1. OSU defensive ends Tyler Johnson and Jimmy Bean
vs. UTSA offensive tackles Cody Harris and Jordan Gray
Cody Harris, the left tackle for UTSA, is a robust 6-5, 300 pounds but right tackle Jordan Gray is the runt of the offensive line. While UTSA head coach Larry Coker was proud of his play at New Mexico, the Cowboys are much better and will test the 6-2, 260-pound right tackle.
The Roadrunners often employ a tight end, and he can be kept in to help. Big back Evans Okotcha and fullback Nate Shaw can help as well. The word is quarterback Eric Soza is a little gimpy after last week and that will be observed and sensed by Johnson and Co.
Advantage: OSU defensive ends Tyler Johnson and Jimmy Bean
vs. UTSA quarterback Eric Soza
They will also mix in all kinds of motions to get the defenders' minds messed up. The Cowboys must cut through the clutter and deception to read the play quickly after the snap. Speed and discipline will be critical, and the Cowboys are very good in those areas.
Advantage: OSU and Caleb Lavey and Daytawion Lowe
vs. UTSA cornerback Darrien Starling
Tracy Moore may be the most fun match-up here. Moore is physical, so these two could really end up going at it. I'm just not sure how fast Sparling is, and he will need some wheels and a good turn of hip to get out of his back pedal and into full run as all three, especially Seales, have very good straight-on speed in their routes. A good vertical will be fun to test out this match-up.
Advantage: OSU and Tracy Moore, Charlie Moore and JhaJuan Seales
No. 13 Oklahoma State 48, UTSA 10
They won last week at New Mexico after falling behind 13-0. Larry Coker is an excellent head coach and guys like Neal Neatherly, Kevin Brown and Eric Roark are very good coaches. It is a good staff that has recruited mostly Texas high school football players. Let's see where does Gundy and his staff like to go? Oh yeah, Texas. They may not be the same players, but they are pretty darn good and they are proud.
The biggest difference is in the depth and that should show up more in the second half. Yes, the Cowboys are better, but UTSA will show up and play similarly to a Tulsa, Louisiana or Rice. Let's hope they don't play like Troy because they will certainly come into it emotionally a lot like that Trojans team did back in 2007.
The good thing is these Cowboys are a lot better than in 2007, and this OSU team has shown a lot of maturity, something that really helps win games on the road.
Horned Frogs eager to even their record with gusto.
Baylor 48, Buffalo 14
Buffalo played Ohio State tough, but the nation is about to be able to compare and contrast Bears and Buckeyes.
Kansas State 34, Louisiana-Lafayette 21
Wildcats plays Sams more at QB, and score more, but ULL is not as bad as they looked last week at Arkansas.
Kansas 24, South Dakota 14
Jayhawks and Jake Heaps are too much for Jack Rabbits.
No. 15 Oklahoma 35, West Virginia 7
This will still feel like revenge for Stoops as last season's score-athon drew OU fan criticism.
No. 16 Texas 20, BYU 16
Longhorns on "Upset Alert."
Texas Tech 63, Stephen F. Austin 24
This one will be goofy wacky in Lubbock.
Last Week - Straight Up: 6-3; Against the Spread: 2-3
@SMU 35, Texas Tech 31. Actual Score: 41-23 Tech
@Kansas State 38, North Dakota State 24. Actual Score: 24-21 NDSU
@West Virginia 42, William & Mary 19. Actual Score: 24-17 WVU
#14-Oklahoma State 38, Mississippi State 20 in Houston. Actual Score: 21-3 OSU
@#16-Oklahoma 45, Louisiana-Monroe 31. Actual Score: 34-0 OU
@Baylor 54, Wofford 10. Actual Score: 69-3 Baylor
@Iowa State 26, Northern Iowa 14. Actual Score: 28-20 UNI @#15-Texas 59, New Mexico State 0. Actual Score: 56-7 Texas
#13-LSU 28, #20-TCU 20 in Dallas. Actual Score: 37-27 LSU
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