On the Line: Week 11

The Daily Iowan staff makes its picks for Week 11 of the college football season.


Megan Nagorzanski

Iowa wide receiver Nico Ragaini catches the ball during a game against Northwestern at Ryan Field on Saturday, October 26, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Wildcats 20-0. Ragiani caught for a total of 4 yards.

No. 18 Iowa vs. No. 16 Wisconsin

Pete Ruden, Pregame Editor (22-18): Wisconsin — I won On the Line my sophomore year, so this cold streak is really starting to hurt.

Anna Kayser, Sports Editor (26-14): Wisconsin — I pride myself in being loyal, but I’m not stupid.

Robert Read, Assistant Sports Editor (23-17): Wisconsin — Big. Ten. Football.

Pete Mills, Football Reporter (24-16): Iowa — Score at the half: 6-5. Four punts. Three field goals. One safety. Forty-thousand bored fans.

Lucy Rohden, DITV Sports Reporter (26-14): Wisconsin — I miss Alex Hornibrook.

Jon Rawson, DITV Director (26-14): Wisconsin — Uncle Rico from Napoleon Dynamite >> Nate Stanley on the road.

Jason Brummond, Publisher (26-14): Wisconsin — Iowa’s last trip to Madison still induces nightmares.

No. 1 LSU vs. No. 2 Alabama

Ruden: Alabama — Hold that Tide-ger!

Kayser: Alabama — Gotta go with the home-field advantage. Roll Tide.

Read: LSU — Hold that tiger!

Mills: Alabama — Geaux Tide or Roll Tigers? I’m confused.

Rohden: LSU — My Ed Orgeron impression needs some work.

Rawson: LSU — I will continue to pick LSU because of my not so secret man crush on Joe Burrow. DM me, please.

Brummond: Alabama — Taking ‘Bama with or without Tua.

No. 5 Penn State vs. No. 13 Minnesota

Ruden: Penn State — Penn State’s going to score at the same rate P.J. Fleck talks.

Kayser: Penn State — It’s Week 11, and I still have zero idea if Minnesota is ~actually~ good or not.

Read: Penn State — College football is not prepared for a 9-0 Minnesota team.

Mills: Minnesota — Picking Penn State is no fun (also, my record is already bad in OTL, so it’s whatever).

Rohden: Penn State — Don’t worry, P.J., you’ve got an extra seven years to try to beat PSU now.

Rawson: Penn State — Penn State’s safe because it’s on the road. IYKYK.

Brummond: Penn State — Let’s see how row boats do in tougher waters.

Appalachian State vs. South Carolina

Ruden: Appalachian State — Never forget Sept. 1, 2007.

Kayser: South Carolina — What does this game have to do with anything?

Read: Appalachian State — Just a reminder that South Carolina beat Georgia this year and that college football may be broken.

Mills: South Carolina — Can’t beat Georgia and lose to App State in the same season, right?

Rohden: Appalachian State — It’s pronounced APP-UH-LATCH-UN. You’re welcome.

Rawson: Appalachian State — I’ve heard you can only play for Appalachian State if you have a full beard and cut down trees in your free time.

Brummond: App State’s still recovering from that Georgia Southern loss.

No. 20 Kansas State vs. Texas

Ruden: Kansas State — This has all the makings of a wild(cat) game.

Kayser: Texas — Alright, Alright, Alright.

Read: Kansas State — Verdict: Texas is not back.

Mills: Texas — Apparently this is the week where I only pick underdogs.

Rohden: Kansas State — Lol, I forgot Kansas State is good at football now.

Rawson: Kansas State — Stay with me on this one: Texas isn’t very good.

Brummond: Texas — Nobody wants to win the Big 12.

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