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KUsports.com staff’s Week 1 college football picks

KUSports.com college football staff picks.

KUSports.com college football staff picks.

August 31, 2012

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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.

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