On the line | Daily Iowan football staff picks a slate of Week 12 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 quarterback Spencer Petras commands the huddle during a football game between Iowa and Wisconsin at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022. Petras threw for 94 yards. The Hawkeyes defeated the Badgers, 24-10.

DI Staff

Iowa @ Minnesota

Austin Hanson, Pregame Editor (23-22): Iowa —This one’s for my dear friend Kevin Hanson. Hawks are back.

Chloe Peterson, Sports Editor (31-14): Iowa — Hawks could eat Gophers, too.

Chris Werner, Assistant Sports Editor (29-16): Iowa — Two trophies in a row.

Isaac Goffin, Football Reporter (30-15): Iowa — The Minnesota cold won’t stop the Hawkeyes.

Michael Merrick, DITV Sports Director (31-14): Iowa — I told y’all Iowa was winning the West.

John Bohnenkamp, Sports Writing Coach (33-12): Iowa — I’m starting to think Indy is a future destination.

Jason Brummond, Publisher (30-15): Iowa — Floyd hasn’t spent much time in Minnesota lately.

Utah @ Oregon

Hanson: Oregon — Ducks are not back.

Peterson: Oregon — Ducks > everything.

Werner: Oregon — Mallards are my favorite variety of duck.

Goffin: Oregon — Waiting all day for Pac-12 after dark.

Merrick: Oregon — Utes can’t get it done in Eugene.

Bohnenkamp: Oregon — Ducks are the kings of NIL.

Brummond: Utah — Utes suddenly back in the Pac-12 hunt.

Texas Tech @ Iowa State

Hanson: Iowa State — Perhaps the Cyclones can have a Dekkerissaince.

Peterson: Texas Tech — Iowa must be super embarrassed that Iowa State won this year.

Werner: Texas Tech — Iowa State hasn’t been Purdy.

Goffin: Texas Tech — A mostly irrelevant Big 12 game.

Merrick: Texas Tech — You know what’s worse than 1-6 in conference? 1-7.

Bohnenkamp: Iowa State — Eventually the Cyclones have to win one.

Brummond: Iowa State — Cyclones need a major upset next week for bowl eligibility.

Oklahoma State @ Oklahoma

Hanson: Oklahoma State — *In a Stephen A. Smith voice* How ‘bout them Cowboys?

Peterson: Oklahoma — I blame the SEC for ruining Bedlam.

Werner: Oklahoma — Oklahoma State is in shambles.

Goffin: Oklahoma — Bedlam is one of my favorite rivalry names.

Merrick: Oklahoma State — Oklahoma are the little brothers now.

Bohnenkamp: Oklahoma — A lot of disappointment on this field.

Brummond: Oklahoma State — This feels like an Iowa-Iowa State game.

Montana @ Montana State

Hanson: Montana — I wanted to pick all FCS games this week, but some members of this panel didn’t support that idea.

Peterson: Montana — You’re telling me this game is called ~Brawl of the Wild~

Werner: Montana State — My cousin went here. Shoutout Emery.

Goffin: Montana State — Yes, we picked a Big Sky contest.

Merrick: Montana — Grizzles destroy Bobcats every day of the week.

Bohnenkamp: Montana State — Who doesn’t love a good FCS rivalry?

Brummond: Montana State — Everything I know about Montana is from “Yellowstone.”