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