Trib sports guys Brice Cherry, John Werner and Tony Adame return for Week 3 to break down an interesting landscape for the Big 12 and the Baylor Bears:
• After a nearly flawless opener, Baylor got shut out of the end zone in the first half vs. SMU, which hadn't happened vs. a nonconference opponent since TCU in 2010. Was the slow start more of a hiccup or a sign of concern?
• Baylor closes out its nonconference slate on the road Friday night at Rice. The Owls are returning home following blowout losses to Western Kentucky and Army. Clearly, BU has a major talent advantage. Any chance of a trap game for the Bears?
• Around the country, the Big 12 isn't exactly making waves. Only three teams are undefeated after disappointing losses for presumed frontrunners Oklahoma and OSU. The conference is only 1-for-2 in making the College Football Playoff. What's the best scenario for the league to get in this year?
• The Sooners have a chance to redeem themselves with a huge game against Ohio State this week. The Buckeyes have given up just 13 points on the year in lopsided victories over Bowling Green and Tulsa, and they're a two-point favorite, even playing in Norman. How do you see this one shaking out?
• We've also got a conference game on the docket this week, as TCU hosts Iowa State. The Horned Frogs fell out of the Top 25 after a double-OT loss to Arkansas, and Gary Patterson's vaunted defense ranks 99th in the country after two games. Is this shaping up as a backslide year for TCU?
• Bonus round — We play America's favorite game show: match the college athlete with his famous father.