Hlastradamus: Humbled, humiliated, hostile, and picking Iowa to cover at Northwestern
The prophet was 0-5 last week, but somehow has the courage to resurface
Hlastradamus went 0-5 last week.
He says there may have been some sort of psychic disturbance in the solar system that turned everything upside down, but admits he probably just got too cocky after being 21-12-1 vs. the spread over the first seven weeks.
So the prophet is humbled. ... OK, that didn't last long. He says it's time to get right back on the horse and pick some winners, so ...
Iowa +6 vs. Northwestern. It's six points, and the prophet feels he must pander to the audience after such his appalling display last week, which included pickng 3-point favorite Iowa over Penn State.
Oklahoma -11.5 vs. Notre Dame. Really? That many points? Against the unbeaten, fifth-ranked Fighting Irish. Yes. The Irish haven't faced a passing game like Oklahoma's, and it will show.
Nebraska -2.5 vs. Michigan. Since it joined the Big Ten, it's story has been this: Win the big conference matchups at home, lose the big conference matchups on the road. This game is in Lincoln. Some of this stuff really is that simple.
Ohio State -1 vs. Penn State. Hlastradamus says we will look back and say Penn State peaked in Iowa City. Whether Iowa will do likewise this season remains to be seen.
Texas Tech +7 at Kansas State. You cannot be in Morgantown, West Virginia on one week and Manhattan, Kansas the next without experience major turbulence. Such is K-State's fate.
Florida -6.5 vs. Georgia. One of these teams is very good. The other is Georgia.