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Week 13 Outlook and Bowl Projections

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TCU (11-0) vs Baylor (6-5) proved to be an instant classic. In one of the most exciting games all year, Baylor nearly spoiled TCU’s perfect season. The Horned Frogs narrowly escaped with a 29-28 victory that came on a last second field goal.

Elsewhere in the conference, Oklahoma (6-5) bested Oklahoma State (7-4) in the famous “Bedlam” rivalry to become bowl eligible, and Texas (7-4) cruised to victory past Kansas (6-5).

Kansas State (8-3) remained steadfast in second place with their win over West Virginia (4-7).


USC (10-1) vs UCLA (8-3) was our game of the week, and it didn’t disappoint. The battle of LA turned into a shootout, with both offenses looking unstoppable. USC edged out a 48-45 victory behind Caleb Williams’ career high 503 all-purpose yards.

Led by an injured Bo Nix, Oregon (9-2) grinded out a 20-17 win over Utah (8-3) to put them back on the path to a conference championship berth and potentially the Valero Alamo Bowl.

Washington (9-2) took care of business against Colorado (1-10) with a 55-7 victory, so they benefitted from Utah and UCLA’s losses. The Huskies leapfrogged both teams in the CFP poll and moved up to #13.

Valero Alamo Bowl Projections

With only one week to go until conference championship week, the bowl projections are heating up! Here’s who experts are thinking might be playing in the 30th Valero Alamo Bowl:

CBS Sports: #23 Texas vs #13 Washington

ESPN (Bonagura): #23 Texas vs #9 Oregon

Action Network: #23 Texas vs #13 Washington

USA Today: Oklahoma State vs #13 Washington

247 Sports: Oklahoma State vs #18 UCLA

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