On the Line: Week 2

The DI football staff makes their picks for this weekend’s college football slate.


Megan Nagorzanski

Iowa running back Tyler Goodson breaks a tackle during a football game between Iowa and Middle Tennessee State University on Saturday, September 28, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Blue Raiders 48-3.

Northwestern vs. Iowa

Robert Read, Pregame Editor (1-4): Iowa — David Bell just scored another touchdown.

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor (3-2): Iowa — Never thought I’d say this, but Iowa’s got a tough matchup with the Wildcats.

Isaac Goffin, Assistant Sports Editor (1-4): Iowa — The Hawkeyes will not be spooked.

Chris Werner, Football Reporter (2-3): Northwestern — I didn’t want to have to do this.

Kade Overton, DITV Sports Director (0-5): Iowa — Would Iowa ever disappoint me two weeks in a row?

John Bohnenkamp, Sports Writing Coach (2-3): Iowa — Everything improves from Week 1 to Week 2, right? Right?

Jason Brummond, Publisher (4-1): Iowa — Who hates Iowa? Fitz hates Iowa.

Guest picker —  Bailey Cichon, DITV Director: Northwestern — Bad Karma to predict against home, but the defensive talent isn’t there.


No. 3 Ohio State vs. No. 18 Penn State

Read: Ohio State — This won’t be close.

Hanson: Ohio State — That’s strange. I thought Penn State’s season was over already.

Goffin: Ohio State — Brutus >>> Nittany Lion

Werner: Ohio State — It’s Ryan’s Day

Overton: Ohio State — IU won’t score after scoring too much against PSU

Bohnenkamp: Ohio State — Buckeyes were somewhat sharp in their opener, Nittany Lions were not.

Brummond: Ohio State — PSU may have been looking ahead to this week, but that won’t matter.

Cichon: Ohio State — Do I even need to explain?


No. 17 Indiana vs. Rutgers

Read: Rutgers — Fine, I’ll bite.

Hanson: Indiana — Look mom, it’s the team that ended Penn State’s season.

Goffin: Indiana — Didn’t think this would be a matchup of 1-0 teams.

Werner: I’m treating this as if it were a basketball game.

Overton: Rutgers — I just want to be able to say I saw Rutgers go 2-0 in the Big Ten.

Bohnenkamp: Indiana — It’s a battle among East Division leaders, so stop laughing.

Brummond: Indiana — Hoosier football fans haven’t been this excited since… ever?

Cichon: Indiana — Hey Siri, what’s a Rutger?


Texas vs. No. 6 Oklahoma State

Read: Oklahoma State — The answer to Kade’s question in no.

Hanson: Oklahoma State — The eyes of Texas AREN’T upon the Cowboys.

Goffin: Oklahoma State — Good job beating Iowa State last week.

Werner: Oklahoma State — The Cowboys will hook ‘em horns.

Overton: Oklahoma State — Is Texas back yet?

Bohnenkamp:Oklahoma State — Cowboys and K-State at the top of the big 12 — everyone saw that coming.

Brummond: Oklahoma State — Big 12 looks playoff bound, proving anything is possible in 2020.

Cichon: Texas — I hear the wins are bigger in Texas, but I think the Longhorns will pull through on the road.


LSU vs. Auburn

Read: LSU — All the good tiger jokes are taken.

Hanson: LSU — Gus Malzahn is the SEC version of Jim Harbaugh. GO TIGAHS!

Goffin: Auburn — Iowa and Auburn fans drink and party the same.

Werner: Auburn — Go Tigers.

Overton: Auburn — Tiger on Tiger action is never fun.

Bohnenkamp: Auburn — Tigers vs. Tigers — I’ll take the home Tigers.

Brummond: Auburn — Auburn reigns Tiger King.

Cichon: LSU — I love and miss Joe Burrow, but his legacy lives on in this team.