Week 6 provides Iowa football the opportunity to move up in the polls. Aside from Iowa winning, let’s see what else needs to happen.
After a rough couple of weeks, we’ve brought ourselves back to even for picks against the spread. Last week was a great week for picks, and the Iowa football team won, making the week even better.
As virtually every Hawkeye fan predicted, Nebraska lost to Ohio State at home, effectively eliminating them from the playoff conversation (in September).
As good as Ohio State has looked, I expected Nebraska to put up a little bit more of a fight than they did, but I am absolutely not going to complain about that result.
Wisconsin showed a few signs of Michigan hangover against Northwestern, and our friends in Ames did what we always fear they do – play a close game against Iowa, then lose to a team like Baylor.
Unfortunately, my pick for the Big 12 conference runner only decided to play offense in the fourth quarter and fell just short of a 20-point comeback at Baylor.
This week brings forward an opportunity to break into the top 10. Obviously, the Iowa football team needs to beat Michigan in Ann Arbor, a difficult task under Harbaugh.
But Iowa also needs a few other games to go their way. As we learned in the first few weeks, Iowa only goes up if teams above them lose.