College FB Week 11 Picks: Okalahoma State Over Kansas

Sam SourikoffCorrespondent INovember 6, 2007

Icon Sports Media Mark Mangino's Jayhawks will have to show as much confidence on the road in Stillwater as their coach has in his wardrobe.

The BCS standings still have a lot of sorting out to do down the stretch—so don't lock in Ohio State and LSU just yet.

Here's a look ahead at this weekend's biggest games... 

 

No. 1 Ohio State played a 17-10 squeaker last year against Illinois, and the combination of Juice Williams and Rashard Mendenhall might be enough to get it done in Columbus for Ron Zook's club.

I saw a spread earlier at +15 for Illinois. I don't think the Illini will lose by more than 10 points. 

Prediction: Illinois 21, Ohio State 20

And the title dream ends for the Buckeyes.

 

No. 4 Kansas at Oklahoma State features a man, he's forty, and his name is Mike Gundy.

Kansas beat up on a terrible Nebraska team, but also gave up 21 more points to the Huskers than Oklahoma State did a month ago.

Scoring won't come easy for the Jayhawks—and defense prevails late for the Cowboys as the fans in Stillwater rush the field.

Prediction: Oklahoma State 38, Kansas 31

 

No. 11 Virginia Tech hosts Florida State. The Noles are coming off a win over previously unbeaten Boston College.

In the Hokies' last home game, they blew a late lead to Boston College. Look for more of the same against FSU. 

Prediction: Florida State 20, VA Tech 17 

 

No. 13 UConn at Cincinnati is the game to watch in the Big East.

UConn is the only team in the conference without a conference loss, but that will change this weekend. QB Matt Mauk leads the Bearcats to a big win at home. 

Prediction: Cincinnati 31, UConn 23

 

Texas Tech at Texas is also an interesting matchup, and could turn into a barnburner awful quick. The Ol' Ball Coach and the Gamecocks will play Florida tight this week, and Georgia will stay atop the SEC East with a win over Auburn.

Those are the picks that matter this week. You heard it here...now I'm out.

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