B1G Week 3 Preview

Week 3
Date Time Visiting Team Home Team Site TV
September 13 12:00 Kent State Ohio State Columbus, OH ABC/ESPN2
September 13 12:00 Indiana Bowling Green Bowling Green, OH ESPNU
September 13 12:00 West Virginia Maryland College Park, MD BTN
September 13 3:30 Iowa State Iowa Iowa City, IA ESPN
September 13 3:30 Miami (OH) Michigan Ann Arbor, MI BTN
September 13 4:00 Illinois Washington Seattle, WA FOX
September 13 4:00 Minnesota TCU Fort Worth, TX FS1
September 13 7:30 Purdue Notre Dame South Bend, IN NBC
September 13 8:00 Penn State Rutgers Piscataway, NJ BTN
September 13 10:30 Nebraska Fresno State Fresno, CA CBSSN
Bye: Michigan State, Northwestern, Wisconsin.
All times eastern. My picks in bold.

My Picks
Week 2: 9-4
Overall: 22-5

Biggest Game
All due respect to Indiana @ BGSU and West Virginia @ Maryland, which could be the two most exciting games to watch this weekend, my pick for biggest game goes to the single B1G matchup…Penn State at Rutgers. Why? Well, first its a September B1G game…which is nice to see. But also its the first B1G matchup and home game for Rutgers. Penn State is all of the sudden bowl eligible again thanks to the NCAA's wandering hot mess of punishment logic which saw fit to grant another B1G team permission to back into a December bowl game. But regardless, its a primetime game worth tuning in for.

Upset Alert
I think Iowa State gets the win this weekend. The Hawkeyes can't run the ball. Now, the Cyclones can't stop the run…so this could be fun. The last 3 contests in this series have been decided by less than a touchdown, with ISU winning 2 of the last 3.

Snoozer of the Week
I think with the aforementioned Indiana/BG and WVU/Maryland games on at the same time, my snoozer is Kent State at Ohio State. The Buckeyes should win, of course, but the final score might be 14-3 with all of the scoring coming in the 4th quarter.

Lead Pipe Lock of the Week
Notre Dame over Purdue by at least 50.

Bold Predictions
Illinois is the worst undefeated team in the league and that should come to an end Saturday. I like Maryland over WVU simply because their in the Big Ten and I need to feel better about this league...which is probably why I like Minnesota and Nebraska.

I mean lets face it, the Big Ten had their worst day in recent memory a week ago and its not easy to feel good about anything. Even Michigan against the Redhawks who are riding an 18-game losing streak still worries me a little because everything with Michigan Football worries me right now.

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