B1G Breakdown: Week 2

Week 1 of the season was entertaining as always. I predicted 10-2 for the league, with losses by Indiana and Minnesota...which is what happened. I'll try to not let my early success get to my head as I expect that's the last time I predict every game right.

All games are Saturday 9/10. All times eastern. B1G in CAPS.

South Dakota State @ ILLINOIS - Noon - BTN
Virginia @ INDIANA -  7PM - BTN
IOWA @ Iowa State - Noon - Fox Sports
Notre Dame @ MICHIGAN - 8PM - ESPN
Florida Atlantic @ MICHIGAN STATE - Noon - ESPN2
New Mexico State @ MINNESOTA - 3:30PM - BTN
Fresno State @ NEBRASKA - 7PM - BTN
Eastern Illinois @ NORTHWESTERN - 3:30PM - BTN
Toledo @ OHIO STATE - Noon - BTN
Alabama @ PENN STATE - 3:30PM - ABC
PURDUE @ Rice - 3:30PM - CBS Sports Network
Oregon State @ WISCONSIN - Noon - ESPN

Biggest "must-watch" game of the week (other than Michigan):
Penn State hosts Alabama for their second bludgeoning at the hands of the Crimson Tide in as many years. Last year's game in Tuscaloosa ended, mercifully, with a 24-3 loss to then #1 'Bama. This year the Tide comes to Happy Valley as Penn State looks for pay back. Paternoville is alive and well 5 days out. The hype for this game is already at a fever pitch, and will hopefully be a pretty decent game...but I'm not convinced.

Upset Alert!
Toledo at Ohio State peaks my interest here. Toledo is one of the stronger teams in the MAC, and Ohio State just beat up the MACs doormat Akron last week 42-0. Toledo decimated the New Hampshire Wildcats 58-22 last week at home. They travel to OSU Saturday, and return home to host Boise State the week after. I fully expect Toledo to be amped for these next two games. And I expect OSU to come out a little flat as they host their second MAC opponent in as many weeks.

Snoozer of the week
More obvious early-season snoozers to choose from. Eastern Illinois at Northwestern and Florida Atlantic at MSU take the cake for me.

Bold predictions!
The B1G went 10-2 last week. I don't think we're so lucky this week. I predict 9-3 with losses coming from Penn State, Indiana and Purdue.

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