Star-Telegram college football writer Jimmy Burch predicts the outcome of notable games on this week’s schedule:
Texas 42, Iowa State 31: Longhorns achieve payback for last year’s shutout loss in Ames but have to work hard for it.
No. 20 West Virginia 44, Texas Tech 38: Mountaineers survive a shootout in Lubbock, remain undefeated for TCU game next week.
No. 11 Baylor 42, Kansas 24: Bears become Big 12’s first bowl-eligible team at 6-0 with season-defining stretch still looming.
No. 19 Oklahoma 41, Kansas State 23: Sooners continue rolling through Big 12 schedule after sluggish September start.
No. 1 Alabama 31, No. 9 Tennessee 20: Crimson Tide sets up a battle of undefeated teams with No. 6 Texas A&M on Oct. 22 in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
No. 2 Ohio State 34, No. 8 Wisconsin 19: Buckeyes’ offense stands taller than the Badgers’ defense in a key Big Ten showdown.
No. 3 Clemson 48, North Carolina State 27: Tigers’ offense has reached high gear in efforts to finish CFP title run this season.
No. 12 Ole Miss 34, No. 22 Arkansas 28: Rebels secure a hard-fought road victory in efforts to resurface in SEC title race.
Last week: 5-3