Breaking B1G: Week 6 breakdown

1. Northwestern1-044295-0169103W5
1. Nebraska1-030274-1224103W3
1. Iowa1-031133-211387W1
4. Michigan0-0002-211492L1
4. Minnesota0-113314-113298L1
4. Michigan State0-116173-210064L1
1. Ohio State1-017165-016885W5
1. Penn State1-03573-212368W3
3. Purdue0-0003-117083W2
3. Wisconsin0-127303-2113101L1
3. Indiana0-129442-2137108L2
3. Illinois0-17352-3113139L2

My Week 5 picks: 3-3
Season total: 36-16 (.692)

Saturday, October 6th (All times eastern. My picks in bold.)

  • Michigan State @ Indiana - BTN
  • 24/22 Northwestern @ Penn State - ESPN
  • Illinois @ Wisconsin - ABC/ESPN2
  • Michigan @ Purdue - BTN
  • #21/20 Nebraska @ #12/- Ohio State - ABC
Bye: Iowa, Minnesota

Biggest must-watch:
All due respect to Michigan, of course, but all eyes will be on Ohio State once again this week as they host the rejuvenated Nebraska Corn Huskers who are riding high from their comeback win against Wisconsin last week. While I have Nebraska in this one, I do feel like it will be a very entertaining game. Brent and Herbie get a pass on this one, as we're treated to Nessler and Blackledge once again for the B1G primetime matchup – one of my favorite broadcasting duos.

Upset Alert!
None. Michigan State losing at Indiana is this Michigan fan's pipe dream. That would be tremendous.

Snoozer of the week:
None. I think all the B1G games this week are interesting. Division races are in full swing. It's all good.

Bold predictions!
No big shockers this week with my picks. I think the better B1G teams win, even though 4 of my picks are of road teams winning. I'll be watching Northwestern at Penn State pretty closely as I'm curious just how good both of those teams really are. Nebraska at Ohio State will be a great one, I just have a feeling.