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Weekend Watch Guide: An Oklahoma State Fan’s Guide to Week 6 of the College Football Season

From some early morning Red River to a late night in Los Angeles and everything in between.



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Weeknight games might initially seem like a pain, but think of all the different football you can watch on Saturday.

Oklahoma State hosts Kansas State on a rare Friday night, leaving all of an action-packed Saturday available for Oklahoma State fans. Here is an OSU fan’s guide to Week 6 of the 2023 college football season.

Big 12 Schedule

Kansas State at Oklahoma State — 6:30 p.m. Friday on ESPN
No. 12 Oklahoma at No. 3 Texas — 11 a.m. Saturday on ABC
UCF at Kansas — 3 p.m. Saturday on FOX
Texas Tech at Baylor — 7 p.m. Saturday on ESPN2
TCU at Iowa State — 7 p.m. Saturday on FS2

It ought to be a fun weekend of Big 12 football, starting with Friday night’s Oklahoma State-Kansas State matchup.

But the hits keep coming Saturday, starting with an unbeaten Red River Showdown. This game is always filled with wacky surprises, but it has been since 2011 that both teams entered this game without a loss.

Kansas and UCF could be sneaky fun, too. Both of these teams are averaging north of 30 points a game, but both likely feel due for a win after the Knights have dropped their past two and the 4-1 Jayhawks are coming off a Texas thumping.

Texas Tech and Baylor ought to also be a blast. It’s another game that probably feels like a must-win for both 2-3 teams, but it adds the element of being an in-state rivalry.

Saturday Selections

No. 23 LSU at No. 21 Missouri — 11 a.m. Saturday on ESPN
Marshall at NC State — 1 p.m. Saturday on CW Network
No. 13 Washington State at UCLA — 2 p.m. Saturday on Pac-12 Network
No. 11 Alabama at Texas A&M — 2:30 p.m. Saturday on CBS
Syracuse at No. 14 North Carolina — 2:30 p.m. Saturday on ESPN
Tulsa at Florida Atlantic — 5 p.m. Saturday on ESPN+
Colorado at Arizona State — 5:30 p.m. on Pac-12 Network
No. 20 Kentucky at No. 1 Georgia — 6 p.m. on ESPN
No. 10 Notre Dame at No. 25 Louisville — 6:37 p.m. on ABC
Arizona at No. 9 USC — 9:30 p.m. on ESPN

That’s a lot of games, so let’s keep the reasonings brief.

LSU and Missouri provide a ranked matchup between one team that is underperforming against expectations (3-2 LSU) and a team that is overperforming expectations (5-0 Missouri).

The Marshall Thundering Heard will always be a team close to my heart (We Are Marshall; I am Marshall). Marshall is unbeaten and looking for a second win over an ACC team this season.

After one loss to No. 11 Utah, UCLA is out of the top 25, but the Bruins hosting unbeaten Washington State ought to be a lot of fun.

Alabama has struggled (by Alabama’s standards) this season, so I imagine College Station will be blood-thirsty with the Tide coming to town.

Syracuse’s only loss this year came last week to Clemson. North Carolina shouldn’t be looking ahead to next week’s game against Miami.

Tulsa is an in-state school with a handful of former Pokes on the team. The Golden Hurricane should handle 1-3 Florida Atlantic.

Colorado and Arizona State features a future Big 12 matchup on the Pac-12 Network. The game provides Prime hype while also a familiar foe for Cowboys’ fans from playing ASU early in the season. The Sun Devils are 1-4 with their only win being a 3-point victory over FCS Southern Utah.

Kentucky is unbeaten and is coming off a big win against Florida, but the Wildcats have the ultimate test this weekend with a trip to Athens.

Notre Dame will play it’s third straight ranked foe with its trip to Louisville.

Lastly, future Big 12 member Arizona is 3-2, but its losses are to Mississippi State in Starkville and against No. 7 Washington (both were by a single score). So, throw on the after dark game between the Wildcats and defending Heisman winner Caleb Williams.

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