Pistols Firing Week 6 Picks

first_imgWe whiffed on making picks last week — mostly because I was at the Ryder Cup — but we are back at it this week even if most of us are limping into Week 6. Here’s a look at the records so far along with our picks for Saturday (remember, lock of the week is worth two wins or two losses).screen-shot-2016-10-07-at-4-14-28-pmKyle PorterRIP Oregon? Not so fast. Can’t crown Washington until you crown ’em. This is going to be the year OU finally (finally!) beats Texas as a big favorite in Dallas, right? OU’s not going 2-3, RIGHT?I’m fearful that we all picked A&M. That seems too lock-y. Oklahoma State should beat Iowa State by 34, but it also should have beaten Central Michigan by 34. Lastly, Hogs gonna get in a slugfest with Saban and Co. They might not win but Clinton’s boys will be calling the hogs deep into the Fayeteville evening.Caleb DeckOSU rolls through Iowa State. We aren’t in Ames this year and Justice has at least 150 yards and two TDs setting up the Pokes for a big, confidence building win.Texas soundly defeats the Sooners in Dallas, Stoops is fired in the middle of his post-game press conference, Les Miles is brought in for an epic master-apprentice Bedlam showdown. I’d pay money to see that movie.Kliff (probably): “Mahomes hurt? No worries. *[hair flip]* Is there another guy on campus who can fit into a red jersey and doesn’t mind having his arm bionically replaced with a small cannon? Cool. *[whips off sunglasses]* Put him in the lineup and let’s score some touchdowns. *[winks]* *[all girls in Texas simultaneously faint]*” Tech covers.Kyle BooneIowa State (+17) against Oklahoma State: Oklahoma State is definitely the better team here, but Iowa State gave Baylor everything they could handle last weekend. Whether that was the Ames factor or not, I think this one will be a tight one until the third quarter. OSU wins but Iowa State covers.Texas +11.5) over OU: Bob Stoops as a big favorite in the RRR? Give me Texas.Notre Dame (+3) over NC State: Notre Dame is an underdog on the road, which isn’t surprising given how they’ve looked this season. But to NC State? I’ll take Notre Dame to cover on the road. Lock it up!Arkansas (+14) over Bama: Alabama has steamrolled everyone this season with ease, but Arkansas is one of the only teams who consistently match up with them in the trenches and give them a run for their money. I think Burt gets his dudes ready and they cover at home.A&M (-7) over Tennessee: Tennessee is perhaps the only team that has had more luck this year than the 2015 OSU football team, but their luck runs out this weekend in College Station. The Vols leading rusher is out for this one, and their QB looks like a taller version of J.W. Walsh on the field. I think Texas A&M hands Tennessee their first loss of the season with a sound victory.Thomas FlemingISU @ OSU: OSU -17 — The Cowboys looked good last week and I expect more of the same this week against a 1-4 Cyclone team.Tenn @ TA&M: TA&M -7 — Myles Garrett is back and, while the Aggie offense isn’t as electric as it has been in the past, the team can lean on their defense. I expect Dobbs to get pressured early and often and I think the Ags will come away with this one.Georgia @ South Carolina: UGA -7 — South Carolina can’t score. Georgia’s offense isn’t great, but freshman QB Jacob Eason has shown improvement. ‘Dogs prevail here.OU vs UT: OU -11.5 — I’ll take the Sooners here, but if I want any of my picks to be wrong, it’s this one. Texas can score, yes, and OU’s defense is not elite (and not better than Indiana’s, according to Urban) but Warren is out and Foreman will be coming off a minor injury. Please let me be wrong.WSU @ Stanford: Stanford -7 — Stanford is fresh off of a loss to Washington, but now they play a 2-2 Cougar team. The problem here is that WSU can score, as they showed against Oregon. They also give up points, though. It will be interesting to see how they respond to a ground n’ pound team, because all of their games this season (excluding Idaho) have been against spread teams.Sam AldrichOSU -17: I really like Oklahoma State big in this one at BPS. I think Mason Rudolph has a big game, Justice runs wild for a third straight week, and the Cowboys roll all over the Cyclones.OU -11.5: I’d really love to see Texas get back on track against the Sooners and play the game of their season (like last year), but that Longhorn defense is just terrible, giving up almost 50 points per game against anyone other than UTEP in 2016. Sooners roll in the Red River Rivalry.FSU +3: Florida State has had a rough go of it lately but they are too talented to stay down. They rebound against their rivals and get back on track.UCLA -10: Arizona State might give up a 30 spot to the PFB staff and our significant others. Bruins win this one.Kansas State -8.5: Does anyone play well in Manhattan? The Wildcats are coming off a tough loss on the road at West Virginia, blowing a two score lead. The ‘Cats will rebound at home against a Tech team that can score in bunches, but will struggle to get stops.Carson CunninghamOSU – 17: My only concern in this game is OSU lacking aggressiveness due to the quality of opponent. That burned them against Central Michigan. I don’t think Gundy lets that happen Saturday.Texas + 11.5: Last year I co-hosted an hour-long OU-Texas pre-game show on channel 5. I pretty much dogged Texas for an hour and predicted OU to win by 50. I have learned my lesson. OU’s been outplayed at the Cotton Bowl three years in a row and they’ve lost some key players due to injury.Florida State +3: Rivalry game. Jimbo Fisher has won 6-straight vs. Miami. The U hasn’t played anyone. FSU losing last week makes this an even better spot. ‘Noles straight-up.Texas A&M -7: The Tennessee Dream dies in College Station. Trevor Knight’s resurgence is the most surprising thing I’ve seen in college football in a very long time. He couldn’t complete a pass against TCU last year.Houston -17: Cougs want style points and “I WANT WINNERS!”unnamedIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more