College Football Predictions Week 7: Big 12 Conference Picks Against the Spread
The Big 12 Conference features five ranked teams in action during Week 7; including two matchups between ranked teams. The slate is headlined by Baylor heading to Texas A&M in early action and Oklahoma State traveling to Austin to take on Texas.
Let's look at this week's Big 12 locks of the week.
Baylor at Texas A&M (-8): On paper, this looks to be a very high scoring game, but the defenses will likely play a bigger role than most believe. You can't forget the Aggies second half meltdowns of late, so look for Robert Griffin III to take control of the game late and lead the Bears to a big road win. Baylor 27-20.
Iowa State at Missouri (-17): Missouri is the more talented team, but haven't exactly played like it all season. Playing at home, they have a better than average chance to win the game, but covering the line could be a big challenge. Tigers 24-20.
Oklahoma State (-8) at Texas: Oklahoma State leads the nation in scoring at 51 points per game and quarterback Brandon Weeden is an impressive 7-0 on the road as a starter. The Cowboys offense is on fire and they are facing a Texas defense that allowed over 300 yards in the air a week ago to Oklahoma. That's not a good trend if you are a Longhorns fan.
Cowboys’ wide receiver Justin Blackmon, had success a season ago against a veteran Texas secondary but will be covered by a group of freshman and sophomore cornerbacks. On paper it should be a field day for Oklahoma State.
Texas will keep it close for three quarters but in the end Oklahoma State not only wins but they cover as well. Cowboys 34 Longhorns 20
Kansas State at Texas Tech (-3.5): Bill Snyder's Wildcats have surprised so far this season and likely still aren't getting the respect that they deserve. The Wildcats have found a way to a 5-0 start to the season, but will face a tough test in Lubbock, where they traditionally haven't had a great deal of success.
Kansas State caught a big break though when Texas Tech running back Eric Stephens, who was averaging 114 yards per game, was lost for the season with a dislocated knee. That's a big advantage for Kansas State's defense because Stephens three replacements combined are averaging 31 yards per game. Wildcats 26-21.
Oklahoma (-37) at Kansas: The Jayhawks secondary was torched by Weeden and Oklahoma State a week ago and it doesn't get any easier this week when Landry Jones and Oklahoma come to town. Jones has lit it up the past two weeks and that will continue this week. Oklahoma 48-10.
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