Let's pick some college football games

October, 22, 2010
It's time again to predict this weekend's college games involving our local teams. Feel free to give your picks in the comment section:

Iowa State at Texas (11 a.m.): The Longhorns figured some things out in Lincoln and should be primed to make a run toward the finish line of the 2010 season. Iowa State isn't likely to provide much of a speed bump. Prediction: Texas 34, Iowa State 13

Nebraska at Oklahoma State (2:30 p.m., ABC): This should be a fantastic matchup and both teams will find ways to score. It's in Stillwater, which gives the Cowboys some hope. But I think the Cornhuskers bounce back from the Texas loss and find a way. Prediction: Nebraska: 31, Oklahoma State 28

Kansas State at Baylor (2:30 p.m): The Bears have a great opportunity to knock off a ranked opponent at home on Saturday. A win makes Baylor bowl eligible. I like the Bears at home this week. They know they are in position to make this a memorable season and they need this win before the Longhorns game next week. Prediction: Baylor 34, Kansas State 31

Texas Tech at Colorado (2:30 p.m.): It's not easy to go up to Boulder and win. Just ask Georgia. But the Buffaloes have yet to win a Big 12 game and the Red Raiders are 1-3 in the conference. This is tough, but I'll take the Red Raiders. Prediction: Texas Tech 31, Colorado 24

Houston at SMU (2:30 p.m.): I'm still surprised the Mustangs didn't beat Navy last week, but they'll move past it this week at home against Houston. The Ponies are 3-0 in Conference USA and first in the West Division. They'll move to 4-0 after Saturday. Prediction: SMU 35, Houston 21

Texas A&M at Kansas (6 p.m.): Things have really fallen apart in Kansas and A&M is desperate for a win. Those two things collide on Saturday. It's enough for the Aggies to take out some frustration. Prediction: Texas A&M 42, Kansas 14

Oklahoma at Missouri (7 p.m., ABC): Missouri is undefeated, but I'm not buying that they are the No. 11 team in the country. That doesn't mean this won't be close. It will. But Oklahoma is on a mission and, with a favorable schedule, will probably end up playing for a national title. The Sooners get it done. Prediction: Oklahoma 28, Missouri 24

Air Force at TCU (7 p.m.): The Horned Frogs are a little bruised this week and face a team that was in the top-25 until a loss last week. Air Force leads the nation in rushing. So we'll see what kind of schemes Gary Patterson's defense can cook up for the Falcons. I like TCU, but I don't think they cover the 18.5-point spread. Prediction: TCU 31, Air Force 17
Richard Durrett joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He writes about colleges, the Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers. Richard spent nine years at The Dallas Morning News covering the Rangers, Stars, colleges, motorsports and high schools.

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