Open Week: Big 12 Predictions

The Oklahoma State Cowboys will spend Saturday as a day off this weekend before hitting the practice field on Sunday for what will be like a Tuesday practice as they prepare for the Thursday night nationally televised (ESPN) Big 12 opener versus Texas Tech.

The Red Raiders have struggled in all three of their games with squeaky wins over Central Arkansas and UTEP and the loss to Arkansas that saw the Razorbacks threaten any single game rushing records in AT&T Jones Stadium.

Oklahoma State has a decent running game so far, but head coach Mike Gundy wants it sharpened for the Tech visit. The Oklahoma State defense is also working on extending depth as the starters are good enough to follow instructions and defend any offense, but with Tech going fast they will need some of the young players providing depth to improve during the brief open week before buckling back into game week mode.

As for predictions, enjoy because this "swami" is very hot right now. Check out the numbers and these picks are public and documented. They just aren't ever used by the author. They truly are for my amusement and your amazement and maybe your profit. Just remember for the future if they are free (cost of a subscription) then they couldn't be all that good. At least I'm not soliciting them over an 800 number.

Big 12 Predictions
This Week
Thursday, Sept. 18
#5 Auburn 37, @#20 Kansas State 21

Saturday, Sept. 20
Central Michigan 24, @Kansas 20

#4 Oklahoma 38, @West Virginia 27

Last Week: 8-1 (straight up) / 8-1 (against the spread)
Season Total: 23-3 (straight up) / 15-4 (against the spread)
I was red hot or orange hot last week as I nearly picked about four scores right on. It is too bad that I don't gamble on football. Actually, i am not allowed to per my contract with the Cowboys Radio Network. Actually, it's not too bad. I have had many more cold winters than warm.
(Note: Not all games have point spreads as FBS vs. FCS games often don't.)

Last Week's Results
#7-Baylor 62, @Buffalo 21
Actual: 63-21 Baylor

@Oklahoma State 45, UTSA 20
Actual: 43-13 Oklahoma State

West Virginia 31, @Maryland 28 Actual: West Virginia 40-37

@Iowa 20, Iowa State 17
Actual: 20-17 Iowa State

@Duke 38, Kansas 20
Actual: 41-3 Duke

Arkansas 30, @Texas Tech 28
Actual: 49-28 Arkansas

@TCU 44, Minnesota 9
Actual 30-7 TCU

@#3-Oklahoma 35, Tennessee 21
Actual: 34-10 Oklahoma

#12-UCLA 27, Texas 12
Actual: 20-17 UCLA

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