Gallagher 18-2

Peter 18-2

Peter Holland Jr. and Gallagher Martin are all tied up at 18-2. Last week, Texas fell to LSU which could’ve boost the Longhorns as a top five team, and the Kansas Jayhawks let everyone down after a stunning lost to Coastal Carolina. This week’s picks could give one of us a comfortable lead. Some good games to watch in the Big 12 includes Kansas State vs. Mississippi State, Iowa vs. Iowa State and our game week, Stanford vs. UCF. Here are our picks.

Kansas at Boston College (Friday)

Gallagher- I feel foolish for taking Kansas over Coastal Carolina. I’m done picking Kansas ever. Les Miles might get this thing turned around eventually, but not this year. 30-17 Boston College

Peter- Oh, how KU disappoints me. I can understand what the Jayhawk nations are going through. A.J. Dillon is a beast of a running back and will run all over KU’s defense. 34-10 Boston College

NC State at West Virginia

Gallagher- So far, West Virginia hasn’t shown us anything positive. I think at home against a quality opponent, West Virginia will show up. Still, I think they lose. 34-24 North Carolina State

Peter- West Virginia is pretty bad. Offense can’t score enough points and North Carolina State averages 37.5 points in the last two games. 33-21 North Carolina State

Kansas State at Mississippi State

Gallagher- Last season, Mississippi State walked into Manhattan and dominated the Wildcats. I like what I’ve seen from K-State so far this season, and I think they get Chirs Klieman his first signature win as a Wildcat. 27-21 Kansas State

Peter- This a true test for Kansas State to see if they can hang. They look a lot better than they were last season based on the last two games, but we won’t know that until they beat the Bulldogs at Cowbell-ringing Starksville. A win against an SEC opponent is a big win for the Big 12. Just not this year. 24-21 Mississippi State

Oklahoma State at Tulsa

Gallagher- This is a tuneup game for Oklahoma State before they travel to Austin to take on Texas. Oklahoma State needs to take Tulsa seriously and hopefully the starters will not be playing an entire game. 45-27 Oklahoma State

Peter- Oklahoma State is exciting to watch, and I’m looking to see what they really are next week. My question on the Cowboys is can their defense excel as the offense can? Might see it against Tulsa. 34-10 Oklahoma State

No. 19 Iowa at Iowa State

Gallagher- College Gameday is headed to Ames for the first time ever, and the Cyclones will no doubt be fired up. Iowa owns a four-game winning streak over Iowa State, and traditionally the Hawkeys are the better team. This game could go either way. 27-26 Iowa

Peter- The Cyhawk Rivalry has always been an exciting matchup and always come down to the fourth quarter. I'm glad College Gameday finally sees that. I think the Hawkeyes are a better team with a better smash-mouth defense. Won’t surprise me if it ends up in overtime. 22-17 Iowa

TCU at Purdue

Gallagher- This game features two of the best receivers in the country in TCU’s Jalen Reagor and Purdue’s Rondale Moore. Purdue is a bit more tested than TCU at the moment, but I’m still going to roll with the Frogs on the road. 31-27 TCU

Peter- I’m not sold on TCU. Especially right now as they are still figuring out who’s their No. 1 quarterback. Alex Delton is more experience and a better runner, but Max Duggan, the freshman, is looking like the better passer. Jalen Reagor had an off night against Arkansas Pine Bluff after he dropped three passes and muffed two punt returns. Get him going, you’ll get TCU’s offense going. Same goes for Purdue and Rondale Moore, who had 220 receiving yards last week in their win against Vanderbilt. The Boilermakers have the edge, and the home field advantage. 28-14 Purdue

No. 5 Oklahoma at UCLA

Gallagher- A trip to LA may make this game interesting, but Oklahoma is good and UCLA is bad. The two offenses are polar opposites: Oklahoma is the most explosive offense in the nation, while UCLA is among the least explosive. OU will roll if they can get settled in. 52-31 Oklahoma
Peter- For a team that’s located in Pasadena, UCLA has been a doormat in the Pac 12 for quite sometime now. Even Chip Kelly can’t identify the problem. I expect OU’s Jalen Hurts to pick up four touchdowns on the Bruins. It’s going to be that kind of game. 48-20 Oklahoma

Texas Tech at Arizona

Gallagher- This could be an exciting game for die-hard college football fans. While Arizona is averaging 51 points a game, they’re allowing 43 a game. Tech will light Arizona up and get just enough stops on defense to win this game. 55-41 TTU

Peter- This game screams shootout from both ends. Both can put up points, but this game will depend on which team can stop whom. If Texas Tech can stop Khalil Tate like Hawaii did, even by an inch, they have a chance. For the Wildcats, they cannot afford another nonconference loss. Kevin Sumlin’s job depends on it. 52-48 Arizona

No. 12 Texas at Rice

Gallagher- Texas going on the road to face Rice after a tough loss to LSU and before a big game with Oklahoma State could be trouble. I’m going to take Texas, obviously, but don’t be surprised if it’s closer than it should be. 34-21 Texas

Peter- Texas let me down after loss to LSU last week. It’s going to hurt them in the long run, but they’ll bounce back. 42-7 Texas

Stanford at No. 17 UCF

Gallagher- It’s been a long time since UCF lost a regular season football game. I have a lot of respect for Stanford as a program, but this year’s Cardinal will not be the one to dethrone the Knights. 31-23 UCF

Peter- Is it time to put this undefeated UCF to rest once and for all? UCF is a good team, but that’s all. Stanford is a no-nonsense team, and they finally got K.J Costello back. Unfortunately, they lost their left tackle for the rest of the season, so Stanford is still somewhat vulnerable. 34-30 Stanford