Big 12 viewer's guide: West Virginia-Oklahoma State highlights Week 9

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It's a busy Week 9 in the Big 12, with all 10 conference teams in action. Here's a preview of Saturday's Big 12 games (all times ET):

Noon, Kansas State at Iowa State, Fox Sports Net: Last season when these teams met, K-State recovered three Iowa State fumbles in the final seven minutes to rally from a three-touchdown deficit. Iowa State has knocked off K-State just three times since 1994, and the Wildcats enter Ames with an eight-game winning streak in the series. Kansas State defensive end Jordan Willis leads the Big 12 in both sacks (eight) and tackles for loss (11.5). Meanwhile, the Cyclones have given up 27 sacks this season, the most of any Power 5 offense in the country.

Noon, No. 10 West Virginia at Oklahoma State, FOX: The Cowboys can't give the surging Mountaineers any cheap touchdowns the way TCU did last week with turnovers, including fumbling away the opening kickoff. The good news for the Pokes, according to ESPN Stats & Information, is that Oklahoma State has been terrific controlling field position, as its opponents have the worst average starting position (the 23-yard line) in the FBS. West Virginia is seeking its first 7-0 start since 2006, when it finished 11-2. According to ESPN's Football Power Index, this road trip to Stillwater is the Mountaineers' toughest remaining game, as the two other unbeatens in league play, Oklahoma and Baylor, both have to travel to Morgantown.

3:30 p.m., Texas Tech at TCU, ESPN2/WatchESPN: Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes is coming off a career performance in which he tied the FBS single-game passing record (734) and broke the FBS total yards record (819). The last time these two teams met in Fort Worth, TCU scored 82 points, which remains a record for a Big 12 game. The Horned Frogs will need a big game out of quarterback Kenny Hill, who has been up and down this season. Mahomes ranks fifth nationally in QBR (87.3), while Hill is 58th (61.2)

3:30 p.m., No. 8 Baylor at Texas, ABC/WatchESPN: To have any chance of springing the upset and perhaps reversing the narrative on coach Charlie Strong, the Longhorns will have to establish the run against a Baylor front that's been susceptible to opposing ground games. Texas running back D'Onta Foreman has eight consecutive 100-yard rushing games, the longest active streak in the FBS, while quarterback Shane Buechele has been at his best off play-action. In fact, 12 of his 15 touchdown passes have come off play-action fakes, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Tackling will also be paramount for the Longhorns, especially against an opponent with the big-play potential of Baylor. Texas has 66 missed tackles this season, which is second most in the Big 12.

7 p.m., Kansas at No. 16 Oklahoma, FS1: Kansas has not won a road game since Sept. 12, 2009, when it defeated UTEP. The Jayhawks have also dropped 33 straight away from home in Big 12 play. Kansas will be catching an Oklahoma defense that is coming off one of the worst performances in the school's history in a 66-59 win over Texas Tech. The Sooners have allowed a Power 5-worst 13 touchdown passes on throws of 20 yards or more, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Bob Stoops, however, has never lost to the Jayhawks. In fact, Kansas has never even come within two touchdowns against a Stoops-coached Sooners team.