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Longhorns, Aggies find the win column while Baylor tailspin continues

Texas linebacker Jeffrey McCulloch and the Longhorns try to spring another upset at home against No. 11 West Virginia on Saturday.
Texas linebacker Jeffrey McCulloch and the Longhorns try to spring another upset at home against No. 11 West Virginia on Saturday. AP

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

Texas 34, No. 11 West Virginia 28: Longhorns spring another home upset over a Top 25 team, secure a bowl berth for coach Charlie Strong.

No. 10 Texas A&M 28, Ole Miss 23: In a battle of backup QBs, the Aggies rebound from last week’s setback that derailed CFP playoff hopes.

No. 9 Oklahoma 52, No. 25 Baylor 24: Sooners’ post-September surge continues while the Bears’ free fall reaches three consecutive losses.

No. 17 Oklahoma State 55, Texas Tech 42: Cowboys continue rolling, put Red Raiders in danger of missing a bowl berth.

No. 3 Clemson 38, Pitt 21: Tigers remain in prime playoff position, run season record to 10-0.

No. 2 Michigan 31, Iowa 17: Wolverines avoid the type of road-game debacle that bit Ohio State in its trip to Penn State.

No. 4 Washington 35, Southern California 24: Huskies prove their playoff mettle against a team they might see again in Pac-12 title game.

No. 5 Louisville 41, Wake Forest 24: Cardinals extend their hopes for a “wild card” CFP berth against a dangerous and underrated opponent.

Last week: 5-3

Season: 65-19

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