Results: W, $200Analysis:
Paul Rhoads has done a nice job at Iowa State taking the
Cyclones to a bowl game twice during his three years. This should
be Rhoads' best team.
The Cyclones have excellent linebackers, a deep defensive
line, an experienced secondary, a solid ground attack and good
Iowa State plays in a much stronger conference than Tulsa and
has covered the past five times it has been an underdog. The
Cyclones are 21-10 ATS in September.
Tulsa is breaking in a new quarterback with all-conference
signal-caller G.J. Kinne graduating. This is a very tough opener
for the Golden Hurricane going on the road into a Big 12 stadium
with a new quarterback while breaking in three new offensive line
starters. The jury remains out on Cody Green, Tulsa's new
Iowa State is underrated. Considering the questions Tulsa
faces, I see the Cyclones beating the Golden Hurricane at home with
their solid experienced defense and a running attack that will
steadily move the chains.
Pick Made: Aug 25 2012 5:06PM PST