How did we do? Week 1 Big Ten football predictions revisited

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Before we turn our attention to Week 2, it’s time to revisit how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Week 1 Big Ten predictions. Reigning champ Sean Merriman went a perfect 14-0, while Big Ten fans went 12-2, missing the Northwestern and Rutgers outcomes.

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Sean MerrimanSean Merriman (@BTNSean)
2014 record:
14-0
Week 1 picks: Minnesota 27, Eastern Illinois 21; Rutgers 28, Washington State 24; Michigan State 38, Jacksonville State 0; Penn State 24, UCF 20; Illinois 31, Youngstown State 24; Indiana 63, Indiana State 27; Iowa 35, Northern Iowa 21; Michigan 38, Appalachian State 24; Purdue 17, Western Michigan 14; Ohio State 38, Navy 21; Maryland 42, James Madison 10; Nebraska 34, Florida Atlantic 17; Cal 27, Northwestern 21; LSU 27, Wisconsin 24

Brent YarinaBrent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina)
2014 record: 13-1
Week 1 picks: Minnesota 31, Eastern Illinois 13; Washington State 34, Rutgers 27; Michigan State 40, Jacksonville State 3; Penn State 27, UCF 23; Illinois 37, Youngstown State 20; Indiana 41, Indiana State 21; Iowa 34, Northern Iowa 13; Michigan 30, Appalachian State 13; Purdue 20, Western Michigan 16; Ohio State 37, Navy 17; Maryland 40, James Madison 23; Nebraska 41, Florida Atlantic 23; Cal 33, Northwestern 31; LSU 30, Wisconsin 24

FansBig Ten fans
2014 record:
12-2
Week 1 picks: See polls below

Tom DienhartTom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart)
2014 record: 11-3
Week 1 picks: Minnesota 35, Eastern Illinois 13; Washington State 38, Rutgers 28; Michigan State 38, Jacksonville State 9; UCF 27, Penn State 24; Illinois 40, Youngstown 23; Indiana 55, Indiana State 24; Iowa 29, Northern Iowa 17; Michigan 29, Appalachian State 13; Purdue 28, Western Michigan 14; Ohio State 30, Navy 20; Maryland 33, James Madison 10; Nebraska 41, Florida Atlantic 14; Northwestern 30, Cal 29; LSU 21, Wisconsin 20

Rotating B1G Writer: Bob Asmussen, news-gazette.com (@BobAsmussen)
2014 record: 11-3
Week 1 picks: Minnesota 45, Eastern Illinois 14; Washington State 21, Rutgers 20; Michigan State 50, Jacksonville State 0; Penn State 28, UCF 21; Illinois 42, Youngstown State 20; Indiana 59, Indiana State 12; Iowa 57, Northern Iowa 14; Michigan 34, Appalachian State 32; Purdue 38, Western Michigan 21; Ohio State 39, Navy 9; Maryland 30, James Madison 20; Nebraska 48, Florida Atlantic 6; Northwestern 33, Cal 23; Wisconsin 24, LSU 21

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HOW THE FANS VOTED

THURSDAY

Minnesota 42, Eastern Illinois 20 (Watch replay on BTN2Go)

Rutgers 41, Washington State 38

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FRIDAY

Michigan State 45, Jacksonville State 7 (Watch replay on BTN2Go)

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SATURDAY

Penn State 26, UCF 24

Illinois 28, Youngstown State 17 (Watch replay on BTN2Go)

Indiana 28, Indiana State

Iowa 31, Northern Iowa 23 (Watch replay on BTN2Go)

Michigan 52, Appalachian State 14

Ohio State 34, Navy 17 (Baltimore)

Purdue 43, Western Michigan 34

Maryland 52, James Madison 7 (Watch replay on BTN2Go)

Nebraska 55, Florida Atlantic 7 (Watch replay on BTN2Go)

Cal 31, Northwestern 24

LSU 28, Wisconsin 24 (Houston)

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goblue on 8/31/2014 @ 2:52pm EDT Said:

It’s kind of unbelievable that people pay someone to write about big ten football that would make a 34-32 prediction for the Michigan App State game this time around. There was clearly no logic or reason put into it, so why give Asmussen the pleasure of having a job?

Stuart Stearns on 8/31/2014 @ 6:07pm EDT Said:

Can’t believe you didn’t carry the Ohio State vs Navy game. Everyone, but evidently you didn’t think so, thought it would be a good ball game as was Wisconsin vs LSU. Many of us in Ohio didn’t get to see the game unless you had special coverages. Those two games were the only good ball games played by the Big 10.

    BTN.com staff on 9/11/2014 @ 11:11am EDT Said:

    Stuart, we didn’t carry that game because CBS had the rights to it.

Jesse on 9/2/2014 @ 12:04pm EDT Said:

Man was I wrong on the Northwestern game…

Lou on 9/2/2014 @ 1:41pm EDT Said:

Wow. These guys need to go back to football school picking Iowa to win by that margin. Sad. We need better analysts for the B1G for sure.