Well, our CycloneFanatic.com expert panelists really took it on the chin last week. Eric Murphy went 4-4. That was the best week any of us had!
Kenny Miller of KXNO Radio still ahs a nice cushion at the top. Onto this week’s games!
KXNO’s Ken Miller, 51-27 (2-6 last week)
ISU Football Alum Adam Carper, 44-34(2-6 last week)
ABC 5’s Eric Murphy, 44-34 (4-4 last week)
WHO’s Steve Deace, 44-34 (3-5 last week)
CF’s Chris Williams, 42-36 (3-5 last week)
ISU Football Alum Bret Meyer, 41-37 (2-6 last week)
Ken Miller’s Picks
Colorado @ Iowa State – Remember the FG ‘s that were called back last time the Buffs played in Ames? CU on a last second FG.
Texas @ Baylor – No look past here, Texas wins big.
Missouri @ Kansas State – Lets take the home team, K State.
Nebraska @ Kansas – Nebraska’s defense is the difference, Huskers.
Texas A&M @ Oklahoma – A&M stinks on the road, Sooners back in the win column.
Texas Tech @ Oklahoma State – Cowboys eye a BCS game, no let up here.
Iowa @ Ohio State – Buckeye front 7 will dominate, Ohio State opens up a can.
Michigan State @ Purdue… Boilers are better than we thought, but not today, lets take Sparty.
Tennessee @ Ole Miss – Vols are getting better by the week, Ole Miss drops another.
Arizona @ CAL – Cats.
Adam Carper’s Picks
Colorado @ Iowa State – After going through the gauntlet the last two weeks playing against teams that just had better athletes than us and Colorado’s inability to win outside of Boulder, we clinch our first bowl game in four years.
Texas @ Baylor – Hmm…Texas
Missouri @ Kansas State – What looked like an act of desperation with Snyder’s hiring, this 70 year old is continuing to work his magic in Manhattan. K-State
Nebraska @ Kansas – Last time the Huskers visited Lawrence, the Jayhawks dropped 76 on the so-called Blackshirts. Suh & Co. look more the part this year and get the W.
Texas A&M @ Oklahoma – Who really would have thought in the preseason that through this week, Kansas State would be bowl-eligible and Oklahoma wouldn’t? Can’t see the Sooners dropping this @ home.
Texas Tech @ Oklahoma State – I like the home team but wouldn’t be surprised if Tech pulls the upset.
Iowa @ Ohio State – Ohio State flexes their muscles against a depleted Iowa offense and claims yet another Big Ten Championship.
Michigan State @ Purdue – Purdue seems to be building some steam towards the end of the season. Purdue.
Tennessee @ Ole Miss – Ole Miss had lofty expectations coming into the year and don’t have as much to play for as Tennessee who has continued to improve all year. Tennessee.
Arizona @ CAL – No Jahvid Best, No W. Mike Stoops & Co. keep moving up the rankings before their showdown with Oregon next week.
Eric Murphy’s Picks
Colorado @ Iowa State – I hope I am wrong but I have a bad feeling the Buffs will spoil senior day.
Texas @ Baylor – UT’s schedule is the easiest of all national title contenders. A trip to Waco included of course.
Missouri @ Kansas State – I’ll take Bill Snyder’s team, on Bill Snyder Field, in Bill Snyder stadium on Bill Snyder Avenue.
Nebraska @ Kansas – The one team Nebraska can actually gain a first down against. Huskers will score a touchdown and win the game.
Texas A&M @ Oklahoma – Honestly have no idea. Hold on…. just flipped a coin. Sooners at home it is.
Texas Tech @ Oklahoma State – I’ll pick the Cowboys simply because I want Mike Leach to get mad and say something about fat girls in Lubbock.
Iowa @ Ohio State- Baby faced Vandenberg seems like a good kid. Is he a good enough QB to win in the Shoe? Not yet.
Michigan State @ Purdue – Michigan St. leads the nation in heartbreaking defeats. This time they get one to go there way in the 4th Q.
Tennessee @ Ole Miss – I have proven to be terrible at picking SEC games, mostly because I always pick against Tennessee. So this time I’ll take the Vols
Arizona @ CAL – Arizona can still win the Pac 10, they win this week at Memorial Stadium
Steve Deace’s Picks
Iowa State 24, Colorado 23 – Grant Mahoney field goal at the buzzer makes Cyclones bowl-eligible.
Texas 42, Baylor 10 – Longhorns got their stinker out of the way last week.
Kansas State 20, Missouri 14 – Bill Snyder guiding the Wildcats to the North title in his first year back is an amazing story.
Oklahoma 28, Texas A&M 14 – Aggies are just not the same team on the road.
Texas Tech 27, Oklahoma State 24 – Teams are even in talent but I trust Mike Leach more.
Ohio State 24, Iowa 7 – All-freshman offensive backfield spells doom for Hawkeyes at the Horseshoe.
Purdue 31, Michigan State 27 – These are the games Sparty just doesn’t win.
Mississippi 20, Tennessee 13 – At some point the Rebels need to beat somebody with a pulse, don’t they?
Arizona 21, California 17 – Wildcats have the better defense and Jahvid Best is out for Cal.
Chris Williams’ Picks
Colorado @ Iowa State – There is a football game in Ames this weekend? I like the Cyclones baby! 27-17
Texas @ Baylor – No analysis needed. Texas by 25.
Missouri @ Kansas State – I’m taking the upset here. You’ll see an inspired Tiger team on Saturday. Mizzou 34, KSU 31
Nebraska @ Kansas – Another upset. Give me the Jayhawks. 24-10
Texas A&M @ Oklahoma – How bad is A&M on the road? Sooners 30, A&M 10
Texas Tech @ Oklahoma State – The Cowboys proved themselves to me last week. OSU 40, Tech 28
Iowa @ Ohio State – Buckeyes, 20-6
Michigan State @ Purdue – Home team. 17-14
Tennessee @ Ole Miss – How hot is Lane Kiffin’s wife? Rocky top. 24-10
Arizona @ CAL – Cats 17-13
Bret Meyer’s Picks
Colorado @ Iowa State – Cyclones get things going offensively, Colorado has lost 11 straight on the road. Make it 12. ISU 20 -Colorado 17.
Texas @ Baylor – Umm Texas.
Missouri @ Kansas State – Kansas State has played well at home all year. Missouri has yet to find its identity as a team. K State wins at home.
Nebraska @ Kansas – Nebraska’s defense is the difference. Huskers win on the road.
Texas A&M @ Oklahoma – Oklahoma’s injuries catch up to them once again. A&M wins a big one on the road.
Texas Tech @ Oklahoma State – Ok State wins a shootout at home.
Iowa @ Ohio State – No Stanzi is the difference. Ohio State wins but closer than everyone thinks.
Michigan State @ Purdue – Purdue wins at home.
Tennessee @ Ole Miss – Tough week for the Vols. Ole Miss wins at home.
Arizona @ CAL – Arizona is playing for a Pac 10 title every week. Win on the road.