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Ohhhhhhh-kay, Ohio State. You hate me, and I hate you even more, but we’re going to get through this together.
I know you’re one of the four best teams in college football. You know you’re one of the four best teams in college football. But the College Football Playoff committee doesn’t know you’re one of the four best teams in college football, because you play like you’ve just hit the snooze button for the fourth straight time.
Enough. You’re a 3.5 point favorite over Michigan State. So either beat this slightly above-average team relatively easily, or just lose already so we, as a weary nation, can be done with you.
– Ohio State vs. Michigan State Game Preview & Prediction
Penn State is the exact type of team that should roll though Wisconsin. This Badger secondary couldn’t cover a double move in a phone booth, and there’s no pass rush coming against Trace McSorley. Wisconsin has flunked so far everything but the Iowa game, and the Nittany Lions are looking to redeem themselves after suffering the indignity of looking worse against Michigan than Bucky did.
Alex Hornibrook isn’t playing again, and the public is jumping on it, pushing the line up to Penn State -9, and …
Take the Badgers. They’re not very good, but neither is Penn State. There’s a chance Wisconsin rises up and plays like it’s supposed to against a beaten up team.
– Wisconsin vs. Penn State Game Preview & Prediction
Seeeeee, I told you last week that Illinois was eventually going to do something interesting, but did you listen? Nahhhh. It’s not going to beat Nebraska, but that 17 point line is a whole lot for a bad defense to give away to a team that just ran for gajillion yards on Minnesota.
– Illinois vs. Nebraska Game Preview & Prediction
I want nothing to do with this Maryland-Indiana game. The Terps are impossible to figure out week after week with everything going on, but with their running game, yeah, I’m in on them getting two against a pop-gun Indiana team. But again, this is way too flaky.
– Maryland vs. Indiana Game Preview & Prediction
This is wrong. I know it’s wrong. I know that we’re in for a 53-3 final score. Now that we’re on the same page, I can’t in good conscience give away 38 points in mid-November to a home team in a conference game. It’s not in my DNA, so take Michigan and the points over Rutgers.
This is a principle pick for me, and if a man doesn’t have principles, what does he have left? I mean, besides this half a bag of Cheetos on my desk …
– Michigan vs. Rutgers Game Preview & Prediction
I am so, so, so tired of getting Northwestern picks wrong. Obviously, giving the Wildcats 11 points on the road against Iowa is ridiculous. Obviously it should be around a 6.5 point spread, if that. Of course, if you really think the point total is going to end up at around 44, the 11 becomes even more of a joke. And of course Northwestern is going to flop, even though it should be a mortal lock to cover this by a mile.
– Northwestern vs. Iowa Game Preview & Prediction
There’s no reason to think that Minnesota is suddenly going to be good just because PJ Fleck fired his defensive coordinator. However, if you’re reading this, you know that November double digit home dogs in conference games defy all logic and reason. Purdue wins, but the 11.5 is too large, and the 59 point total is way, way, way too low.
– Purdue vs. Minnesota Game Preview & Prediction