I had a dismal week on the predictions, going 6-10 against the line, dropping me to five over .500 for the season. The good: picking OU to blast Baylor. The bad: picking Iowa to beat Ohio State. The ugly: Michigan State to blow out Purdue.
A couple of housekeeping notes here: First, all game times listed below are ET. Second, every week in this blog -- normally on Thursday -- I pick Thursday and Friday night televised games and Saturday games involving teams ranked in the Top 25. Usually, I will jump in the comments on the blog and pick other games of interest to different fans who ask. If I had to pick every FBS game, this entry would get a bit long.
The 3:30 p.m. slotted games that are listed as "ABC Regional" usually can be found on ESPN2 in other areas. Check your local listings. If there's no TV network listed for a game below, also check local listings.
Here we go:
Texas A&M Aggies at Texas Longhorns
8 p.m. (ESPN)
The Longhorns, who have dropped five of their past seven, need to win just to avoid a 5-7 mark. They finally got a 100-yard rushing performance this past week -- but Cody Johnson's effort came against FAU. UT had 57 carries and still didn't have a single rush go for more than 18 yards against the Sun Belt school. This isn't a great Aggies D, but it has improved, and A&M has more firepower and confidence on offense at this point. A&M 24-17.