Oct 12, 2013; Madison, WI, USA; The Big Ten logo on the field at Camp Randall Stadium following the game between the Northwestern Wildcats and Wisconsin Badgers. Wisconsin won 35-6. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan Football: Around the Big Ten Conference -- 11/16/2013

Posted at 8:30am — 11/16/2013

Michigan Football: Around the Big Ten Conference — 11/16/2013

Biggest game of the week in conference is the Michigan State at Nebraska at game and will determine who will likely win the Legends division and face Ohio State in the Big Ten championship game.

Other than that game not that impressive for the conference. The two best games after that are Indiana at Wisconsin along with the Michigan at Northwestern games so that really isn’t saying much.

1...GBMWolverine...M...AvatarMichigan at Northwestern

Some how Michigan has to get out of this funk they are in with the offense. Northwestern has been down right bad since the Ohio State loss. They have compounded that game with many other losses in the conference and to be 0-5 right now.

Playing at home helps Northwestern not only for themselves, but since Michigan doesn’t seem to show up on the road will be a interesting battle.

Something has to give and going with heart more than gut on this one.

Michigan StateMichigan State at Nebraska

Think MSU defense is just to darn good for the Cornhuskers and will dominate the game.

Michigan State offense isn’t anything great, but they do enough to help their defense along with usually don’t make a mistake and put their defense in a bad position.

With Nebraska coming off the win late in the fourth quarter against Michigan they have their hopes alive for a chance for the division, but think they get smashed today and possible not even a close game.

2...GBMWolverine...O...AvatarOhio State at Illinois

OSU is on a mission of destroying every team in their path and running up the score to try and convince pollsters that their terrible strength of schedule shouldn’t matter when judging their team against other teams ranked just as high.

They will likely be giving a beat down to the win less in the conference (0-5) Illinois team.

This is basically another bye week for them as they prepare for the end of the season/bowl game.

Got to think they will likely score in bunches today and probably win by more than 40 points, if not higher.

WisconsinIndiana at Wisconsin

Could be a very entertaining game today with two different philosophies going head to head.

The Badgers playing at home is a very tough team and will be ready for this game.

Can their defense stay up with the high pace Hoosiers? That could be the key of the game because Indiana’s defense isn’t that good which some of it can be blamed on their offense and how quickly they either score or get off the field.

Wisconsin could take their will away early in the 2nd half if they can dominate the line of scrimmage and pound on the Hoosiers defensive line drive after drive and make them very tired with the Badgers long sustaining drives that like to pound the ball down the opponents throat and almost make you want to say mercy.

Don’t think the Hoosiers defense can help and think in the end the Badgers win comfortable by the end of the game.

Penn StatePurdue at Penn State

Penn State plays a lot differently at home than on the road like a lot of teams, but this team especially this season.

Think playing at home gives them the edge besides the fact they are playing Purdue that is 1-8 overall and 0-5 in the Big Ten.

If this game was at Purdue I believe it would be a lot closer, but playing at home I believe Penn State will take care of business and handle the boilermakers their 6th loss in the conference which could set up the battle of the worst teams in the conference next week with Illinois at Purdue.

Off this weekend:
Iowa and Minnesota

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