Big 12 picks from around ESPN

October, 15, 2010
10/15/10
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Here's what a couple other folks from around ESPN see happening on Saturday.

As usual, these are not my picks. My picks were posted on Thursday.


Senior writer Bruce Feldman:

Nebraska 28, Texas 15. The Huskers are the more physical team. They're playing faster. I do think that, with a week off, the UT defense will keep Taylor Martinez from doing as much damage as he did last week, but expect NU to hit some big plays and for the Huskers' defensive front seven to dominate the underwhelming UT O-line.

Texas A&M 28, Missouri 21. How mentally tough is Mike Sherman's program? The Aggies have been underwhelming, and savvy QB Jerrod Johnson has been shaky with the ball in the last two games. My hunch is Texas A&M responds at home if Tim DeRuyter's improved defense plays well. The Tigers will make their first road trip of the season Saturday.

Texas Tech 40, Oklahoma State 31. Cowboys offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen will return to Lubbock to face a Red Raiders defense that is 114th against the pass and 98th in scoring. But Tech QB Taylor Potts has settled in to play well, and OSU is 118th in pass D. The home team has great history in this series, winning eight in a row.

Oklahoma 52, Iowa State 10. The Sooners are fantastic at home and have won 11 in a row over ISU. The Cyclones are coming off a brutal rout against Utah, and they're still way off from hanging with OU in Norman. ISU's bad run D (102nd in the country) is a good opponent for the Sooners to get their ground attack cranked up after the bye week. DeMarco Murray could feast here.


Columnist Pat Forde:

Nebraska 21, Texas 17. If we don't see Texas' best performance of the season Saturday, The Dash will be surprised. But if it's good enough to beat a Nebraska team that looked awfully good Thursday at Kansas State, The Dash will be even more surprised.

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