Friday Locks Season Results
TCU (-6) @ Kansas State – If there’s one thing I’ve learned this football season it’s that TCU is the real deal. I think Kansas State will make it a good game playing in front of their home crowd. However, I think the Horned Frogs squeak out a win by at least 7.
OU (-7.5) vs. Texas – I can’t believe I’m gonna pick the Sooners this week, especially in a rivalry game. This is the one game of the year where rankings mean absolutely nothing. I think Baker Mayfield will have his guys ready for a bounce back win. I’m taking Oklahoma by a couple of touchdowns this weekend.
WVU (-3.5) vs. Texas Tech – The Mountaineers have dropped a couple of games this year, but they’ve been against pretty solid teams. I think West Virginia wins a close one in front of their home crowd.
Kansas State (+6) vs. TCU – The Wildcats have their backs firmly against the wall. A third consecutive loss would pretty much eliminate them from contention in the Big 12 championship race.
West Virginia (-3.5) vs. Texas Tech – It seems like every time I pick against the Red Raiders they burn me. I just don’t see them staying within a touchdown of the Mountaineers on the road. I still not sold on the Tech defense so I like the Mountaineers to win a high scoring affair by 7-10 points.
Kansas (+21.5) at Iowa State – There’s a big risk in taking the Jayhawks here but I’m betting on a bit of a letdown for Iowa State. Even if the Cyclones win by three touchdowns Kansas still covers.
TCU (-6) at KSU – The Wildcat offense has continued to struggle. Unfortunately they’ll face a staunch defense in TCU. With the offensive fire power, the Horned Frogs should run away with this one.
Texas Tech (+3.5) at WVU – The xfactor remains the play of Will Grier. This game should be a shootout. But I’ve giving a surging Tech team the edge.
Kansas (+21.5) at ISU – the Cyclones are coming off an emotional win. I believe it leads to a trend downward. While ISU wins this one easily, it’s not by 22 points in my opinion.
TCU at K-State (+6) – The Horned Frogs are really good, but playing in Manhattan is no easy task. Throw in the fact that it’s a morning game, and TCU could show up a little sloppy. The Wildcats’ two losses are by 6 and 7 points, but both of those games were on the road. I actually think K-State wins this game with a late score to force an upset over the Big 12’s lone undefeated team.
OU (-7.5) vs. Texas – A few weeks ago, I would have picked the Sooners by three or four touchdowns, but a lot has happened since then. OU’s defense has been exposed, and Texas has put together a couple of solid wins, including Iowa State, whom the Sooners lost to last week. I still think OU wins by double digits, though, as the Longhorns have not done enough to convince me they’re anything other than mid-level talent in the conference.
Oklahoma State (-25.5) vs. Baylor – As a Cowboy fan, I try to steer clear of picking my own team, but I actually feel really good about this game. An afternoon kickoff at home following a bye week is a good recipe for a load of points by this Oklahoma State offense, and I expect Glenn Spencer to have sorted some things out on defense. Baylor is also coming off a bye week, but they haven’t won a game yet, and so I think the Cowboys winning by at least four touchdowns is definitely in the realm of plausibility.