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Big Ten Football Preview: Week Six


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: 4 Ohio State Buckeyes (5-0, 1-0) @ 16 Northwestern Wildcats (4-0, 0-0)
What: Big Ten Conference showdown
When: Saturday, October 5th at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois
Why: OSU’s second test on their road to a National Championship
TV: ABC

Games You’re Watching Anyway

Saturday, October 5th:

  • Michigan State Spartans (3-1, 0-0) @ Iowa Hawkeyes (4-1, 1-0), 11:00 a.m. (TV: ESPN2/WatchESPN)
  • Minnesota Golden Gophers (4-1, 0-1) @ 19 Michigan Wolverines, 2:30 p.m. (TV: ABC/ESPN2)

Alumni/Friends and Family Mainly Interested

Saturday, October 5th:

  • Illinois Fighting Illini (3-1, 0-0) @ Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-1, 0-0), 11:00 a.m. (TV: ESPNU/WatchESPN)
    Upset Alert: Illinois’ offense has been good for the most part this season. Nebraska might be without their senior quarterback Taylor Martinez and could be due for a “Homecoming Upset.”
  • Penn State Nittany Lions (3-1, 0-0) @ Indiana Hoosiers (2-2, 0-0), 11: oo a.m. (TV: BTN)

Staff’s Picks

Current Records:

  1. Austin: 43-7*
  2. Ryan: 43-7*
  3. Rees: 42-8*
  4. Ricky: 39-11
  • Illinois v.s. Nebraska
    Austin: Illinois | Ricky: Illinois | Ryan: Nebraska | Rees: Illinois
  • Penn State v.s. Indiana
    Austin: PSU | Ricky: PSU | Ryan: PSU | Rees: PSU
  • Michigan State v.s. Iowa
    Austin: MSU | Ricky: Iowa | Ryan: Iowa | Rees: Iowa
  • Minnesota v.s. 19 Michigan
    Austin: Michigan | Ricky: Michigan | Ryan: Michigan | Rees: Michigan
  • 4 Ohio State v.s. 16 Northwestern
    Austin: OSU | Ricky: OSU | Ryan: OSU | Rees: OSU

* = tiebreaker based off of last week’s record

Tags: Big Ten Football Illinois Fighting Illini Iowa Hawkeyes Michigan State Spartans Michigan Wolverines Minnesota Golden Gophers Nebraska Cornhuskers Northwestern Wildcats Ohio State Buckeyes Penn State Nittany Lions