I watched OSU against Iowa State on Saturday. They looked good. Fast, agile QB who shredded the defense several times for huge gains, including a TD if I remember correctly. Good running game. OSU looked good on defense as well. They, and their fans, will be fired up for it. Texas needs to bring not their best game so far, as that wouldn’t be near enough. They need to up their game quite a bit. Texas’ DL needs to (now don’t laugh) control the line of scrimmage, to prevent the run from setting up their pass. LB’s need to (now really don’t laugh) control the middle of the field and (ok you can stop now) keep their QB from making big runs up the run. On offense, Texas needs to protect Sam, who’s apparently banged up from constant sacks and hits. Don’t know what the sack and hit total was against Baylor – if it was more than 2 then the OL was a complete failure. Sam’s the only thing keeping this team from being 1-4 right now, and if he keeps getting sacked 4-6 times a game, well look at how that worked out for the first few seasons of the Houston Texans. Using history, which has been 100% right so far this year (2 conference wins by Texas against teams Herman has a winning record against, 2 conference losses against teams he has a losing record against), OSU should be a loss – 1-2 record by Herman against OSU. With that, I call a Texas loss. Score? Hard to say – I was thinking the Baylor game was going to be a shootout but was 6-3 till I think the 2nd quarter or later. That in mind, plus the 24-21 score of OSU’s last game makes me think more like the TCU game, with a lesser output by Texas. So: OSU – 34 Texas 24 Discuss.