The Good•Baylor: Wake Forest (9-4), *Northwestern (La.) State (4-7), Washington State (5-7), at Connecticut (9-4). Bears one squad who could be excused for booking light. •Colorado: #Colorado State (3-9), *Eastern Washington (9-4), West Virginia (11-2), at Florida State (7-6) An archrival and two heavyweights. •Oklahoma: *Chattanooga (2-9), Cincinnati (10-3), at Washington (4-9), TCU (8-5) Cincy's been rising and the visit to Seattle is risky.
The Bad•Kansas: Florida International (1-11), Louisiana Tech (5-7), at South Florida (9-4), * Sam Houston State (7-4). Tough trip to the Sunshine State, but nothing else. •Nebraska: Western Michigan (5-7), San Jose State (5-7), New Mexico State (4-9), Virginia Tech (11-3) Total disinterest before the Hokies close out an all-Lincoln non-conference run. •Oklahoma State: at Washington State (5-7), Houston (8-5), *Missouri State (6-5), Troy (8-4) At least there's a good Pacific Northwest road trip for Cowboys fans. •Texas: Florida Atlantic (8-5), at UTEP (4-8), Arkansas (8-5), Rice (3-9) Renewed Hogs rivalry solid, but the rest is a mess. •Texas A&M: Arkansas State (5-7), at New Mexico (9-4), Miami (5-7), Army (3-9) Canes offer only point of interest, unless cadets draw their swords when Army arrives.
The Ugly•Iowa State: *South Dakota State (7-4), Kent State (3-9), at Iowa (6-6), at UNLV (2-10) Rivalry game with Hawkeyes can't save this sked. •Kansas State: North Texas (2-10), *Montana State (6-5), at Louisville (6-6), Louisiana-Lafayette (3-9) 'Cats fled from home game with Fresno State •Missouri: #Illinois (9-4), *Southeast Missouri State (3-8), Nevada (6-7), Buffalo (5-7) Good opener, then name-the-mascot stretch. •Texas Tech: *Eastern Washington (9-4), at Nevada (6-7), SMU (1-11), *Massachusetts (10-3) Not one, but two I-AA foes. Shame, shame. * Division I-AA opponent # Neutral site Last year's record in parenthesis By John Helsley
Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell and the Red Raiders have one of weakest non-conference schedules in the Big 12. tHE aSSOCIATED PRESS