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Thanks for the memories, Oklahoma.
I was on track for my third consecutive perfect week of picks until the Sooners lost in the nightcap. Oh, well. It's been a solid run in recent weeks, and one I think will continue this week.
On to the picks!
Last week: 3-1 (.750)
Overall: 39-10 (.796)
No. 16 Texas A&M 41, Missouri 24: Winner gets to stay in the SEC West, right? The Tigers, by way of a blowout, didn't get the full Kyle Field treatment last season. That will change this year, and the Tigers, with a young quarterback, aren't nearly as well suited to deal with it. A steady diet of Christine Michael and Cyrus Gray will be too much.
No. 3 Oklahoma State 44, Baylor 30: This will be fun to watch. Missouri didn't quite have the firepower to keep up with Oklahoma State's offense. Baylor does. But finally, will slowing the Bears (44.3 points a game) get the OSU defense a little respect? I doubt it. But this will be eight wins for the Pokes.
No. 9 Oklahoma 27, No. 8 Kansas State 24: This will be a fascinating game, and further validation that K-State's defense is legit, but it's also my pick of the week. Come back later Thursday for a video of me explaining the pick.
No. 24 Texas 41, Kansas 20: The Longhorns have struggled this season when they've faced elite offenses and elite defenses. They've thrived when they face neither. Kansas fits the bill, and won't be leaving Austin with a win. Another big day for Malcolm Brown, who has NFL back written all over him.
No. 20 Texas Tech 38, Iowa State 27: No ugly losses for this Texas Tech team, and no worries for the oft-hyped "hangover" following a big win. Texas Tech doesn't need any help remembering what happened in Ames last year. Seth Doege's march, no matter how awesome he plays, continues to be quiet.
Thanks for the memories, Oklahoma.I was on track for my third consecutive perfect week of picks until the Sooners lost in the nightcap. Oh, well. It's been a solid run in recent weeks, and one I think will continue this week.