On the line | Daily Iowan football staff picks a slate of Week 11 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 fullback Monte Pottebaum prepares to catch the ball during a football game between Iowa and South Dakota at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. The Hawkeyes defeated the Jackrabbits, 7-3. Pottebaum had one three yard carry.

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Wisconsin @ Iowa

Austin Hanson, Pregame Editor (23-22): Wisconsin — Badgers know how to get the bull.

Chloe Peterson, Sports Editor (29-16): Iowa — Hawks literally actually eat Badgers.

Chris Werner, Assistant Sports Editor (27-18): Iowa — What if Iowa makes the Big Ten title game at 8-4?

Isaac Goffin, Football Reporter (30-15): Wisconsin — Iowa drops another trophy game.

Michael Merrick, DITV Sports Director (30-15): Iowa — B1G West champs incoming.

John Bohnenkamp, Sports Writing Coach (32-13): Iowa — Hawkeyes have figured out their offensive line.

Jason Brummond, Publisher (29-16): Iowa — Iowa hasn’t beat Wisconsin in Kinnick with fans since 2008.

Purdue @ Illinois

Hanson: Purdue — Charlie Jones could help Iowa get back in the West hunt.

Peterson: Purdue — Maybe the train will work this week?

Werner: Purdue — Honorary Boilermakers fan for the week.

Goffin: Illinois — Will this matchup decide the West?

Merrick: Purdue — Hawkeyes need this one more than the Boilermakers.

Bohnenkamp: Purdue — Illini didn’t look right on Saturday.

Brummond: Purdue — We want chaos in the Big Ten West.

Alabama @ Ole Miss

Hanson: Alabama — ‘Bama ain’t down that bad.

Peterson: Alabama — This is the closest we’ll get to a dumpster fire game this week.

Werner: Alabama — Nick Saban doesn’t lose back-to-back games.

Goffin: Alabama — Those who know get this pick.

Merrick: Alabama — Never bet against ‘Bama twice

Bohnenkamp: Alabama — Tide bounce back with nothing on the line.

Brummond: Alabama — Three losses in a season? Not possible.

UCF @ Tulane

Hanson: Tulane — College GameDay should’ve gone here.

Peterson: UCF — Tulane seems like a fake school.

Werner: Tulane — Shoutout Jim Barnes.

Goffin: Tulane —  I’m riding the Green Wave.

Merrick: Tulane — Green Wave washes out the Golden Knights.

Bohnenkamp: Tulane — Still think Tulane’s nickname should be Highways.

Brummond: Tulane — Forget red or blue. It’s a Green Wave!

TCU @ Texas

Hanson: TCU — This is where College GameDay is actually going.

Peterson: TCU — Horns down.

Werner: TCU — Horned Frogs have God on their side.

Goffin: TCU — I want to visit Fort Worth someday.

Merrick: TCU — Duggan, please come home

Bohnenkamp: TCU — Horns down in this one.

Brummond: TCU — Horns down.