Big 12 Football Preview Week 2

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Our feature game of the week that doesn’t feature UCF, is #11 Texas at #3 Alabama. Next year, it’s an SEC game. This year, Texas flys in under the Big 12 banner. Both teams won their season opening warm up and now face their first real test of the 23 campaign. Last year, Bama eeked out a 20-19 win over the Horns behind Bryce Young’s scrambling that got the Crimson Tide in FG range to deliver the victory. Texas dominated early on behind QB Quinn Ewers before he left with a shoulder injury and he is back under center again for the Longhorns who have a top flight receiving core. Jalen Milroe was impressive in his debut for the Tide last week accounting for 5 TDs against Middle Tennessee. This one is opposite the UCF game at 7:00 on ESPN.

The rest of the slate looks like this:
Friday Night:

Kansas entertains Illinois, 7:30 on ESPN2

Baylor tries to bounce back from it’s loss to Texas State as they host #11 Utah, 12Noon on ESPN
#15 Kansas State hosts Troy, Noon on FS1
BYU welcomes Southern Utah, 3:00 on ESPN+

Iowa State hosts Iowa 3:30 FOX
#18 Oklahoma gets a visit from SMU, 6:00 on ESPN+
West Virginia host Duquesne, 6:00 on ESPN+
Cincinnati visits Pittsburgh, 6:30 on The CW
Texas Tech has a home date with #13 Oregon, 7:00 on Fox
Houston makes a trip across town to battle Rice, 7:00 on NFL Network
TCU looks to rebound as they host Nicholls 8:00 on ESPN+
Oklahoma State visits future Big12 conference member Arizona State 10:30 on Fox

UCF makes the long trip west to battle Boise State, 7:00 on FS1. I like the Knights on a late Colton Boomer FG to win 33-31.

Sons of UCF LIVE – September 7th, 2023 featuring the Big 12 Minute
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