TCU -7 @ Texas:
It’s going to be a battle of defenses in this one. Charlie Strong’s team is proving they are one of the best defenses in the country, while other than the Baylor game, TCU has been all season. The difference in this game is a couple things. One TCU has, historically, been a whipping post for Texas. Gary Patterson will not let his team come out flat for this game. Secondly, Trevone Boykin at Quarterback, vs. Swope for Texas. Texas simply can’t pass the ball efficiently. TCU is one of the most powerful offenses in the country. This game stays close early and TCU drops the hammer in the second half. A 17 – 7 game at half, turns into a 41 -14 TCU blowout.
LSU -3 @ Texas A & M:
This isn’t a lock, especially being at Kyle Field. LSU has been up and down, while the Aggies have been ridiculously inconsistent. We like LSU for a couple reasons. One, the Aggies are awful against the run. LSU has a huge size advantage up front and a consistent ground game. LSU is also coming off a poor loss at Arkansas. Don’t expect a Les Miles team to throw in the towel back to back weeks. The deeper, more well coached, defense wins this one. Tigers beat the Aggies 37 – 24.