The B1G 10 season is about to kick into full gear and two of your favorite BBC writers are going head-to-head the rest of the way.
Each week yours truly and Gary will pick the games that matter We may agree, we may not. And when one of us is right and Gary is wrong (it’s starting already) there will no holds barred.
It’s a light week so lets get right into it. We will include the 2 non-conference games as well.
Wisconsin at Ohio State
No differences of opinion here. We both predict an Ohio State victory over the Badgers.
Iowa at Minnesota
Gary likes Minnesota. I like Iowa.
In choosing the Gophers, Gary opined “I think the two teams are evenly matched.” He gives Minnesota the home-field edge as the margin of victory.
Iowa has been stuck in reverse since losing to Ohio State in a de facto Big 10 title game a few years ago. Kirk Ferentz has been feeling the heat and I think the Hawkeyes will get the big win they need.
Northern Illinois at Purdue
I’ll take the Boilermakers in this one. They had a close call with Noted Dame and I think they are ready to win one. I don’t think this Northern Illinois team is as good as last season.
Gary will take Northern Illinois. His reason? He thinks a MAC team will beat a Big 10 team this week and thinks NIU has a better chance than our next game, especially since PU makes too many mistakes.
Miami University at Illinois
The Illini should win this one easily. We both agree on that.
Next week we will recap, eat crow and do it all over again.