College football Week 5: Pick 'ems, TV listings

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Marc Morehouse (3-0, 9-3) — I joked on Twitter that Iowa would be paying tribute to Prince with “Purple Rain Day” at Kinnick. I got booed off Twitter. That can happen. Iowa 27, Northwestern 14

Mike Hlas (3-0, 7-5) — Iowa has allowed a lot of rushing yards. It needs to install the “HESCO Barrier” defense. Iowa 21, Northwestern 17

Jeremiah Davis (3-0, 8-4) — The Wildcats were described as a “wounded animal” in a question to Ferentz. Given the history of this series, Iowa better hope Northwestern is less Cujo and more Bambi. Iowa 24, Northwestern 17.

Beth Malicki (3-0, 9-3) — No matter who wins this game, the real champ is whoever created “HESCO Barriers.” Iowa 24, Northwestern 17

Zach Hanley (3-0, 10-2) — No Matt VandeBerg, no problem for the Hawks. Iowa pounds Northwestern into the ground with its rushing attack. Again. Iowa 34, Northwestern 17

Todd Brommelkamp (3-0, 8-4) — I don’t want to say the Hawks are regressing but rumor has it this week coaches handed out copies of “Flowers for Algernon” rather than playbooks. Iowa 24, Northwestern 20


Morehouse — Ever really read the lyrics to Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight”? Do it. You’ll see Phil Collins in a whole new light. Baylor 44, ISU 24

Hlas — I want to pick Iowa State to win this game, but I also want to be honest with you. More importantly, I want someone to power-wash my house. Baylor 41, ISU 28

Davis — Troy and Darren Davis were at the ISU-San Jose State game last week. Cannot confirm or deny there was an impassioned plea to the NCAA to allow both to stay another week and play. Baylor 44, ISU 20

Malicki — My stepsister went to Baylor and I still don’t know where in the heck that is. Baylor 38, ISU 20

Hanley — To beat Baylor, you have to keep up. Iowa State can’t. Baylor 42, ISU 21

Brommelkamp — In an effort to completely appall decent humans everywhere, Baylor retained all of Art Briles’ assistant coaches. Two weeks ago Penn State honored Joe Paterno. It’s your move, Bears. Make it count. Baylor 37, ISU 17


Morehouse — Wisconsin Wife is pre-mixing a jug of “bug juice” for the Korbel brandy Old Fashioneds. The bug juice has to be just right. It takes 10,000 moths. Michigan 24, Wisconsin 20

Hlas — I went to Rutgers last week. It occurred to me there that if Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany got elected president, the U.S. would expand to Greenland and Tasmania. Michigan 24, Wisconsin 12

Davis — There’s this look Jim Harbaugh gets on his face when he either doesn’t like or doesn’t understand a question. It’s the same look Marc gets when I ask what life was like before Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers. Michigan 36, Wisconsin 31

Malicki — If I could be any character from X-Men it would be Wolverine because his hair is reminiscent of A Flock of Seagulls. Michigan 28, Wisconsin 24

Hanley — Badgers have a good defense, Wolverines have a better offense. It pains me to do this. Michigan 35, Wisconsin 13

Brommelkamp — The last time these two teams played they were coached by Bret Bielema and Rich Rodriguez. Few things better epitomize the Legends and Leaders era. Michigan 26, Wisconsin 21


No. 25 Texas at Oklahoma State 11 a.m. ABC
Notre Dame at Syracuse 11 a.m. ESPN
No. 14 Miami at Georgia Tech 11 a.m. ESPN2
Rutgers at No. 2 Ohio State 11 a.m. BTN
Northwestern at Iowa 11 a.m. ESPNU
No. 13 Baylor at Iowa State 11 a.m. FS1
SMU at Temple 11 a.m. ESPNNews
Virginia at Duke 11:30 a.m. KCRG 9.2
No. 11 Tennessee at No. 20 Georgia 2:30 p.m. CBS
No. 8 Wisconsin at No. 5 Michigan 2:30 p.m. ABC
No. 23 North Carolina at No. 12 Florida State 2:30 p.m. ESPN
Illinois at No. 15 Nebraska 2:30 p.m. ESPN2
Minnesota at Penn State 2:30 p.m. BTN
Kansas State at West Virginia 2:30 p.m. ESPNU
Navy at Air Force 2:30 p.m. CBSSN
Southern Illinois at Northern Iowa 4 p.m. KCRG 9.2
Oklahoma at No. 19 TCU 4 p.m. FOX
Kentucky at No. 1 Alabama 6 p.m. ESPN
South Florida at Cincinnati 6 p.m. ESPNU
Western Michigan at Central Michigan 6 p.m. CBSSN
No. 4 Louisville at No. 3 Clemson 7 p.m. ABC
No. 24 San Diego State at South Alabama 7 p.m. ESPNNews
No. 16 Michigan State at Indiana 7 p.m. BTN
Arizona State at USC 7:30 p.m. FOX
Utah State at Boise State 9:15 p.m. ESPN2
Wyoming at Colorado State 9:15 p.m. ESPNU
Arizona at UCLA 9:30 p.m. ESPN
Fresno State at UNLV 9:30 p.m. CBSSN

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