There’s a little separation from the pack in our weekly Pick Six contest on Hawkeye Report.
Blair Sanderson still leads the way, even though he had his worst week picking games. He’s on top with a red hot 24-6 record. Surprisingly, RDietz is close behind with a 23-7 overall record, followed closely by Lyle Hammes and Matt Randazzo with 22-8 records.
Last week the top pickers were Mike Zierath and RDietz, who posted 5-1 records. After a couple of slumping weeks, Torbee picked things up for the second straight week with a 4-2 record.
This week in addition to picking the Illinois/Iowa game, these are the games on the schedule:
Minnesota at Purdue
Wisconsin at Nebraska
Miami at Florida State
Washington State at Oregon
Kansas State at Texas
Here are the picks this week:
BLAIR SANDERSON (3-3 last week, 24-6 overall)
Iowa wins 38-16. PTC is Ivory Kelly-Martin.
LYLE HAMMES (4-2 last week, 22-8 overall)
Purdue over Minnesota in a game between two (thus far) overachieving teams. Wisconsin over Nebraska. Can they both lose?
Florida State over Miami
Washington State over Oregon
Texas over Kansas State
Iowa over Illinois in a "pride" game, 31-13. With a tough Big Ten slate, it's time to put a team away and not let it linger into the fourth quarter. PTC is Matt Vandeberg; he's due.
TOM KAKERT (3-3 last week, 19-11 overall)
Give me the Boilers…Win one for Cowboy Joe Tiller
Badgers roll in Lincoln
The Noles are a mess right now and surprisingly, Miami is pretty good.
Give me the crazy pirate captain at Washington State
I always take Bill Snyder….Always.
Hawkeyes roll 38-13 over Illinois. My pick to click is ISM, who has a pair of TD catches and 100 yards receiving.
RDIETZ (5-1 last week, 23-7 overall)
Iowa 31 Illinois 10. Stanley gets back on track with 3 TD passes.
MIKE ZIERATH (5-1 last week, 20-10 overall)
Give me the Gophers
I'll take those Pesky Badgers
This is where Miami makes a statement
The Pirate and his band of hooligans
Texas is the popular pick, not so fast my friend.....I got the fighting Bill Snyders!
I will take the Hawks, 31-14. My pick to click is Akrum Wadley who gets back on track in a big way.
MATT RANDAZZO (4-2 overall, 22-8 overall)
Iowa wins 31-10 and the pick to click is the Hawkeye offensive line.
JOHN KERTH (3-3 last week, 18-6 overall)
Minnesota over Purdue
Wisconsin over Nebraska
Miami over Florida State
Oregon over Washington State
Texas over Kansas State
The Iowa offense has struggled this season but they are facing the right opponent at the right time. The Hawkeyes run all over the Illinois defense and win, 31-14. Akrum Wadley rebounds from a rough week to finish with 120 yards on the ground with two TDs.