This Big Ten weekend has some interesting match-ups, lets take a look:
Nebraska at OSU: Both of these teams are 7-1 and need a win to compete for the division championship. Many aren't buying Nebraska and they need a big time win. Can it come this weekend? I doubt it. (even though I wish it would!) Vegas has OSU as a 17 point favorite. OSU 38 PSU 28
Iowa at Penn State: Somehow the College Playoff folks think Penn State is the 12th ranked team in the country. I guess they didn't watch the Michigan game. Penn State is trending up and Iowa seems to be treading water. Michigan has to go to Iowa next weekend for a night game. Penn State is over a touchdown favorite at 7.5. That is too much. Iowa 18 PSU 14
Wisconsin at Northwestern: Be careful here Badgers. I know you have been playing the AP Top 10 the last month but Northwestern is playing better football and could sneak out a win here. Don't over look the Wildcats! Vegas seems to agree as they are making Wisconsin only a 6.5 favorite. Wisconsin 24 Northwestern 21
Purdue at Minnesota: The Golden Gophers are a quiet 6-2, Purdue doesn't have a head coach. Minnesota is a 17 point favorite. Minn 38 Purdue 27
- Aubrey Solomon's mom has a 31 question excel worksheet for all schools on her son's top list. Aubrey and his mom will visit Ann Arbor this weekend and the Wolverine coaches better have some answers!
- DB Stanford Samuels might not make it to Michigan this weekend for his official visit.
- Michigan and Penn State are firmly against Friday Night games. It would kill the entire recruiting weekend and it's difficult for fans. So I agree with not doing Friday games.