The Oklahoman's OSU-Texas A&M picks

by Gina Mizell Published: September 23, 2011

STEWART MANDEL, Sports Illustrated

* Texas A&M 40, Oklahoma State 34: In three games, Cowboys quarterback Brandon Weeden has thrown for 388, 397 and 369 yards. Running back Joseph Randle has gone for 129, 121 and 128. Oklahoma State's powerful offense is a machine at this point, but Cyrus Gray and the Aggies know how to move the ball, too. And A&M's 15th-ranked defense inspires more confidence than the Cowboys' 92nd-ranked unit.

MATT HAYES, Sporting News

* Texas A&M 37, Oklahoma State 24: Both of these teams started getting significantly better on defense midway through last season. But Oklahoma State has struggled early on this year, and given up more than 30 points twice to two non-BCS teams (Louisiana-Lafayette, Tulsa).

by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
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