Twitter: 2013 Big Ten football bold predictions

It’s always fun to offer bold predictions before football season kicks off. In the end, more times than not, the practice makes you look silly. Like, two years ago when I pegged Illinois’ Nathan Scheelhaase to be in the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year race. Whatever, it’s still entertaining. That being the case, I asked my Twitter followers for their 2013 bold predictions, and there were some bold ones.

First impression: Either a lot of Indiana fans replied to this tweet, or people really like the Hoosiers as a surprise, improved team.



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Concerned on 8/2/2013 @ 12:52pm EDT Said:

1. The Big Ten’s best team Penn State stays healthy and goes 11 and 1 or 12 and 0.
2. Ohio State does not improve defensively from last season and drops at least 3 now that opposing coaches know what to look for from the offense.
3. Wisconsin goes to its third straight Big Ten title game (unless the NCAA comes to its senses and admits it was wrong to sanction Penn State) and plays Michigan State with Sparty moving on to the Rose Bowl.
4. Michigan loses seven and stays home for the holidays.

Bold but not impossible.

Doug on 8/2/2013 @ 1:41pm EDT Said:

Concerned, I like you’re thinking !

huskerfanbb on 8/2/2013 @ 4:01pm EDT Said:

LOL!!!! Penn State is NOT the B1G’s “best team”. No matter how talented Hackenburg may be, freshman quarterbacks usually struggle, and the B1G is loaded with experience at that spot–and Penn State has to play most of them.

Their starters are solid, but they lack depth, really, at most every position. They have cupcakes to start the season, but no way they get through their schedule with less than three losses. Still a good season, but they aren’t the best.

Josh on 8/2/2013 @ 6:11pm EDT Said:

1. Iowa wins at least 8 games, beating the Michigan schools and Wisconsin along the way.
2. Michigan wins a Legends Division title with virtue of a tiebreaker between 4 teams that went 5-3 in Big Ten play. Other three are Nebraska, Northwestern, and Michigan State.
3. 9 Big Ten teams reach the postseason, so only Purdue and Illinois have losing records.
4. OSU wins at least 8 games by less than a touchdown.
5. OSU will rematch Michigan in the B1G championship game with the winner being the loser of the previous game.

Ed Crawford on 8/2/2013 @ 9:10pm EDT Said:

Iowa beats Purdue in the Championship game! Michigan is last in the legions, That ohio team goes win-less! My dream for 2013

Tim Aden on 8/2/2013 @ 9:40pm EDT Said:

GO BIG RED ! ! ! Nebraska

Rev. Thomas H. Herold on 8/2/2013 @ 9:47pm EDT Said:


Nick Shannon on 8/3/2013 @ 6:59am EDT Said:

Ohio State beats Michigan twice, Goes 13-0 , and goes on to attempt to dethrone Alabama in Pasadena. Nebraska will go 12-1 and goes to the Rose Bowl to face either Oregon or Stanford. and That team up north will go 3-9 and be home for the holidays

Concerned on 8/3/2013 @ 8:23am EDT Said:

huskerfanbb, Penn State has better depth at running back, receiver, tight end, O-line and in the defensive backfield than just about every team in the conference. The only place where depth is an issue is at linebacker and quarterback. That is it. As for Penn State’s starters, overall, they easily have the best in the conference. You can make a case that they have the best playing in the conference at receiver, tight end, left tackle, right guard, running back, defensive end, defensive tackle, outside linebacker, inside linebacker, free safety and strong safety. We already know they have the best receivers, tight ends and offensive line in the Big Ten, they likely have the top defensive line overall and linebackers. The secondary is right there will Ohio State. No other team can do that.

carl on 8/3/2013 @ 9:20am EDT Said:

Nebraska wins the CCG. Handing Ohio its second loss.

Eric G. on 8/3/2013 @ 10:39am EDT Said:

Hate to bust your bubble Concerned, but Penn St. is far from being the best team in the B1G, any clear thinking person would see that honor clearly belongs to Ohio St or Michigan. Also as far as Ohio State dropping 3 cause coaches will “know what to look for” thats not 100% accurate either. Urban ran the very basic form of his offense last year, now that hes had another full offseason (longer, thanks to their bowl ban, than most teams) to teach and implement his style, you can bet money you wont see the exact same offense from last year. Similar, yes, but there will be many differences too that coaches will have to prepare for. On that note, prepare all you want, look for and prepare for the Braxton Miller run all you want, just like with Denard Robinson, its gonna be hard to stop no matter what just so….just so fast! =P

Kevin on 8/3/2013 @ 11:25am EDT Said:

Wisconsin wins their third consecutive Big Ten championship game in Indy so they decide to rename the championship ttrophy to the Badger Trophy.

WoodyHayes on 8/3/2013 @ 10:29pm EDT Said:

A cat gets struck in a tree…and the media DOESN’T blame Urban Meyer….

DuluthGopher on 8/7/2013 @ 5:32am EDT Said:

Minnesota beats Nebraska and finishes 8-4 (4-4 in the Big Ten).