ASA’s BIG 12 TOTAL WIN BEST BET
IOWA STATE – OVER 8 Wins
After winning 3 games in his first season as head coach at ISU, Matt Campbell has put together back to back 8 wins seasons. We like the Cyclones to take the next step here getting to 9 or more wins. They had the best defense in the Big 12 last year holding the potent conference offenses to just 24 PPG. They bring back 8 starters on defense and might be the top stop unit in the conference again this year. ISU’s offensive line is among the most experienced in college football with all 5 starters returning combining for 114 career starts – 5th most in the NCAA. Four of their five Big 12 road games come @ Baylor, @ Texas Tech, @ West Virginia, and @ Kansas State, all of whom have new coaches and are projected to finish in the lower half of the conference. Campbell and the Cyclones get their first 9 win season since 2000. Take the OVER.