PICKS OF THE WEEK - November 1

By David Hershorin
NationalChamps.net Editor



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October 31, 2003

Why let all the experts make fools of themselves, we think Dave Hershorin can do it just as well. Here are NationalChamps.net's Editor's Picks of the Week.

Michigan +4 over Michigan State
Utah +3 over Air Force
Ohio State -7.5 over Penn State
Kansas +11 over Texas A&M
UCLA -6.5 over Stanford


And regardless of the spread, look for Oklahoma to make the third try their charm at Memorial Stadium in Norman. State just doesn't have the matchup anomaly they have had the past two seasons when they beat their bigger Sooner brethren. Oklahoma has the best passing game in the country efficiency-wise, which is the dimension they have always lacked that makes this game a gimme for OU. And the defense, oh that quick, experienced defense. The Sooners come in ranked fourth for pass defense, which was a 25th-ranked element just a year ago. This, too, will be a decisive factor as OSU's Woods will be a not be a pivotal factor in this game's outcome. No pick as to the spread, but look for something like 41-20 or 35-10...the game will never be out of OU's hands.