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College football predictions: Losses loom for Texas’ schools

Star-Telegram college football writer Jimmy Burch predicts the outcome of notable games on this week’s schedule:

No. 12 West Virginia 38, TCU 34: Mountaineers continue to show they may be the team to beat in the Big 12 title race.

No. 1 Alabama 38, No. 6 Texas A&M 24: Crimson Tide sends a loud, clear message in this battle of SEC unbeatens.

Kansas State 31, Texas 23: Longhorns experience another long afternoon in Manhattan, Kan., where they have not won since 2002.

No. 16 Oklahoma 42, Texas Tech 31: Sooners continue their post-September surge, even without injured RB Samaje Perine.

No. 2 Ohio State 34, Penn State 21: Buckeyes survive another prime-time road test in efforts to return to this year’s CFP playoff field.

No. 21 Auburn 28, No. 17 Arkansas 24: Tigers win a coin-flip proposition on their home field to remain in SEC title mix.

No. 24 Navy 41, Memphis 34: Midshipmen remain in control of their destiny in American Athletic Conference race.

Last week: 7-1

Season: 49-12

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