Thursday, October 17, 2013

Big Ten Weekend Preview

There are 5 Big Ten games this weekend and I'm really struggling to find one that is even somewhat interesting.   Iowa has given OSU trouble in C-Bus the past few trips, but do we really expect that to happen this year?  Wisconsin is probably better then #25 in the country and they have to travel to Illinois.

Big Ten Game of the Week:

The rest of the games:

Minnesota at Northwestern:  Jerry Kill is not back yet and Northwestern has lost back to back Big Ten games.  Northwestern is a bit beat up but will spread Minnesota out and probably score 50 points.   The Wildcats are only a 12 point favorite.  I like the points in this one.  Northwestern 48 Minnesota 17   WGFM:  Minnesota Win

Iowa at Ohio State:  Iowa is getting better and really needs a "highlight win"  which they probably have circled 11/23 when the Wolverines come to town.   Both teams are coming off a bye, which helps Ohio State more the Hawkeyes.  The Buckeyes are -17 in this one.   Iowa 13 OSU 28  
WGFM:  OSU win (because Iowa is in our division)

Purdue at MSU:  The biggest question is will Purdue score against MSU top ranked defense.  Probably not as MSU is a 27.5 favorite.  The Spartans offense is starting to come alive, right before the Wolverines make a trip to East Lansing.   MSU 27.5  Purdue 0
WGFM: Purdue Win

Wisconsin at Illinois: Illinois is coming off a bye and Wisconsin is coming off a big win against Northwestern.  I think Illinois keeps this close but not close enough as the Badgers running game will run over Illinois.   Wisconsin is nearly a two TD favorite at 13.5.    Wisconsin 27 Illinois 17
WGFM: Wisconsin win is good for the league

Big Ten - Legends CONF OVERALL
Michigan State 2-0 5-1
Nebraska 2-0 5-1
Michigan 1-1 5-1
Iowa 1-1 4-2
Minnesota 0-2 4-2
Northwestern 0-2 4-2

Big Ten - Leaders


Ohio State 2-0 6-0
Wisconsin 2-1 4-2
Indiana 1-1 3-3
Penn State 1-1 4-2
Illinois 0-1 3-2
Purdue 0-2 1-5

The game at Stadium and Main will be previewed on Friday morning.

WGFM = What's good for Michigan.

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