Here’s a compilation of Oklahoma State-Texas game predictions from across the national platform. As you can see, pundits are favoring the Longhorns.
Bruce Feldman – CBSSports.com
Nice test for young UT QB David Ash, who has gotten off to a fast start and not thrown any picks. The Cowboys do have some quality covermen. I realize UT standout LB Jordan Hicks is banged up, but I still think the ‘Horns D will bounce back from a shaky showing at Ole Miss. Texas 24 – Oklahoma State 13
Kirk Herbstreit – ESPN
Texas is one of those teams I’m not quite sold on yet. I’m very excited about their future, very excited about what they can do, but we just don’t know yet. I don’t even think Mack Brown knows just how good this Texas team could be. But I think we will learn a lot on the road in Stillwater. Oklahoma State is not the same team as a year ago, but Mike Gundy has built a program, they have a team that has a lot of skill, a lot of athletic ability and I think this will be the toughest test up to this point, obviously, for Texas and quarterback David Ash…It will be a tough game for Texas, but I think they find a way to get it done on the road. But again, it’s going to be a challenge against this speed and athletic ability of the program in Stillwater.
Berry Tramel – Oklahoman
I was picking the Cowboys before Wes Lunt went down. But not now. Longhorns 27-23
David Ubben – ESPN
This is my pick of the week. Texas’ running game will do horrible, horrible things to Oklahoma State’s defensive line. Texas 37 – Oklahoma State 27
Aaron Taylor – CBS
I like Texas in this game. The bottom line is they are playing balanced football, running the ball well, playing physical. They are struggling to stop the run, but the biggest stat in this thing for me is they are +6 in turnovers and Oklahoma State with a second-string quarterback, albeit a good one, is -4.
Randy Cross – CBS
If UT can keep that balance going, they’ve got 776 yards rushing and 767 yards passing, if they can stay that balanced, I like them against Oklahoma State. I’m not sure if Kool-Aid makes that color, but I’m going with the Burnt Orange.
Will Harris – ESPN Insider
Oklahoma State has grown its program to the point where the Cowboys are serious business even in semi-retooling mode. Home field, a great secondary and a huge edge in place-kicking are all advantages the Cowboys enjoy this week, but the Texas defense will probably prove too much for J.W. Walsh or Wes Lunt. Texas is a young team, but having already played an away game at night will help, plus Mack Brown is 50-12 on the road and a sporty 28-8 with more than a week to prepare. Texas 28 – Oklahoma State 20
Brian Griese – ESPN
Make no mistake, Texas is not going to win because of, they are going to win because of defense. Alex Okafor and Jackson Jeffcoat, they will get after this Oklahoma State offense. Tackling on the perimeter, that’s the key for this Texas defense and they’ll win.