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We pretty much covered both ends of the spectrum last week. Kyle had a phenomenal week with a perfect 5-0, while Tracy had a week to forget. The rest of us got pretty much everything in between, and I returned to my trademark 3-2.

A mixed-bag of results lead to a bit of a shake up in the standings. As we head down the stretch Kyle and I have separated ourselves some from the pack, but we have a new leader as Kyle’s big week was enough to nudge me out of the top spot. The rest of the group is in a tight race themselves as just 6 percent separates third from sixth.

Player

Last Week

Overall

Win %

Kyle Lang 5-0-0 35-18-2 65%
Chris Ross 3-2-0 35-19-1 65%
Robert Spradley 4-1-0 25-21-4 54%
Tracy Guest 1-4-0 27-25-3 52%
Landon Wilson 2-3-0 27-26-2 51%
Matt Turney 2-3-0 25-27-3 48%

 

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Kyle Lang

  • Stanford -11 (vs California)
  • Texas A&M -6 (at Vanderbilt)
  • Iowa -23 (vs Purdue)
  • Notre Dame -15.5 (at Boston College)
  • Kansas State -6 (vs Iowa State)

Kansas State’s bowl hopes are still alive, they just have to win their last three games this season to get eligible. With Iowa State coming off an emotionally taxing loss to Oklahoma State at home the Cyclones could have a let down this weekend. Keep in mind that Iowa State is a completely different team when they go on the road, their defense allows 26.5 more points on the road than they do at home. I expect for K-State to win this one comfortably.

Chris Ross

  • Michigan State +14 (at Ohio State)
  • Southern Miss -21.5 (vs Old Dominion)
  • San Jose State -10 (at Hawaii)
  • Iowa State +5.5 (at Kansas State)
  • Oklahoma -11 (vs TCU)

I normally try to adhere to certain criteria when I make my picks. It’s not about winning every game, it’s about winning the majority. However, I’ve gone a bit off the rails for Farmageddon. There’s no specific reason I can point to as to why I’m taking the Iowa State other than it just feels like two teams going in opposite directions. The Cyclones, despite it not showing up in the numbers, appear to be playing better football under Todd Strudy, while EMAW nation seems to have resigned to the fact that not even Bill Snyder can help this team.

While picking Iowa State was based on gut feeling, picking the Sooners had a few more factors behind it. They’re the home team, they’re much better against the spread than TCU has been, and they’re red-hot as of late. There’s some risk of a let down following the big win over Baylor last week, but it looks like the myriad of injuries are starting to take their toll on the Horned Frogs. So, even if OU does stumble around a bit, I’m not sure the Frogs would be able to take advantage.

Robert Spradley

  • North Carolina -5.5 (at Virginia Tech)
  • Indiana +2.5 (at Maryland)
  • Michigan State +14 (at Ohio St)
  • Notre Dame -15.5 (at Boston College)
  • Iowa State +6 (at Kansas State)

Despite nothing recent in the win column to show for it, ISU has been mostly competitive against superior opposition. The Cyclones have not been afraid to mix it up and attack against the best that the league has to offer. Kansas State has shown resilience despite looking more like an injured reserve list this season. Unfortunately the Wildcats haven’t won a game since September. I don’t expect that to change tomorrow.

Tracy Guest

  • Indiana +2.5 (at Maryland)
  • LSU +6.5 (at Mississippi)
  • North Carolina -5.5 (at Virginia Tech)
  • Michigan -3.5 (at Penn State)
  • K-State -6 (vs Iowa State)

It has been a forgettable year for both ISU and K-State, but coming off the loss to Tech, I think Snyder and company figure out a way to win this one.

Landon Wilson

  • Michigan -3.5 (at Penn State)
  • North Carolina -5.5 (at Virginia Tech)
  • Alabama -20.5 (vs Charleston Southern)
  • Duke +2 (at Virginia)
  • Oklahoma State +0 (vs Baylor)

Baylor is banged up at multiple spots and coming off a tough loss at home. Oklahoma State is playing for all the marbles at home where Mason Rudolph plays lights out.

Matt Turney

  • Michigan State +14 (at Ohio St)
  • Charleston Southern +20.5 (at Alabama)
  • Navy -12.5 (at Tulsa)
  • Utah -1.5 (vs UCLA)
  • Iowa State +6 (at Kansas State)

ISU has found new life and new confidence with Lanning. And Kansas State’s loss to Tech last week was the nail in the season’s coffin. Things just haven’t gone their way and I think they’ve packed it in.

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