#13 Penn State (2-1) @ Michigan (1-2)
Now this, this will be a fun game to watch. Both teams are vying for spots this postseason, and both are playing very well. Sure, they both lost to Iowa, but, well, Iowa is dominating this year. If Penn State wins at Michigan, they will probably get a bump in the polls, and will cement their position for the Rose Bowl (assuming Iowa goes to the BCS National Championship). If Michigan wins, however, they will jump into the BCS rankings, and the Big Ten will be an interesting conference come November. With both team’s hopes resting on this game, it will surly be a fun, and tough one. With both teams about equal, and Michigan being the home team, watch for them to barely pass Penn State for the win. Penn State 28, Michigan 31. This game will be shown on ABC at 3:30 p.m.
Can Tate Forcier lead Michigan to victory over Penn State?
Northwestern (1-2) vs. Indiana (1-2)
I hate to say it, but who really cares about this game? Except for diehard fans, everybody knows that this doesn’t matter one bit. Sure, there are some bragging rights, but both teams are near the bottom of the conference, so bragging doesn't mean a thing. With both teams roughly equal in total yards and turnovers, this should be a very boring game. If either team sprouts a defense, then they would probably win. As I don’t expect this too happen, I am betting on the home team. Northwestern 21, Indiana 14. This game will be shown on BTN at 12 p.m.
#19 The Ohio State University (3-1) vs. Minnesota (2-2)
This has to be a rebound week for one of these two teams (thankfully you cannot tie in college football, unlike the NFL). OSU is coming off a humiliating loss at Purdue, where Terrelle Pryor played like a high-schooler. Minnesota is coming off a shutout by Penn State, where they simply couldn’t run, pass, or play defense. Both teams need a win this week to keep their season alive, and both will be fighting hard for it. If you look at the lost games, however, you notice that OSU has a problem only when they turn the ball over often. Whenever they hold onto it, they simply dominate. Minnesota also has this problem, and that costs them. That said, however, Minnesota doesn’t have a defense that forces many turnovers, whereas OSU’s simply seems to like stealing the ball. I expect this to be the fundamental decider in Saturday’s game, and the Buckeyes have the edge. OSU 35, Minnesota 17. This game will be shown on ESPN at 12:00 p.m.