Let's pick the winners of this week's games
Every Friday, we'll take a quick look at the weekend games that involve the Big 12 South teams and some of the local Dallas-Fort Worth teams and make some predictions. Please chime in with your picks as well.
Oklahoma at Miami: If you ask me, Bob Stoops made the right call on Sam Bradford. If he's not 100 percent, don't play him in Miami. Freshman Landry Jones can certainly play, as evidenced by the school-record six TD passes against Tulsa. But he's never played against an opponent this good on the road. It will be a good test. I think he's mature enough to handle it and lead his team to a win. Prediction: Oklahoma 21, Miami 13
Texas A&M vs. Arkansas: The Aggies are getting a nice yell practice in at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington tonight and fans should be ready for tomorrow. I think the players will be too, making this a very good football game at Cowboys Stadium. A&M's offense has put up solid numbers, but hasn't gone up against a tough SEC opponent like this one. Don't let Arkansas' 1-2 mark fool you. They lost to Georgia and Alabama. I think the Aggies will hang around, but won't have enough for Arkansas. Prediction: Arkansas 35, Texas A&M 27
SMU at TCU: Horned Frogs coach Gary Patterson wasted little time reminding his team of the crushing 2005 loss to SMU. I'm sure the players listened. June Jones' team is much improved and should have won at Washington State. But TCU has too much talent right now and they will be focused. Look for TCU QB Andy Dalton to have another solid performance. Prediction: TCU 41, SMU 14
New Mexico at Texas Tech: Here's a tweet for you: Tech will be ready to put this past week behind them. New Mexico is winless and dealing with its own distractions with the head coach getting a reprimand after an altercation with one of his assistants. Texas Tech should have no trouble. Prediction: Texas Tech 49, New Mexico 13
Kent State at Baylor: QB Blake Szymanski will start for the Bears and gets a chance to ease in before conference play begins at Oklahoma on Oct. 10. The Bears roll in this one. Let's just hope for their sake that everyone stays healthy. Prediction: Baylor 35, Kent State 6
Note: North Texas, Texas and Oklahoma State are off this week.
Give us your predictions on the games above. I'll announce the person that got the most right (tiebreaker is how close you are on the scores) next Friday.