The Ottumwa Courier


October 31, 2013

This Week's Fearless Forecast

2013 Cumulative Total 173 of 240 (72%)

The Ottumwa Courier staff makes its picks

MATT BRINDLEY, Courier columnist

LAST WEEK: 8 of 10

2013 Record: 75%


Albia 42, Mid-Prairie 14

Washington 35, Osky 27

Pekin 35, Lisbon 34

Adair-Casey 41, Twin Cedars 38


Wisconsin 28, Iowa 27

Kansas St. 31, ISU 21

Michigan St. 31, Michigan 14


Kansas City 24, Buffalo 17

Dallas 28, Minnesota 20

Green Bay 35, Chicago 27

COMMENT: It's Halloween season. Lots of scary stuff out there. Zombies, headless horsemen, Iowa State's last two football games, the Obamacare website, Snooki on Dancing With the Stars, Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" music video. Scary stuff indeed!

SCOTT JACKSON, Courier senior sports writer

LAST WEEK: 8 of 10

2013 Record: 73%


Albia 28, Mid-Priarie 24

Washington 31, Oskaloosa 16

Pekin 22, Lisbon 17

Adair-Casey 47, Twin Cedars 40


Iowa 29, Wisconsin 28

Kansas St. 38, Iowa State 24

Michigan 17, Michigan St. 16


Kansas City 27, Buffalo 20

Dallas 38, Minnesota 17

Green Bay 35, Chicago 16

COMMENT: Remember what I told you! It's not over!

ANDY HEINTZ, Courier sports writer

LAST WEEK: 7 of 10

2013 Record: 69% (55/80)

This Week’s Picks


Albia 35, Mid-Prairie 14

Washington 18, Oskaloosa 14

Pekin 28, Lisbon 21

Adair-Casey 28, Twin Cedars 27


Wisconsin 35, Iowa 28

Kansas St. 35, Iowa St. 21

Michigan St. 24, Michigan 23


Kansas City 28, Buffalo 24

Dallas 21, Minnesota 18

Green Bay 28, Chicago 24

COMMENT: This is starting to get depressing. I need some luck, and quick.

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