College Football 2019: 5 (Potentially) Stupid Big Ten Predictions

College Football 2019: 5 (Potentially) Stupid Big Ten Predictions

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College Football 2019: 5 (Potentially) Stupid Big Ten Predictions

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4. The Wisconsin vs. Minnesota game will be for the West

Oh sure, everyone loves Nebraska this year.

All of sudden, the Big Red Machine is back, the Huskers are going to dominate the world, and Scott Frost will bring 2017 UCF fun to the program on the way to a national champio … pump the brakes a wee bit.

The Huskers have a nasty schedule, a questionable defense, and likely won’t have the consistency needed to do a whole lot more than have a much, much better season and go bowling.

Oh sure, everyone sort of forgot about Northwestern so much that’s it’s become hipster-cool to say that everyone sort of forgot about Northwestern.


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Almost all of the big games are at home, but Ohio State, Iowa, Michigan State, Purdue and Minnesota are all going to be a problem. And the two giant games away from Evanston? Wisconsin and Nebraska.

Purdue will be good, Iowa will be great, and Illinois will be … more on that in a moment. The Big Ten West, though, will come down to the Paul Bunyan Axe.

Minnesota went 14 seasons without beating Wisconsin, and then with bowl eligibility on the line, it rolled into Madison and left with a 37-15 win that was even more impressive than the final score.

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The Badgers have a rough Big Ten schedule with Michigan, Ohio State and Michigan State to deal with from the West. But it gets Iowa and Northwestern at home.

Without getting way too deep into it, here’s the nutty prediction for how this will all go down.

Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin will all have four losses. After the tie-breakers shake out, if the Badgers win at Minnesota, they’ll take the West, If the Gophers win at home, they’ll take the division.

Keeping with the theme of the piece ….

Minnesota will play for the Big Ten title.

NEXT: Really … THIS team will go bowling?

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