Whoa nellie! Do we have some good games to get to this week or what?
Here is a look at the updated records for our staff this season, with winning pick percentages noted...
1. Allen (89-31, 74.2%)
2. Jonathan (82-38, 68.3%)
3. David (80-40, 66.7%)
4. Kevin M. (79-41, 65.8%)
5. Kevin C. (77-31, 71.2%)
6. (t) Andy (77-43, 64.2%)
6. (t) Tom (77-43, 64.2%)
7. Aaron (73-35, 60.8%)
8. Josh (60-24, 71.4%)
And now on to this week's picks, starting with the two huge match-ups on Thursday night.
No. 6 Baylor vs. No. 10 Oklahoma: Thursday, 7:30 p.m., FOX Sports 1
Allen’s Take: Although its schedule to this point in the season remains wretched, Baylor can dismiss the criticism that the Bears haven't played anyone following Thursday night's game with Oklahoma. (In the narrowest sense possible, of course, that was no longer valid as soon as Baylor took the field on Labor Day weekend against the Wofford Terriers, but I digress.)
The Sooners are double-digit underdogs, underscoring that this isn't a vintage OU outfit. However, Bob Stoops' team can test Baylor's major weakness: stopping the run. Furthermore, OU's new defensive scheme was designed with the idea of stopping teams such as Baylor in mind.
When all is said and done, though, this game will come down to OU quarterback Blake Bell's ability to take advantage of opportunities to go deep against the Baylor D. He has yet to prove he can do that consistently.
Aaron: Baylor 44, Oklahoma 38
Allen: Baylor 38, Oklahoma 21
Andy: Baylor 31, Oklahoma 27
David: Baylor 35, Oklahoma 31
Jonathan: Baylor 52, Oklahoma 40
Kevin C: Baylor 35, Oklahoma 28
Kevin M: Oklahoma 36, Baylor 34
Tom: Baylor 56, Oklahoma 51