Big Ten Week 6 Predictions: Michigan Hosts Northwestern, Nebraska and Wisconsin Look to Rebound

Predictions for every Big Ten game in Week 6.

The Big Ten has an intriguing slate of games scheduled for Week 6. A defensive struggle is expected in Ann Arbor, as Michigan hosts Northwestern. The Wolverines and Wildcats are two of the Big Ten’s top teams through Week 6 and both are ranked after a combined 9-1 start. Outside of the Michigan-Northwestern showdown, Wisconsin travels to Nebraska for a critical game in the West Division. Indiana nearly upset Penn State last Saturday, and the Hoosiers should have a good shot at defeating the Nittany Lions in Week 6. However, will quarterback Nate Sudfeld and running back Jordan Howard return to full strength after missing time last week? Elsewhere in the Big Ten, Illinois visits Iowa, Maryland travels to Ohio State, Purdue hosts Minnesota and Michigan State plays at Rutgers. 

 

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Athlon Sports offers its Big Ten Week 6 predictions from four editors: Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven), Mitch Light (@AthlonMitch), David Fox (@DavidFox615), and Braden Gall (@BradenGall)

 

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Big Ten Week 6 Game Power Rankings & Predictions

 

1. Northwestern at Michigan

Date and Kickoff Time: Saturday, Oct. 10 at 3:30 p.m. ET

TV Channel: Big Ten Network

Spread: Michigan -7.5

 

Predictions for Northwestern at Michigan

Steven

Lassan

Mitch

Light

David

Fox

Braden

Gall

@AthlonSteven @AthlonMitch @DavidFox615 @BradenGall
24-13 - 21-13 23-14

 

2. Wisconsin at Nebraska

Date and Kickoff Time: Saturday, Oct. 10 at 3:30 p.m. ET

TV Channel: ABC/ESPN2

Spread: Nebraska -1.5

 

Predictions for Wisconsin at Nebraska

Steven

Lassan

Mitch

Light

David

Fox

Braden

Gall

@AthlonSteven @AthlonMitch @DavidFox615 @BradenGall
27-24 - 24-20 24-20

 

3. Indiana at Penn State

Date and Kickoff Time: Saturday, Oct. 10 at Noon ET

TV Channel: ESPN2

Spread: Penn State -8

 

Predictions for Indiana at Penn State

Steven

Lassan

Mitch

Light

David

Fox

Braden

Gall

@AthlonSteven @AthlonMitch @DavidFox615 @BradenGall
27-24 - 28-21 30-27

 

4. Illinois at Iowa

Date and Kickoff Time: Saturday, Oct. 10 at Noon ET

TV Channel: ESPNU

Spread: Iowa -11

 

Predictions for Illinois at Iowa

Steven

Lassan

Mitch

Light

David

Fox

Braden

Gall

@AthlonSteven @AthlonMitch @DavidFox615 @BradenGall
30-20 - 28-17 30-24

 

5. Maryland at Ohio State

Date and Kickoff Time: Saturday, Oct. 10 at Noon ET

TV Channel: Big Ten Network

Spread: Ohio State -33

 

Predictions for Maryland at Ohio State

Steven

Lassan

Mitch

Light

David

Fox

Braden

Gall

@AthlonSteven @AthlonMitch @DavidFox615 @BradenGall
45-10 - 31-7 40-13

 

6. Minnesota at Purdue

Date and Kickoff Time: Saturday, Oct. 10 at 3:30 p.m. ET

TV Channel: ESPN

Spread: Minnesota -3

 

Predictions for Minnesota at Purdue

Steven

Lassan

Mitch

Light

David

Fox

Braden

Gall

@AthlonSteven @AthlonMitch @DavidFox615 @BradenGall
24-20 - 21-10 27-17

 

7. Michigan State at Rutgers

Date and Kickoff Time: Saturday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. ET

TV Channel: Big Ten Network

Spread: Michigan State -14

 

Predictions for Michigan State at Rutgers

Steven

Lassan

Mitch

Light

David

Fox

Braden

Gall

@AthlonSteven @AthlonMitch @DavidFox615 @BradenGall
38-17 - 27-20 37-20

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