Thursday, November 8, 2012

Big Ten Weekend Preview

So we have three decent games this weekend and one includes Indiana!  I know, that's crazy. 

Let's get to it.

Big Ten Game of the Week

Wisconsin at Indiana (Wisc. -7):  So Michigan - NW is a better match up (so is PSU/Neb) but we all know that will be previewed here on Friday morning.   We are going to preview the Leaders Division championship game (not really, I don't expect IU to win anymore games this year - maybe Purdue?).

When can you say IU has played a game with Big Ten Championship implications in November?  Ever?  Anytime in the last 20 years?  I doubt it.   They do on Saturday against Wisconsin in Bloomington.   Well, let's all take a break.  IU is not going to win this game and will come back to earth.  Wisconsin has a new QB but they will run and run some more.   Wisconsin 28  IU 17

Minnesota at Illinois (Minn -3.5):  Please don't watch this game if enjoy good football.  Enough said.  Minnesota 21 Illinois 14

Purdue at Iowa: (Iowa -5) This game looked like a good match-up before the Big Ten season started.  Now not so much.  Purdue continues to lose (Danny) Hope.   Iowa 20 Purdue 10

Penn State at Nebraska (Neb -7.5):  This is a better game then Wisconsin at IU but since Penn State is only playing for pride, I gave the other game the HUGE honor of the Big 10 Game of the Week.   It's a big deal!  Penn State is also playing for about a million Michigan fans.  Michigan needs a Nebraska loss or a couple losses from here on out to make the championship game in Indy.  Nebraska has been playing the luck of "Denard" because Denard Robinson went out with a injury during their game and was replaced by a kid that had more picks then completions.  Then last week down 10 points in the 4th quarter to MSU there was a terrible pass interference call against Darqueze Dennard that allowed Nebraska to get the game winning touchdown.   If PSU doesn't have any Denard's they might win this game (they don't).   To be honest, I'm not sold on either team.  I can't get past that OSU put over 60 on Nebraska and that Penn State lost to Ohio.  Nebraska has confidence at home and that will be the difference.  Nebraska 31 PSU 21

OSU and MSU are both off

Big Ten games you should watch:

Noon:  NW at Michigan  ESPN
3:30: Penn State at Nebraska ABC

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