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Michigan Football: Around the Big Ten Conference -- 11/9/2013

Posted at 7:30am — 11/9/2013

Michigan Football: Around the Big Ten Conference — 11/9/2013

After last week where several games separated teams in the division races, this weeks games aren’t as eye catching. Biggest game of the week in conference is the Nebraska at Michigan game and who might be in 2nd place behind Michigan State now. Along with last week every team in the Big Ten conference was playing this week three teams have it off with the two leaders in each division so that makes the conference not that appealing this week as well.

IowaIowa at Purdue:

Iowa should win this game fairly easily since Purdue hasn’t been goo at all this year.

In this game I expect Iowa to run, run some more, and yes, run the ball some more.

Looking for at least a 20 point game here.

Purdue the only thing it seems they can do right this year is getting ran over by the opponent. Talk about a train wreck — no pun intended.

Nebraska at Michigan:

See our preview article along with our staffs prediction.

MinnesotaPenn State at Minnesota:

Which team shows up for both clubs. Both have been Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde this season.

Basing off of where the game is played … going to go with Minnesota.

Penn State isn’t the same team when playing at home vs. on the road, but you could probably say that about a lot of teams in college football. PSU looks completely lost at times on the road (case in point Indiana) compared to when they are playing at home (case in point Michigan).

Minnesota has a decent football team and seems to have been putting it together lately. With the weather getting cooler this team will rely on the ground game where it could hurt PSU depending on the weather situations in Minnesota this time of year.

IndianaIllinois at Indiana:

These two programs are going in the opposite directions the past couple of years.

Indiana might be set up for a trap game with playing Wisconsin next week, but playing at home against a poor Illinois team will probably still get them an easy win.

Look for Indiana to run the score up as much as possible just to show they are capable of doing it along with recruiting purposes as Indiana tries to lure recruits from the state of Illinois to Indiana and show their program is on the rise in the Big Ten.

WisconsinBYU at Wisconsin:

Wisconsin is playing a rare non-conference game in the middle of the season since they had both of their bye weeks in the month of October.

Honestly we haven’t watched much of BYU this season, but will rely on some stats.

Wisconsin playing at home is always a good pick along with the fact they seem to be a team that is getting better each week.

Look for this team to try and send a message, but the problem they have in this division … they are in it with Ohio State.

Off this weekend:
Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State

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