On the Line: Daily Iowan football staff picks Week 2 games

Daily Iowan staff members picked the No. 10 Iowa vs. No. 9 Iowa State Cy-Hawk game, as well as four other contests.

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Iowa defensive back Riley Moss returns an interception for his second pick six of the day during a football game between No. 18 Iowa and No. 17 Indiana at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021.

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The Daily Iowan football staff picks five football games every week as part of our Pregame edition. Read how the staff picked the No. 10 Iowa vs. No. 9 Iowa State — as well as four other contests — below.

No. 10 Iowa vs. No. 9 Iowa State

Robert Read, Pregame Editor (2-3): Iowa State — Just get along, people.

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor (3-2): Iowa — The Cyclones find creative ways to lose to the Hawkeyes.

Chloe Peterson, Assistant Sports Editor (1-4): Iowa State — More chaos? Sign me up.

Chris Werner, Football Reporter (2-3): Iowa — I hope nobody here picked Iowa State. Chloe…

Destinee Cook, DITV Sports Director (3-2): Iowa — Cyclowns (T-Good is going crazy).

John Bohnenkamp, Sports Writing Coach (3-2): Iowa — Hopefully there’s no thunderstorm delays or other controversies.

Jason Brummond, Publisher (5-0): Iowa State —  Tough to predict, but Iowa fans can hope the true ‘Clones show up.

No. 12 Oregon vs. No. 3 Ohio State

Read: Ohio State — Personally, I don’t think this top-15 matchup will be very close.

Hanson: Oregon — I’m the only one on this panel brave enough to pick Oregon.

Peterson: Ohio State — College GameDay won’t be here.

Werner: Ohio State — OSU vs. Iowa in the Big Ten title game confirmed.

Cook: Ohio State — It’s OSU’s first game at home with fans. They’re going off.

Bohnenkamp: Ohio State — Someday, this will be an alliance game.

Brummond: Ohio State — The early kickoff is not doing the Ducks any favors.

Pittsburgh vs. Tennessee

Read: Pittsburgh — Tennessee is bound to disappoint.

Hanson: Tennessee — Joe Milton is the only player I know in this game, so I’m going Vols.

Peterson: Tennessee — I looked this one up and got the Steelers vs. Titans in December.

Werner: Tennessee — I spelled it right on the first try. Let’s go!

Cook: Tennessee — Good ole’ Rocky Top.

Bohnenkamp: Tennessee— This won’t be an Alliance game.

Brummond: Pittsburgh — The residents of South Pittsburgh, Tenn., are conflicted.

Missouri vs. Kentucky

Read: Kentucky — Missouri gets to lose to Oklahoma and Texas in the SEC soon. What a reunion that will be.

Hanson: Kentucky — Sometimes I forget that both these teams are in the SEC.

Peterson: Kentucky — Hey, CJ Fredrick goes here.

Werner: Missouri— The SEC least.

Cook: Missouri — This ain’t basketball.

Bohnenkamp: Kentucky — This would be a great basketball matchup.

Brummond: Kentucky— Is Kentucky blue “sissy blue” too?

Air Force vs. Navy

Read: Air Force — Navy doesn’t seem particularly good this year.

Hanson: Air Force — John told me to pick Air Force, so I did.

Peterson: Air Force — From my minimal research, Navy isn’t good.

Werner: Navy — I like blue.

Cook: Air Force — I have confidence in the Falcons.

Bohnenkamp: Air Force — Navy scored just seven points in its opener.

Brummond: Air Force — America.

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