURRRRR. Longhorns win outright, take the under to be contrarian, and you have a new LHN rerun favorite.

Texas Tech at No. 24 Iowa State (ABC at 2:30 p.m., ISU -11.5, O/U 64.5)

Can the Cyclones avoid the post-birdie F up? Not sure about this line, but no way the under hits here. If Campbell can keep his guys from taking a nap after the big win over Oklahoma they should be able to outscore the Tomb Raiders, but Tech can score enough to make this interesting.

Kansas State at TCU (TCU -9.5, O/U 50.5)

That line and O/U are hot garbage. I'm taking KState to cover or win outright and the over. Horned Toads defense is struggling and the Wildcats have found their sea legs after losing to Arkansas State.

....oh, wait, Skyler Thompson is hurt? May not play? If Bill Snyder was still at the helm I'd go with a Heisman performance from the 3rd string wide receiver, but he's not. So you know what? I'M STILL TAKING KSTATE AND THE OVER BECAUSE WHAT GOOD IS IT BEING A FOOL IF YOU DON'T TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT?

Sit back, relax, and enjoy this distinct possibility.

If everything goes right this weekend the Cowboys could be sitting alone undefeated atop the Big 12 and the Sooners could be winless at the bottom with the same number of losses as KU.

GO POKES!!!