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    By David Ubben

    [​IMG]We'll bring this back for the last week of the season. As usual, these are not my picks. My picks were posted this morning.

    ESPN columnist Pat Forde:

    Oklahoma State 34, Oklahoma 28. The Sooners are a bit of a disappointment, continuing their unexceptional play away from Norman. The Cowboys rank among the biggest surprises in the country. Oklahoma has won seven straight in this rivalry, but they'll struggle to slow down the explosive Pokes.

    Nebraska 23, Colorado 20: Colorado has won two straight -- and looked pretty good doing it -- under interim coach Brian Cabral. Quarterback Cody Hawkins has played his two best games of the year since his dad, Dan [Hawkins], got the ziggy as head coach. If there's true turmoil between [Bo] Pelini and Nebraska QB [Taylor] Martinez, this could get interesting.

    See more of Forde's picks in his weekly Forde-Yard Dash.

    ESPN senior writer Bruce Feldman:

    Texas A&M 24, Texas 17. UT had 57 carries and still didn't have a single rush go for more than 18 yards against [Florida Atlantic]. This isn't a great Aggies D, but it has improved, and A&M has more firepower and confidence on offense at this point.

    Nebraska 38, Colorado 17. Brian Cabral has CU playing harder and more physically. The recommitment to the ground game has been a good change, but the Buffs really are stepping up in weight class going to Nebraska. I'm curious how the Huskers will respond, given the way their loss to A&M played out. My hunch is Bo Pelini will have them focused and ready and this won't be a distracted team.

    Missouri 34, Kansas 7. Gary Pinkel's team is coming off a shutout at Iowa State, and KU has managed just 17 points in the past two games combined and has lost six of its past seven, with all of those losses came by double digits, and four were real routs.

    Oklahoma State 42, Oklahoma 41: The Cowboys offense has been spectacular all season, and Brandon Weeden has completed more than 70 percent of his passes and thrown for an average of more than 400 yards in the past three games. The bad news: OSU is 108th in pass D and 95th in TFLs. The Sooners are loaded on offense, too, and have been very sharp in their past two games.

    See more of Feldman's picks in his weekly column. [​IMG]

    National blogger Andrea Adelson:

    Texas Tech 34, Houston 28. The Cougars have lost three straight in their attempt to become bowl eligible and now have to rely on a victory over the Red Raiders to get to six wins. Their running game has abandoned them, and so has their defense. Houston has given up 137 points in its past three games. The final stretch of the season has simply been brutal -- they had to close against four teams that have six or more wins.

    Originally posted by ESPN.com - Big 12 Blog
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