Trojans too talented for Irish
Texas and Iowa State will remain in the BCS picture with impressive home victories.
Arkansas +3½ over LSU: Arkansas showed last week it really does want to go to a bowl. A loss at Mississippi State would have eliminated all chances. But after falling behind 14-0, the Hogs rallied for 24 straight points and the victory. Even more impressive was their ability to run out the clock at the end of the game. Now they must beat LSU at home to go bowling. LSU is already eligible for a good bowl, and certainly doesn't have the same incentive. We'll stick with the hungry team here.
The pick: Arkansas.
Texas -10 over Texas A&M: Texas is an explosive team but needed a wakeup call in its last game to beat a Kansas team playing with its fifth-string quarterback. The week before, the Longhorns looked dead in the water before scoring 42 second-half points to crush Oklahoma State's minds and spirit. With Vince Young coming into his own, he has become the most dangerous player on the field.
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