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Week 7 College Football Picks Against the Spread

By Braden Gall, 1 year 6 months ago
It was inevitable. A regression to the mean. Aka, a losing weekend. I did get two of my three Letdown Alert picks correct but that struggling Florida State offense ruined me for the weekend. I'm not shying away from the big games this weekend (except one) and am feeling like going big or going home. We’ve also now entered the “win one for the Gipper... because...

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Preview and Prediction

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 6 months ago
This was supposed to be a battle for divisional supremacy. Heading into the season, many pundits (myself included) had either Nebraska or Minnesota coming out on top in the Big Ten West. Nebraska had a new coach who was installing both a new system and mindset, hoping to get the most out of what some thought was the most talented roster in the division. Minnesota was going to...

Michigan State Spartans vs. Michigan Wolverines Preview and Prediction

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 6 months ago
There’s always plenty at stake when Michigan and Michigan State renew their annual rivalry, but the stakes are even higher for 2015. The Spartans and Wolverines are both playoff contenders, and the winner of this game can push Ohio State for the top spot in the Big Ten. Michigan has experienced a quick turnaround under first-year coach Jim Harbaugh. While Harbaugh’s background...

Purdue Boilermakers vs. Wisconsin Badgers Preview and Prediction

By Chris Dougherty, 1 year 6 months ago
If there's any one-sided game to watch for this weekend, it'll be when Wisconsin hosts Purdue on Saturday. Purdue's last win against Wisconsin was in October 2003; no, seriously, it's been that long. Purdue is an annual cellar-dweller in the Big Ten, while Wisconsin has been to three of the conference's four championship games. Wisconsin is looking to add a fifth...

Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Northwestern Wildcats Preview and Prediction

By Robert A. Boleyn, 1 year 6 months ago
The road to the Big Ten West division title runs through Evanston on Saturday, as head coach Kirk Ferentz' unbeaten No. 17 Iowa Hawkeyes take their show on the road against Pat Fitzgerald's No. 20-ranked Northwestern Wildcats. The two teams arrive at Ryan Field from very different outings last Saturday, as Iowa was thrown into a buzz-saw but survived 29-20 on the...

Michigan vs. Michigan State: A Lively Debate Between Wolverine and Sparty

By John La Fleur, 1 year 6 months ago
This week leads up to the annual Michigan vs. Michigan State matchup on the gridiron, which not only is for possession of the Paul Bunyan Trophy but also bragging rights in the Great Lakes State. In the prelude, a verbal battle rages between two personae representing the opposing sides. In the blue corner, representing the University of Michigan, struts Wolverine. Readers should note...

Big Ten Week 7 Predictions: Michigan-Michigan State Rivalry Showdown, Penn State Visits Ohio State

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 6 months ago
The state of Michigan is the epicenter for college football’s Week 7 slate. The annual rivalry between Michigan State and Michigan is always a must-see matchup. However, the stakes are even higher in 2015. The Spartans and Wolverines are playoff contenders, and the winner of this game will position itself as Ohio State’s biggest threat in the Big Ten. Michigan State has won six out...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 7

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 6 months ago
Week 7 of the 2015 college football season kicks off with three games on Thursday night, including a top 25 showdown between UCLA and Stanford and a meeting in the SEC between Auburn and Kentucky. Four games are scheduled for Friday night, including an intriguing matchup in the Mountain West with Boise State visiting Utah State. Saturday’s slate is filled with meaningful matchups and key...

College Football's Post-Week 6 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 6 months ago
The start of college football’s 2015-16 bowl season is still two months away, but it’s never too early to take a peek at the potential matchups this postseason. The bowl season is bigger and better than ever with 41 matchups, starting on Dec. 19 with five games. The postseason concludes on Jan. 11 with the national championship, while the playoff semifinals are on Dec. 31 this...

Those Upset with Nebraska's Hire of Mike Riley Need Only Look to Wishes of Others

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 6 months ago
Sitting at 2-4 with two conference losses is quite possibly the worst case scenario for the beginning of the Mike Riley era. Plenty of fans (not even those of the Nebraska persuasion) have made it clear they think the Cornhuskers botched his hire, but athletic director Shawn Eichorst’s “mistake” may be another longtime power’s fortune. Look at how two...