Harty, Howe High-Five College Picks Week 12
Iowa 38, Purdue 20: Despite the victory, Iowa drops in David Pollack’s playoff rankings because Tom Arnold is no longer married to Roseanne.
Michigan 27, Penn State 21: Jim Harbaugh knows he has to take advantage of Jake Rudock for what little time Rudock has left because there won’t be another fifth-year senior starter from Iowa waiting to climb aboard next summer.
Ohio State 34, Michigan State 23: With the Buckeyes trailing 17-13 at halftime and with only one 5-star recruit in his 2016 class, Urban Meyer considers resigning before deciding to tough it out.
Wisconsin 9, Northwestern 7: With the Badgers trailing 7-0 at halftime, Barry Alvarez considers naming himself interim head coach for the second half. He decides against it after eating too many bratwursts in the first half.
Oklahoma State 77, Baylor 74: The game is stopped briefly in the fourth quarter when the scoreboard operator experiences numbness in the upper extremities.
Week 10: 4-1
Iowa 42, Purdue 21: The highlight of the day is Greg Davis unleashing a few snow angels in the end zone after the game.
Michigan 31, Penn State 24: With the Nittany Lions driving for the tie late in the game, Jim Harbaugh takes off his shirt distracting Christian Hackenberg, forcing an clinching interception for the Wolverines.
Ohio State 27, Michigan State 17: After the game, Urban Meyer advises Mark Dantonio to take the South Carolina job. He may still get beat down there, but at least the weather is warm.
Wisconsin 24, Northwestern 20: Trailing 20-0 at halftime, Barry Alvarez takes over as coach and leads the Badgers to victory. He allows fellow playoff committee member Condoleezza Rice to call the plays.
Oklahoma State 38, Baylor 35: T. Boone Pickens is so happy he marries for a sixth time. It’s to Mike Gundy.
Week 10: 3-2