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Big 12 Week 5 Predictions: Texas Tech-Baylor Shootout, West Virginia Travels to Oklahoma

Skyler Howard

Skyler Howard

The Big 12 generated plenty of conversation and intrigue across the nation last Saturday from the thrilling TCU-Texas Tech game, along with Oklahoma State’s last-minute win over Texas. But the Week 5 slate is even more appealing. West Virginia is a quiet 3-0, and the Mountaineers have their biggest test of the season against Oklahoma on Saturday. Conference play in the state of Texas is under the spotlight, as TCU hosts Texas and there should be no shortage of points in the Texas Tech-Baylor matchup in Arlington.

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Athlon Sports offers its Big 12 Week 5 predictions from four editors: Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven), Mitch Light (@AthlonMitch), David Fox (@DavidFox615), and Braden Gall (@BradenGall)

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Big 12 Week 5 Game Power Rankings & Predictions

1. West Virginia at Oklahoma

Date and Kickoff Time: Saturday, Oct. 3 at Noon ET

TV Channel: Fox Sports 1

Spread: Oklahoma -7

Predictions for West Virginia at Oklahoma

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

34-27

37-21

28-21

37-34

2. Texas Tech vs. Baylor (Arlington)

Date and Kickoff Time: Saturday, Oct. 3 at 3:30 p.m. ET

TV Channel: ABC/ESPN2

Spread: Baylor -17

Predictions for Texas Tech at Baylor

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

55-40

58-41

52-41

41-38

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3. Texas at TCU

Date and Kickoff Time: Saturday, Oct. 3 at Noon ET

TV Channel: ABC

Spread: TCU -15

Predictions for Texas at TCU

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

45-24

44-20

42-31

41-28

4. Kansas State at Oklahoma State

Date and Kickoff Time: Saturday, Oct. 3 at 4 p.m. ET

TV Channel: Fox Sports 1

Spread: Oklahoma State -8

Predictions for Kansas State at Oklahoma State

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

31-20

33-23

31-21

30-24

5. Kansas at Iowa State

Date and Kickoff Time: Saturday, Oct. 3 at Noon ET

TV Channel: FSN

Spread: Iowa State -16

Predictions for Kansas at Iowa State

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

38-17

24-14

27-14

34-14