On the Line | Daily Iowan football staff picks a slate of Week 8 college football games

The DI’s band of football experts picked five of this week’s top matchups. Game selections and records will be released each week.


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Iowa tight end Sam LaPorta walks onto the field before a football game between Iowa and Illinois at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill., on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022.

DI Staff

Iowa @ Ohio State

Austin Hanson, Pregame Editor (14-16): Ohio State — 55-24 in 2017 is a distant memory.

Chloe Peterson, Sports Editor (19-11): Ohio State — There’s absolutely no chance. Like, literally zero chance Iowa wins.

Chris Werner, Assistant Sports Editor (18-12): Ohio State — I don’t believe in miracles — at least not this week.

Isaac Goffin, Football Reporter (20-10): Ohio State —Over 100,000 people will watch Iowa’s offense in-person.

Michael Merrick, DITV Sports Director (20-10): Ohio State — At least one team will be scoring touchdowns this week.

John Bohnenkamp, Sports Writing Coach (20-10): Ohio State — Hard for anyone to match the Buckeyes’ offense.

Jason Brummond, Publisher (19-17): Ohio State — OSU goes up 14-0 early in the first quarter to put this game away.

Kansas State @ TCU

Hanson: TCU — Looks like Max Duggan won’t be transferring to Iowa after all.

Peterson: TCU — Horned Frogs can’t eat Wildcats, but TCU will still win.

Werner: TCU — He got that frog in him.

Goffin: TCU — Max Duggan is the new Andy Dalton.

Merrick: TCU — Duggan should be a Hawkeye.

Bohnenkamp: TCU — Who would have thought this was for the Big 12 lead?

Brummond: TCU — TCU QB’s have more TDs in five games than the Hawkeyes score all year, and he’s from Iowa.

Syracuse @ Clemson

Hanson: Clemson — It’s not just a boulder, it’s Howard’s Rock.

Peterson: Clemson – Trevor Lawrence played here, right?

Werner: Syracuse — Alexa, play “Something in the Orange” by Zach Bryan.

Goffin: Clemson — Going against Heartlanders broadcaster David Fine’s alma mater.

Merrick: Clemson — This isn’t March.

Bohnenkamp: Clemson — Tigers know how to win big games.

Brummond: Clemson — Tigers still have a firm grip on the ACC.

UCLA @ Oregon

Hanson: UCLA — Didn’t Elle Woods go to school here?

Peterson: UCLA — Elle Woods actually went to ULCA, to be exact.

Werner: Oregon — Ducks are fun.

Goffin: UCLA — I’m riding the Chip Kelly train.

Merrick: UCLA — DTR >>>> Bo Nix.

Bohnenkamp: Oregon — A future Big Ten game?

Brummond: UCLA — Steve Alford thinks UCLA is a football school.

Hawaii @ Colorado State

Hanson: Hawaii — Don’t let a match near this game, it might turn into a dumpster fire.

Peterson: Colorado State — Mile high versus faraway islands dumpster fire!

Werner: Hawaii — Ah yes, the weekly dumpster fire contest.

Goffin: Colorado State — The bottom of the barrel bowl.

Merrick: Hawaii — Give me the Rainbow Warriors in a battle of the worst teams in the nation.

Bohnenkamp: Colorado State — Someone has to win.

Brummond: Hawaii — Colorado State’s offense is as bad as Iowa’s.