Big 12 predictions: Week 15
I’m a little overcome with emotion today. My friends at Boyz II Men probably explain my thoughts on the end of the college football season best:
Although we’ve come to the end of the road, still I can’t let you go. It’s unnatural. You belong to me. I belong to you.
I’ll try to get through this without shedding any tears. On a related note, I’d like to send out a special thank you to West Virginia and its blown 24-point lead for costing me a perfect week of picks in Week 14. Alas, let’s do this for the final time in the regular season.
Last week: 3-1 (.750)
Overall: 57-16 (.781)
Oklahoma’s offense has been the streakiest animal in the Big 12 this season. Just like the last two weeks, the Sooners’ success is going to depend on Trevor Knight’s completion percentage. OSU has the ability to slow OU’s running game just as much as it did Baylor’s. DT Calvin Barnett and LBs Caleb Lavey and Shaun Lewis will make sure of that. Can Knight move the chains through the air against Justin Gilbert and Kevin Peterson, though? I say no, or at least not enough … Oklahoma State 34, Oklahoma 21
Baylor’s struggles on the road are very real. I don’t quite understand it, but the good news for the Bears is they don’t have to worry about them anymore this season. It’s tough to tell how much of the offense’s recent regression can be chalked up to better defenses and how much is feeling uncomfortable away from home. Injuries have been a factor, too. Tevin Reese has been the costliest of those injuries, but Baylor gets back to its winning ways in throwback jerseys to close out Floyd Casey’s six-decade run as the home of the Bears. … Baylor 51, Texas 30