Texas Tech will upset K-State

How Red Raiders will take down the Wildcats, plus more bold predictions

Updated: October 25, 2012, 12:16 PM ET
By Phil Steele | Special to ESPN Insider
DoegeReese Strickland/US PresswireSeth Doege and Texas Tech are in position to pull off the upset against Kansas State.

Most of my bold predictions from last week's column did not hold up very well, but the Florida Gators continued to serve me well this year with a dominating 44-11 win over South Carolina, moving within one victory of the SEC East title.

Here are my four bold predictions for this week:

1. Texas Tech will upset Kansas State
All week long the talk across the country has been about Kansas State Wildcats quarterback Collin Klein being the new front-runner for the Heisman (and deservedly so), and comparing the 7-0 Wildcats to other national title contenders. It's easy to understand why K-State is getting this kind of attention, especially after the team's impressive 55-14 win over West Virginia on the road, but this week the Wildcats host a team that Lee Corso might say is "sneaking around the chicken coop" in the Texas Tech Red Raiders.


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