Big 12 Conference

Week 12 preview: Defensive struggle, trying to go bowling

Maybe a few upsets will liven up a weekend college football schedule that looks as if it will be full of blowouts.

Most of the top teams are big favorites this weekend and some are even playing FCS teams to get healthy and prepared for huge games next weekend.

But there is bowl eligibility on the line in many places and maybe some of the non-Baker Mayfield Heisman Trophy contenders can make a move in that race. Week 12 has a chance to be dominated more by coaching news than significant results on the field.

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