BTB Weekly Pick'Em: Week 10

Standings as of Week 9:

1 Gopher Nation 95
2 Ground Zero East Lansing 91
3 Happy Hour Valley 88
4 Eleven Warriors 87
4 Lake the Posts 87
4 Black Shoes Diary 87
4 Paint the Town Orange 87
8 Maize'n Brew 86
8 Michigan SportsCenter 86
10 Zombie Nation 84
11 Enlightened Spartan 83
11 Off the Tracks ™ 83
13 Hoosier Report 82
13 Varsity Blue 82
15 The Buckeye Blog 80
16 Maize & Blue Nation 78
17 Boiled Sports 76
18 Buckeye Battle Cry 75
19 The Only Game That Matters 74
20 Sparty MSU 73
21 Hawkeye Sports News 72
22 BHGP (HS) 61
23 The Nittany Line 60
24 Nittany White Out 35

We got a boost from a missed week (week 5) that was finally counted last week, giving us 12 more points to get us up to 78. While it helps, we're still way out of it. So for the rest of the season, we must go for broke.

Northwestern @ Minnesota, 12:00PM, ESPN2
Well, the Wildcats let me downs last week after 8 weeks straight of being right on the money. Let's get back on the horse with a big loss at Minnesota. Minnesota is all of the sudden, a good team, and I think they get the win against Northwestern here. NW is coming off of a 2 point loss in Bloomington last week, and I think will still be down.

Wisconsin @ Michigan State, 12:00PM, ESPN
If I were leading the BTB race this year, I'd go with MSU in this one, but I'm I must pick against my intuition (which may be a good thing) and go with Bielema and the Badgers. While I really think Michigan State will win this game, this is purely a risky points pick.

Central Michigan @ Indiana, 12:00PM, BTN
Although only worst 1 point (B10 games are worth 3), I am going with Indiana...but, like the game above, my gut is telling me C. Mich is going to knock off the Hoosiers, I think I can steal a point if Indiana shows up. They're riding high from their upset of NW last week. And since everyone else is going with the Chips, I'll go the other way.

Iowa @ Illinois, 3:30PM, ABC
But even I have to draw the line somewhere...and here it is. I simply can't pick Iowa to win in Champagne this weekend. Illinois has the potential to be a good's just usually about every other week they actually show it. Last week they lost to Wisconsin by 10, so hopefully they can get it together and play like they did two weeks ago at Indiana when they won 55-13. We'll see.

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