For the second time this season, Oklahoma State enters a home matchup against a ranked opponent but are a 4-point favorite. The first time that happened the Cowboys knocked off then-No 24 Kansas State 26-13 in Stillwater. This Saturday, OSU meets No. 18 Baylor.
Desmond Howard, Kirk Herbstreit and celebrity guest picker Lara Spencer of ABC’s “Good Morning America” picked OSU, but Lee Corso selected the Bears to remain undefeated.
Howard and Herbstreit cited the Cowboys being fresh off a bye week and their historical success against the Bears in Stillwater. The Cowboys’ 45-35 loss to Baylor in 2016 was their first defeat at home against the Bears since 1939. Spencer called running back Chuba Hubbard, who leads the nation with 1,094 rushing yards, “unstoppable.”
Corso called his Baylor prediction “lousy” as his Super Dog pick with OSU being less than a touchdown favorite. He did take the Bears outright.
The Cowboys and Bears pick off at 3 p.m. with the game televised on Fox.