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Facts are stubborn things
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OSU vs. MSU was a great game to watch. Both Defenses are for real but OSU's offensive line really took over in the 2nd quarter. MSU did not have the offense it needs to compete.

I am not sure what I am going to do with a weekend off... Frown





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It’s time my friend Chance’s parade got rained on. I think the Huskers, on the road, beat Minnesota Saturday night. Minnesota is 5-0, as Chance has reminded us Wink, and Nebraska is 3-2 and getting 7 points. Minnesota’s only impressive win was against Illinois. Gopher pass receiver, Ronald Bateman is dangerous as dynamite, but if he can be held in check, Nebraska wins by 10.

ETA: This is from my post of August 17:
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I think 8-4 is very obtainable [for Nebraska] and, given their schedule and the teams they have at home, 9-3 is sure possible. Iowa plays their toughest games on the road. Minnesota has earned my respect, and they have a favorable home schedule. Northwestern has most of their tough games at home, and Wisconsin just plays a tough B1G schedule this year.

I don’t think Wisconsin makes it to the title game because of their schedule. Like Nebraska, I never know what to make of Northwestern, but I don’t think they make it either. Iowa, too many tough road games. I like Minnesota’s coach and they could be there. I think it comes down to them or Nebraska representing the West.


I’m wrong about Nebraska being there, but might not be wrong about Minnesota. Wisconsin looks terrific but still has some tough road games. We’ll see


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I am not sure what I am going to do with a weekend off... Frown


Penn state vs. Iowa
Buckeyes are off but I'll still be watching a few games including this one.


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This weekend features 6 Big Ten matchups with two teams on a bye week.

Week 7 Predictions (all times Central time):
  • #16 UofM @ IL on ABC at 11:00 - depending on which odds service you believe the Wolverines are 20.5 to 24 (4 of 5 were 23.5 to 24) point favorites. UofM easily wins and covers. I'm going to take it one step further and say this one gets so ugly that Lovie Smith is fired within 48 hours.
  • Rutgers @ IU on BTN at 11:00 - depending on which odds service you believe the Hosers are 27.5 to 28 point favorites. IU wins but fails to cover.
  • MD @ Purdue on BTN at 11:00 - depending on which odds service you believe the Terps are 3 to 3.5 point favorites. Neil Armstrong’s alma mater, Purdue, will be celebrating both homecoming and the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with a “Cradle of Astronauts” theme. I think the Spoilermakers make an appearance and pull off the upset.
  • MSU @ #8 WI on BTN at 2:30 - depending on which odds service you believe the Badgers are 10 to 10.5 point favorites. Unfortunately for MSU, the Badger defense is even better than the Buckeye defense. I also suspect the Badgers studied the crap out of the Buckeye game film and will use it to ram Taylor down MSU's throats. Badgers win and cover.
  • #10 PSU @ #17 IA on ABC at 6:30 - depending on which odds service you believe the Nittany Lions are 3 to 3.5 point favorites. Hawkeye's defense makes a valiant effort again but their offense lets them down again. PSU wins and covers.
  • NE @ MN on FS1 at 6:30 - the Gophers are unanimously 7.5 point favorites. MN's cardiac defense catches up with them this week and Cornhuskers pull off the upset.



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    Originally posted by TMats:
    It’s time my friend Chance’s parade got rained on. I think the Huskers, on the road, beat Minnesota Saturday night. Minnesota is 5-0, as Chance has reminded us Wink, and Nebraska is 3-2 and getting 7 points. Minnesota’s only impressive win was against Illinois. Gopher pass receiver, Ronald Bateman is dangerous as dynamite, but if he can be held in check, Nebraska wins by 10.

    ETA: This is from my post of August 17:
    quote:

    I think 8-4 is very obtainable [for Nebraska] and, given their schedule and the teams they have at home, 9-3 is sure possible. Iowa plays their toughest games on the road. Minnesota has earned my respect, and they have a favorable home schedule. Northwestern has most of their tough games at home, and Wisconsin just plays a tough B1G schedule this year.

    I don’t think Wisconsin makes it to the title game because of their schedule. Like Nebraska, I never know what to make of Northwestern, but I don’t think they make it either. Iowa, too many tough road games. I like Minnesota’s coach and they could be there. I think it comes down to them or Nebraska representing the West.


    I’m wrong about Nebraska being there, but might not be wrong about Minnesota. Wisconsin looks terrific but still has some tough road games. We’ll see


    I could see this game going either way. For the most part Minnesota has been using smoke and mirrors to win games. They finally looked like a complete team last week - but it was Illinois. If that performance was real I think they have a good chance against Nebraska.


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    Purdue's much maligned defense just snagged a pick 6 to go into half-time. Awesome going into half-time 30-14 instead of 23-14.



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    Still a couple minutes left in the. 3rd quarter, but I’ll congratulate Chance and his Gophers for humiliating Nebraska tonight. This lack of performance brings back echoes of the worse of the Mike Riley era. Horrible. Minnesota looks capable of fighting it out with Wisconsin for the West title. It’ll be tough, Wisconsin is top 5.


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    Week 7 Wrap-up:
  • #16 UofM @ IL on ABC at 11:00 - I was right on winner and wrong on spread (likely wrong on Lovie Smith too). I actually felt pretty good about the prediction when Uof was up 28-0 2/3 of the way through the 2nd quarter. UofM's offense and defense sputtered and in the 4th quarter the lead was down to 28-25. Illini fumbled twice in the 4th and one resulted in a TD.
  • Rutgers @ IU on BTN at 11:00 - Correct on IU winning but wrong on failing to cover. Rutgers gave up 21 points in the first 7 minutes of the game.
  • MD @ Purdue on BTN at 11:00 - I was correct on the Spoilermakers pulling off the upset (i.e. picked winner and spread). Purdue got off to a quick 13-0 start, and put up a nice offensive perfomrance. The defense had a nice game including big stops, and the only lapse was in the first 6 minutes of the 2nd quarter
  • MSU @ #8 WI on BTN at 2:30 - I was correct on Badgers winning and covering, but wrong on them doing it via Taylor (80 yards rushing and 2 rushing TDs is below average for him but then again his "average" is everybody else's outstanding). The Badgers look like a team on the verge of breaking into the Top 4.
  • #10 PSU @ #17 IA on ABC at 6:30 - I was correct on PSU winning and covering, and the Hawkeye's defense makes a valiant effort (only giving up 17 points is usually a win) but their offense letting them down again.
  • NE @ MN on FS1 at 6:30 - I really blew it predicting the upset. MN dominated every aspect of the game. Hats off to the PJ and the Gophers for their 6-0 start.

    Kudos:
  • WI defense. They are outstanding and have scored as many TDs as they have given up (4) this season. Total domination holding MSU to 30 yards rushing, 119 yards passing, 0 points, the two QBs had QBRs of 7.1 and 8.3, and 2 sacks.
  • WI offense. Nobody had a statistically impressive game, but they put up 31 points (defense had 7), 3 different people had TDs. O-line was dominant.
  • PSU defense. Held the Hawkeyes to 12 points, only 70 yards rushing, and the 286 yards passing wasn't a detriment.
  • UofM QB Patterson. 194 yards passing for 3 TDs, and 17 yards rushing including 1 TD. Other than the 3rd quarter, he had a really nice game.
  • Purdue QB Plummer. The true freshman passed for 420 yards and 3 TDs with 0 turnovers.
  • Purdue WR Bell. The true freshman caught 9 passes for 138 yards and 2 TDs.
  • Purdue safety Trice. The redshirt freshman had 2 INTs including a pick 6.
  • MN defense. Held the Cornhuskers to 7 garbage time points (25% of their offense was that drive).
  • MN RB Ibrahim. 15 carries for 84 yards and 3 TDs.



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    Huskers Open 2021 Season Against Illinois—in Dublin, Ireland!
    Well how cool is that?!?


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