This week's Twitter mailbag includes Charlie Strong's job security and what would happen if TCU, Baylor and Oklahoma all finished 11-1.
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The Week 6 viewers' guide in the Big 12 focuses on the Red River Showdown between Oklahoma and Texas, but there are a few other intriguing matchups.
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Oklahoma State travels to Morgantown to take on West Virginia this weekend. The Cowboys are getting a touchdown in Vegas. Who is Phil Steele backing? Week 6 best bets (Insider)
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College football becomes more pass-happy each year. Where there are quarterbacks passing there will be defenders intercepting. There's a quartet of players with a quintet of interceptions this year, but West Virginia's Karl Joseph stands a cut above the rest.
Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer
Both Oklahoma State and West Virginia will be without their defensive leaders Saturday, and for the rest of the season. OSU LB and three-year starter Ryan Simmons suffered a season-ending knee injury last weekend. S Karl Joseph, who injured his knee in a non-contact drill Tuesday, was on pace to break the WVU record for most career defensive starts. Joseph's injury is especially devastating. He had emerged as the early Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year favorite. The Cowboys will miss Simmons' presence, too. But they have a ready-made replacement in former Cal transfer Chad Whitener.
West Virginia All-Big 12 safety Karl Joseph is out for the remainder of the season after injuring his knee during a non-contact drill in Tuesday's practice.
Brett McMurphy @McMurphyESPN
West Virginia S Karl Joseph out for season w/knee injury suffered in Tuesday’s practice
In today's mailbag, we chat Texas Tech, TCU's standout true freshman and Texas' social media silliness.
Oklahoma received a commitment from four-star cornerback Jordan Parker, who had previously committed to UCLA.
Each Saturday, some players are overshadowed by teammates putting in a critical performance while others end up getting the headlines. We'll aim to shine a light on those overlooked contributors each week in Big 12's unsung heroes.
Taking stock of the latest games in the Big 12.
The Big 12 on Sunday acknowledged an officiating mistake that incorrectly awarded Oklahoma State a first down Saturday and said the officials involved would be disciplined.
Ohio State remained No. 1 in the AP Top 25 and tied a poll record Sunday despite lagging support from voters. Meanwhile, No. 2 TCU and No. 3 Baylor edged forward and No. 4 Michigan State slipped.
The Big 12's top College Football Playoff contenders -- TCU, Baylor, and Oklahoma -- each earned convincing wins on Saturday.
The Big 12 Power Rankings after Week 5.
Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield threw for 320 yards and three touchdowns, and the No. 15 Sooners defeated No. 23 West Virginia 44-24 Saturday.
Baker Mayfield passed for 320 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 15 Oklahoma defeated No. 23 West Virginia 44-24 Saturday in the Big 12 opener for both teams.
Sooner gets wide open for long TD
Baker Mayfield hooked up with Durron Neal for a 71-yard touchdown to give Oklahoma a 34-24 lead. The Sooners are now up 17 with 6 minutes to play.
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