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Four Downs: Week 14 predictions, thoughts, truths

It’s that time of the week, time to take a look at four predictions, four truths, four thoughts, four numbers and four jockstrap games. Yep, it’s time for Four Downs. [ MORE: Week 14 predictions | Best of Week 14 | Week 14 Previews ] PREDICTIONS 1. Carlos Hyde is gonna rush for 100 yards at Michigan. Heck, he may rush for 150 yards. Hyde has eclipsed the 100-yard rushing barrier in the last six games. There isn’t a hotter running back in the Big Ten. 2. Purdue will lose at Indiana. And, it will be ugly. The Hoosiers will

Braxton Miller

Fours Downs: Truths, thoughts & numbers

Once again, Saturday is almost here and I’ve rolled up my sleeves and cranked out four downs worth of football predictions, thoughts, and truths about Week 13 of the Big Ten football season. Why four downs? Because in this post we never punt. I’ve given you my game previews (watch out for Minnesota, folks), and we posted some semi-fantastic picks along with the rest of the BTN.com team. The best of Week 13 is also up, and you had some great letters in my mailbag this week, too. For instance, can Michigan State beat Ohio State? So here now is

Oct 13, 2012; Bloomington, IN, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes running back Carlos Hyde (34) scores a touchdown against the Indiana Hoosiers during the 2nd half at Memorial Stadium. Ohio State defeated Indiana 52-49. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-US PRESSWIRE.Credit: US PRESSWIRE

Four Downs: Week 12 predictions, thoughts & truths

Saturday is almost here. Can you feel it? Can you sense it? Every team gets four downs to make something happen. So, why not me? That’s the idea here. Here’s what’s running through my mind with Week 12 of the Big Ten season on the horizon. [ MORE: Week 12 Previews | Best of Week 12 | Pick your Week 12 winners ] PREDICTIONS 1. Michigan State will need just 21-24 points to beat Nebraska … if that many. Look, it’s this simple: good defense almost always trumps good offense. And the Spartans don’t just have a good defense; they

Devin Funchess

Four Downs: Week 11 predictions, thoughts, truths

Saturday is almost here. Can you feel it? Can you sense it? Every team gets four downs to make something happen. So, why not me? That’s the idea here. Here’s what’s running through my mind as I dream fancifully about Week 11 of the Big Ten season. [ MORE: Week 11 Previews | Best of Week 11 | Pick your Week 11 winners ] 4 PREDICTIONS 1. Penn State will lose at Minnesota. If the Nittany Lions have been consistent at one thing, it’s struggling on the road. In its two true road games at Indiana and at Ohio State,

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Four Downs: Action-packed Week 10 schedule

November is here, and that means the homestretch of the season is in view. Can you feel it? Can you sense it? This Saturday’s menu is dotted with some interesting clashes, headed by Michigan’s visit to Michigan State. Wisconsin’s trip to Iowa also will be fascinating. Here’s a look at all the action in my Four Downs feature. To review: We’ve got my game previews, mailbag, best suggestions, and our BTN.com team predictions. I know basketball has arrived but there’s plenty of football ahead. Let’s do this. 4 PREDICTIONS 1. There won’t be many points scored in the Michigan at

Taylor Martinez

Four Downs: Who's ready for Week 9?

Saturday is almost here. Can you feel it? Can you sense it? OK, if you can’t, just fake it until you make it. Every team gets four downs to make something happen. So, why not me? That’s the idea behind this article. Here’s what’s running through my mind as I dream fancifully about Week 9 of the Big Ten season. 4 PREDICTIONS 1. Michigan State isn’t going to look past Illinois and fast forward to its Nov. 2 visit from Michigan. Not a chance. Not after the Spartans’ basically sleepwalked past Purdue in a 14-0 win that set off alarm

Devin Gardner

Four Downs: Predictions, facts & more

It’s that time of the week, time for four predictions, four thoughts, four truths, four jockstrap games and four factoids. That’s right ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for Four Downs. Are you ready for it? Here we go! 4 PREDICTIONS 1. After a lackluster effort at Wisconsin last Saturday, Northwestern is going to come out motivated vs. Minnesota. Don’t read too much into the consecutive losses for the Wildcats. They got beat by arguably the two best teams in Ohio State and Wisconsin. No shame in that. It’s time for NU to get back on track—with or without dinged up

Connor Cook

Four Downs: Who rebounds? Who stays hot?

Every team gets four downs to make something happen. So do I. Here are four more predictions, truths, thoughts and more about the coming Saturday to get you fired up. Can Northwestern rebound at Wisconsin? Will Michigan State’s offense play well again? You’ve been telling me plenty with your letters to my mailbag, and hear plenty more on Twitter too (@BTNTomDienhart). Those are just a few interesting things to keep an eye. Keep the opinions coming – football season powers on. 4 PREDICTIONS Ohio State’s BCS title game worthiness will be debated for weeks, as the Buckeyes continue to tick

Kain Colter

Four Downs: Predictions, thoughts & more

All eyes are on Evanston for the Ohio State at Northwestern game in what shapes up as an interesting Week 6 of the Big Ten season. To prep for the first full-blown Saturday of Big Ten action, check out the latest incarnation of my Four Downs feature, with predictions, thoughts, truths and more. After reading this, you’ll be smarter. You have my 100 percent guarantee. 4 PREDICTIONS 1. Michigan isn’t going to just win over Minnesota. Michigan is going to win big over Minnesota in the battle for the Little Brown Jug. The Wolverines have sat around for two weeks

Braxton Miller

Four Downs: Predictions, truths & more

Do some one-stop-shopping right here for Week 5 of the Big Ten season in my Four Downs feature. There are predictions, thoughts, truths and more. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you’ll come back for more. Critics are raving. [ MORE: Week 5 Power Rankings | Best of Week 5| Who wins Week 5 games? Vote here! ] 4 PREDICTIONS 1. Braxton Miller is going be rusty. In fact, he’s going to struggle vs. what may be the best front seven in the Big Ten outside of East Lansing. If the Buckeyes are going to win, Kenny Guiton will have to