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Big 10 Predictions: Week 1

Editors picks for the Big 10 week 1.

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Well college football season is about to kickoff for teams all across the country. Throughout each week of the Big 10 season I will make my predictions for each Big 10 game that week. Here are my picks for this weeks games.

Thursday September 1, 2011 7:00 CST

Wisconsin 52  UNLV 7

The Badgers scoring spree of 2010 should continue in 2011. Wisconsin isn't really known to schedule high quality non-conference opponents and the trend will continue. They are virtually unbeatable at home so seem to be a lock in the opener.

Friday September 2, 2011 6:30 CST

Michigan State 35  Youngstown State 10

The Spartans will get off to a quick start against a lesser opponent.


Saturday September 3,2011

Ohio State 42  Akron 7

It'll be interesting to see how the Buckeyes look with a new coach and with some key players suspended. They still shouldn't be challenged against the Zips.

Penn State 49 Indiana State 14

Joe Pa and the Lions will get off to a fast start and all should be pleased in Happy Valley this week,

Purdue 31  Middle Tennessee 17

The Boilers will still be struggling this season but should prevail this week.

Boston College 24  Northwestern 20

With Dan Persa's status in doubt, Northwestern will fall in opener at BC.

Iowa 59  Tennessee Tech 10

The Hawkeyes will roll against their Division 1-AA opponent.

Illinois 45  Arkansas State 10

With the Illini no longer playing Missouri in their season opener, they should get off to a winning start for the first time in a long time.

Nebraska 52  Chattanooga 7

The newest member of the Big 10 won't be tested in their opener.

USC 35  Minnesota 10

Gophers are still rebuilding and opening at Southern Cal isn't easy.

Michigan 28  Western Michigan 14

Will this be the year the Wolverines finally turn things around?

Indiana 24  Ball State 20

Hoosiers are still expected to be towards the bottom of the Big 10. This could be one of the more entertaining BIG 10 games of the weekend.

Enjoy the games this weekend.