Around the Big 12

Around the Big 12: Week 5

Last Week: 3-1

Overall: 17-6

After last week with OSU going down, the Sooners nearly getting one of the worst losses I’ve ever seen and my grades getting beat more than an OU cornerback, this bye week is a welcome break from this crazy season. With that being said, the picks must be made! Plus, after another one loss week why not keep this rolling?

Texas @ Iowa State (UT -6.0)

Texas is back (to playing football this week)! What better way to let your fans down than a Thursday night game in Ames, Iowa? Noted let-down game artist Tom Herman takes his Longhorns into Ames in a sneakily tough situation that has claimed its fair share of victims (whatup 2011 OSU?). Luckily for Texas, the Iowa State uniforms look just enough like USC to provide enough motivation for the Horns to roll out of bed. Texas 28-24

Baylor @ Kansas State (KSU -16.5)

The best 0-4 team in the country heads up to Manhattan to take on Bill Snyder and my least favorite Big 12 team! In a game that features both teams that have screwed me over this season. Yeah, I’m still pissed about Vandy and yeah I’m pissed that Baylor showed up in the one game I bet against them. I’m staying away from this game and its tantalizing 16.5 point line and I suggest you do to. Baylor 34-31.

#15 Oklahoma State @ Texas Tech (OSU -9.5)

An overrated OSU team? What a shocker. Almost as much of a shocker as Texas Tech randomly getting a defense this season. For Oklahoma State, this is the definition of a trap game. Lubbock at night is a hell hole and coming off the collapse of the Pokes’ Playoff/Heisman hopes, how will they respond? I think the Cowboys bounce back in this one, but Texas Tech shows up big time. The Raiders are back to being a scary team to play in the Big 12. Get your popcorn ready. OSU 65-59

Bonus Games:

Yeah, the picks this week blow and after slacking off on this bye week, do you really think I’d pick only three games? Let’s look at two of the good national games.

#5 USC @ #16 Washington State (USC -3.5)

I really don’t think USC is as good as everyone says they are. This game has trap written all over it with Mike Leach looking to get a big win to solidify his Washington State restoration process. This is a game you see the home underdog win all the time, but…I’m going USC. Wazzu will have to wait a little longer for that big win. USC 28-17

#2 Clemson @ #12 Virginia Tech (CLEM -7.5)

I’ve been ALL IN on Josh Jackson this season. The guy hits every checkmark on the “young dark-horse Heisman candidate” check sheet. Duel threat QB? Check. Leading a sleeping giant program? Check. Big statement game at home against a recent national champion? Check. Lane Stadium will be rocking. VT 24-14

 

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