College football Week 3: Pick 'ems, TV listings

Predictions for NDSU-Iowa, Iowa State-TCU, Ohio State-Oklahoma

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NORTH DAKOTA STATE at IOWA

Marc Morehouse (2-1, 4-2) — Don’t ask any of the North Dakota people if they’ve seen the movie “Fargo.” They probably get that a lot. Iowa 34, NDSU 17

Mike Hlas (2-1, 3-3) — “Fargo” was nominated for seven Academy Awards. “Cedar Rapids” was nominated for none. Today, Iowa gets revenge. Iowa 42, NDSU 21

Jeremiah Davis (2-1, 3-3) — The Bison will be the best team Iowa has faced to date, but NDSU’s FBS winning streak ends. Iowa 27, NDSU 13.

Beth Malicki (3-0, 4-2) — I’m pro-Bison, so long as it’s in a burger topped with avocado. Iowa 34, NDSU 17

Zach Hanley (3-0, 5-1) — Bigger up front, faster in the backfield and stronger thanks to Chris Doyle. Hawks stampede the Bison. Iowa 42, NDSU 17

Todd Brommelkamp (2-1, 3-3) — There were more bison in “Dances with Wolves” than there were wolves. What was the deal with that? Iowa 34, NDSU 21

IOWA STATE AT TCU

Morehouse — Iowa State’s world right now can best be described in this Steven Wright line, “Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.” TCU 42, ISU 7

Hlas — The last FBS team to beat North Dakota State was Iowa State, in 2009. Which also happens to be the last time I vacuumed. TCU 42, ISU 21

Davis — Some day, in the Matt Campbell era, this will be a close matchup. Today will not be that day. TCU 42, ISU 10.

Malicki — A Horned Frog looks like me when, as the Generation Z kids would say, my “eyebrows on fleek.” TCU 48, ISU 16

Hanley — ISU defense has been MIA for two weeks, Campbell doesn’t find them in Fort Worth. TCU 52, ISU 14.

Brommelkamp — Horned frogs hunt by remaining motionless and waiting for prey. Mother Nature and Big 12 football both are cruel mistresses. TCU 49, ISU 10

OHIO STATE AT OKLAHOMA

Morehouse — A victory in this modest event might be the very thing that pushes the Ohio State Buckeyes to some sort of national prominence. You’ve got to root for the little guys. Ohio State 37, Oklahoma 10

Hlas — People ask me how the order of panelists here is determined. Seniority? No. Alphabetical order? No. Bribes and intimidation? Well, duh. Oklahoma 42, Ohio State 21

Davis — Does this count as a “Big Game Bob” game where Oklahoma hangs around for a bit but loses by 14? Nah. Ohio State 35, Oklahoma 31

Malicki — You cannot eat a buckeye raw. Ohio State 24, Oklahoma 20

Hanley — Better athletes and Urban Meyer trumps a Sooner home field advantage. Ohio State 24, Oklahoma 21

Brommelkamp — Country music legend Roger Miller grew up in Erick, Okla., but Ohio State will be kings of the road in Norman. Ohio State 28, Oklahoma 21

TV LISTINGS

GameTimeTV
Florida State at Louisville 11 a.m. ABC
Temple at Penn State 11 a.m. BTN
Miami (Fla.) at Appalachian State 11 a.m. ESPN
North Dakota State at Iowa 11 a.m. ESPN2
Kansas at Memphis 11 a.m. ESPNU
Iowa State at TCU 11 a.m. FS1
Vanderbilt at Georgia Tech 11:30 a.m. KCRG 9.2
Eastern Illinois at Illinois State 2 p.m. CSN
Alabama at Ole Miss 2:30 p.m. CBS
Colorado at Michigan 2:30 p.m. BTN
Pittsburgh at Oklahoma State 2:30 p.m. ESPN
Boston College at Virginia Tech 2:30 p.m. ESPNU
Northern Iowa at Eastern Washington 6 p.m. KCRG 9.2
Texas A&M at Auburn 6 p.m. ESPN
Mississippi State at LSU 6 p.m. ESPN2
Michigan State at Notre Dame 6:30 p.m. NBC
Ohio State at Oklahoma 6:30 p.m. FOX
North Texas at Florida 6:30 p.m. ESPNU
USC at Stanford 7 p.m. ABC
Duke at Northwestern 7 p.m. BTN
UCLA at BYU 9:15 p.m. ESPN2
Texas at California 9:30 p.m. ESPN

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