The preliminaries are almost done in the Big 12.
Seven of the 10 teams have completed their non-conference schedules.
Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury says he makes sure his players know that their entire season and all they want to accomplish is still in front of them. New Texas coach Charlie Strong talks to Longhorns about "Phase 2," which is Big 12 play.
The Red Raiders (2-1) play their conference opener Thursday night at 24th-ranked Oklahoma State (2-1).
Iowa State (1-2) becomes the first team to play two Big 12 games when the Cyclones host seventh-ranked Baylor on Saturday. The Cyclones' homecoming game against Toledo on Oct. 11 is the only game a Big 12 team will play after September that doesn't count in the league standings.