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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Bears to feast on Jayhawks?
Baylor takes on one of the worst teams in the FBS in Kansas this weekend. Which wideout will be the beneficiary of the likely thrashing through the air that will take place in Lawrence this weekend? Daily fantasy value plays (Insider)
Brett McMurphy @McMurphyESPN
Baylor WR Corey Coleman has 11 TD receptions & averaging more TD catches/game than 115 of 127 FBS teams
Baylor probably could score 100 points against Kansas. Will it? Not if Art Briles follows his usual form.
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.
"We do have video surveillance out there, so I'm sure they'll review that," a Baylor spokesperson said.
The tougher tests await down the road for No. 3 Baylor Bears, but coach Art Briles has seen enough of his Bears to know this is his best team.
Brandon Chatmon ESPN Staff Writer
Baylor RB Shock Linwood has been the Big 12's best runner this season. According to ESPN Stats and Information, Linwood is averaging 4.42 yards after contact per rush. His ability to run through tackles has helped him average 9.42 yards per carry. Even in a conference full of stars at QB and WR, Linwood will deserve Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year consideration if he continues to put up big numbers.
This week's edition of the Big 12 Roundtable discusses if Oklahoma is a real contender, if Oklahoma State can become one, and if Texas can make a bowl.
Who's your best bet?
Baylor travels to Lawrence this weekend to take on Kansas. The Jayhawks are 44-point home underdogs in Vegas. Who is Phil Steele backing? Week 6 best bets (Insider)
Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer
In surrendering more than 40 points a game right now, it's not unthinkable that Kansas could challenge Louisiana-Lafayette’s 1997 defense for the ignominious FBS season record of 50.3 points allowed per game. Especially given the Jayhawks' remaining schedule includes the nation's top three scoring teams, including Baylor this weekend.
Road to the Big 12 Title
TCU and Baylor have a long road ahead of them leading into their late-season showdown. Will both the Horned Frogs and Bears make it to their matchup unscathed?
The Big 12's marquee rivalry starts Week 6 with Oklahoma and Texas meeting at noon ET in the Cotton Bowl. Here are our picks.
Upheaval in the rankings
After a big win, Florida has found its way into the FPI Top 10 while Notre Dame, Ole Miss, UCLA and Georgia go the way of the dodo bird. Where does your team stack up?
In this week's Take Two, we debate who has the Big 12's best quarterback/running back/wide receiver triplet?
ESPN Chalk's Evan Abrams provides the CFB Vegas Rankings after Week 5, an aggregate power rating from Vegas handicappers. Baylor and Alabama now top the list following Ole Miss' loss to Florida.
OLB Baron Browning could soon become the subject of the next battle between budding rivals Baylor and TCU.
Outside looking in again?
Last season, the Baylor Bears were squeezed out of the College Football Playoff. So do either Mark Schlabach or Brett McMurphy think Baylor will miss the playoff again this season? Bowl projections
Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer
What kind of season is Baylor WR Corey Coleman having? Off 24 receptions, he has 11 TDs, which leads the country by a full 3 TDs. The Bears have enjoyed some talented WRs under coach Art Briles. Coleman has a chance to rank at the very top.
Oklahoma received a commitment from four-star cornerback Jordan Parker, who had previously committed to UCLA.
FPI confident in Trojans, Tide and Rebels
It's not surprising that Baylor and TCU are top-five teams in the Football Power Index, but our forward-looking metric still thinks very highly of USC, Alabama and Ole Miss.
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