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FOW Friday Picks: Week 3 (9/28-9/29)

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Every week, FOW will get out in front of the world and pick the weeks Big 12 games as well as TCU's contest of the week. Feel free to post your predictions and thoughts below and tear apart our opinions, it would be the only sensible thing to do.

Every week, FOW will get out in front of the world and pick the weeks Big 12 games as well as TCU's contest of the week. Feel free to post your predictions and thoughts below and tear apart our opinions, it would be the only sensible thing to do.

Baylor @ West Virginia
FungoFrog: Baylor 24, West Virginia 42- I am caught here, on one side I think the Bears are quite, quite good. On the other hand, West Virginia is in need of a coming out party and this could and SHOULD be it. Watching some of that Maryland game last week, I didn't see a team that was vulnerable, I saw a team that wasn't going at 100%. They will be this week, Mountaineers roll.

Angry Trey: Baylor 31, West Virginia 40- It's the Big 12 debut for West Virginia and Morgantown will be rocking. If you want to see high powered offense, tune into this game. WVU is averaging 47 ppg and Baylor has averaged 51 ppg thus far. It will be a shootout until the end, but the Mountaineers will prevail with a big game from Geno Smith.

HawkeyedFrog: Baylor 34, West Virginia 45- The bears lead for the majority of the contest, answering each Mountaineer score with one of their own, until they start having to settle for field goals in the third quarter and West Virginia surges past in the fourth. The second week in a row West Virginia looks very mortal.

Purple Wimple:

Texas Tech @ Iowa State
FungoFrog: Texas Tech 38, Iowa State 13- Tech has one of the deeper receiving cores in the Big 12 and the offense is back to normal. Iowa State has been a disappointment for me so far this year, I see Tech handling things here easily.

Angry Trey: Texas Tech 30, Iowa State 20- Both teams are off to 3-0 starts, but are either one of them for real? Jack Trice Stadium is not an easy place to play. With that being said, I don't think the Cyclones offense has enough to keep up with Tech.

HawkeyedFrog: Texas Tech 38, Iowa State 14- The Cyclones and Raiders have both looked darn good so far, but one of them is going to learn a hard lesson this week. Texas Tech breaks free of the string of beatdowns at the hands of the Cyclones and dish out one of their own. Despite this, Paul Rhoads is "Damn proud" of his teams performance.

Purple Wimple:

FungoFrog: TCU 35, SMU 21- SMU will score on its first two possessions and then won't score again until late in the fourth. TCU will score 35 unanswered and will exact revenge on June in what is sure to be his retirement tour. And don't listen to Patterson, TCU will be jacked up on Saturday, ready to go.

Angry Trey: TCU 42, SMU 17- Gary Patterson was embarrassed by the loss to SMU last season so expect him to have this TCU team ready to go. The Frogs haven't put together a complete game thus far, but I think this is the game is all comes together. The SMU pass defense is horrid. Casey Pachall and the WR's will have a big game.

HawkeyedFrog: TCU 30, SMU 24- I have this sinking feeling that TCU is going to have trouble stopping the run this year, and SMU has a pretty decent running back who will keep pounding away on the frogs front four until big things start to pop. Eventually, SMU is going to have to throw to beat the frogs and they will not be able to do it. TCU wins, but it's close enough to foster further worries.

Purple Wimple:

Texas @ Oklahoma State

FungoFrog: Texas 35, Oklahoma State 14- Texas is actually a good team this year. Top 10? We will know next week. But this week, the defense gets back on track and the offense continues to chug. It will be interesting to see how Lunt goes after the UT secondary, they have looked quite good as a unit so far this year.

Angry Trey: Texas 28, Oklahoma State 27- Saturday night marks the beginning of a tough stretch of games for the Longhorns and they will kickoff conference play against defending Big 12 champion Oklahoma State. The Cowboys offense, still without starting QB Wes Lunt will have their hands full against a tough Texas defense. Can the Longhorns slow down the Cowboys offense? Can the Texas offense hang with OSU offense? I think Texas gets the close win due to a turnover created by their defense.

HawkeyedFrog: Texas 56, Oklahoma State 17- Texas is going to try to use this game to send a message, and it's one that the rest of the Big 12 will hear loud and clear: Texas is going to run on you. The horns pick up 250 on the ground and wear out Oklahoma State, busting several big touchdown runs in the second half. David Ash throws an interception, but also three touchdowns while, if he plays, Wes Lunt gets hit a lot and ends up with more bruises than points.

Purple Wimple: