Among the Power 5 conferences, the Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac-12 all play nine conference games. That means generally speaking Week 3 of the season is the last non-conference game for most of those schools in the regular season.
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This will also be the last week that Ohio State is without suspended head coach Urban Meyer on gameday as the No. 4 Buckeyes face No. 15 TCU from AT&T Stadium outside Dallas. Meyer has been able to coach the team at practice since after Week 1. He hasn’t been missed much yet as OSU have destroyed lightweights Oregon State and Rutgers. The Buckeyes are -13 against the Frogs, and Ohio State has covered six of eight vs. Big 12 foes.
Another dominant team in the early going has been No. 5 Oklahoma, but things should get a bit tougher on Saturday as the Sooners open Big 12 play at Iowa State. OU is -18 even though the Cyclones handed Oklahoma its only regular-season loss last year, 38-31 in Norman in a huge upset. OU is on a 16-game road winning streak and has won those by an average of nearly 22 points.