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Big Ten Week 4 Predictions: Michigan Battles BYU, Indiana and Maryland Look for Key Wins

Nate Sudfeld

Nate Sudfeld

The Big Ten’s Week 4 slate is lacking in terms of depth with intriguing matchups, but Saturday’s BYU-Michigan contest should be one of the top games from the early round of kickoffs. The Cougars are 2-1 and nearly knocked off UCLA last Saturday, while the Wolverines handled Oregon State and UNLV after losing to Utah in the opener. Outside of Ann Arbor, a rivalry matchup between Maryland-West Virginia should be intriguing, while Indiana hopes to improve to 4-0 after a trip to Winston-Salem to take on Wake Forest. Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin, Iowa, Northwestern, Nebraska and Michigan State are heavy favorites this week.

Athlon Sports offers its Big Ten Week 4 predictions from four editors: Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven), Mitch Light (@AthlonMitch), David Fox (@DavidFox615), and Braden Gall (@BradenGall)

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Big Ten Week 4 Game Power Rankings & Predictions

1. BYU at Michigan

Date and Kickoff Time: Saturday, Sept. 26 at Noon ET

TV Channel: ABC

Spread: Michigan -5.5

Predictions for BYU at Michigan

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

2. Maryland at West Virginia

Date and Kickoff Time: Saturday, Sept. 26 at 3 p.m. ET

TV Channel: Fox Sports 1

Spread: West Virginia -17

Predictions for Maryland at West Virginia

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

3. Indiana at Wake Forest

Date and Kickoff Time: Saturday, Sept. 26 at 12:30 p.m. ET

TV Channel: ESPN3

Spread: Indiana -3.5

Predictions for Indiana at Wake Forest

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

4. Bowling Green at Purdue

Date and Kickoff Time: Saturday, Sept. 26 at 12:30 p.m. ET

TV Channel: Big Ten Network

Spread: Bowling Green -1.5

Predictions for Bowling Green at Purdue

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

5. Western Michigan at Ohio State

Date and Kickoff Time: Saturday, Sept. 26 at 3:30 p.m. ET

TV Channel: ABC/ESPN2

Spread: Ohio State -31.5

Predictions for Western Michigan at Ohio State

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

6. San Diego State at Penn State

Date and Kickoff Time: Saturday, Sept. 26 at 3:30 p.m. ET

TV Channel: Big Ten Network

Spread: Penn State -15

Predictions for San Diego State at Penn State

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

7. Kansas at Rutgers

Date and Kickoff Time: Saturday, Sept. 26 at Noon ET

TV Channel: Big Ten Network

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Spread: Rutgers -12.5

Predictions for Kansas at Rutgers

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

8. Ohio at Minnesota

Date and Kickoff Time: Saturday, Sept. 26 at 3:30 p.m. ET

TV Channel: Big Ten Network

Spread: Minnesota -10.5

Predictions for Ohio at Minnesota

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

9. Hawaii at Wisconsin

Date and Kickoff Time: Saturday, Sept. 26 at 8 p.m. ET

TV Channel: Big Ten Network

Spread: Wisconsin -24.5

Predictions for Hawaii at Wisconsin

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

10. MTSU at Illinois

Date and Kickoff Time: Saturday, Sept. 26 at 4 p.m. ET 

TV Channel: ESPNNEWS

Spread: Illinois -6

Predictions for MTSU at Illinois

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

11. Southern Miss at Nebraska

Date and Kickoff Time: Saturday, Sept. 26 at Noon ET

TV Channel: ESPNEWS

Spread: Nebraska -22

Predictions for Southern Miss at Nebraska

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

12. Ball State at Northwestern

Date and Kickoff Time: Saturday, Sept. 26 at 8 p.m. ET

TV Channel: Big Ten Network

Spread: Northwestern -19.5

Predictions for Ball State at Northwestern

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

13. Central Michigan at Michigan State

Date and Kickoff Time: Saturday, Sept. 26 at Noon ET

TV Channel: Big Ten Network

Spread: Michigan State -27

Predictions for Central Michigan at Michigan State

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

14. North Texas at Iowa

Date and Kickoff Time: Saturday, Sept. 26 at 3:30 p.m. ET

TV Channel: ESPNU

Spread: Iowa -24.5

Predictions for North Texas at Iowa

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall