Who Are the Big 12’s Best Coaches in October?

Who Are the Big 12’s Best Coaches in October?
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

The University of Cincinnati is 2-2 one month into its new residency: the Big 12 Conference. It will be interesting to see how the first year plays out for the Bearcats with a new coach and a step up in competition.

As we get into the heart of the college football season, BetOhio.com – your source for Ohio sportsbooks - utilized records from Sports-Reference.com to see which Big 12 coaches have the best records in the month of October. Coaches must have a minimum of three years' experience to qualify. Here are the October details: 

Records of Big 12 Coaches in October

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SchoolCoachOctober RecordWinning Percentage
Kansas StateChris Klieman30-7.811
Iowa StateMatt Campbell29-12.707
Oklahoma StateMike Gundy46-21.687
UCFGus Malzahn28-13.683
CincinnatiScott Satterfield24-15.615
HoustonDana Holgorsen25-18.581
TCUSonny Dykes27-20.575
BYUKalani Sitake13-13.500
West VirginiaNeal Brown14-16.467
BaylorDave Aranda5-6.455
TexasSteve Sarkisian14-19.424
KansasLance Leipold8-18.308


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How Has Satterfield Fared in October?

Scott Satterfield took over as Cincinnati head coach in December 2022, replacing Luke Fickell, who moved on to Wisconsin. However, this is not Satterfield's first rodeo. He has had stints at Appalachian State and, most recently, Louisville. During his 11-year career, Satterfield already sits in the middle of the Big 12 October rankings, placing fifth after compiling a 24-15 (.615) record.

Kansas State head coach Chris Klieman tops the list with the best winning percentage in October with a 30-7 (.811) record. Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy has the most wins in October, posting a 46-21 (.687) record.

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Three-Game October Slate

The Bearcats have a road trip to BYU Friday (ESPN, 10:15) and are 2-point and -135 moneyline favorites at Caesars Sportsbook Ohio. After that, the Bearcats will prepare for a three-game October slate with a bye week in the first week.

Two home games await Cincinnati with first-ever meetings with Iowa State on Oct. 14 and Baylor on Oct. 21. A trip to Oklahoma State ends the month on Oct. 28. This will be the fourth meeting between the two schools, with the Cowboys holding a 2-1 edge but the teams haven’t met in 40 years.

As of Tuesday morning, BetMGM Ohio has Cincinnati at +10000 (tied with Oklahoma State) to win the Big 12 Championship this season. The Bearcats are also listed at +50000 to win the national championship.

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Lou Monaco

Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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