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Football picks: TCU and Texas should become bowl-eligible

TCU quarterback Kenny Hill rushed for 85 yards in the Horned Frogs’ 62-22 victory over Baylor.
TCU quarterback Kenny Hill rushed for 85 yards in the Horned Frogs’ 62-22 victory over Baylor. rrodriguez@star-telegram.com

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

TCU 41, No. 13 Oklahoma State 38: Open-date strategic tweaks, healthier roster for Horned Frogs translate to a bowl-clinching win in FW.

Texas 42, Kansas 24: Longhorns become bowl-eligible, extend Jayhawks’ 19-game losing streak against Big 12 opponents.

No. 23 Texas A&M 38, UTSA 13: Aggies get a feel-good nonconference victory after being swept by teams from Mississippi the past two weeks.

No. 10 West Virginia 35, No. 8 Oklahoma 31: A loud home crowd and a swarming defense make the difference for the Mountaineers.

Texas Tech 45, Iowa State 41: Red Raiders survive a shootout to keep their bowl hopes intact heading into the regular-season finale.

Kansas State 38, Baylor 24: Bears’ free fall after a 6-0 start continues to gain momentum.

No. 3 Louisville 41, Houston 31: Cardinals enhance their CFP hopes with a Thursday night road victory in a high-profile matchup.

No. 20 Washington State 42, No. 12 Colorado 37: Mike Leach’s crew gets a hard-earned victory in a possible preview of the Pac-12 title game.

Last week: 3-5

Season: 68-24

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