vs. WVU wide receiver Kevin White
He is big at 6-3, 210 pounds and physical, yet has plenty of athleticism. He is also a “talker” and brings some drama to the party as he chastised Baylor defenders last week for their social media projections on how they were going to shut him down. White is a load!
The media around the Big 12 and nationally has missed big on Kevin Peterson, who last week took TCU’s leading receiver Kolby Listenbee and held him without a catch for the first time this season. Peterson is a monster cover guy. He is not as big at 5-11, 195, but he is very strong and one of the fastest players on the Oklahoma State team outside of obviously Tyreek Hill.
I will call this too close to call as both players have a chance to exert their will on the other or just exchange blows all afternoon. Don’t miss the chance to watch these two go at each other as there will be a lot of NFL scouts in the house to watch this as well.
Edge: Too Close to Call
vs. WVU left guard Quinton Spain
Hautau has family in town and he never needs extra motivation as the 6-2, 290-pound Hautau is very strong and also athletic. Rarely does he not push his blocker and maybe two back in the offensive backfield. Spain is a true mountain of a man at 6-5, 332 pounds. He has also made 33 starts for WVU. These guys will battle all afternoon and the winner will go a long way toward deciding the winner on the scoreboard as Oklahoma State curtailing that vital run game now for West Virginia is important.
If WVU or OSU is able to run the ball that will go a long way toward dictating control of the game. Spain is the best friend of the four Mountaineer backs that play and Hautau is the best friend of the defensive ends and linebackers on the Cowboys defense.
Edge: Slight Edge to OSU and Hautau
vs. WVU nose tackle Kyle Rose
He just does not have a lot of experience as a true freshman walk-on. Don’t let that walk-on tag fool you as he was a very good player in high school at Argyle Liberty and turned down multiple Division I offers in order to come to Oklahoma State.
Rose is the most experienced of the starting defensive line with 13 starts. He is also 6-4, 296 pounds to Lundblade’s 6-3, 290. It’s close enough. I’m going to call the advantage to Rose as he is a veteran with those 13 starts, but I believe Lundblade could battle at least on even terms. The young man has rocks in his pants and he can play.
Edge: Solid to WVU and Rose
Big 12 Predictions
Saturday, Oct. 25
@#11 Kansas State 34, Texas 24
@#10 TCU 52, Texas Tech 27
Last Week: 3-2 (straight up) / 3-2 (against the spread)
Season Total: 42-7 (straight up) / 28-13 with a push (against the spread)
(Note: Not all games have point spreads as FBS vs. FCS games often don't.
Last Week's Results
#12 TCU 31, #15 Oklahoma State 27
Actual Score: 42-9 TCU
#4 Baylor 48, @West Virginia 31
Actual Score: 41-27 West Virginia
@#11-Oklahoma 30, #14-Kansas State 28
Actual Score 31-30 Kansas State
@Texas Tech 37, Kansas 20
Actual Score: 34-21 Texas Tech
@Texas 26, Iowa State 21
Actual Score: 48-45 Texas