|Legends||Conf W-L||PF||PA||Ovr W-L||PF||PA||STRK|
|4. Michigan State||2-5||133||139||5-6||217||186||L2|
|Leaders||Conf W-L||PF||PA||Ovr W-L||PF||PA||STRK|
|1. Ohio State||7-0||269||184||11-0||420||253||W11|
|2. Penn State||5-2||237||147||7-4||325||208||W1|
Season total: 61-29 (.678)
Friday, November 23rd (My picks in bold.)
Saturday, November 24th#17/14/14 NEBRASKA at IOWA11 a.m. CT • Iowa City, Iowa • Kinnick Stadium (70,585) • ABC
Biggest must-watch:#20/20/19 MICHIGAN at #4/-/- OHIO STATENoon ET • Columbus, Ohio. • Ohio Stadium (102,329) • ABCILLINOIS at NORTHWESTERN11 a.m. CT • Evanston, Ill. • Ryan Field (47,130) • BTNWISCONSIN at PENN STATE3:30 p.m. ET • University Park, Pa. • Beaver Stadium (106,572) • ESPN2INDIANA at PURDUE3:30 p.m. ET • West Lafayette, Ind. • Ross-Ade Stadium (62,500) • BTNMICHIGAN STATE at MINNESOTA2:30 p.m. CT • Minneapolis, Minn. • TCF Bank Stadium (50,805) • BTN
And of course, all eyes are on Nebraska @ Iowa. Other than one 14 play, 75-yard drive last week, we all witnessed that the Hawkeyes are pretty bad at football. All we can do is hope.
I always say every year that I wish I cared more about Indiana-Purdue. It seems like it's a pretty good conference rivalry. I actually really like the Old Oaken Bucket. As trophies go, it's right up there. But the game itself is always the same day as Michigan-Ohio State, so I suppose it'll always take a back seat for me.
I'll say this, Michigan State just may have some trouble in Minneapolis. They're fighting for bowl eligibility, so I suspect they'll have a bit of an edge. Minnesota is not as dangerous as Northwestern is...but Sparty has to be pretty deflated after dropping so many close games.
Snoozer of the week:
2 snoozers this week.
Illinois is riding a 9-game losing streak. Whatever game their playing in is a snoozer for me. I respect the ILL-NU rivalry though.
Wisconsin is already booked to go to Indy next week, so their game against Penn State is really not interesting at all.
I wish Iowa were just a little bit better this year. Because I think playing at Kinnick is tough for any team. But this year, Iowa's just doesn't have it in them.
Michigan really has no realistic path to a BCS bowl. They must beat Ohio State, which is certainly attainable, and if they do their coaches/harris poll ranking could end up somewhere around 15-ish. But they also need a lot of calamity to take place in the polls above them. It's possible, but not likely.