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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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:


Your Opinion?
Show Comments (8 Comments)
reality check on 10/16/2013 @ 3:44pm EDT Said:

“But do let me reiterate the spirit of Michigan. It is based upon a deathless loyalty to Michigan and all her ways; an enthusiasm that makes it second nature for Michigan men to spread the gospel of their university to the world’s distant outposts; a conviction that nowhere is there a better university, in any way, than this Michigan of ours.”
I believe a Michigan Man is loyal to Michigan, and the origin of their loyalty is confidence in the superiority of the school.

Born_Green on 10/17/2013 @ 10:35am EDT Said:

after Indiana beats them this weekend they wont be “superior” in the slightest LOL

Peter Steier on 10/17/2013 @ 11:53am EDT Said:

If iowa could pull this off..

Laurie on 10/18/2013 @ 1:15pm EDT Said:

I’m with you Peter … Suburban would leave OSU to spend more time with his “ESPN Family” … a dream come true for me!

Bill on 10/18/2013 @ 11:07pm EDT Said:

Illinois gonna upset Badgers in prime time but if Illni win their season goes great.

tgd112gostate on 10/18/2013 @ 11:36pm EDT Said:

I know there is tradition in the um statement, but all things considered, it sure exudes arrogance and snobbish drivel!

Go State!!!

tgd112gostate on 10/18/2013 @ 11:41pm EDT Said:

Wow, the um quote sure exudes arrogance and condescension, but that’s just me. It may be prudent to wait until after tomorrow to speak of all this superiority ( a PSU fan gave me that tip).

Go Green!!!

tgd112gostate on 10/18/2013 @ 11:43pm EDT Said:

How’s THAT for a reality check? HA!!