Picks for the Weak – B1G Opening Weekend

Written September 26th, 2012 by WVaBuckeye

WVa, we have a problem...

I am not even keeping track of my overall record anymore because its sooo pitiful. Suffice it to say I did finally get one right and sadly it was about Notre Lame beating TTUN . . . oh well! Here goes the results from last week.

Safe Bet.  Maryland @ WVU. WVU 47 to 13; Not as safe as I thought WRONG WVU 31 to 21.

Points Plus. Fresno St. @ Tulsa. Fresno St. 54 to 49; nowhere near points a close game Tulsa 27 to 26

Defensive Struggle. Rutgers @ Arkansas. Arkansas 16 to 10; no defense, WRONG again Rutgers 35 to 26

Best Match-up. Clemson @ Florida St.  Clemson 21 to 17; Close and WRONG team FSU 49 to 37

Best B1G Game. TTUN @ Notre Lame.  Notre Lame 24 to 23; FINALLY right Notre Lame 13 to 6

We kick off the B1G schedule with a full slate and a couple pretty good games to look in on including the one with the Buckeyes up in East Lansing!

Why bother. Minnesota @ Iowa. Not entirely sure how this one will wind up as the Gophers are undefeated heading into the conference. Don’t think it will last as even the recently stunned Iowa Hawkeyes are still pretty good at home in conference match-ups. Iowa 21 to 16

On Campus Recruiting Bowl. Penn St. @ Illinois.  Still stinging a bit from losing players, the fact that the Illini’s head coach showed up on PSU’s campus to talk to players should be a driving force behind the Nits. Maybe not in this match-up as Beckman’s team should win. Illini 23 to 10

Hoosiers v. Nerds. Duh. The nerds have been a bit of a surprise early on and their offense has been up tempo. The Hoosiers have been . . . well . . . they’ve been a good basketball school and will continue to be so. Nerdwestern 35 to 10

Lumps are Us. Wisconsin @ Nebraska. Good old fashioned thumping skulls typical B1G football here. Great early season match-up which will cause people to not think about games leading up to it. The Badgers have struggled mightily but will get things together this week and give the Huskers a fight. Nebraska is tough at home and will rep the black shirts well this weekend. Nebraska 21 to 13

Best of the Week. #14 Ohio State @ #20 Michigan State. 3 point underdogs headed into a bad atmosphere after losing to Sparty at home last year sounds about right. The Buckeyes have struggled to put things together the past two weeks. Or have they? They have flipped the switch and moved the ball at will every time they have wanted and needed to. Sparty isn’t seeing the same Buckeye team they did last year. The NFL prospect D-line will not be the difference maker here. I don’t predict scores in Ohio State games, call me superstitious, but they will win the game and send a message. Ohio State in a romp.

Battered and Bruised week off. TTTUN needed a week off and got it. Oh . .. and Purdue has Marshall. Boilermakers 28 to 13

Have a great week and good luck! Go Bucks!!!

3 Comments

  1. ErictBBCNo Gravatar
    September 26th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Why bother with 4-0 minnesota against criminally pathetic Iowa?? Thats great picken’s there!

    [Reply]

    WVaBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    September 27th, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    ha ha!! Agreed, just one of those things of why bother with the pick! LOL

    [Reply]

    ErictBBCNo Gravatar
    September 27th, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    By the way, i’m totally taking Minnesota, Penn State, and Marshall. Mark ‘em down!

    [Reply]

Comment On Article