Week 3: We predict all 12 Big Ten games

Every week during the 2013 football season, BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart, Brent Yarina, Sean Merriman and hoops analyst Stephen Bardo, a huge football fan, make their Big Ten picks. We also provide polls for Big Ten fans to select their winners. Two weeks in the books, we have a logjam at the top, with Bardo, Dienhart, Merriman and Big Ten fans all tied at 21-3.

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Tom Dienhart21-3 Brent Yarina20-4 Sean Merriman21-3 Stephen Bardo21-3
Week 3 Games @BTNTomDienhart @BTNBrentYarina @BTNSean @stephenbardo
BGSU at Indiana
BGSU, 34-31 Indiana, 38-34 Indiana, 31-21 BGSU, 24-21
Akron at Michigan
Michigan, 58-6 Michigan, 49-10 Michigan, 52-10 Michigan, 35-21
W. Illinois at Minnesota
Minnesota, 36-16 Minnesota, 30-13 Minnesota, 24-17 Minnesota, 28-21
UCLA at Nebraska
Nebraska, 38-33 Nebraska, 40-37 Nebraska 42-35 UCLA, 42-35
YSU at Michigan St.
Michigan St., 21-10 Michigan St., 27-10 Michigan St., 27-14 Michigan St., 21-14
Washington at Illinois Washington, 30-24 Washington, 35-27 Washington, 38-31 Washington, 35-27
Iowa at Iowa State
Iowa State, 24-23 Iowa, 23-19 Iowa, 24-20 Iowa State, 21-17
UCF at Penn State
Penn State, 31-17 Penn State, 27-20 Penn State, 35-21 Penn State, 28-14
Ohio State at Cal
Ohio State, 40-14 Ohio State, 44-23 Ohio State, 35-24 Ohio State, 28-24
Notre Dame at Purdue
Notre Dame, 51-9 Notre Dame, 37-13 Notre Dame, 31-14 Notre Dame, 35-14
WMU at Northwestern
NU, 45-13 NU, 51-17 NU, 45-21 NU, 31-24
Wisconsin at Arizona St.
Arizona St., 29-28 Arizona St., 31-28 Wisconsin, 31-21 Wisconsin, 35-27

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Bowling Green (2-0) at Indiana (1-1) – noon ET, ESPNU

Listen to Coach Kevin Wilson:

Akron (1-1) at Michigan (2-0) – noon ET, BTN/BTN2Go

Listen to Coach Brady Hoke:

Western Illinois (2-0) at Minnesota (2-0) – noon ET, BTN/BTN2Go

Listen to Coach Jerry Kill:

UCLA (1-0) at Nebraska (2-0) – noon ET, ABC

Listen to Coach Bo Pelini:

Youngstown State (2-0) at Michigan State (2-0) – 2 p.m. ET, BTN/BTN2Go

Listen to Coach Mark Dantonio:

Iowa (1-1) at Iowa State (0-1) – 6 p.m. ET, FS1

Listen to Coach Kirk Ferentz:

UCF (2-0) at Penn State (2-0) – 6 p.m. ET

Listen to Coach Bill O’Brien:

Illinois (2-0) vs. Washington (1-0) – 6 p.m. ET, BTN/BTN2Go

Listen to Coach Tim Beckman:

Ohio State (2-0) at Cal (1-1) – 7 p.m. ET, FOX

Listen to Coach Urban Meyer:

Notre Dame (1-1) at Purdue (1-1) – 8 p.m. ET, ABC

Listen to Coach Darrell Hazell:

Western Michigan (0-2) at Northwestern (2-0) – 9 p.m. ET, BTN/BTN2Go

Listen to Coach Pat Fitzgerald:

Wisconsin (2-0) at Arizona State (1-0) – 10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

Listen to Coach Gary Andersen:


Your Opinion?
Show Comments (8 Comments)
Big Ten Fan on 9/11/2013 @ 11:42pm EDT Said:

It is going to be a rough weekend for the Big Ten

ASU over Wisconsin
Northwestern over WMU
Notre Dame over Purdue
Cal Over Ohio State
Washington over Illinois
Penn State over UCF
Iowa State over Iowa
MSU over YSU
Minnesota over W. Illiinios
Michigan over Akron
Bowling Green over Indiana

Big Ten Fan on 9/11/2013 @ 11:44pm EDT Said:

UCLA over Nebraska…big

Tony on 9/12/2013 @ 9:41am EDT Said:

Bardo…You were wrong last week with Michigan and now you think Akron will drop 21 on Michigan? Whats up bud?

MSU aka owns Beilien Doug on 9/12/2013 @ 7:15pm EDT Said:

As much as everyone in this building wants Mark Dantonio to succeed , Bardo is right MSU will struggle to win by 7. I have a feeling there will be a lot of Devon Gardner fans in E Lansing by Nov 3

reality check on 9/12/2013 @ 7:21pm EDT Said:

Agree 100 percent Doug you are going to enjoy watching Gardner win the Heismann this year

Cris on 9/12/2013 @ 7:46pm EDT Said:

Nebraska over UCLA…. Defense has to contain the UCLA Offense. Big Win!!!!!! for Huskers.

Doug on 9/12/2013 @ 9:12pm EDT Said:

Hey Mark, that will be a 10 grand fine for misusing my name. Cal will not beat OSU, they are horrible

Craig on 9/13/2013 @ 9:12am EDT Said:

I can’t believe Dienhart’s Purdue/ND score! As a Purdue fan I think it’s crazy, he is way to generous with Purdue scoring 9. Maybe 3 if they are lucky… This will come after a long Hunt kickoff return, a quick 3 and out, then the field goal… Reality is a hard pill to swallow sometimes.