Big 12 Roundup, Rankings, Bowl Projections, Schedules & Predictions: Week 8

The roundup of everything that happened in Week 8 of the Big 12 season including the recaps of the games, rankings, bowl projections, coach rankings, schedules, and predictions for the rest of the games.

Big 12 Week 8 Game Recaps

Player of the Week

QB Kyler Murray, Oklahoma
There wasn’t any problem with a two-week layoff. Murray completed 19-of-24 passes for 213 yards and four scores, and ran for 51 more in the 52-27 win over TCU.

 Coach of the Week

Matt Campbell, Iowa State
With a freshman QB in Brock Purdy outplaying Will Grier, and the defense holding the high-powered Mountaineers to just 152 yards, Iowa State pulled off the 30-14 win to throw a curveball in the Big 12 race.


Based on who’s doing the best jobs at this point in the season, who’s doing the most with the least, who’s doing the most with the most, and who’s having the roughest run. Last week’s ranking in parentheses.

10. David Beatty, Kansas (10)

9. Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State (9)

8. Gary Patterson, TCU (8)

7. Bill Snyder, Kansas State (7)

6. Matt Rhule, Baylor (6)

5. Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia (5)

4. Matt Campbell, Iowa State (4)

3. Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech (3)

2. Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma (2)

1. Tom Herman, Texas (1)

Based on how good the teams appear to be right now, but mostly it’s about what happened on the field and never on projection. Last week’s ranking in parentheses.

10. Kansas Jayhawks 2-5 (10)

Final Score: Texas Tech 48, Kansas 16
Week 9 Opponent: TCU

9. Oklahoma State Cowboys 4-3 (9)

Final Score: Didn’t Play This Week
Week 9 Opponent: Texas

8. Kansas State Wildcats 3-4 (8)

Final Score: Didn’t Play This Week
Week 9 Opponent: at Oklahoma

7. Baylor Bears 4-3 (7)

Final Score: Didn’t Play This Week
Week 9 Opponent: at West Virginia

6. TCU Horned Frogs 3-4 (6)

Final Score: Oklahoma 52, TCU 27
Week 9 Opponent: at Kansas

5. Texas TEch Red Raiders 5-2 (5)

Final Score: Texas Tech 48, Kansas 16
Week 9 Opponent: at Iowa State

4. West Virginia Mountaineers 5-1 (4)

Final Score: Didn’t Play This Week
Week 9 Opponent: Baylor

3. Iowa State Cyclones 3-3 (3)

Final Score: Didn’t Play This Week
Week 9 Opponent: Texas Tech

2. Oklahoma Sooners 6-1 (2)

Final Score: Oklahoma 52, TCU 27
Week 9 Opponent: Kansas State

1. Texas Longhorns 6-1 (1)

Final Score: Didn’t Play This Week
Week 9 Opponent: at Oklahoma State

Big 12 Week 8 Bowl Projections

Cheez-It Bowl

Iowa State vs. Colorado

Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl

TCU vs. Missouri

Camping WOrld Bowl

West Virginia vs. Miami

Valero Alamo Bowl

Texas Tech vs. USC

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Oklahoma State vs. Auburn

Sugar Bowl

Texas vs. Georgia

GoodYear Cotton Bowl (College Football Playoff)

Oklahoma vs. Clemson

Full Lists

By: CollegeFootballNews.com

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