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ESPN's Desmond Howard Picks Team To Break Out In 2019

desmond howard smiles on the field before a game against alabama

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 01: Former University of Michigan player Desmond Howard watches the action on the field during the game between the University of Alabama and the University of Michigan at Cowboys Stadium on September 1, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. Alabama defeated Michigan 41-14. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

The college football season sits just two days away. Florida and Miami get the party started with a Week 0 contest on Saturday night.

With the new season nearly here, it's time for analysts to give their predictions. From conference championship picks to College Football Playoff picks, analyst will be busy this week.

On Thursday, ESPN College GameDay analyst Desmond Howard revealed several of his predictions.

In the numerous slate of picks, Howard reveled which team his thinks will break out in 2019. He thinks the Cyclones will "sneak up" on some teams.

Here's what he had to say, via 247Sports.

"(Oklahoma and Texas are) the cream of the crop, but I like Iowa State. I think Matt Campbell does a fantastic job with the Cyclones. They’re going to sneak up and pick some teams off. I watched when he was at Toledo. I used to call some of his games. I love his attitude. I love what he brings to Iowa State. Watch out for the Cyclones. They might surprise somebody."

Matt Campbell had the Cyclones ranked inside the top-20 in each of the past two seasons at some point in the year.

Now his squad might have what it takes to compete with the big boys in the Big 12.