Week 7: 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. Six weeks in the books, Big Ten fans and Merriman are tied for the top spot, at 46-9. Nice work, fans!

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FansBig Ten fans
Season record: 46-9
Week 7 picks: See polls below

Sean MerrimanSean Merriman (@BTNSean)
Season record: 46-9
Week 7 picks: Michigan State 31, Indiana 17; Nebraska 42, Purdue 17, Wisconsin 38, Northwestern 35, Michigan 31, Penn State 21.

Stephen BardoStephen Bardo (@stephenbardo)
Season record: 45-10
Week 7 picks: Michigan State 24, Indiana 10; Nebraska 42, Purdue 14; Wisconsin 42, Northwestern 28; Penn State 28, Michigan 24.

Brent YarinaBrent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina)
Season record: 45-10
Week 7 picks: Michigan State 30, Indiana 20; Nebraska 45, Purdue 17; Wisconsin 38, Northwestern 33; Penn State 27, Michigan 24.

Tom DienhartTom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart)
Season record: 44-11
Week 7 picks: Michigan State 31, Indiana 21; Nebraska 48, Purdue 20; Wisconsin 33, Northwestern 28; Michigan 31, Penn State 27.

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Indiana (3-2, 1-0) at Michigan State (4-1, 1-0) – noon ET, ESPN2

Listen to Kevin Wilson’s weekly teleconference:

Listen to Mark Dantonio’s weekly teleconference:

Nebraska (4-1, 1-0) at Purdue (1-4, 0-1) – noon ET, BTN/BTN2Go

Listen to Bo Pelini’s weekly teleconference:

Listen to Darrell Hazell’s weekly teleconference:

Northwestern (4-1, 0-1) at Wisconsin (3-2, 1-1) – 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC

Listen to Pat Fitzgerald’s weekly teleconference:

Listen to Gary Andersen’s weekly teleconference:

Michigan (5-0, 1-0) at Penn State (3-2, 0-1) – 5 p.m. ET, ESPN

Listen to Brady Hoke’s weekly teleconference:

Listen to Bill O’Brien’s weekly teleconference:


Your Opinion?
Show Comments (13 Comments)
Scott on 10/9/2013 @ 7:41pm EDT Said:

Neither of you think Nebraska is one of the top 5 teams in the B10?? You both crazy and will be adding them later after they finish on top.

Chris on 10/9/2013 @ 11:52pm EDT Said:

As a Nebraska fan, even I’d have to admit we haven’t shown anything to prove were top “5” yet. The Northwestern game will be our measuring stick heading into November…

JP on 10/10/2013 @ 8:01am EDT Said:

I like that Howard Griffith keeps picking Nebraska’s opponent each week as his “Most Likely to get an Upset” pick. The thing about it. As terrible as the defense has been Nebraska has the 2nd most wins since entering the conference. Scary for everyone else.

Matt on 10/10/2013 @ 10:40am EDT Said:

The only team Nebraska has played that would in the top half of teams in the FBS is UCLA and they were curb stomped. Nebraska has yet to play a road game either. I think most people would think Nebraska is somewhere in the middle third of the conference (5-8). Win some games that matter and that could change.

I personally think Glen Mason’s list is spot on.

Steve on 10/10/2013 @ 2:52pm EDT Said:

funny, none of these BTN ‘experts’ are giving northwestern any respect going up to Madison after nearly all of them picked them to upset OSU. Northwestern has to get turnovers to win, but they have all season. Wisconsin D did not show much at OSU, they were helped by osu going so conservative in the 2nd half.

huskerdude on 10/10/2013 @ 8:02pm EDT Said:

Beside for the husker d meltdown blowing a 3 score lead 2nd half against ucla. I personally think they gettn better. Northwestern i think os best legends team as of now. Most consistant, all around. But legends race is wide open

Eric on 10/10/2013 @ 9:21pm EDT Said:

not much change, possibly an upset in the PSU Michigan game, the Northwestern and Wisconsin game will be tight

Tony on 10/11/2013 @ 11:39am EDT Said:

Northwestern over Wisconsin, Michigan over Penn State, Nebraska over Purdue, and my upset for the week, Indiana over Michigan State. I think the latter will be a surprisingly good game.

Lance S on 10/11/2013 @ 12:22pm EDT Said:

Much as I respect NW, I have a feeling the Badgers will roll. Wouldn’t be surprised to see them roll up 300-350 on the ground, and fast paced spread teams tend to struggle when they spend long periods on the sidelines watching their opponents grind down their defense. I see something like 38-21.

judy hoofman on 10/12/2013 @ 3:36am EDT Said:

I f nebraska had kept the momentum in the 2nd half,which i know that they could, we would have beat ucla. we were beating them and its just like they threw the game,because they felt bad that ucla had lost a player by death. a horrible thing to happen,we had a terrible loss, when brooke berringer died in a air plane crash,so we know how it feels. I think our defense is getting better. i like it that martinez isnt playing, he may be fast ,but hardly ever shows it,they wont let him run, the opponent,so what good does fast legs do.and when he was in , we didnt seem to be doing as well. hope our defense and offense keep up the good work, and just get better and better. Go Big Red!

Jeff Bourland on 10/12/2013 @ 7:01am EDT Said:

Michigan in a tight game

J Oonner on 10/12/2013 @ 9:18am EDT Said:

Tony and I am in agreement …. That is how the games should play out..

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

The thing is after watching Purdue and Nebraska i think Nebraska can defiantly be number 4 or 5. Wisconsin and Michigan don’t have an excellent year ahead of them but the now 4-1 huskers have a rose bowl chance is lets say Ohio State goes to the BCS Bowl.