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College football Week 4: Pick 'ems, TV listings

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IOWA AT RUTGERS

Marc Morehouse (2-1, 6-3) — Hey, I made it the whole week without quoting a Springsteen lyric! You can’t start a fire without a spark, though. That’s just science I’m quoting. Iowa 34, Rutgers 24

Mike Hlas (1-2, 4-5) — The only way this game makes news in nearby New York City is if Donald Trump’s helicopter lands on the 50-yard line and he emerges from it with his new girlfriend, Beyonce. Iowa 28, Rutgers 17

Jeremiah Davis (2-1, 5-4) — Rutgers is not as bad in football as it is in basketball. Still, Rutgers is not very good in football. Iowa 40, Rutgers 21

Beth Malicki (2-1, 6-3) — With the news of Brad and Angelina divorcing, I’m convinced love is dead. Except for my love of books with a strong, offbeat heroine. Iowa 31, Rutgers 20

Zach Hanley (2-1, 7-2) — Big Ten opener, big bounce back win for the Hawks. Iowa 27, Rutgers 14.

Todd Brommelkamp (2-1, 5-4) — This game doesn’t have a traveling trophy (yet). May I suggest the loser be forced to keep Chris Christie for the next 365 days? Iowa 38, Rutgers 13

SAN JOSE STATE AT IOWA STATE

Morehouse — What emoji would you use to describe this game? I kind of think the purple devil one works. So, (PURPLE DEVIL EMOJI). Iowa State 21, San Jose State 17

Hlas — The only way this game makes news in the San Francisco Bay Area is if Donald Trump’s helicopter lands on the 50-yard line at Jack Trice Stadium and he emerges from it with his new girlfriend, Angelina Jolie. Iowa State 35, San Jose State 31

Davis — Will this be the only game in which the Cyclones are favored? Either way, it’s probably the only one they’ll win, if things don’t improve. Iowa State 31, San Jose State 24

Malicki — Speaking of love, today is my 16th wedding anniversary. Every win in my life is thanks to my husband, especially when I win these picks. Iowa State 34, San Jose State 31

Hanley — ’Clones give Matt Campbell win number one in the Cardinal and Gold. Iowa State 28, San Jose State 20.

Brommelkamp — Marc told me no matter what I did here I just couldn’t lose to Beth. That makes this Matt Campbell’s Malicki game. PS, I’m pretty sure I’m losing to Beth. Iowa State 38, San Jose State 13

NEBRASKA AT NORTHWESTERN

Morehouse — I can’t think of two fan bases who have more in common. (EAR EMOJI) (DOLLAR SIGN GREEN MONEY TONGUE SMILEY FACE EMOJI). Nebraska 31, Northwestern 10

Hlas — The only way this game makes news in Chicago is if the Cubs’ helicopter lands on the 50-yard line and they emerge from it with Bill Murray, Eddie Vedder and the ghost of Harry Caray. Nebraska 31, Northwestern 24

Davis — Nebraska beating Oregon last week was a victory for everyone who hates endless uniform combinations. Yeah, get off my lawn. Nebraska 38, Northwestern 17

Malicki — I do not love Nebraska’s mascots. The grinning inflatable cowboy or dopey child are equal parts terrifying and offensive. Nebraska 28, Northwestern 20

Hanley — Ne comes before No in the alphabet and Mike Riley has his Huskers hungry for a road win. Nebraska 30, Northwestern 17

Brommelkamp — A stop at the DeKalb Oasis and eating at the Wilmette Chuck Wagon does not count as high culture no matter what your Husker friends will try to tell you on Monday. Nebraska 27, Northwestern 20

TV LISTINGS

GameTimeTV
No. 14 Florida State at South Florida 11 a.m. ABC
No. 10 Wisconsin at No. 8 Michigan State 11 a.m. BTN
No. 11 Georgia at No. 22 Ole Miss 11 a.m. ESPN
No. 25 Iowa at Rutgers 11 a.m. ESPN2
Colorado State at Minnesota 11 a.m. ESPNU
Charlotte at Temple 11 a.m. CSN
San Jose State at Iowa State 11 a.m. FSN
Nevada at Purdue 11 a.m. ESPNNews
East Carolina at Virginia Tech 11:30 a.m. KCRG 9.2
Syracuse at Connectiut Noon CBSSN
No. 16 Florida at No. 12 Tennessee 2:30 p.m. CBS
Duke at Notre Dame 2:30 p.m. NBC
Penn State at No. 5 Michigan 2:30 p.m. ABC
Pittsburgh at North Carolina 2:30 p.m. ESPNU
BYU at West Virginia 2:30 p.m. ESPN2
Wake Forest at Indiana 2:30 p.m. BTN
Boise State at Oregon State 2:30 p.m. FS1
Minot State at Upper Iowa 3 p.m. KCRG 9.2
Vanderbilt at Western Kentucky 3:30 p.m. CBSSN
No. 17 LSU at Auburn 5 p.m. ESPN
No. 7 Houston at Texas State 6 p.m. ESPNU
Oklahoma State at No. 15 Baylor 6:30 p.m. FOX
No. 20 Nebraska at Northwestern 6:30 p.m. BTN
No. 6 Stanford at UCLA 7 p.m. ABC
No. 4 Louisville at Marshall 7 p.m. CBSSN
No. 18 Arkansas at No. 13 Texas A&M 8 p.m. ESPN
California at Arizona State 9 p.m. ESPN2
Air Force at Utah State 9:15 p.m. ESPNU

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