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College football Week 2: Pick 'ems, TV listings

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IOWA STATE at IOWA

Marc Morehouse (2-1) — I expect this evening to keep an entire shift at the Busch Light factory employed for a year. Iowa 41, ISU 24

Mike Hlas (1-2) — This is the ultimate game. Without it, we are all nothing. Iowa 34, ISU 17

Jeremiah Davis (1-2) — On paper this shouldn’t be close. But what’s on paper in this game has mattered about as much as me fighting redhead jokes. Iowa 24, ISU 20

Beth Malicki (1-2) — The drama that went into renewing the Iowa vs. Iowa State game in 1977 could inspire a mini-series. Iowa 31, ISU 17

Zach Hanley (2-1) — $4.5 million a year for Ferentz and 4.5 million rushing yards for the Hawks. Iowa 31, ISU 17.

Todd Brommelkamp (1-2) — You can say this game is (Insert team)’s Super Bowl all you want but until Telemundo sends someone dressed like a rodeo clown to the game it’s just another day at work for Kirk Ferentz and Matt Campbell. Iowa 37, ISU 9

PENN STATE AT PITT

Morehouse — OK, Coors Light, too. Iowans love variety. Penn State 24, Pitt 21

Hlas — Pittsburgh has a light rail system. Big deal. Cedar Rapids has 14 Subways. The Sub of the Day is Black Forest Ham. Penn State 20, Pitt 17

Davis — I think I’m the only one doing Pick ’Ems who wasn’t alive when Dan Marino was at Pitt. Ditto for when Pitt had the script logo. One is back, the other isn’t. Penn State 20, Pitt 17

Malicki — The Penn State mascot, the Nittany Lion, is based on a cougar that likely has been extinct since the 1930s. I love facts! Pitt 27, Penn State 24

Hanley — A Pat Narduzzi defensive scheme plus a James Connor rushing attack equals a PA rivalry win. Pitt 17, Penn State 14

Brommelkamp — There’s something to be said about an institution as tone deaf as the one in State College. That something can’t be printed here. Pitt 27, Penn State 17

COE AT CORNELL

Morehouse — All right, all right, I didn’t forget about Bud Light. And Miller Light. And Ultra the beer, not the plane. OK, maybe the plane gets consumed, too. Coe 34, Cornell 17

Hlas — Cornell hasn’t beaten Coe since 1999. They say two thousand zero zero party over, oops out of time. Cornell wears purple. RIP Prince. Coe 50, Cornell 30

Davis — The last time Cornell won this rivalry game, I was almost 10 years old, and Marc had barely started at The Gazette. It’s been a while. It’ll be longer. Coe 28, Cornell 14.

Malicki — Students at Coe live on campus all four years. Cornell students focus on one course at a time. Prepping for these picks might lead me to find a college for one of my offspring. Coe 34, Cornell 21

Hanley — New Staker, same Kohawk streak. Coe makes it 17 straight in the rivalry. Coe 42, Cornell 14

Brommelkamp — If I don’t pick my pal Mark Dukes’ Kohawks to win this one he may never speak to me again. Cornell 27, Coe 26

TV LISTINGS

GAMETIMETV
Central Florida at Michigan 11 a.m. ABC
Cincinnati at Purdue 11 a.m. BTN
Penn State at Pittsburgh 11 a.m. ESPN
Wyoming at Nebraska 11 a.m. ESPN2
North Carolina State at East Carolina 11 a.m. ESPNU
Central Michigan at Oklahoma State 11 a.m. FS1
Boston College at Massachusetts 11 a.m. CSN
Indiana State at Minnesota 11 a.m. ESPNews
Troy at Clemson 11:30 a.m. KCRG 9.3
St. Cloud State at Upper Iowa 1 p.m. KCRG 9.2
Kentucky at Florida 2:30 p.m. CBS
Nevada at Notre Dame 2:30 p.m. NBC
Tulsa at Ohio State 2:30 p.m. ABC
Akron at Wisconsin 2:30 p.m. BTN
Western Kentucky at Alabama 2:30 p.m. ESPN2
Wake Forest at Duke 2:30 p.m. ESPNU
SMU at Baylor 2:30 p.m. FS1
Ball State at Indiana 3 p.m. ESPNews
Montana at Northern Iowa 4 p.m. KCRG 9.2
Arkansas at TCU 6 p.m. ESPN
South Carolina at Mississippi State 6 p.m. ESPN2
BYU at Utah 6:30 p.m. FOX
Iowa State at Iowa 6:30 p.m. BTN
Jacksonville State at LSU 6:30 p.m. ESPNU
Tennessee vs. Virginia Tech 7 p.m. ABC
Texas Tech at Arizona State 9 p.m. FS1
Washington State at Boise State 9:15 p.m. ESPN2
Virginia at Oregon 9:30 p.m. ESPN

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