Big Ten Predictions - Week 9

Northwestern @ IndianaThe ‘Cats get back on track here and get a keep the Hoosiers winless in the Big Ten.  Indiana needs this one to try to get bowl eligible and to 6 wins.  PICK-NORTHWESTERN

Purdue @ IllinoisPurdue is banged up but still sitting at 2-1 in the Big Ten.  Illinois’s defense and being at home wins this for the Illini.  PICK-ILLNOIS

Ohio State @ MinnesotaSorry Gophers, no chance for you here.  PICK-OHIO STATE

Michigan @ Penn StateToughest game for me to pick, I think Michigan is the better team, but Penn State seems to be back on track and they are at home.  Michigan can go a couple paces with either DRob or Forcier.  PICK-MICHIGAN


Michigan State @ Iowa
Iowa lost a heartbreaker last week at home vs Wisconsin.  Michigan State came back from 17 down to beat Northwestern in Evanston.  Last year and well most the years this game has been really close.  Iowa won on a last second play in 2009, in 2008 Sparty stopped Iowa on 4th down to preserve  a win over the Hawkeyes.  Probably the 2 best pure QB’s in the Big Ten in Cousins and Stanzi and really similar approaches.  Iowa’s going to have to shore up some defense and special teams and not play conservative to stay in the Big Ten title hunt.  In the end I think the Hawkeyes came away with the win and hand Michigan State their first loss and creates a log jam at the top of the Big Ten Standings.  PICK-IOWA

1 comment:

  1. Northwestern @ Indiana: I like Northwestern here.

    Purdue @ Illinois: Illinois takes this one.

    Ohio State @ Minnesota: Ohio St thumps another opponent this week.

    Michigan @ Penn State: I agree this is a tough one to pick. I still find it hard to believe Penn St is as bad as it appears, & therefore I am picking them at home here.

    Michigan State @ Iowa: Iowa gets back on track & ends the Spartans magical run