Northwestern @ Ohio State
Big 10's #2 Pass offense vs the #1 Pass defense
#9 Rushing defense vs #7 Rushing offense.
The Buck are at Home. Impressive at Washington (I was surprised)
N'western struggled vs Nevada and lost to Duke???
It could end up being 23-10 Bucks if Tressel plays conservative and settles for FGs.
Illinois @ Indiana
Who cares right?
Looking at these two teams, no real quality wins over solid opponents, unless you want to count Indiana's win over W. Michigan
Penn State @ Michigan
Can one say Michigan is on the rebound after playing the likes of Notre Dame? Both their defense (9th) and offense (10th) has not been impressive. They are not really pressuring the opposing offense (last in rushing D). They are facing the #2 scoring offense in the Big 10.
Penn State 24-21
Michigan State @ Notre Dame
If all the Spartans get is a safety they'll win vs this Irish offense. A quality win for the Spartans over Pitt last week. I personally think the Spartans are going to be a force in the Big 10.
At halftime you'll be changing the channel trying to find someone else to watch.
37-10 Michigan State
Iowa @ Wisconsin
Iowa, so far, has been tough on defense in all facets of the game (#2 overall behind the Buckeyes). The Badgers got a quality win over Washington State a couple weeks ago, but really struggled vs UNLV (could've lost). The Badgers are at home, but I'm still going with the Hawkeyes.
Purdue @ Minnesota
You've got the top two teams in the Big 10 in Total Offense facing each other. The Boilermakers have the #1 Pass Offense and Scoring Offense vs the Gopher's #11 Pass Defense. And the Gophers have done a majority of their scoring via the air. I believe it's gonna be a high scoring affair as both teams struggle to run the ball. But the Gophers are gonna have trouble trying to run vs Penn States #1 Rush Defense.