Thursday, October 12, 2017

Big Ten Week 7 Preview

This has seemed like a long week as it always does after loss.  The best thing to get over a loss is a win and let's hope Michigan can muster one on the road.   Let's look at the other games in the league this weekend:

Big Ten Game of The Week:

Rutgers at Illinois:  Ok, this is a joke.  Between these two teams they have 3 wins and ESPN Power rankings of 13th (Rutgers) and 14th (Illinois).  Yes, Rutgers is not last.  This should be a very competitive game if you like bad football.  The line has the home team -2.5.   I think Lovie pulls this one out.   Illinois 12 Rutgers 6

Northwestern at Maryland:  Maryland has its 4th string QB running its offense and lost by a million points at OSU last weekend.  Northwestern has looked better as the season goes on, but looked terrible early on.   Maryland is a home dog at +4.   Go with the home team.  Maryland 24 Northwestern 21

Purdue at Wisconsin:  The badgers better be on upset alert but Vegas doesn't think so and is making them a -17 favorite.  Wisconsin continues to be quietly very good this year and keeps wining.   On a side note, former Wisconsin coaches are doing pretty bad this season as Brett Bielema is 2-3 and Gary Anderson got his walking papers this week at Oregon State.

Ohio State at Nebraska:  OSU after the Oklahoma game really hasn't had a difficult game.  This will be another easy walk over for the Buckeyes.  OSU -24.   OSU 31 Nebraska 14

MSU at Minnesota:  Hasn't MSU already played Western Michigan this year?  The Spartans just won their personal Super Bowl and will be on letdown alert this week as they travel to Minnesota.  Both teams are boring and whoever turns the ball over loses.  Vegas thinks it will be close with MSU -4.   MSU 13 Minnesota 6.

  • Michigan offered 4 star 2018 DE Jayson Oweh yesterday.   Jayson is a highly touted DE and most believe it was down to Penn State and Ohio State for his services.   He seemed really excited about his Michigan offer and this is one late recruitment you might want to keep an eye on.  Jayson is 6'5 and 236 pounds and plays at The Blair Academy in NJ.

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