Cy’s Big 12 Football Picks – Week 2


In case you haven’t heard, Iowa State’s own mascot, Cy, will make his Big 12 picks each week. He picked them last week (honest), but we needed to continue working on his contract behind the scenes and couldn’t use his real name.

Hello everybody! Name’s Cy, and I pick winners as much as Mike Singletary wants ’em! Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

Or perhaps I just wanted a slightly different name than multiple “(Conference) Picks – Week (Whatever)” on FanSided.

Cy had a perfect 8-0 on Saturday, but was the only person who picked SMU over Baylor on Sunday, not believing that the Big 12 could be perfect through the first week of the season.

Perhaps he still has a heart for Garrett Gilbert.

Hopefully he doesn’t have a heart for gambling, as he was just 1-4 against the spread.

Here’s a look at the matchups this week, and all games are played on Saturday. All times are on Saturday, are central time, and predictions underlined mean that Cy believes they will cover the spread.

After Week 1 – Overall: 8-1 | At the Spread: 1-4

11:00 a.m. – Miami FL @ (20)Kansas State (-7) – TV: FX

That was an impressive comeback over BC! Miami can score this year. KSU QB Calvin- err, Collin Klein will need to keep up with it, and I don’t think he’ll be able to hang with them. Pick: The U

2:30 p.m. – Rice @ Kansas (-10.5) – TV: FOX Sports Network

Rice gave up over 600 yards of offense last week? Well, that’s not a shock. Last time I checked food didn’t move. Pick: KU

2:30 p.m. – Iowa State @ Iowa (-3.5) – TV: Big Ten Network


Special score prediction: 20-16 Cyclones!

6:00 p.m. – Grambling @ (17)TCU (NL) – TV: FOX Sports Southwest

You know, I thought it said TCU was playing gambling. Not only would that be more fun for them, it would also be a challenge. Pick: TCU

6:00 p.m. – Florida A&M @ (5)Oklahoma (NL) – TV: FOX Sports PPV

If OU screws up punting the ball like 20 times, then maybe Texas A&M has a shot. Wait…who the hell is Florida A&M? Pick: OU

6:00 p.m. – Texas Tech @ Texas State (+18.5) – Web: ESPN3

Case Keenum is the etymology of “a quarterback that carries a team.” Houston got destroyed by a Division II team last week. What?? EVERYONE LEFT THE WAC AND NOW IT DROPPED TO DIVISION II??? Pick: TTU

7:00 p.m. – New Mexico @ (15)Texas (-39) – TV: Longhorn Network

I don’t really have a feel for this game. It’d be really nice if we could watch the Texas Longhorns play a football game this season. Pick: Texas

9:30 p.m. – (16)Oklahoma State @ Arizona (+10.5) – TV: Pac-12 Networks

You know, everyone’s making a big freakin’ deal about the Cowpokes dismantling Savannah State 84-0. Boo-hoo. In 1916, Georgia Tech defeated Cumberland 220-0. What were the Vegas odds after THAT one?? Pick: OSU

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