It’s week 6 of college football and we’re approaching full Fall mode. I went 2-1 straight up last week while going 1-2 against the spread. That brings my numbers (through two weeks of picking games) to 4-2 straight up and 3-3 against the spread. Here are three games to keep an eye on this week:

No. 19 Texas at No. 7 Oklahoma – Noon on FOX

"College Gameday" is at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas for the annual Red River Shootout between Texas and Oklahoma. It has been six years since both of these teams entered this game while ranked in the top 20.

Outside of their overtime win against Army, Oklahoma has won all of its games by double digits. The Sooners are averaging nearly 49 points per game, a mark that puts them firmly in the top 10 in the country in scoring offense. Oklahoma averages more than 300 yards through the air and at least 200 yards on the ground per game, proving that Kyler Murray and the Sooners can beat you in a number of ways. The Sooners’ ground attack is legit. They have six players averaging at least five yards per carry and five of them have at least two rushing touchdowns.

Speaking of Murray, he’s a legitimate Heisman candidate. He’s second in the country in passing efficiency, tied for third in touchdown passes and eighth in passing yards. He takes over for Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield and he’s picking up right where he left off, throwing for 1,460 yards at a 70.6 percent clip with 17 touchdowns and two picks and rushing for 285 yards and four scores.

Texas has won four in a row and hasn’t been this far above .500 since 2013 when Mack Brown was the coach. However, those back-to-back wins over ranked USC and TCU don’t look so great in retrospect because neither of those teams have looked particularly good since their losses to the Longhorns.

Texas doesn’t have Oklahoma’s potent offense yet. Head coach Tom Herman is still at least a year or two away from bringing any kind of semblance of the offensive firepower he oversaw at Ohio State or Houston to Austin, Texas. Sam Ehlinger has thrown for nearly 1,200 yards and is completing almost 65 percent of his passes for nine TDs and two picks, but he may need to do more than just manage the game and hit the occasional big play.

The Longhorns will need to shore up their problems in the running game if it wants to be competitive. They average 3.74 yards per rush, which puts them eighth in the Big 12 conference, and they average a measly 1.69 yards before first contact per rush. That’s the second-worst mark in the conference behind only Iowa State. Texas clearly isn’t getting a lot of push from its offensive line.

If Texas can keep this a low-scoring affair and control the game by running the ball effectively, the Longhorns will have a good shot to win. Otherwise, Oklahoma might turn this one into a slaughter.

The Line: Oklahoma (-7.5)

My Pick: Despite winning four in a row and getting its first win in the Little Big Apple (Manhattan, Kansas) since 2012, Texas has not impressed me. The Longhorns defense has been much better as of late, but I think Kyler Murray and Oklahoma will dominate this game on offense. I’m taking the Sooners to cover. Expect to see a lot of ironic “Texas football is back” tweets.

Florida State at No. 17 Miami – 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC

This is always a fun rivalry game because of the history of the two programs. FSU has had an awful season by its lofty standards with two bad losses to Virginia Tech and Syracuse and two bad wins (if such a thing exists) against Samford and Louisville. Miami got its teeth kicked in by a really good LSU team in the opener and has now found a groove under new quarterback N’Kosi Perry.

The quarterbacks will likely make the difference in this one. Perry is a freshman and has a big arm. He’s very similar to Trevor Lawrence at Clemson and Tua Tagovailoa at Alabama in that he unlocks more of the playbook and the offensive potential of his team. Perry has confidence, but he needs to take better care of the ball. He has thrown picks in all three games he has seen action in, slightly offsetting his impressive seven touchdown passes in limited action.

Deondre Francois came into FSU with a lot of hype and has never really been the same after tearing his patellar tendon in 2017’s opener against Alabama, an injury that ended his season. He also had a domestic violence dispute and was charged with misdemeanor possession over the offseason before being named the starting QB by new head coach Willie Taggart. He has been decent this year, but not fantastic. He has thrown for nearly 1,400 yards at a 62.9 percent clip with nine touchdown passes and five picks. He has also run for a couple of scores.

Mark Richt got Miami to the ACC title game last season before Clemson knocked off the ‘Canes while Willie Taggart is still trying to find his footing in Tallahassee. This game means so much to these two teams and the lengthy list of distinguished college and NFL alums. There is lots of talent all over the field and many of them will be playing on Sundays. Andrea Adelson also notes that Miami may be without two of its best defensive players due to injury. Could that be the difference in the game?

The Line: Miami (-13.5)

My Pick: That’s an awful lot of points to offer up in this rivalry game. Miami has undoubtedly looked like the better team this season. Miami’s win at FSU last year snapped FSU’s seven-game win streak, but the ‘Canes still haven’t beaten the ‘Noles at home since 2004 – fourteen years! I think that changes this Saturday. I’m picking Miami to win, but take the points.

No. 6 Notre Dame at No. 24 Virginia Tech – 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC

Count me as an Ian Book convert. The kid can flat-out play and he stepped up in a big way against a very good Stanford team last week. In his first two starts, Book has completed 73.1 percent of his passes for 603 yards and six touchdowns with no picks. This is the star quarterback that Fighting Irish fans have been waiting for.

While Virginia Tech’s road win against ranked Duke was nice, the Hokies can’t wipe away the fact that they lost to a winless Old Dominion team. The Monarchs were 28.5-point underdogs and managed to beat the Hokies in Norfolk with a backup quarterback. Humiliating almost doesn’t seem to do it justice.

Virginia Tech QB Josh Jackson was injured in the ODU loss, but Ryan Willis threw for more than 300 yards and three touchdowns to help the Hokies upset Duke last week. This might be the best defense he will face all year. Notre Dame was able to bottle up Bryce Love last week and no one on Virginia Tech’s roster compares to last year’s Heisman runner-up. Virginia Tech does average at least 200 yards per game on the ground, but we’ll see if they can dominate the line of scrimmage against Notre Dame’s imposing front seven.

Virginia Tech is a dangerous place to play, but Notre Dame has a ton of confidence and momentum heading into tonight’s game in rustic Blacksburg. The Hokies are currently the only ranked team remaining on Notre Dame’s schedule. If the Fighting Irish win, they’ll be heavily favored to win the rest of their games and make the College Football Playoff for the first time.

The Line: Notre Dame (-6.5)

My Pick: Ian Book has made me a believer and the Notre Dame defense looked really good against Stanford. I think it’ll be close early on, but I’m taking the Fighting Irish to win and cover against the Hokies.

Noah Niederhoffer (@Noah715) is a producer at SiriusXM and a graduate of the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Originally from Atlanta, he now lives in Washington, D.C.