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2013 Big 12 Schedule Breakdown - OSU to WVU
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Posted Feb 11, 2013


Breakdowns and analysis of each Big 12 team's 2013 schedule - Oklahoma State to West Virginia


2013 Big 12 Schedules

Ok State to WVU

Baylor | Iowa State | Kansas | Kansas State | Oklahoma
Oklahoma State | Texas | TCUTexas Tech | West Virginia


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 Oklahoma State

Non-Conference Games: Mississippi State, at UTSA, Lamar
Realistic Best Case Record: 10-2
Worst Case Record: 7-5
Likely Finish: 9-3

Pre-Preseason Projected Wins: at UTSA, Lamar, Kansas State, TCU, at Iowa State, at Texas Tech, Kansas, Baylor, Oklahoma

Pre-Preseason Projected Losses: Mississippi State, at West Virginia, at Texas

Summary: It’s an interesting slate from start to finish, opening up with a statement game against a strong Mississippi State team in Houston before going to what’s sure to be a fired up Alamodome to play UTSA – don’t laugh; the Roadrunners have a good fan base. And then comes the annual Oklahoma State stat-filler with Lamar coming into Boone Pickens before getting a week off to gear up for the Big 12 season.

It’s not a bad way to start out the conference campaign with a trip to West Virginia to kick things off before getting Kansas State at home. If the Cowboys can get through those two games 2-0, with a week off before hosting TCU, going to Iowa State and Texas Tech, and welcoming Kansas, a 6-0 Big 12 start is on the table before going to Texas. It’s a long year, but that’s a positive with a third bye week to rest up late and prepare for the Bedlam showdown against Oklahoma.

2013 Schedule
8/31 Mississippi State (in Houston)
9/7 at UTSA
9/14 Lamar
9/21 OPEN DATE
9/28 at West Virginia
10/5 Kansas State
10/12 OPEN DATE
10/19 TCU
10/26 at Iowa State
11/2 at Texas Tech
11/9 Kansas
11/16 at Texas
11/23 Baylor
11/30 OPEN DATE
12/7 Oklahoma

Texas

Non-Conference Games: New Mexico State, at BYU, Ole Miss
Realistic Best Case Record: 12-0
Worst Case Record: 8-4
Likely Finish: 11-1

Pre-Preseason Projected Wins: New Mexico State, at BYU, Ole Miss, Kansas State, at Iowa State, at TCU, Kansas, at West Virginia, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, at Baylor

Pre-Preseason Projected Losses: Oklahoma

Summary: The Longhorns can't take a favorable schedule for granted. Just when it seemed like things should've worked out over the last few seasons, they didn't. This time around, the first month should provide a few good non-conference tests with a road date at BYU and a home game against Ole Miss. Fortunately, the season opener against New Mexico State should help the team get ready. Unlike several other Big 12 teams, there's no off week to prepare for the conference opener - Kansas State comes to Austin right after the date with the Rebels.

It's not like Texas needs a bye week to prepare for the road trip to Iowa State, and it's going to be tough not to look ahead to the showdown against Oklahoma. The second of three off weeks comes before the trip to TCU to try to get revenge after last year's clunker. That's followed up by Kansas, at West Virginia and Oklahoma State for a not-that-bad run before getting a week to prepare for Texas Tech and the regular season finale at Baylor. Again, Texas can't assume wins like it used to, but the slate should be broken up enough to have a big year.

2013 Schedule
8/31 New Mexico State
9/7 at BYU
9/14 Ole Miss
9/21 Kansas State
9/28 OPEN DATE
10/5 at Iowa State
10/12 Oklahoma (in Dallas)
10/19 OPEN DATE
10/26 at TCU
11/2 Kansas
11/9 at West Virginia
11/16 Oklahoma State
11/23 OPEN DATE
11/28 Texas Tech
12/7 at Baylor

TCU

Non-Conference Games: LSU, SE Louisiana, SMU
Realistic Best Case Record: 9-3
Worst Case Record: 5-7
Likely Finish: 7-5

Pre-Preseason Projected Wins: SE Louisiana, SMU, Kansas, West Virginia, at Iowa State, at Kansas State, Baylor

Pre-Preseason Projected Losses: LSU, at Texas Tech, at Oklahoma, at Oklahoma State, Texas

Summary: Oh great. Just when it seems like TCU has everything starting to come together with a team ready to make a nice run, it starts out the season in Dallas against a loaded LSU. Fortunately, SE Louisiana is up next to gear up for the start to the Big 12 season at Texas Tech. Unfortunately, there’s an unnecessary week off before getting SMU – it would’ve been nicer to have the extra time to prepare for a trip to Oklahoma the following week.

The Horned Frogs get a break not playing three toad games in four weeks, but there isn’t much of a chance to breathe in the middle part of the slate with a trip to Oklahoma State and home dates against Texas and West Virginia before going to Iowa State and Kansas State. Getting a week off to prepare for the regular season finale against Baylor is a plus.

2013 Schedule
8/31 LSU (in Arlington)
9/7 SE Louisiana
9/14 at Texas Tech
9/21 OPEN DATE
9/28 SMU
10/5 at Oklahoma
10/12 Kansas
10/19 at Oklahoma State
10/26 Texas
11/2 West Virginia
11/9 at Iowa State
11/16 at Kansas State
11/23 OPEN DATE
11/30 Baylor

Texas Tech

Non-Conference Games: at SMU, Stephen F. Austin, Texas State
Realistic Best Case Record: 9-3
Worst Case Record: 4-8
Likely Finish: 7-5

Pre-Preseason Projected Wins: at SMU, Stephen F. Austin, Texas State, TCU, Iowa State, Kansas State, Baylor

Pre-Preseason Projected Losses: at Kansas, at West Virginia, at Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, at Texas

Summary: Kliff Kingsbury’s first season should start off with a big of a bang going to Dallas to face a good-looking SMU, but it has to be a good warm-up game along with the home opener against Stephen F. Austin before dealing with TCU at home. If all goes well and according to plan, the Red Raiders should be 4-0 with Texas State up next and a bye week to prepare for a road trip to Kansas. With Iowa State to follow, if Tech can beat TCU, a 6-0 start isn’t out of the question before the fun really begins.

The Kansas game kicks off a run of three road games in four weeks with West Virginia and Oklahoma coming after the home date against ISU. On the plus side, Tech goes almost all of November without playing a true road game, hosing Oklahoma State and Kansas State before playing Baylor in Jerry World in Arlington. The regular season closes out with a week off before going to Texas.

2013 Schedule
8/31 at SMU
9/7 Stephen F. Austin
9/14 TCU
9/21 Texas State
9/28 OPEN DATE
10/5 at Kansas
10/12 Iowa State
10/19 at West Virginia
10/26 at Oklahoma
11/2 Oklahoma State
11/9 Kansas State
11/11/16 Baylor (in Arlington)
11/23 OPEN DATE
11/28 at Texas

West Virginia

Non-Conference Games: William & Mary, Georgia State, at Maryland
Realistic Best Case Record: 9-3
Worst Case Record: 6-6
Likely Finish: 7-5

Pre-Preseason Projected Wins: William & Mary, Georgia State, at Maryland, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, at Kansas, Iowa State

Pre-Preseason Projected Losses: at Baylor, at Kansas State, at TCU, Texas,

Summary: Unlike most Big 12 teams, the Mountaineers need to deal with a nasty conference game early on, warming up against William & Mary before having to make a trip to Oklahoma. With Georgia State to follow, the offense will have a little bit more time to get some easy work in before dealing with a sneaky-tough non-conference date against Maryland in Baltimore. And then come the firefights with Oklahoma State, at Baylor and a week off before going against Texas Tech.

The team needs the week off before facing the Red Raiders considering it’s followed up by three road games in four weeks going to Kansas State, TCU and Kansas wrapped around a home game against Texas. In a strange and unfortunate twist, the second week off comes at the end between Kansas and Iowa State. In all, WVU has to play five conference road games and only get six games total in Morgantown.

2013 Schedule
8/31 William & Mary
9/7 at Oklahoma
9/14 Georgia State
9/21 at Maryland
9/28 Oklahoma State
10/5 at Baylor
10/12 OPEN DATE
10/19 Texas Tech
10/26 at Kansas State
11/2 at TCU
11/9 Texas
11/16 at Kansas
11/23 OPEN DATE
11/30 Iowa State

- 2013 Big 12 Composite Schedule & Weekly Rankings
- 2013 Big 12 Schedule Analysis - Baylor to Oklahoma