With Week 1 of the college football season officially in the books, we now take a look ahead at Week 2 which features some of the great games of the 2023 season. While most of the Big 12 Conference lines have been listed by Circa Sports, as we release this story early on in the week, lines for FBS vs. FCS games do not release until late in the week, and with that said, here is a look ahead at some of the Big 12 lines for Week 2 of the college football season.
BIG 12 WEEK 3 LINES
Kansas -3 vs. Illinois
Cincinnati +7 at Pittsburgh
Baylor +4 vs Utah
Oklahoma State -2 at Arizona State
Iowa State +3 vs. Iowa
Oklahoma -18 vs. SMU
Kansas State -15 vs. Troy
Houston -10 at Rice
Texas Tech +7 vs. Oregon
UCF -2 at Boise State
Texas +7 at Alabama
The Big 12 is favored in six-out-of-10 non-conference games this week, with four underdogs being listed with spreads settled by one score or less in their respective matchups.
One of the four underdogs in Week 2 is Steve Sarkisian and the Texas Longhorns, who have a tough task on their plate as they head to Tuscaloosa on Saturday to take on Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide.
The largest line of the weekend was awarded to the Oklahoma Sooners who are currently listed as 18-point favorites over the SMU Mustangs, after Brent Venables’ squad hung 70 points on the Arkansas State Red Wolves last Saturday.
The closest line of the weekend is split between two matchups in the Big 12, with UCF taking on Boise State on the road, and Oklahoma State traveling to Arizona State in a matchup between future Big 12 teams. The pair of games are currently listed with two-point spreads, but with UCF putting up 56 points in their week one matchup against Kent State, the Knights could make Vegas eat their words when they take the field.
While the Week 2 games should feature some tightly-contested matchups, the real winners of the weekend are college football fans who can finally rest easy knowing that college football is all the way back.