The Daily Iowan football staff picks five football games every week as part of our Pregame edition. Read how the staff picked the No. 4 Penn State vs. No. 3 Iowa game — as well as four other contests — below.
No. 4 Penn State vs. No. 3 Iowa
Robert Read, Pregame Editor (16-9): Iowa — Just don’t wear gold again.
Austin Hanson, Sports Editor (16-4): Iowa — We AREN’T Penn State.
Chloe Peterson, Assistant Sports Editor (10-10): Iowa — Should be a night game.
Chris Werner, Football Reporter (10-10): Iowa — Put Clifford in the doghouse.
Destinee Cook, DITV Sports Director (11-9): Iowa — Not a big fan of College GameDay right now.
John Bohnenkamp, Sports Writing Coach (13-7): Iowa — No College GameDay, no problem.
Jason Brummond, Publisher (16-4): Iowa — Biggest game at Kinnick in a generation. Why not?
No. 6 Oklahoma vs. No. 21 Texas
Read: Texas — The SEC’s newest rivalry.
Hanson: Texas — I don’t think Oklahoma is good this year.
Peterson: Oklahoma — Somehow ESPN College GameDay decided to go here.
Werner: Oklahoma — OK, Boomer.
Cook: Oklahoma — Boomer Sooner.
Bohnenkamp: Oklahoma — Well, College GameDay is going to be there.
Brummond: Oklahoma — This is the fourth-best SEC game Saturday.
No. 13 Arkansas vs. No. 17 Ole Miss
Read: Ole Miss — Do Razorbacks like popcorn?
Hanson: Ole Miss — Pick Arkansas? That’s hogwash.
Peterson: Arkansas — Arkansas? More like Ar-Kansas.
Werner: Ole Miss — I picked Arkansas last week and that didn’t go well.
Cook: Ole Miss — Gotta go with the Rebels on this one.
Bohnenkamp: Arkansas — The Hog market is high.
Brummond: Ole Miss — Get your popcorn ready.
Virginia vs. Louisville
Read: Louisville — I’m not watching this game, and you aren’t either.
Hanson: Louisville — Does Lamar Jackson still go here?
Peterson: Virginia — Country roads, take me home.
Werner: Virginia— Wrong state, Chloe.
Cook: Louisville — Uhm??
Bohnenkamp: Louisville — It’s basketball season there.
Brummond: Louisville — Basketball season is still a month away.
Utah vs. USC
Read: USC — Urban Meyer on line one. Wait, nevermind.
Hanson: USC — Zero Pac-12 teams in the CFP again? Darn…
Peterson: USC — I have no confidence in any of my picks.
Werner: Utah — Very creative nickname.
Cook: USC — I’m picking USC even though I’ve always been a UCLA girl.
Bohnenkamp: USC — The Pac-12 South is a bit mediocre.
Brummond: USC — Utah will still have a better week than its former coach.