Week 5: We predict all four Big Ten games

Week 5: We predict all four 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. Four weeks in the books, we have a logjam at the top, with Big Ten fans, Bardo and Yarina all tied for the top spot, at 39-7.

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Brent YarinaBrent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina)
Season record: 39-7
Week 5 picks: Illinois 38, Miami (OH) 17; Northern Illinois 32, Purdue 21; Minnesota 27, Iowa 23; Ohio State 30, Wisconsin 24.

Stephen BardoStephen Bardo (@stephenbardo)
Season record: 39-7
Week 5 picks: Illinois 42, Miami (OH) 21; Northern Illinois 24, Purdue 21; Minnesota 31, Iowa 24; Ohio State 35, Wisconsin 31.

FansBig Ten fans
Season record: 39-7
Week 5 picks: See polls below

Tom DienhartTom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart)
Season record: 38-8
Week 5 picks: Illinois 44, Miami (OH) 21; Northern Illinois 30, Purdue 13; Minnesota 27, Iowa 24; Ohio State 31, Wisconsin 27.

Sean MerrimanSean Merriman (@BTNSean)
Season record: 38-8
Week 5 picks: Illinois 34, Miami (OH) 17; Northern Illinois 24, Purdue 17; Iowa 23, Minnesota 21; Ohio State 31, Wisconsin 24.

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WEEK 5 GAMES

Miami (OH) (0-3) at Illinois (2-1) – noon ET, BTN/BTN2Go

Listen to Tim Beckman’s weekly teleconference:

NIU (3-0) at Purdue (1-3) – noon ET, ESPN2

Listen to Darrell Hazell’s weekly teleconference:

Iowa (3-1) at Minnesota (4-0) – 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC/ESPN2

Listen to Kirk Ferentz’s weekly teleconference:

Listen to Jerry Kill’s weekly teleconference:

Wisconsin (3-1, 1-0) at Ohio State (4-0, 0-0) – 8 p.m. ET, ABC

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Listen to Gary Andersen’s weekly teleconference:

Listen to Urban Meyer’s weekly teleconference:

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