September 10, 2022; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Ohio Bobcats quarterback Parker Navarro (13) looks to throw a pass during the third quarter against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium. Penn State defeated Ohio 46-10. Mandatory Credit: Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports
Chris Williams, Editor – Iowa State 41, Ohio 17
I’m thrilled to see the Iowa State defense being tested by a true offense for the first time this season. It’s usually the week of the season that Campbell teams start rolling. Avoiding emotional disappointment is key. Campbell being a “MAC guy” probably helps combat that here.
Jared Stansbury, Editor – Iowa State 42, Ohio 10
Ohio might hang around for the first quarter or so, but I think this Iowa State team has a different edge about them. They go out and play football hoping to win. They expect to dominate. If they’ve made progress as the program they’re looking to have, it’ll be an easy-breathing afternoon in Ames.
Connor Ferguson, Personal Writer – Iowa State 60, Ohio 3
Trap plays and crashes after big wins are definitely a thing, but I don’t think we’ll see anything like that this week. The last time Iowa State faced a lesser opponent in Week 3 at Jack Trice Stadium, it ended 72-20. The UNLV game in Las Vegas ended 48-3 a year ago. I got to 60 points by splitting the middle between the totals (I know, big logic), but we should see a few more Rocco Becht and other backups when the Bobcats come to town this week.
Jeff Woody, Football Analyst – Iowa State 45, Ohio 13
In week one, the ISU played an offense that there was no film on but had jurisdiction over. Week 2 was an offense you filmed on but was incompetent. This will be the first week that the ISU will face a team that has both film and skill. But due to the nature of never playing against a team that plays like the ISU does, you’re likely to see a lot of soft covers and basics for early practice to figure it out. ISU have no problem moving the ball, but it’s a nervous 14-10 game in the first quarter until the Professor’s Gambit (®️) takes over. The ISU runs and hides with it.
Jay Jordan, Football Analyst – Iowa State 41, Ohio 17
Let’s see the Cyclones shake it and rise. There will be holes in the D and the secondary will be tested. Lock it, squeeze it and do it.