Oklahoma at Oklahoma State
The Big 12 no longer has a championship game, but this regular-season finale at Boone Pickens Stadium could serve the same purpose and provide even better theater. Both teams could arrive unbeaten. Even with one loss, a berth in the BCS national title game could be at stake.
Oklahoma State at Texas A&M
Rarely is such an important Big 12 game played in September, but the winner of this showdown at Kyle Field will have some serious momentum for the remainder of the season. OSU went unbeaten on the road last year, but will be extremely hard-pressed to do so again this year.
Oklahoma vs. Texas
It's been a decade since the Red River Rivalry wasn't forecast as the Big 12 game of the year, but here's where we're at thanks to the Longhorns going 5-7 last season. No matter what transpires leading up to this game, however, there figures to be high drama in the Cotton Bowl.
Texas A&M at Oklahoma
This one could match two unbeatens, but could end in a thud based on recent history. The last time the Aggies won in Norman was 51-6 against the John Blake-coached Sooners in 1997. Bob Stoops is 6-0 at home against Texas A&M with an average victory margin of 38.7 points.
Oklahoma State at Missouri
In this key matchup, the Cowboys will be coming off a game at Texas the previous week and will be one month removed from playing at Texas A&M. This contest could be put up or shut up time for OSU. If the Cowboys are able to sweep A&M, Texas and Missouri, look out.
Oklahoma State at Texas
If the Longhorns hadn't gotten a late-season reprieve against Florida Atlantic last year in Austin, they would have entered this season with a five-game home losing streak. The Cowboys won impressively 33-16 at Texas last year, but they have to make a return trip this season.
Missouri at Oklahoma
The Sooners have a score to settle in their Big 12 opener. With OU ranked No. 1 in the first BCS poll last year, the Tigers convincingly derailed the Sooners, pulling away with a 16-0 spurt in the fourth quarter to post a 36-27 victory in Columbia before an ESPN GameDay audience.
Missouri at Texas A&M
In what could be a future SEC contest, the Tigers travel to College Station, which will be going bonkers if the Aggies were able to survive back-to-back games against OSU and Arkansas one month prior. MU appears to be the best team in the Big 12 North, if there were still such a thing.
Texas A&M at Texas Tech
After facing OSU at home and Arkansas at Cowboys Stadium in consecutive weeks, the Aggies travel to Lubbock for a trap game against an often dangerous Texas Tech team. A loss here could kill Texas A&M's hopes for its second (and potentially last) Big 12 championship.
Texas at Missouri
The Longhorns lead this series 7-1 in Big 12 history and 17-5 overall. The last time Missouri won was 1997, the year before coach Mack Brown arrived. Prior to that, the Tigers hadn't beaten Texas since 1916. Brown has won by 19, 31 and 34 points in his three trips to Columbia.