Here are my picks for Week 6:
Northwestern 35, Miami (Ohio) 14
This Miami team is basically the complete opposite of the real Miami football team. The Redhawks are horrible and I feel bad for my sister who is still in school there. NU gets the easy win at home.
Minnesota 34, Purdue 27
This should be a comfortable win for the Gophers, but they have already lost two games at home and you have to worry about how the team struggled to face adversity a year ago. Still, I’ll take Minnesota over a bad Purdue team
Penn State 35, Eastern Illinois 10
Michigan State 31, Illinois 21
Eddie McGee has a chance to turn things around for the Illini against a bad Michigan State secondary. Unfortunately for Illinois, MSU’s secondary is really the only weak area for the Spartans who will get back to .500 with a solid road win Saturday.
Virginia 13, Indiana 10
I had this pegged for an IU win until the Cavs beat North Carolina last week. Now it’s a toss-up. When in doubt, take the home team.
Ohio State 21, Wisconsin 17
This game is set-up too perfectly for a big upset. The Badgers have flown so far under the rader that they are the only undefeated team in the country not in the AP Top 25 and Vegas has UW as a 16-point underdog in a building they always play pretty well in. Plus, OSU’s offensive line is battling the flu while UW’s defensive lines is one of the best in the conference. Everything here is telling me Wisconsin will win, so I’m taking the Buckeyes in a close one.
Iowa 21, Michigan 14
The Wolverines are right where they should be, while Iowa has overachieved a little bit thus far. It’s a night game at Kinnick Stadium and you better believe that tough Hawkeye defense is going to cause some problems for true freshman Tate Forcier.