College football predictions: Former Iowa State players pick championship games


After a holiday break, the former Iowa State football players are back picking games. This week we have: RJ Sumrall, Tony Yelk, Nick Leaders & Tyson Smith

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RJ Sumrall:

Arizona @ Oregon:

Oregon. I would LOVE it if Arizona could win, but the Ducks are too much for them.

Houston @ Cincinnati:

Cincinnati. This game could go to anyone, but I’m choosing the home team here.  The weather will be COLD.

Oklahoma State @ Oklahoma:

Oklahoma.  The Sooners are simply the better team.

Alabama @ Missouri:

Alabama. Too strong for the Tigers.

Kansas State @ Baylor

Baylor: They know what’s on the line and have to win to stay in final four contention.

Florida State @ Georgia Tech

Florida State will find a way to win.

Wisconsin @ Ohio State:

Wisconsin.  Ohio State is playing with the third string QB.  Give me the Badgers.

Tony Yelk: 

Arizona @ Oregon

Oregon: They will avenge their early season loss.

Houston @ Cincinnati

Cincinnati: They’re at home.

Oklahoma State @ Oklahoma

Oklahoma: It will be closer than the spread (Sooners by 21 points), but I believe OU prevails.

Alabama @ Missouri

Alabama: Hard to bet against Saban.

Kansas State @ Baylor

Baylor: They have too much riding on the game to not show.

Florida State @ Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech: My upset pick of the week.

Wisconsin @ Ohio State

Wisconsin: Tough defense against an inexperienced QB.

Dec 5, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban speaks during a press conference at the Georgia Dome. Alabama plays the Missouri Tigers in the SEC Championship Saturday. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Leaders: 

Arizona @ Oregon-

Oregon– It’s really hard to beat a team twice in a year.

Houston @ Cincinnati-

Houston– This is a coin flip because I don’t know much about either team.

Oklahoma State @ Oklahoma-

Oklahoma– Oklahoma State is on its 3rd QB and seems to have packed it in.

Alabama @ Missouri-

Alabama– I would like to see Mizzou beat them, but it just won’t happen.

Kansas State @ Baylor-

K-State – The Wildcats will end the debate for the last playoff spot and finish another top 10 year.

Florida State @ Georgia Tech-

Georgia Tech – If they can get an early lead I like their chances to run down the clock.

Wisconsin @ Ohio State-

Wisconsin– Too much Melvin Gordon and a third string QB are too much for Ohio State to overcome.

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Tyson Smith:

Arizona @ Oregon:

Oregon and Mariota get revenge.

Houston @ Cincinnati:

Houston wins in a shootout.

Oklahoma State @ Oklahoma:


Alabama @ Missouri:

Alabama dismantles Missouri. Game will be done by halftime.

Kansas State @ Baylor:

Baylor wins a close game and sneaks into the four spot.

Florida State @ Georgia Tech:

Same story. Florida St struggles, but will prevail

Wisconsin @ Ohio State:

Wisconsin wins because of a backup QB that lacks experience.