Staff Picks: Ohio Bobcats

Sep 10, 2022; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Ohio Bobcats quarterback Parker Navarro (13) looks to throw a pass during the third quarter against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium. Penn State defeated Ohio 46-10. Mandatory Credit: Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Williams, Publisher – Iowa State 41, Ohio 17

I’m excited to see Iowa State’s defense get tested by a real offense for the first time this season. This is usually the week of the season that Campbell teams start rolling. Avoiding an emotional letdown is key. Campbell being a “MAC guy” probably helps fight that off here.

Jared Stansbury, Managing Editor – Iowa State 42, Ohio 10

Ohio might hang around for the first quarter or so, but I think this Iowa State team has a different edge about them. They just come out and play football expecting to win. They expect to dominate. If they’ve made the strides as a program that they look to have, this will be an easy breathing afternoon in Ames.

Connor Ferguson, Staff Writer – Iowa State 60, Ohio 3

Trap games and falloff after big wins is certainly a thing that exists, but I don’t believe we will see something like that this week. The last time Iowa State faced a lesser opponent in week 3 at Jack Trice Stadium it ended 72-20. The UNLV game in Las Vegas ended 48-3 a year ago. I got to 60 points by splitting the middle between the totals (I know, great logic), but we should see some more of Rocco Becht and other backups when the Bobcats come to town this week.

Jeff Woody, Football Analyst – Iowa State 45, Ohio 13

In week one, ISU played an offense that it had no film on but was competent. Week 2 was an offense you had film on but was incompetent. This’ll be the first week ISU will play a team that has both film and competency. But due to the nature of never playing against a team that plays like ISU does, you’ll likely see a lot of soft coverages and base for the first few drives in figuring it out. ISU has no problem moving the ball, but it’s a nervy 14-10 game through the first quarter until the Professor’s Gambit(®️) takes over. ISU runs and hides with it.

Jay Jordan, Football Analyst – Iowa State 41, Ohio 17

Let’s see the Cyclones rock it and elevate. There will be holes in the D and the secondary will be tested. Lock it up, clamp it down and get it done.

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.