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CF Experts Pick’Em: Week 10

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The grizzled broadcasting veterans took the young guns behind the woodshed in last week’s edition of our CycloneFanatic.com Experts Pick’em.

Ken Miller and Steve Deace of kXnO both went 7-2 on the week while Eric Murphy, Bret Meyer and myself all brought home respectable 5-4 marks.

Miller now has a seven game lead on the field! I might as well hand over the imaginary trophy now.

Current Standings

KXNO’s Ken Miller, 49-21
ISU Football Alum Adam Carper, 42-28
ABC 5’s Eric Murphy, 40-30
WHO’s Steve Deace, 41-29
CycloneFanatic.com’s Chris Williams, 39-31
ISU Football Alum Bret Meyer, 39-31

Ken Miller’s Picks

Oklahoma State @ Iowa State – Another heartbreaker for the Clones, Pokes win it late.

Kansas @ Kansas State – Bigger game than we thought it would be, JHawks.

Texas A&M @ Colorado – A&M might be the 3rd best team in the entire Big 12, Aggies roll.

Baylor @ Missouri – Mizzou

Oklahoma @ Nebraska – No Bradford, no problem, Sooners open up a can.

LSU @ Alabama – In a low scoring affair I’ll take Bama.

Ohio State @ Penn State – Hoping for the Buckeyes, picking the Nittany Lions.

Washington @ UCLA – Mild upset Rose Bowl, Huskies.

Adam Carper’s Picks

Oklahoma State @ Iowa State – Yes, Okie State has better athletes than us, but on gameday, a team that plays together can overcome a team with talent and I’ve been really impressed with that aspect of the Cyclones this year. Give me the Clones but the question is do we rush the field after this game?

Kansas @ Kansas State – Hard to think this Wildcat team is atop the North after their early season struggles, but I think Kansas will play spoiler and get the W.

Texas A&M @ Colorado – Colorado continues to disappoint.

Baylor @ Missouri – Baylor continues to go winless in the conference

Oklahoma @ Nebraska – Freshman QB might bring the spark Nebraska needs throughout the remainder of the year but Sooners defense just too good. Huskers lose 3rd straight @ home.

LSU @ Alabama – After the wake up call from Tennessee and a bye week, I’m liking the Tide in this one.

Ohio State @ Penn State – Pains me to say but I think the Hawkeye fans get their wish and Ohio State gets their 2nd loss in the conference

Washington @ UCLA – Give me the home team in this one.

Eric Murphy’s Picks

Oklahoma State @ Iowa State- Cowboys rebound from last weeks loss. OSU 24 ISU 17

Kansas @ Kansas State – I’ll take Bill Snyder on Bill Snyder Field inside Bill Snyder Stadium on Bill Snyder Avenue.

Texas A&M @ Colorado – I heard Kenny Miller say that this one is the lock of the week. He obviously knows what he’s talking about so I’ll take A&M.

Baylor @ Missouri – Even the rebuilding Tigers will feast on the hapless Bears.

Oklahoma @ Nebraska – The lights of Memorial Stadium will only magnify the horrified faces of Nebraska fans as they sit through another home defeat.

LSU @ Alabama – No upset here. The Tides championship dreams roll on.

Ohio State @ Penn State – Pryor plays in Penn for the first time since winning the PIAA. PSU pounds Pryor placating pumped Hawks fans. Ah alliteration, always annoying.

Washington @ UCLA – Fading bowl hopes on the line. The Bruins win at home

Steve Deace’s Picks

Oklahoma State @ Iowa State – I suspect Arnaud’s timing will be off after missing two games, so Cowboys win, 27-17

Kansas @ Kansas State – Jayhawks are coming apart and K-State has some confidence after playing with Oklahoma so the home team wins, 31-24

Texas A&M @ Colorado – Aggies become bowl-eligible, 28-20

Baylor @ Missouri – Tigers get back on a winning streak, 41-21

Oklahoma @ Nebraska – Sooner defense too much for freshman quarterback, 26-14

LSU @ Alabama – Tide makes a statement after slipping in the BCS, 28-10

Ohio State @ Penn State – Nittany Lions are simply the better team and at home, 23-13

Washington @ UCLA – Remember when this game mattered? Washington 20, UCLA 19

Chris Williams’ Picks

Oklahoma State @ Iowa State – I’ve been saying all week that I have a weird feeling about this game. I really think that Iowa State is going to win. Cyclones 38, Oklahoma State 31

Kansas @ Kansas State – I’ve finally bought into K-State. Maybe Bill Snyder isn’t as old and washed up as I thought he was. Cats 27, Jayhawks 24.

Texas A&M @ Colorado – A&M by at least 20. That team is on a serious roll right now and Colorado can’t do anything right. Aggies 35, Colorado 13.

Baylor @ Missouri – Worst conference game of the day. Mizzou 31, Bears 10.

Oklahoma @ Nebraska – Should be an exciting evening in Lincoln. A lot of great defense will be played. Nebraska just might keep this closer than most thing. Oklahoma 21, Nebraska 17

LSU @ Alabama – No question here. Alabama is the better team. Tide 24, LSU 14.

Ohio State @ Penn State – I like Penn State at home. Lions 27, Buckeyes 20.

Washington @ UCLA – I cannot stand the PAC 10. Give me the home team 24-14.

Bret Meyer’s Picks

Oklahoma State @ Iowa State – Beautiful weather, ABC telecast, top 25 team coming to Ames, bowl eligibility one win away. Too many reasons not be a great win for the Cyclones. Offense comes alive and wins a shootout. ISU 41- OSU37

Kansas @ Kansas State – Kansas State played OU tough on the road, has been the more consistent team all year. K-State wins at home.

Texas A&M @ Colorado – A&M has been playing well since the KState debacle, Dan Hawkins farewell tour has yet another bump in the road. A&M wins big in Boulder.

Baylor @ Missouri – If Robert Griffin were healthy, Baylor would be in every game they play. Unfortunately he’s not, Missouri wins at home.

Oklahoma @ Nebraska – Would be an intriguing matchup if Nebraska’s offense had a pulse. OU has a top 10 defense with NFL talent all over the place. OU hands Nebraska their third straight home loss.

LSU @ Alabama – Mount Cody blocks another kick late to seal the victory. Alabama wins another "exciting" SEC battle 6-3.

Ohio State @ Penn State – Quarterback play is the difference. Take your pick: Terrelle Pryor or Daryll Clark….Penn State Wins at home

Washington @ UCLA – Jake Locker and the Huskies win a close one at the Rose Bowl.

Chris Williams

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Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old CycloneNation.com (Scout.com). He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, CycloneReport.com and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.