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Around the Big 12: Close call, cancelled game, again what’s happening?

West Virginia had their first official bye week of the season while the Big 12 rounded out what was planned to be the last non-conference set of games for the season. Friday afternoon in Waco and TCU’s postponement from several weeks ago may mean two more non-conference games for the conference later in the fall; but realistically both games will be up in the air.

Let’s take a look at the Big 12 this past weekend.

Houston at Baylor: POSTPONED. Those poor, sad Cougars had to make the bus trip all the way to Waco on Friday only to find out that the Baylor Bears had a group of players not make the conference’s minimum player number threshold. The Houston Cougars are in their second year under Dana Holgorsen and had previously agreed to home-and-home matchups with the Bears. It is uncertain if this year’s game will be able to be played later this season, but the focus is for Baylor to get healthy in order to play the Kansas Jayhawks on September 26.

Tulsa at Oklahoma State: I’ll repeat this question from last week, what happened? It’s either a lack of cohesiveness as a team for the Cowboys, or they are as good as said with just an off week. The Cowboys had to put in their true freshman quarterback Shane Illingworth into the game in order to save the Cowboys from a very unexpected upset. Tulsa showed up and was leading Oklahoma State the majority of the game, only to have the home team win it all in the fourth quarter. Oklahoma State held off Tulsa 16-7 and will remain in Stillwater this week as they play host to the Mountaineers this coming weekend.

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