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2014 college football predictions
The 2014 college football season -- aka Year 1 of the College Football Playoff -- is upon us, with Texas A&M thumping South Carolina on a night of Thursday kickoffs. Johnny Manziel is gone, but reigning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston still is here. So are a good number of other Florida State Seminoles who helped the team to last season's national championship. Will they repeat? Who will win the conferences? Cast your votes below!
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CFB: (18) Okla. St. at (15) Texas Tech
Texas Tech nearly made a real statement last Saturday, playing Oklahoma close in Norman. But the Red Raiders fell short, placing themselves among the one-loss teams aiming at Baylor (and Texas) in the Big 12 title race. Also on that list: Oklahoma State, which hasn't gotten good play from the quarterback position, but can stay alive in the conference with a win in Lubbock, Texas, on Saturday.
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CFB: (10) Texas Tech at (15) OU
Oklahoma's season isn't getting any easier. After a disappointing loss to Texas and a not-so-dominating win over Kansas, the Sooners now host a Texas Tech team that has consistently given them fits in the past and the very next week travel to Baylor to face the eighth-ranked Bears. The Sooners will hope to ride their hot rushing game, but it won't come easily against a Red Raiders squad that is giving up just 123 rushing yards per game. The Big 12 title is up for grabs, and the winner of this game will take a big step forward.