While Clint Chelf is the starting quarterback for Oklahoma State, J.W. Walsh may see the field against Texas this weekend. Whether or not the Cowboys' leading receiver, Josh Stewart, will also play remains to be seen.
Texas has thrived as an underdog this year and should be able to pull off another upset, this time over Oklahoma State. Meanwhile, Ohio State is a 33-point favorite but should still be able to cover against Illinois while Louisville should look out for Houston, a 16-point underdog against the Cardinals, this week.
Baylor and Texas remain atop this week's Big 12 Power Rankings while Kansas State cracks the Top 5 as the Wildcats are riding a three-game win streak and Texas Tech, who has lost three in a row, continues to struggle.
Starting wide receivers Mike Davis and Jaxon Shipley each scored for the Longhorns in their win over West Virginia last week while Adrian Phillips came on strong against the Mountaineers as well. But Johnathan Gray and Chris Whaley, who sustained season-ending injuries in the victory, will be sorely missed.
Chris Whaley's absence leaves huge shoes to fill for Desmond Jackson, but, with 11 starts already under his belt, the junior they call "Tank" should be more than able to take advantage of the opportunity.