Week 8: We predict all five Big Ten games

Week 8: 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.

Halfway through the season, Bardo, Merriman and Yarina are tied for the top spot, at 49-10. Big Ten fans are one game off the pace.

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Stephen BardoStephen Bardo (@stephenbardo)
Season record: 49-10
Week 8 picks: Michigan State 31, Purdue 10; Northwestern 35, Minnesota 21; Michigan 41, Indiana 35; Ohio State 41, Iowa 14; Wisconsin 31, Illinois 17.

Sean MerrimanSean Merriman (@BTNSean)
Season record: 49-10
Week 8 picks: Michigan State 31, Purdue 0; Northwestern 28, Minnesota 17; Michigan 42, Indiana 35; Ohio State 31, Iowa 17; Wisconsin 38, Illinois 14.

Brent YarinaBrent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina)
Season record: 49-10
Week 8 picks: Michigan State 41, Purdue 3; Northwestern 26, Minnesota 17; Michigan 35, Indiana 27; Ohio State 38, Iowa 23; Wisconsin 42, Illinois 17.

FansBig Ten fans
Season record: 48-11
Week 8 picks: See polls below

Tom DienhartTom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart)
Season record: 47-12
Week 8 picks: Michigan State 45, Purdue 0; Northwestern 31, Minnesota 24; Michigan 31, Indiana 24; Ohio State 33, Iowa 19; Wisconsin 49, Illinois 14.

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WEEK 8 GAMES

Purdue (1-5, 0-2) at Michigan State (5-1, 2-0) – noon ET, BTN/BTN2Go

Listen to Darrell Hazell’s weekly teleconference:

Listen to Mark Dantonio’s weekly teleconference:

Minnesota (4-2, 0-2) at Northwestern (4-2, 0-2) – noon ET, ESPN2

Listen to Tracy Claeys’ weekly teleconference:

Listen to Pat Fitzgerald’s weekly teleconference:

Indiana (3-3, 1-1) at Michigan (5-1, 1-1) – 3:30 p.m. ET, BTN/BTN2Go

Listen to Kevin Wilson’s weekly teleconference:

Listen to Brady Hoke’s weekly teleconference:

Iowa (4-2, 1-1) at Ohio State (6-0, 2-0) – 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC/ESPN2

Listen to Kirk Ferentz’s weekly teleconference:

Listen to Urban Meyer’s weekly teleconference:

Wisconsin (4-2, 2-1) at Illinois (3-2, 0-1) – 8 p.m. ET, BTN/BTN2Go

Listen to Gary Andersen’s weekly teleconference:

Listen to Tim Beckman’s weekly teleconference:

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Tomorrow
7:00 PMCatholic University at MarylandWatch
Wednesday Dec 13
1:00 PMCal Poly at MinnesotaWatch
5:30 PMMaroon and Gold Meet at MinnesotaWatch
8:00 PMDePaul at NorthwesternWatch
Thursday Dec 14
8:00 PMUW-Milwaukee at WisconsinWatch
Friday Dec 15
7:00 PMDartmouth at Ohio St.Watch
Saturday Dec 16
2:00 PMFort Wayne at MichiganWatch
3:00 PMAustin Peay at IllinoisWatch

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