Can Texas Tech Pull Off the Improbable Season? College Football Week 13 Pick 'em

Ron KnabenbauerCorrespondent INovember 21, 2008

This is probably going to be my last Pick 'em for the season, and this week should be full of great games. Why? Because it's Rivalry week: Buckeyes-Wolverines, Red Raiders-Sooners (not really a rivalry but a big game), and Buffaloes-Cornhuskers.

I've had a decent season, but picking the upsets isn't as easy as it looks.

Here my picks for the CU Independent Week 13 College Football Week Pick 'em.

Season: 58-30; Last week: 6-2


Michigan 27 at (10) Ohio State 21


Michigan isn’t going to a bowl game for the first time since the world was made, it seems like. With that said, this will be Michigan’s bowl, and I think they’ll come out and beat their rivals from Columbus.




NC State 23 at (25) North Carolina 31


The Tar Heels are rolling this season, and that trend will continue this week against their in-state rivals.




(16) BYU 21 at (8) Utah 28


Utah is thinking BCS, but the Cougars have other plans in hopes of toppling the Utes in this Mountain West showdown. Unfortunately for BYU, Utah will continue winning and be playing in a BCS game in January.




(17) Michigan State 20 at (7) Penn State 38


Michigan State has had a great season, but Penn State will be too much for the Spartans to handle.




(20) Pittsburgh 33 at (19) Cincinnati 30


It’s going to be close, but Pittsburgh will pull off a win.




(2) Texas Tech 48 at (5) Oklahoma 45


We might see over 80 points scored in this game, as two offensive powerhouses battle in Norman. The Red-Raiders weren’t supposed to come this far this season, but they’ve proven almost everyone wrong, and that trend will continue on Saturday as they’ll beat the Sooners.




Florida State 27 at (22) Maryland 31


Possibly one of the last games for Bobby Bowden, but unfortunately, he’s not going to come away with a win.




Colorado 24 at Nebraska 21


There is nothing like a rivalry, especially one after Thanksgiving. The Buffs want to be in a bowl game, while the Cornhuskers are already heading to one. CU-Nebraska has always been a good game, and this one won’t be any different. My prediction: CU wins and heads to their bad bowl.