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Big 12 has a championship Saturday even without title game, final 2 games will impact who wins

Baylor linebacker Eddie Lackey (5) gets a hug from head coach Art Briles, right, and defensive coordinator Phil Bennett, left, after returning an interception for a touchdown in the third quarter of a 41-38 win over TCU in an NCAA college football game in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Dallas Morning News, Louis DeLuca) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALES; MAGAZINES OUT; TV OUT; INTERNET USE BY AP MEMBERS ONLY

Baylor linebacker Eddie Lackey (5) gets a hug from head coach Art Briles, right, and defensive coordinator Phil Bennett, left, after returning an interception for a touchdown in the third quarter of a 41-38 win over TCU in an NCAA college football game in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Dallas Morning News, Louis DeLuca) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALES; MAGAZINES OUT; TV OUT; INTERNET USE BY AP MEMBERS ONLY  (The Associated Press)

The Big 12 will have its own championship Saturday, even without technically having a title game.

Both remaining regular-season games in the conference's round-robin schedule have championship implications.

Baylor coach Art Briles says whoever made the schedule "is looking pretty smart right now."

Sixth-ranked Oklahoma State can clinch the league's Big 12 BCS berth with a win over No. 18 Oklahoma. The Bedlam game in Stillwater should wrap up about the same time that No. 9 Baylor kicks off its regular-season finale at home against No. 23 Texas.

If Oklahoma State loses, the Bears and Longhorns suddenly are playing for the outright conference title. Or they will be playing for a share of the Big 12 title and to be the league's likely representative in the Cotton Bowl.