Cy’s Big 12 Football Picks: Week 11


Also, Cy needs to learn how to count. He missed a win in his spread picks from earlier this season, bring his total to a still mediocre but statistically better 38.7 percent.

Dec. 30, 2011; Bronx, NY, USA; Iowa State Cyclones mascot before the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at the 2011 Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

Overall record: 41-17, at the spread: 19-30 … All games are on Saturday and all times are listed as CT. All rankings are based off the BCS rankings, lines are the latest from LVH on Friday morning. Teams underlined means Cy is also picking them to cover the spread.

11:00 am – Iowa State (5-4) at Texas (7-2)
Line: TEX -10.5 | TV: Longhorn Network (ABC in Iowa)

Until last week I had a lot of confidence in my Cyclones’ chances in Austin. The revenge factor of getting embarrassed is there so the line is too big, but I’m sure even if David Ash sucks the backup quarterback will come in to win it for them. Case closed. Prediction: ISU

11:00 am – Kansas (1-8) at Texas Tech (6-3)
Line: TTU -25.5 | TV: FOX Sports Networks

Oh, November…that time of the year when all Jayhawk fans ignore their football team and get focused on the basketball season. Prediction: TTU

2:30 pm – West Virginia (5-3) at Oklahoma State (5-3)
Line: OSU -9.5 | TV: ABC

Stillwater has become a deathtrap this season. If Lubbock was a problem for Geno Smith, this week won’t be fun for him either. Prediction: OSU

2:30 pm – Baylor (4-4) at Oklahoma (6-2)
Line: OU -21.5 | TV: FOX Sports Networks

How annoying was last week in Jack Trice? If I have to hear another “BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMER!” I’m gunna die. Prediction: OU

6:00 pm – (2)Kansas State (9-0) at TCU (6-3)
Line: TCU+7 | TV: FOX

I’m taking the Kleinsman because he should beat the Horned Frogs by a touchdown, but if he doesn’t start Vegas should void the entire bet. Prediction: KSU

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