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

Predictions for every Big Ten game in Week 4.

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

Steven

Lassan

Mitch

Light

David

Fox

Braden

Gall

@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

Steven

Lassan

Mitch

Light

David

Fox

Braden

Gall

@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

Steven

Lassan

Mitch

Light

David

Fox

Braden

Gall

@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

Steven

Lassan

Mitch

Light

David

Fox

Braden

Gall

@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

Steven

Lassan

Mitch

Light

David

Fox

Braden

Gall

@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

Steven

Lassan

Mitch

Light

David

Fox

Braden

Gall

@AthlonSteven @AthlonMitch @DavidFox615 @BradenGall

 

7. Kansas at Rutgers

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

TV Channel: Big Ten Network

Spread: Rutgers -12.5

 

Predictions for Kansas at Rutgers

Steven

Lassan

Mitch

Light

David

Fox

Braden

Gall

@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

Steven

Lassan

Mitch

Light

David

Fox

Braden

Gall

@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

Steven

Lassan

Mitch

Light

David

Fox

Braden

Gall

@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

Steven

Lassan

Mitch

Light

David

Fox

Braden

Gall

@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

Steven

Lassan

Mitch

Light

David

Fox

Braden

Gall

@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

Steven

Lassan

Mitch

Light

David

Fox

Braden

Gall

@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

Steven

Lassan

Mitch

Light

David

Fox

Braden

Gall

@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

Steven

Lassan

Mitch

Light

David

Fox

Braden

Gall

@AthlonSteven @AthlonMitch @DavidFox615 @BradenGall

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