The Texas Longhorns find themselves inching ever closer back to national prominence, as they're No. 11 after a 4-0 start in 2012. They'll get a real test to show if they belong on Saturday when they host No. 8 West Virginia for the first time as Big 12 rivals.
The Longhorns will have to tangle with West Virginia's Heisman frontrunner, quarterback Geno Smith, who is coming off an eight-touchdown, 70-63 win over Baylor. On the season, Smith has 1,728 yards, 20 TDs and no interceptions. Texas quarterback David Ash is no slouch himself, coming off a 304-yard performance in the Longhorns' win over Oklahoma State. Ash is second behind Smith in quarterback rating at 180.4.
Both teams come into the matchup 4-0, 1-0 in Big 12 play.
No. 15 TCU hosts Iowa State for its first ever Big 12 home game on Saturday. The Cyclones (3-1, 0-1) will try to knock TCU (4-0, 1-0) from the ranks of the unbeaten, and TCU is looking to extend the nation's longest winning streak to 13.
Here's a rundown for this weekend's games:
Iowa State at No. 15 TCU, Saturday, 2:30 p.m.
No. 8 West Virginia at No. 11 Texas, 7 p.m., FOX
SMU at UTEP, Saturday, 7 p.m.
Baylor: Open week