Week 12: 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.

Eleven weeks down, Merriman sits atop the season standings, at 66-13. Big Ten fans are one game off the pace.

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Sean MerrimanSean Merriman (@BTNSean)
Season record: 66-13
Week 12 picks: Penn State 27, Purdue 10; Wisconsin 56, Indiana 35; Ohio State 49, Illinois 14; Northwestern 27, Michigan 24; Michigan State 24, Nebraska 17

Stephen BardoStephen Bardo (@stephenbardo)
Season record: 65-14
Week 12 picks: Penn State 35, Purdue 21; Wisconsin 51, Indiana 35; Ohio State 45, Illinois 14; Michigan 31, Northwestern 30; Michigan State 24, Nebraska 21

FansBig Ten fans
Season record: 65-14
Week 12 picks: See polls below

Tom DienhartTom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart)
Season record: 64-15
Week 12 picks: Penn State 40, Purdue 10; Wisconsin 56, Indiana 29; Ohio State 58, Illinois 13; Northwestern 31, Michigan 28; Michigan State 27, Nebraska 14

Brent YarinaBrent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina)
Season record: 64-15
Week 12 picks: Penn State 41, Purdue 13; Wisconsin 49, Indiana 24; Ohio State 55, Illinois 17; Northwestern 27, Michigan 24; Michigan State 20, Nebraska 17

WEEK 12 GAMES

Purdue (1-8, 0-5) at Penn State (5-4, 2-3) – noon ET, BTN/BTN2Go

Listen to Coach Darrell Hazell:

Listen to Coach Bill O’Brien:

Indiana (4-5, 2-3) at Wisconsin (7-2, 4-1) – noon ET, ESPN2

Listen to Coach Kevin Wilson:

Listen to Coach Gary Andersen:

Ohio State (9-0, 5-0) at Illinois (3-6, 0-5) – noon ET, ESPN

Listen to Coach Urban Meyer:

Listen to Coach Tim Beckman:

Michigan (6-3, 2-3) at Northwestern – 3:30 p.m. ET, BTN/BTN2Go

Listen to Coach Brady Hoke:

Listen to Coach Pat Fitzgerald:

Michigan State (8-1, 5-0) at Nebraska (7-2, 4-1) – 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC

Listen to Coach Mark Dantonio:

Listen to Coach Bo Pelini:

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Bedrock120 on 11/13/2013 @ 7:15pm EDT Said:

So, two weeks in a row and no one picks Nebraska? Things do seem dismal in the injury department and MSU does seem loaded for bear. But, I do love it when UN is the dog!

JP on 11/14/2013 @ 1:17pm EDT Said:

With all of the offensive injuries. If Michigan State can’t beat Nebraska now, will it ever happen??? All the pressure on Michigan State.

Al on 11/14/2013 @ 7:45pm EDT Said:

NE will win by running the option, which MS has yet seen.

Dave Robatcek on 11/14/2013 @ 9:40pm EDT Said:

Huskers’ #8 helps make it 8-0 against MSU … Go Big Red!

davidsonofjack on 11/15/2013 @ 11:41am EDT Said:

Oh the clicker’s gonna be workin tomorrow!

Michael Bauer on 11/15/2013 @ 12:02pm EDT Said:

If Northwestern ties Michigan, will they make a documentary about it in 40 years so all the surviving Wolverines can whine, “We were robbed”?

davidsonofjack on 11/15/2013 @ 12:26pm EDT Said:

Looks like the clicker is gonna get a workout tomorrow!!
Go Green!!