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SHAKEOUT, PART II
Tim Layden
November 03, 2003
Five Saturday games will help clear up the bowl picture
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November 03, 2003

Shakeout, Part Ii

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Five Saturday games will help clear up the bowl picture

No. 14 OKLAHOMA STATE (7-1) at No. 1 OKLAHOMA (8-0)

WHY OKLAHOMA STATE COULD WIN
The Cowboys, who've beaten Oklahoma two straight times, have nothing to lose. Led by the trio of QB Josh Fields, WR Rashaun Woods and RB Tatum Bell, Oklahoma State's offense is gaining 6.62 yards per play, fifth most in the nation.

WHY OKLAHOMA SHOULD WIN
This team has no apparent weaknesses. QB Jason White is second in the nation in passing, the defense held explosive Missouri and Texas to 13 points apiece, and the special teams feature game-breaking punt returner Antonio Perkins.

PREDICTION
Oklahoma 42, Oklahoma State 21

No. 2 MIAMI (7-0) at No. 10 VIRGINIA TECH (6-1)

WHY VIRGINIA TECH COULD WIN
The Hokies likely were looking ahead when they lost to West Virginia. RB Kevin Jones, who had four straight 100-yard games before getting tripped up in Morgantown, will look to get back on track against the Hurricanes' 32nd-ranked run defense.

WHY MIAMI SHOULD WIN
In the Hurricanes' one marquee game, at Florida State, they dominated on defense and did enough offensively to win. They've taken three straight from the Hokies.

PREDICTION
Miami 24, Virginia Tech 20

No. 11 MICHIGAN (7-2) at No. 9 MICHIGAN STATE (7-1)

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