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Big Ten Football Preview: Week Nine


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 the BCS Rankings.

Big Ten Game of the Week

Who: Penn State Nitany Lions (4-2, 1-1) @ 4 Ohio State Buckeyes (7-0, 3-0)
What: Prime time Big Ten Conference showdown
When: Saturday, October 26th at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio
Why: OSU looks to continue their BCS title hunt in prime time against PSU.
TV: ABC

Games You’re Watching Anyway

Saturday, October 26th:

  • 24 Nebraska Cornhuskers (5-1, 2-0) @ Minnesota Golden Gophers (5-2, 1-2), 11:00 a.m. (TV: ESPN/WatchESPN)
    Upset Alert: Minnesota is coming off of a very emotional upset win over Northwestern. If they can play with the same kind of passion for their head coach, Minnesota might have it in them to best the Huskers.

Alumni/Friends and Family Mainly Interested

Saturday, October 26th:

  • Michigan State Spartans (6-1, 3-0) @ Illinois Fighting Illini (3-3, 0-2), 2:30 p.m. (TV: ABC/ESPN2)
    Upset Alert: Illinois played terribly against Wisconsin last weekend. It’s Homecoming Weekend in Champaign, and the Illini could use that emotion to beat MSU on Saturday.
  • Northwestern Wildcats (4-3, 0-3) @ Iowa Hawkeyes (4-3, 1-2), 11:00 a.m. (TV: BTN)

Staff’s Picks

Current Records:

  1. Austin: 50-10*
  2. Ryan: 50-10*
  3. Rees: 48-12
  4. Ricky: 45-15
  • Michigan State v.s. Illinois
    Austin: MSU | Ricky: MSU | Ryan: Illinois | Rees: Illinois
  • 24 Nebraska v.s. Minnesota
    Austin: Nebraska | Ricky: Minnesota | Ryan: Nebraska | Rees: Nebraska
  • Northwestern v.s. Iowa
    Austin: Northwestern | Ricky: Iowa | Ryan: Iowa | Rees: Iowa
  • Penn State v.s. 4 Ohio State
    Austin: OSU | Ricky: OSU | Ryan: OSU | Rees: OSU

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