As we continue to hunker down in this winter blizzard, the thought of warm weather, cold beer and football put a smile on my face. While we are still a long way away from the 2021 season kicking off, the good news is the 2021 Big 12 football schedule is here. So with that being said, I thought it would be fun to take a road trip across Big 12 country (in my mind of course). Each week, we will go to a different game and since I cannot be in two places at once, I can only pick one game per week. So, buckle up, and let’s see where the wind takes us shall we?
September 18th: Baylor at Kansas
Well, I don’t really have a choice here because this is the only Big 12 game and is the first conference game of the season. This doesn’t really excite me and as much as I don’t care for college basketball, this matchup is probably better suited for the hard wood. Although, I never have been to Kansas and I would be interested to see what a power five conference game look like in front of a high school crowd.
September 25th: Kansas State at Oklahoma State
This game is always interesting between these two programs. And quite honestly, I feel like it is a low-key rivalry in the Big 12. This is by far the biggest game of the weekend and will be a great test for these two programs to see who is for real early in the season. Maybe I can finally try those cheese fires at Eskimo Joe’s.
October 2nd: Oklahoma at Kansas State
It’s back-to-back weeks of seeing the boys in purple for me. I don’t think I need to mention why I chose this game. The Wildcats look to go for their third straight win over the Sooners and for whatever reason, Chris Klieman has had Lincoln Riley’s number. With Skylar Thompson coming back for K-State, this is one game I won’t miss, and you know the Sooners want revenge.
October 9th: Oklahoma vs Texas
I am not missing the Red River Showdown or whatever the heck they call this game now. No matter how good or bad Texas is, this game is always fun, and I just hope we can have the stands full by the time this matchup happens. Plus, I need to get my corny dog fix at the state fair.
October 16th: Oklahoma State at Texas
For the longest time, Texas had an Oklahoma State problem. Their problem is that they couldn’t beat the fighting Mike Gundy’s. But surprisingly, Tom Herman managed to beat Oklahoma State in back-to-back years. And with Steve Sarkisian now being the man at Texas, this game will likely decide if the Longhorns are contenders or pretenders if they take one on the chin in Dallas the week before. Sorry Cyclone and Wildcat fans, I will have to take a rain check on Farmaggedon.
October 23rd: Oklahoma State at Iowa State
As good as the Matt Campbell era has been at Iowa State, one of the few teams they seem to struggle with is Oklahoma State. Maybe the Cowboys have their number, but I do know that these two teams do not like each other. Or at least the fans don’t. This will be a good test for the Cyclones and the Cowboys. By the time this one rolls around, this could be a potential knockout game for the team fighting for a spot in the conference title game.
October 30th: TCU at Kansas State
I swear I am not a Kansas State fan and for those paying attention, this is my third time seeing the Wildcats. But I am looking at the slate of games for this week and unless some crazy stuff happens, this week is just kind of blah for conference matchups. I could see some snoozers on this day, but this game was the best of the worst so to speak. But one thing I do know is that this game will be physical because both teams love to run the football.
November 6th: Texas at Iowa State
Cyclone fans, I am back. In fact, the last time the Longhorns played in Ames I made the trip up and had a blast. I am not sure what the Longhorns will be looking like at this point but if Iowa State is anything like I expect them to be, they will be juiced up for this one and should be a fun one in Ames.
November 13th: TCU at Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State has quite an interesting schedule because I will be seeing them a lot. Honestly, this week is ok at best and much like the TCU/Kansas State game two weeks prior, this one is the best of the worst. The Pokes seems to struggle with the Frogs for whatever reason but being this late in the season, this game should hold some importance.
November 20th: Iowa State at Oklahoma
Do I really need to explain why I picked this game? You are quite possibly looking at an appetizer before the main course.
November 27th: Oklahoma at Oklahoma State
Ok, I need to calm down seeing Oklahoma State. I sure hope those cheese fries from Eskimo Joe’s are good because it appears that I need to rent an apartment in Stillwater during this upcoming football season. But when it comes to on the field action, Bedlam is a game you cannot miss.
December 4th: Big 12 Title Game
Well duh. It’s only the biggest game of the year.
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