The week before the conference opens up and you get 2 teams with a bye and about 7 others that
on paper should be almost like byes, but that’s why they play the games.
· Ohio State is coming off an embarrassing loss vs. Miami and needs a confidence builder before conference play, host Pac-12 Colorado.
· Iowa after a historic comeback gets one of the worst teams in FBS in Louisiana-Monroe.
· Illinois, Michigan State and Penn State all host directional Michigan schools.
· Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin all have games that they should win going into Week 1 of Big Ten Play.
Big Ten Game of the Week
San Diego State vs. Michigan
11AM Big Ten Network
Who set this one up? Brady Hoke hosts his old team in the Big House. The Aztecs were a nice surprise last year and are 3-0 coming into this week. Michigan has had a dramatic win over Notre Dame and last week Denard Robinson had a déjà vu week last week ala 2010 putting up nearly 200 yards rushing. This could be a close game heading into the 4th quarter, but I think Michigan pulls it out in the end. MICHIGAN 31 – SDSU 27
Big Ten Picks - Week 4
Illinois vs. Western Michigan – Illinois (M,C,K)
Indiana @ North Texas – Indiana (M, C, K)
Iowa vs. ULA-Monroe – Iowa (M,C,K)
Michigan vs. San Diego State – Michigan (M, C, K)
Michigan State vs. Central Michigan – Michigan State (M,C,K)
Minnesota vs. North Dakota State – Minnesota (M,C,K)
Nebraska @ Wyoming – Nebraska (M,C,K)
Ohio State vs. Colorado – Ohio State (M,C,K)
Penn State vs. Eastern Michigan – Penn State (M,C,K)
Wisconsin vs. South Dakota – Wisconsin (M,C,K)
Jimmy John's Big Ten Challenge
Week – Matt (0-0) Chad (0-0) Kyle (0-0)
Season – Matt (27-9) Chad (27-9) Kyle (26-10)
I think you have to look at the game of the week. San Diego State will be a tough out for Michigan.
For some reason I’m going to say Minnesota too…they seem to have trouble with the Dakota teams.
Indiana goes on the road to North Texas. They might see some trouble from the Mean Green.