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Predicting the 2015 season: Week 9

Over the next two weeks, we're making predictions for all 75 Big 12 games of the season. We continue the series with Week 9.

TCU 34, West Virginia 31: Their first three meetings as Big 12 foes were decided by a total of five points. This one goes no differently. The Mountaineers force three turnovers and find a way to match every shot Trevone Boykin takes. Tie game after three quarters. WVU has a chance to go for the win after a Jaden Oberkrom field goal late, but Gary Patterson's young defense gets the stop on a Denzel Johnson interception. Survive and advance.

Texas Tech 38, Oklahoma State 28: The Red Raiders had lost six in a row to OSU but break the streak thanks to another sharp day from Patrick Mahomes: 360 passing yards and four TDs, including a fourth-quarter connection with Devin Lauderdale to go ahead for good. Pete Robertson chases down Mason Rudolph for a crucial third-down sack to seal the deal. Tech, now 5-4, still needs one more win to go bowling.

Texas 33, Iowa State 20: Jerrod Heard needed a breakthrough performance, and it all comes together against a Cyclones team that proves to be a tough out. The redshirt freshman throw for 300 yards -- including bombs to Armanti Foreman and Jacorey Warrick -- and rushes for 50 and a score to pull away.

Oklahoma 41, Kansas 13: Samaje Perine doesn't need to rush for 427 yards this time, because 225 will cut it against a depleted Kansas defense. Joe Mixon shows off some electricity with a 75-yard scoring dash, and the Sooners rapidly take a 24-0 lead and never look back. When the backs are playing like this, OU's QB job looks mighty easy.

Current Big 12 standings

1. TCU -- 8-0, 5-0

2. Oklahoma -- 8-0, 5-0

3. Baylor -- 7-0, 4-0

4. Texas -- 5-3, 3-2

5. Texas Tech -- 5-4, 3-3

6. Oklahoma State -- 5-3, 2-3

7. West Virginia -- 4-3, 1-3

8. Iowa State -- 3-5, 1-4

9. Kansas State -- 3-4, 0-4

10. Kansas -- 1-7, 0-5