Thursday, November 3, 2016

Michigan Thursday: Big Ten Weekend Preview

This Big Ten weekend has some interesting match-ups, lets take a look:

Best Game:

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.

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