HSJ Pick: Baylor
Reason: Baylor might win this game outright. Usually, even the worst team in a power conference is better than the second or third best team in one of those small conferences. Take the Bears.
Texas A&M -28
HSJ Pick: Florida
Reason: Without a quarterback, Florida won’t be able to win on the road. However, this game should be much closer than four touchdowns.
Texas A&M 35
HSJ Pick: Hawaii
Reason: Historically, PAC 10 schools have trouble winning on the Island. The Rainbow Warriors will cover the spread.
Kansas State -4
HSJ Pick: Kansas State
Reason: Seriously, this line is a little off. We expect Kansas State to win going away. Iowa State has lost to a Big 10 school. Their season is over.
Iowa State 13
San Diego State
HSJ Pick: Mizzou
Reason: Mizzou will take this week to work on their running game and take the pressure off their quarterback. It will work against San Diego State, but may not work once conference play begins.
HSJ Pick: Washington
Reason: The Huskies will pull away from the Huskers in the second half. The difference? One team has a quarterback, and one team doesn’t.
HSJ Pick: Oklahoma
Reason: Like Baylor, Oklahoma is playing a school from a minor conference and should win handily.
Oklahoma State -7
HSJ Pick: Tulsa
Tulsa wins this one late. Gundy’s ship has sailed.
HSJ Pick: Kansas
After a disastrous first week, Kansas has rebounded nicely. Turner Gill looks like he has the team’s attention. We believe he threw the first game on purpose to get his team’s attention.
Southern Miss 17
With Tech’s new veer offense, this game will come down to field position and the kicking game. Take Tech to cover the spread, but the Horns will win by a field goal.
Texas Tech 3