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KUsports.com staff's Week 1 college football picks

KUSports.com college football staff picks.

The following are the Journal-World staffers' picks for Week 1 of the college football season.

Week 1 games

South Dakota State at Kansas

Tulsa at Iowa State

Northwestern at Syracuse

Miami (Fla.) at Boston College

Colorado at Colorado State

Michigan at Alabama

Off-the-wall question: If you could live in one TV show, which one would it be?

Sports editor Tom Keegan

Kansas 41, South Dakota State 13

Iowa State 28, Tulsa 17

Northwestern 21, Syracuse 17

Miami 31, Boston College 28

Colorado State 17, Colorado 14

Alabama 31, Michigan 30

Question: Inside the Actors Studio

Associate sports editor Drew Hartsock

Kansas 21, South Dakota State 17

Iowa State 35, Tulsa 34

Northwestern 14, Syracuse 6

Miami 42, Boston College 35

Colorado State 14, Colorado 13

Alabama 45, Michigan 13

Question: The Simpsons

KU football beat writer Matt Tait

Kansas 49, South Dakota State 13

Iowa State 31, Tulsa 27

Syracuse 28, Northwestern 20

Miami 23, Boston College 19

Colorado 44, Colorado State 31

Alabama 28, Michigan 20

Question: The Sopranos: I'm not sure I could hang, but I'd give it a shot. On every trip I've taken to New York City, I've been asked for directions by a random tourist. That has to bode well, huh?

KU men's basketball beat writer Gary Bedore

Kansas 44, South Dakota State 0

Iowa State 27, Tulsa 22

Northwestern 35, Syracuse 17

Boston College 21, Miami 20

Colorado 20, Colorado State 17

Alabama 30, Michigan 20

Question: Conan Late Night Talk Show on TBS (He makes me laugh)

Sports copy editor Nick Gerik

Kansas 35, South Dakota State 14

Iowa State 34, Tulsa 27

Northwestern 21, Syracuse 7

Miami 20, Boston College 17

Colorado State 14, Colorado 13

Alabama 21, Michigan 20

Question: NBC's "Parks and Recreation." Because who'd want to live in a world without Ron Swanson?

Sports copy editor Chris Cottrell

Kansas 38, South Dakota State 24

Iowa State 24, Tulsa 21

Northwestern 20, Syracuse 17

Miami 21, Boston College 20

Colorado 26, Colorado State 24

Alabama 13, Michigan 10

Question: The Time Tunnel

High school beat reporter Benton Smith

Kansas 38, South Dakota State 27

Tulsa 23, Iowa State 20

Northwestern 30, Syracuse 26

Miami 16, Boston College 13

Colorado 26, Colorado State 19

Alabama 20, Michigan 16

Question: Eastbound & Down. From the majors, to middle school gym teacher, to Mexico, to the minors — who wouldn't want to experience life with Kenny Powers. He has an arm like a rocket and the mind of a scientist.

KUsports.com online editor Jesse Newell

Kansas 41, South Dakota State 21

Tulsa 21, Iowa State 14

Northwestern 35, Syracuse 20

Miami 38, Boston College 14

Colorado 21, Colorado State 10

Alabama 21, Michigan 20

Question: Saved by the Bell. That would make two "Jesses," but we'd still figure out a way to make it work.

Comments

kcgregory

Northwestern/Syracuse seems a very odd game to pick. I love college football, but, I mean, who cares at all about that one?

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Jesse Newell

I like to select games where the spread is close. Otherwise, everyone picks the exact same winners ... and that's no fun.

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kcgregory

Makes sense.

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Ryan Shelton

KU 49 SDSU 14
ISU 28 TU 27
SU 24 NU21
Mia33 BC 17
CU10 CSU9
Bama 31 Mich 30

Friends- I'd like to give Ross a run for his money with Rachel!

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Lindsey Slater

I care! (I'm an alum.) :) But, I also realize there aren't an overwhelming number of Northwestern grads living in Lawrence.

Tait -- the only one who didn't pick my Wildcats? But Pat Fitzgerald is a great man! That's obviously why Gary went crazy with the 35 point prediction.

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos...

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Jeff Coffman

Sorry to tell you, but Jayhawks really don't like any Wildcats...besides Tigers could you have a more generic Mascot....Kentucky, KSU, Arizona, Northwestern...all teams that most Jayhawks dislike.

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Thomas Matlock

I see a huge oversight here! How can it be that not one of you picked Duck Dynasty?

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Jeff Coffman

I see Gary has drunk not only the Kool-Aid from HCCW, but also the Kool-Aid that DCDC is giving out as well.

Like it!

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texashawk10

Kansas 49
SDSU 17

Tulsa 34
Iowa St. 45

Northwestern 27
Syracuse 21

Miami 31
BC 14

Colorado 24
Colorado St. 20

Michigan 21
Alabama 42

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Micky Baker

Kansas 51, South Dakota State 10

Iowa State 28, Tulsa 24

Northwestern 35, Syracuse 20

Miami 38, Boston College 14

Colorado 21, Colorado State 10

Alabama 28, Michigan 14

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Micky Baker

I don't know enough about the Northwestern an Syracuse, Miami has solid recruiting classes, but the Colorado/CSU, that could go either way given the rivalry factor.

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justinryman

South Dakota State at Kansas KU 31 SDSU 13

Tulsa at Iowa State ISU 17 Tulsa 10

Northwestern at Syracuse Northwestern 24 Cuse 6

Miami (Fla.) at Boston College Miami 17 Boston College 14

Colorado at Colorado State CU 10 CSU 7

Michigan at Alabama Mich 24 'Bama 28

How I met your mother, I'd be Barney's wingman anytime. It would be Legend...Wait for it...

Dary!!!

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VaJay

KU 41 - SDSU 0

I hope our defense pitches a shutout. That would be a great kick-start to the season.

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nuleafjhawk

Associate sports editor Drew Hartsock
Kansas 21, South Dakota State 17

If that ^ is right, we'd better start figuring a way to get TG back here now.

TG - or anybody else.

I don't know Drew Hartsock from Adam, but I hope he's either a giant prankster or the eternal pessimist.

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KGphoto

Geez Drew! "Kansas 21, South Dakota State 17"... Ye have little faith, dude!

I'm not much for picking games so I'll just go with KU big over the bunnies and Jordon Webb scrambles around like a kid who just lost his parents at the mall, against the Rams.

I will be sitting across from Norm and Cliffy on Cheers.

Either that or I'll be dating Elaine and playing for the Mets on Seinfeld.

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KGphoto

My wife is getting in on this.

KU 27 - SDSU 17

She thinks KU will start slow because of all the new players/positions, then they'll find a groove and pull it out at the end.

She wants to live in Fantasy Island. I say she's already there. This game won't be close.

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Kyle Helmer

HARTSOCK!?!?!? Have some faith!! 46-17 Hawks!

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Jayhawk1116

Can someone please tell me WTF "Jayhawk IMG TV Network" is on SureWest?!? I have tix to the game, but would like to record it anyway. Can't find it anywhere, but I can record the Jackson State v. Mississippi State, North Texas v. LSU, Southeastern Louisiana State v. Missouri, Central Arkansas v. Mississippi, Jacksonville State v. Arkansas, Lamar v. Louisiana-Lafayette, Robert Morris v. North Dakota State, Hawaii v. USC, Auburn v. Clemson, Marshall v. West Virginia, Savannah State v. Oklahoma State, Northwestern State v. Texas Tech, Rutgers v. Tulane, and Alabama v. Michigan, but no KU game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is this what we get for being in the Big 12 (10)????????????!?!!?!?!?! WTF.

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number1jayhawker

What town do you live in?

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