Week 6: We predict all five 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.

Five weeks in the books, Big Ten fans are in sole possession of first place, one game ahead of Bardo, Merriman and Yarina.

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FansBig Ten fans
Season record: 43-7
Week 6 picks: See polls below

Stephen BardoStephen Bardo (@stephenbardo)
Season record: 42-8
Week 6 picks: Penn State 24, Indiana 21; Iowa 21, Michigan State 20; Nebraska 31, Illinois 24; Michigan 17, Minnesota 14; Ohio State 35, Northwestern 28.

Sean MerrimanSean Merriman (@BTNSean)
Season record: 42-8
Week 6 picks: Penn State 31, Indiana 28; Michigan State 17, Iowa 13; Nebraska 38, Illinois 27; Michigan 31, Minnesota 17, Ohio State 38, Northwestern 34.

Brent YarinaBrent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina)
Season record: 42-8
Week 6 picks: Penn State 37, Indiana 28; Michigan State 23, Iowa 20; Nebraska 41, Illinois 28; Michigan 34, Minnesota 17; Northwestern 32, Ohio State 31.

Tom DienhartTom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart)
Season record: 41-9
Week 6 picks: Penn State 30, Indiana 27; Iowa 24, Michigan State 21; Nebraska 45, Illinois 28; Michigan 30, Minnesota 19; Ohio State 38, Northwestern 35.

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Penn State (3-1, 0-0) Indiana (2-2, 0-0) – noon ET, BTN/BTN2Go

Listen to Bill O’Brien’s weekly teleconference:

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Michigan State (3-1, 0-0) at Iowa (4-1, 1-0) – noon ET

Listen to Mark Dantonio’s weekly teleconference:

Listen to Kirk Ferentz’s weekly teleconference:

Illinois (3-1, 0-0) at Nebraska (3-1, 0-0) – noon ET, ESPNU

Listen to Tim Beckman’s weekly teleconference:

Listen to Bo Pelini’s weekly teleconference:

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

Listen to Jerry Kill’s weekly teleconference:

Listen to Brady Hoke’s weekly teleconference:

Ohio State (5-0, 1-0) at Northwestern (4-0, 0-0) – 8 p.m. ET, ABC

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Your Opinion?
Show Comments (19 Comments)
mark on 10/3/2013 @ 8:40am EDT Said:

It’s going to be a very long night(mare) at Ryan field

shookwriter27 on 10/3/2013 @ 10:46am EDT Said:

Illinois will pull an upset.

hadley smith on 10/3/2013 @ 3:43pm EDT Said:

If Michigan doesn’t get it together, minn will pull an upset. They’ve only beatin mich twice at the big house in the last 27 yrs.

bill on 10/4/2013 @ 12:25am EDT Said:

Illinois will never be in the game….time for reality..even with a freshman laden defense Nebraska is far better.

Ed Crawford on 10/4/2013 @ 12:40am EDT Said:

I would love it if Michigan and Ohio lost on the same day! I would love to see Iowa beat both!

Mike on 10/4/2013 @ 12:00pm EDT Said:

Yeah, Mark, it will. I almost feel sorry for the Buckeyes. Almost.

Boyd Tracy on 10/4/2013 @ 12:18pm EDT Said:

Ed Crawford – I “feel” your comment; but though both BBA and JD grad as a Hawkeye, I guess the realism acquired in course of obtaining both disallows my getting past your dream state.

I would be happy with win over one of two. Then whichever we defeat beats the other.

Well I guess I didn’t acquire an over-abundance of realism either LOL

Jmeister on 10/4/2013 @ 12:35pm EDT Said:

Iowa will be lucky to beat msu or any other B1G teams. Although I hope they can play Sparty tough.

bba007 on 10/4/2013 @ 12:45pm EDT Said:

Upset alert: Northwestern takes it to Ohio State with a big time home victory.

Steve on 10/4/2013 @ 1:50pm EDT Said:

Good to see the haters out continuing to hate! Makes the victories that much more fun. Go bucks! Northwestern won’t be as good in the trenches as Wisconsin and they also won’t get the turnovers they’ve been used to. Bucks by 10, I’m giving some respect to northwestern at home at night.

    Mike on 10/4/2013 @ 4:50pm EDT Said:

    Gee, Steve, THAT’S you giving Northwestern respect? Were you looking in a mirror when you saw the “haters?”

Breeze on 10/4/2013 @ 4:00pm EDT Said:

Jmeister – So are you saying Iowa was lucky to beat Minnesota? As that would fall under any other BIG team(s), correct?

    Jmeister on 10/4/2013 @ 6:54pm EDT Said:

    Yes, absolutely.

gobucks1234 on 10/4/2013 @ 6:01pm EDT Said:

Ohio State wins a nail bitter.

Bill on 10/4/2013 @ 6:20pm EDT Said:

Illinois go!!! they pull an upset over Nebraska 27-24.

Bill on 10/4/2013 @ 6:21pm EDT Said:


bob whitaker on 10/4/2013 @ 6:34pm EDT Said:

Oh how I hate Ohio State, MSU will win over Iowa, and maybe if the stars line up Minnesota will win.
A MSU yooper

Dick on 10/4/2013 @ 6:35pm EDT Said:

Go Bucks! They win by 17.

dan on 10/5/2013 @ 1:43am EDT Said:

Beating Nebraska wouldn’t be an upset……..their pretty mediocre.