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Big Ten Week 5 Predictions: Indiana Aims for Ohio State Upset, Iowa Visits Wisconsin

C.J. Beathard

C.J. Beathard

Conference play in the Big Ten is set to begin in full force in Week 5. After just one league game was played in September, six conference matchups dot the slate this Saturday. Indiana is 4-0 and hosts Ohio State in a huge opportunity for coach Kevin Wilson’s team to score an upset. While the Hoosiers-Buckeyes is an intriguing matchup, the Iowa-Wisconsin contest is the top Big Ten game this Saturday. The Hawkeyes-Badgers game should play a huge role in determining the Big Ten West champion. Points could be at a premium between Minnesota-Northwestern, but a high-scoring affair is expected between Nebraska and Illinois.

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Athlon Sports offers its Big Ten Week 5 predictions from four editors: Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven), Mitch Light (@AthlonMitch), David Fox (@DavidFox615), and Braden Gall (@BradenGall)

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Big Ten Week 5 Game Power Rankings & Predictions

1. Iowa at Wisconsin

Date and Kickoff Time: Saturday, Oct. 3 at Noon ET

TV Channel: ESPN

Spread: Wisconsin -7

Predictions for Iowa at Wisconsin

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

27-24

28-23

28-21

31-30

2. Ohio State at Indiana

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

TV Channel: ESPN2/ABC

Spread: Ohio State -21

Predictions for Ohio State at Indiana

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

45-24

40-28

41-27

41-31

3. Minnesota at Northwestern

Date and Kickoff Time: Saturday, Oct. 3 at Noon ET

TV Channel: Big Ten Network

Spread: Northwestern -4

Predictions for Minnesota at Northwestern

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

24-20

17-13

21-10

21-17

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4. Nebraska at Illinois

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

TV Channel: Big Ten Network

Spread: Nebraska -6.5

Predictions for Nebraska at Illinois

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

34-27

31-23

49-21

34-30

5. Michigan at Maryland

Date and Kickoff Time: Saturday, Oct. 3 at Noon ET

TV Channel: Big Ten Network

Spread: Michigan -16

Predictions for Michigan at Maryland

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

27-6

28-7

35-10

30-0

6. Purdue at Michigan State

Date and Kickoff Time: Saturday, Oct. 3 at Noon ET

TV Channel: ESPN2

Spread: Michigan State -22

Predictions for Purdue at Michigan State

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

38-13

31-13

42-14

34-14

7. Army at Penn State

Date and Kickoff Time: Saturday, Oct. 3 at Noon ET

TV Channel: ESPNU

Spread: Penn State -24

Predictions for Army at Penn State

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

38-10

30-10

35-10

38-13