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Big Ten Football Preview: Week Five


Before the games kickoff, we’ll let you know where your favorite Big Ten teams are playing that week and also rank all the games taking place. If the need arises we’ll designate which team in the match-up should be on upset alert.

All times are central. Rankings are from AP Top 25 poll.

Big Ten Game of the Week

Who: 23 Wisconsin Badgers (3-1, 1-0) @ 4 Ohio State Buckeyes (4-0, 0-0)
What: Big Ten Conference showdown
When: Saturday, September 28th at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio
Why: OSU’s first test on their road to a National Championship
TV: ABC

Games You’re Watching Anyway

Saturday, September 28th:

  • Iowa Hawkeyes (3-1, 0-0) @ Minnesota Golden Gophers (4-0, 0-0), 2:30 p.m. (TV: ABC/ESPN2)

Alumni/Friends and Family Mainly Interested

Saturday, September 28th:

  • Miami (OH RedHawks (0-3) @ Illinois Fighting Illini (2-1), 11:00 a.m. (TV: BTN)
  • Northern Illinois (3-0) @ Purdue Boilermakers (1-3), 11:00 a.m. (TV: ESPN2/WatchESPN)

Staff’s Picks

Current Records:

  1. Austin: 40-6*
  2. Ryan: 40-6*
  3. Rees: 38-8
  4. Ricky: 36-10

* = tiebreaker based off of last week’s record

  • Miami (OH) @ Illinois
    Austin: Illinois | Ricky: Illinois | Ryan: Illinois | Rees: Illinois
  • Northern Illinois @ Purdue
    Austin: NIU | Ricky: NIU | Ryan: NIU | Rees: NIU
  • Iowa @ Minnesota
    Austin: Minnesota | Ricky: Minnesota | Ryan: Minnesota | Rees: Iowa
  • 23 Wisconsin @ 4 Ohio State
    Austin: OSU | Ricky: OSU | Ryan: OSU | Rees: OSU

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  • buzzbuck

    I think OSU losing would be a upset. I did think one of four would pick whisky. After watching KG play nea ly robot like it will be fun to see Braxton football values. I also expect a big game from Hyde, Wilson. The receivers will make huge plays. It will be glorious. could be whisky’s last regular season loss. That Arizona thing was pitiful aAnd although Arizona gets the win for wisky’s record it should go down as never played.

    • Ricky Widmer

      OSU/Wis was a tough pick for me. I personally like the Badgers overall as a team, but the Buckeyes are going to the ship (in my mind). Thanks for the comment!