Breaking B1G: Week 4 Preview

Shall we never speak of week 3 ever again.

My Picks
Last Week: 10-2
Overall: 32-4

Saturday, September 21st [My picks in bold]
Missouri @ INDIANA | 8:00 | BTN
Western Michigan @ IOWA | 12:00 | BTN
#15/14 MICHIGAN @ UConn | 8:00 | ABC
#-/24 MICHIGAN ST @ #22/21 Notre Dame | 3:30 | NBC
San Jose St @ MINNESOTA | 12:00 | ESPN2
South Dakota St @ NEBRASKA | 3:30 | BTN
Maine @ #18/16 NORTHWESTERN | 3:30 | BTN
Florida A&M @ #4/3 OHIO ST | 12:00 | BTN
Kent St @ PENN ST | 3:30 | BTN

Bye: Illinois

Biggest Games
Michigan State travels to South Bend for easily the biggest game of week 4 in the Big Ten. The B1G also kicks off league play with Purdue @ Wisconsin. Indiana showed some life in their 42-10 beat down of Bowling Green in week 3, which sets up their matchup with Missouri that much more.

Upset Alert
Given what we saw last week, I would say Michigan-UConn, but I do suspect the Wolverines will come out much sharper than they did versus Akron. Watch out for Western Michigan @ Iowa. The Broncos take on their 3rd B1G opponent, and I think they have a real shot after giving the Wildcats a game last week.

Snoozer of the Week
Ohio State's non-conference slate whines down with the mighty Florida A&M.

Bold Predictions
Through the first 3weeks of the season, the B1G has fared relatively well against non-conference foes without a pulse, and I see no change this week. There could be some scares, such as the one we witnessed last week, but I think most of the league rolls Saturday. It will be nice to see Michigan State face a good defense so we can see how capable Connor Cook really is.

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