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Texas, Oklahoma State battle for Big 12 supremacy

Games of the week also include Florida-Georgia and Iowa-Indiana

October 29, 2009|Chris Dufresne

Indiana (4-4) at

No. 7 Iowa (8-0)

Saturday, 9 a.m. ESPN

This wouldn't appear to be much of a game, but Indiana isn't bad, coming off a one-point loss to Northwestern. Iowa's four home wins have been by a total of 16 points. Two of those opponents were Northern Iowa and Arkansas State. Also, Iowa will be without top running back Adam Robinson, who has a high ankle sprain.

The pick: Iowa.

No. 1 Florida (7-0) vs. Georgia (4-3)

Saturday, 12:30 p.m., Channel 2

Florida has won 16 of its last 19 games against Georgia but isn't playing well enough right now to take this "cocktail party" at Jacksonville, Fla., for granted. Georgia is fuming over last year's 49-10 loss in which Florida Coach Urban Meyer called two late timeouts for the purpose of enjoying the scoreboard.

The pick: Florida.

No. 3 Texas (7-0) at

No. 13 Oklahoma St. (6-1)

Saturday, 5 p.m.

This might be the last road bump in the way of Texas' running the table and playing in the Rose Bowl for the national title. Texas owns a 21-2 edge in the series. Oklahoma State is not the same team without ineligible receiver Dez Bryant.

The pick: Texas.

-- Chris Dufresne

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