Predictions: Big 12 Week 8

October, 20, 2011
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This blogger is truly hitting his stride. Last season, I didn't have a single perfect week of predictions. Last week, I completed my second consecutive perfect week and third overall this season through just seven weeks of football. If not for an ugly 1-4 record in Week 2, I'd be careering it.

Even still, here's a look back at my perfect weeks in Week 3, Week 6 and Week 7, for a combined 20-0 record.

Now, on to this week's picks!

Last week: 5-0 (1.000)

Overall: 36-9 (.800)

Off: Texas, Baylor

No. 4 Oklahoma State 44, Missouri 38: Make no mistake about this one: The Cowboys are firmly on upset alert against a good Missouri team with three quality losses. The road atmosphere for the noon kick won't be amazing, but it wouldn't rattle the Cowboys anyway, who will make it nine consecutive road wins. This will be a great game and must-see TV, but the Cowboys are just too good on offense, even for an underrated Mizzou defense.

No. 11 Kansas State 27, Kansas 20: Can't wait to see both of these games. Kansas' offense is better than K-State's, but you'd never know it because the Jayhawks are too busy giving up big plays. They've given up 45 plays longer than 20 yards in six games, more than any team in the country. This will be a tight game played at the line of scrimmage between two running games, but the Wildcats get it done.

No. 17 Texas A&M 44, Iowa State 24: Too much offense from the Aggies, who can do anything on that side of the ball. Long day for the Cyclones against the nation's leader in sacks. The dam has been broken for the Aggies forcing turnovers. Expect lots of big plays from the defense, too.

No. 3 Oklahoma 47, Texas Tech 17: Norman is no country for Red Raiders. Tech has lost its last two games in Norman by an average of 41 points. This Tech team is no juggernaut, and the Sooners are salty. This will get ugly.

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