Indiana (1-5) @ #18 Penn State (4-2)
While Penn State might be coming off a heartbreaking loss, Indiana is coming off a three-game losing streak. Both teams have something to prove, and both are going to be hungry. Sure, the Nittany Lions might play poorly against good teams, but they easily handle the tiny teams that they play. Indiana is one of those teams. With a weak secondary, and after allowing 300 yards on the ground last game, Indiana will have to hope for a miracle to win this one. Indiana 10, Penn State 35. This game will be televised on BTN at 12:00 p.m.
University of Michigan (1-5) @ #20 Wisconsin (4-2)
This Saturday’s game might be the only hope left for Rich Rodriguez and Michigan. With no hope of beating the Buckeyes in their final game of the season, Rich needs to beat Wisconsin to even hope for a bowl game. With the way that Wisconsin has been playing of late, that probably will not be happening. Wisconsin is consistently racking up the yards, and easily beating their opponents. Expect John Clay and Montee Ball to run for more than 100 yards each as Wisconsin gets another 300+ rushing yards. Michigan 16, Wisconsin 28. This game will be televised on BTN at 12:00 p.m.
Purdue (3-3) vs. Michigan State (3-3)
For Purdue, who needs two more wins to be bowl eligible, this is a must win game. For Michigan State, who needs only one more win for eligibility, this is also a must win, as they face Penn State next week. With both teams desperately needing a victory, you can expect passions to be high, and the game to be close. Last week, Michigan State posted an amazing 600+ yards, though it was against lowly Western Michigan. Purdue, who was playing a Big Ten team, almost got 500, but allowed about the same. Clearly, both teams have a potent offense, but neither has a strong defense. With the lack of a good defense on either side of the ball, home field will rear its head and help the Boilermakers out. Purdue 30, Michigan State 27. This game will be televised on ESPN at 12:00 p.m.