Hope everyone had a nice Halloween. I threw together my outfit in the last second and transformed myself into “The Dude” from The Big Lebowski. Much like the Dude, I was a rather lazy bum getting my picks up for this weekend in time and thus, am putting them up now with the early Big Ten games nearing halftime.
First, here’s the updated standings: Since the Nittany Line has obviously given up, I won’t bother bolding him anymore.
|2||Ground Zero East Lansing||91|
|3||Happy Hour Valley||88|
|4||Lake the Posts||87|
|4||Black Shoe Diaries||87|
|4||Paint the Town Orange||87|
|11||Off the Tracks ™||83|
|15||The Buckeye Blog||80|
|16||Maize & Blue Nation||78|
|18||Buckeye Battle Cry||75|
|19||The Only Game That Matters||74|
|21||Hawkeye Sports News||72|
|23||The Nittany Line||60|
|24||Nittany White Out||35|
Central Michigan v Indiana – Hoosiers will have their hands full with future MAC-to-NFL star Dan LeFevour QB’ing Central Mich’s offensive attack.
Wisconsin v Michigan State – You will have to check your calendar to make sure it’s the year 2008 and not 1998 when these two “three yards and a cloud of dust” teams go at it.
Northwestern v Minnesota – They may not look pretty doing it, but Minny continues to find ways to win games. I wouldn’t expect anything spectacular from a Northwestern team missing its key players at QB (C.J. Bacher) and RB (Tyrell Sutton).
Iowa v Illinois – Shonn Greene should rack up his share of yards against a weak Illini defense while Iowa’s D will contain Juice Williams & Co.
Michigan v Purdue – Look for Michigan’s improved running game led by Brandon Minor to run all over Purdue’s shoddy defense.
BONUS PICK: #1 Texas v. #7 Texas Tech – Don’t get me wrong: Graham Harrell and Colt McCoy are likely in a dead heat for the Heisman Trophy, Michael Crabtree is the nation’s best receiver, and Tech’s defense showed significant improvement last week against a solid Kansas offense. However, Lee Corso putting on Texas Tech’s mascot head cursed the Red Raiders. Texas will come out fired up tonight, ready to prove their doubters wrong…Give me the Longhorns by 7.