Gridiron Picks — Week 13

Jake Calhoun, sports editor (46-38)

Dean Berhow-Goll, assistant sports editor (52-32)

Alex Halsted, assistant sports editor (50-34)

Stephen Koenigsfeld, sports online editor (56-28)

Guest Pick: None this week (45-32)


West Virginia vs. Iowa State

Jake Calhoun: Iowa State — Steele Jantz will ride the pine on senior day as Iowa State bolsters its bowl resume. Plus I’ve been drinking the Sam Richardson Kool-Aid since last month.

Dean Berhow-Goll: West Virginia — I feel Geno will end the losing streak at Jack Trice.

Alex Halsted: Iowa State — West Virginia seems a lot like Baylor. Plus, maybe all the students will wear those #12 jerseys that came with their tickets.

Stephen Koenigsfeld: Iowa State — Baylor has the second-worst defense in the country. West Virginia has the fourth-worst.

No. 17 Nebraska vs. Iowa

Calhoun: Nebraska — That buyout on Kirk Ferentz’s contract is looking pretty sexy right now.

Berhow-Goll: Nebraska — Bo Pelini > Kirk Ferentz

Halsted: Nebraska — The only question here is whether or not Vandenberg gets replaced.

Koenigsfeld: Nebraska — “When is Hawkeye basketball on?” — Every single Iowa student.

Washington vs. Washington State

Calhoun: Washington — Mike Leach Wazzu is a couple years away from winning the Apple Cup, which is important, you guys.

Berhow-Goll: Washington — All hail Mike Leach, even if they lose. Enough with the Washington picks.

Halsted: Washington — As I mentioned last week, Washington reaches the eight-win mark.

Koenigsfeld: Washington — Mike Leach is reported to give couples counseling after the game. Also, I agree with Dean. Enough.

No. 20 Michigan vs. No. 4 Ohio State

Calhoun: Ohio State — Urban Meyer says his 11-0 Buckeyes aren’t a “great” team. I believe him, but only because they play in the Big Ten.

Berhow-Goll: Ohio State — Ohio State should play in the National Title game, oh wait.

Halsted: Ohio State — The Buckeyes will go undefeated this season and go nowhere with it.

Koenigsfeld: Ohio State — Despite being penalized, Ohio State will ignore all haters and vie for a BCS championship spot.

No. 5 Oregon vs. No. 16 Oregon State

Calhoun: Oregon — Is Chip Kelly gunning for an NFL coaching job? Does anyone really even care at this point?

Berhow-Goll: Oregon — I wish Oregon could play ‘Bama in the title game. Alas.

Halsted: Oregon — The Ducks bounce back and head to the Pac-12 Championship. Still, they unfortunately have to settle for the Rose Bowl.

Koenigsfeld: Oregon — Oh man! This game, let me tell ya…

No. 22 Oklahoma State vs. No. 14 Oklahoma

Calhoun: Oklahoma State — I get sick of seeing the Sooners win so much. Cowboys take Bedlam in an upset.

Berhow-Goll: Oklahoma — Landry Jones, come on!

Halsted: Oklahoma — Boomer Sooner!

Koenigsfeld: Oklahoma — ‘Twas the week for rivalry games and all through the south, Bill Snyder was…oh wait. No Bill Snyder joke.

No. 6 Florida vs. No. 10 Florida State

Calhoun: Florida — “Gators are the cutest animals in the world!” — Huiling, hopefully.

Berhow-Goll: Florida — SEC > ACC

Halsted: Florida State — My management professor likes Florida State.

Koenigsfeld: Florida — The Seminoles need a lot to happen to even hope for a BCS championship spot. However, none of that will matter.