Thursday, September 30, 2021

Michigan Thursday: Big Ten Week 5 Preview

This weekend has some sneaky good games as most teams get into conference play again.   Illinois and MSU are the only two teams not playing a Big 10 conference game.  Lets get to the lineup! 

Friday Night Sneaky Good Game:

#5 Iowa (-3) @ Maryland:  Iowa was a bit sleepy last weekend and could be running into a trap game when they travel to an undefeated Terrapins team.   Maryland like Nebraska is looking for a huge win to cement their program back from (financial and perceived) bankruptcy.   Iowa 17 Maryland 13

Saturday Sneaky Good Game:

#11 OSU (-15) @ Rutgers:  The key to the game is, can Rutgers slow down the OSU offense?  They did it last week to the #1 rushing offense.   I will say this again, this isn't your father's Rutgers squad and there is a chance here for an upset.  OSU 31 Rutgers 24

Charlotte @ Illinois (-11):  The Illini had a nice week 1 win and hasn't won since.   Charlotte beat Duke in week 1.  Upset Alert:  Charlotte 30 Illinois 28 

Minnesota @ Purdue (-2.5):  What's going on with Minnesota?  They beat Colorado 30-0 and the next week lose to Bowling Green.   I don't trust the Gophers on the road.  Purdue 38 Minnesota 21

Indiana @ #4 Penn State (-12.5):  I guess the shine is off the IU program and the magical shorten COVID year.   Is PSU over ranked at 4, probably.   PSU 32 IU 24

WKU @ #17 MSU (-10.5):  MSU is a 100% better then they were last year and have had a few hits in the transfer portal.  WKU has the best mascot around as its just a red blob.  MSU 42 WKU 14

Northwestern @ Nebraska (-12) :  It's week 5 and theses teams have 5 combined losses.  Northwestern has been a huge disappointment this season and Nebraska played better last week.  Which makes sense that they are playing their best football prior to Michigan coming to town.  Nebraska 17 Northwestern 15

  • 2022 Instate Athlete Dillon Tatum picked MSU on Wednesday.  Dillion is from West Bloomfield and seemed to have been a lock a few months ago and then his Michigan recruitment sort of fell off the board.  It is a bit strange because his former head coach is now at Michigan.   The rumor mill is saying that Dillion was not as high as a priority for coach Clink and that pushed him to East Lansing. 


MichiganMan said...
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MichiganMan said...

Good anyone who don't pick Michigan probably don't belong on our team. Good luck to him in MSU. Bob, do you know if any 5*, who is locked in with Michigan?

Goblu said...

That's a brilliant comment - if they don't pick us, they don't belong on the team. Bucknut Boy for head coach!