Iowa St over AKRON by 10
Gutty Cyclones snuck in a half-point cover in an OT loss to rival Iowa last week, just the second overtime game in the history of the Cy-Hawk rivalry (Iowa State won the first one in 2011 by the same score, 44-41). ‘’I think you’ll find out a lot about our team next week, how we handle and respond to this loss,’’ ISU head coach Matt Campbell said. Meanwhile, the Zips remain home after setting fire to Arkansas-Pine Bluff last week, 52-3. Truth be told, we were all set to pounce on Akron in this Cyclone letdown but a mark as home dogs since 2011 puts the brakes on that notion. That and the fact that the Zips under Terry Bowden are about as erratic and unpredictable a team as there is in the FBS. With that in mind, we’ll pass here. So should you.