Jake Trotter, ESPN Staff Writer 89d

Big 12 Week 3 picks: Can Texas hang tough?

Here are our Week 3 Big 12 picks from my colleague Sam Khan Jr. and me (all times ET). Visit our college football PickCenter page for additional information on these games and many more.

No. 9 Oklahoma State at Pitt, 12 p.m. (ESPN2/WatchESPN)

Trotter: The Cowboys could be a little light at linebacker, with injuries and a first-half suspension to Calvin Bundage for targeting. But Mason Rudolph and Co. will be too much. Oklahoma State 42, Pitt 19

Khan: The Cowboys have won 10 of their past 12 true road games and four of their past five games against Power 5 non-conference opponents. They'll improve on both of those marks here. Oklahoma State 44, Pittsburgh 24

No. 18 Kansas State at Vanderbilt, 7:30 p.m. (ESPNU/WatchESPN)

Trotter: Vandy has a tough, sound defense, but K-State has Jesse Ertz, who continues his torrid start to the season. Kansas State 28, Vanderbilt 16

Khan: The Commodores give K-State a good run here in a low-scoring affair, but the Wildcats pull out the SEC road win. Kansas State 20, Vanderbilt 17

Texas at No. 4 USC, 8:30 p.m. (FOX)

Trotter: Regardless of who plays quarterback, the Longhorns will hang tough ... for a half. USC 35, Texas 14

Khan: Asking either a true freshman (Sam Ehlinger) or less-than-100 percent sophomore (Shane Buechele) to go beat this caliber of team on the road is a bit much. Not impossible, but unlikely. USC 41, Texas 24

Arizona State at Texas Tech, 8 p.m.

Trotter: Arizona State is not good, and Tech starts off 11 games in a row without a bye with a high-scoring win. Texas Tech 58, Arizona State 41

Khan: A home game coming off a bye week against a struggling opponent bodes well for the Red Raiders. Texas Tech 52, Arizona State 38

OTHER GAMES

Trotter: Duke 30, Baylor 20

Khan: Duke 45, Baylor 30

Trotter: Ohio 28, Kansas 24

Khan: Ohio 35, Kansas 24

Trotter: West Virginia 50, Delaware State 10

Khan: West Virginia 56, Delaware State 7

Trotter: Iowa State 33, Akron 22

Khan: Iowa State 42, Akron 24

Trotter: TCU 38, SMU 12

Khan: TCU 48, SMU 27

Trotter: Oklahoma 48, Tulane 9

Khan: Oklahoma 52, Tulane 17

RECORDS

Trotter: 13-6

Khan: 14-5

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