IOWA CITY, Iowa – With one third of the Iowa football season in the rear view mirror, the Hawkeyes remain unbeaten. Pat and Rob are not, although each has posted a perfect week.
The boys picked the same winners last week and shared 4-1 marks. They remained within a game of each other.
Wisconsin 23, Iowa 21: With the Badgers trailing 14-9 at halftime, Barry Alvarez appoints himself head coach for the third and fourth quarters, and somehow in a landmark decision, convinces the NCAA to allow Melvin Gordon to play for one half of what would’ve been his senior season.
Northwestern 10, Minnesota 7: Evanston police will be asked by concerned citizens during the game if it is possible to press charges against the Minnesota offense for disturbing the peace.
Iowa State 34, Kansas 31: Any hint of Paul Rhodes being on the hot seat is washed away by this monumental victory in college football’s premier border rivalry between states that start with the letters I and K, but not including Illinois, Indiana or Kentucky or any school that starts with a K and ends with the word state.
Notre Dame 23, Clemson 20: I feel as confident making this pick as I did in ninth-grade while answering questions on tests about Algebra.
Alabama 24, Georgia 17: Alabama coach Nick Saban thanks the oddmakers who made the Crimson Tide an underdog for the first time since 2009 and then resumes his role as perhaps the grumpiest person on earth.
Last week: 4-1
Iowa 20, Wisconsin 17: Barry Alvarez announces after the loss that he will not only be coaching the football team for the rest of the season but also replacing Bo Ryan as the basketball coach.
Northwestern 17, Minnesota 10: After moving to 5-0, Northwestern players demand compensation. They settle for Hecky’s Barbecue.
Iowa State 31, Kansas 27: Don’t worry. Basketball season draws nearer, Cyclone and Jayhawk fans.
Clemson 24, Notre Dame 20: Brian Kelly blames loss on the Pope.
Georgia 30, Alabama 28: A tough afternoon for Nick Saban becomes worse after stepping in a pile of Uga poo between the hedges.
Last Week: 4-1