Last week the Big Ten went 10-2 (Indiana and Minnesota were the L’s) and my picks went 10-2. Mother Nature also had a big hand in last week’s games delaying games at Iowa and eventually canceled the game at Michigan. The Big Ten has a couple pretty B1G games this week so here we go.
For the first time ever the Big House will be under the lights! And who better to have their first night game vs than Notre Dame. The 2 winningest programs in NCAA football history. Throw back jerseys are designed for this game. Brian Kelly may blow up a time or too and Brady Hoke hopefully won’t have another wet t-shirt contest going on. As for the game, the Irish will start their 2nd qb in as many weeks. Denard Robinson led a 4th quarter comeback last year vs the Irish and put up an insane amount of yards, but last week was pretty mild in Hoke’s new offense and Brandon Herron did something never done in a Michigan uniform ever with scoring 2 defensive return touchdowns in the same game. This week I think we see a classic close game, I don’t think either team pulls away from each other and in the end Denard Robinson does it again and leads Michigan to the win. MICHIGAN 32 – NOTRE DAME 26.
Week 2 Big Ten Picks
Illinois vs South Dakota State - Illinois
Indiana vs Virginia - Virginia
Iowa @ Iowa State - Iowa
Michigan vs Notre Dame – Michigan (M)(C)/Notre Dame (K)
Michigan State vs Florida Atlantic – Michigan State
Minnesota vs New Mexico State – Minnesota
Nebraska vs Fresno State - Nebraska
Northwestern vs Eastern Illinois - Northwestern
Ohio State vs Toledo – Ohio State
Penn State vs Alabama - Alabama
Purdue @ Rice - Purdue
Wisconsin vs Oregon State – Wisconsin
Iowa @ Iowa State – it’s in Ames, and crazier things have happened there.
Purdue @ Rice – The Boilers had to have a miracle at home vs. Middle Tennessee State, could get sneaky vs. the Owls.
Jimmy Johns Big Ten Challenge
Week 2 - Matt (0-0) Chad (0-0) Kyle (0-0)
Season - Matt (10-2) Chad (11-1) Kyle (10-2)