Wisconsin 51 – UNLV 17
Prediction: Wis 54 – UNLV 12. Pretty much nailed this one as Wilson looks to be an added demension to the otherwise poundy pound Wisconsin offense.
Michigan State 28 – Youngstown State 6
Prediction: MSU 49 – YSU 10. Well I certainly expected more out of the Spartan offense that a weak 28 points against an FCS squad. That’s not going to earn them back-to-back B1G champioships.
Northwestern 24 – Boston College 17
Prediction: Northwestern 32 – BC 24. Well, in one regards I was compeletly and totally off base on this game as I predicated my call on Persa. Oh well, the Wildscats still won and the game was still a dud.
Penn State 41 – Indiana State 7
Prediction: Penn State 42 – Indiana State 6. Yeah! I am thinking Nits fans will be hoping I am not this close in my prediction of this week’s game.
Purdue 27 – Middle Tennessee State 24
Prediction: MTS 28 – Purdue 24. So close on this one, but the quarterbackless Boilermakers escaped with a last second victory over a very afwul team, at home. This is going to be an ugly year in West Lafayette.
Iowa 34 – Tennessee Tech 7
Prediction: Iowa 45 – TT 9. Again, another underwhelming win over a FCS opponent.
Ohio State 42 – Akron 0
Prediction: OSU 56 – Akron 17. It was so damn hot. A great start to the Fickell era. The team played with good intesity in a game that may give the doomsayers pause. Also, a shutout is a Good Thing®, regardless of the opponent.
Illinois 33 – Arkansas State 15
Prediction: ILL 38 – Ark St 17. Freeze had no super powers and Zook is still on the hot seat.
Michigan 34 – Western Michigan 10
Prediction: Mich 27 – W. Mich 24. Hmmm. Broncos play tough before letting a bad team look good and how many UM fans are pricing out airfare to Pasadena. Michigan is BACK! For this week anyway.
USC 19 – Minnesota 17
Prediction: USC 36 – Minney 28. Less offensive production than I thought but, at the same time, the agonizing closeness was more than I foresaw. Kill and his boys tried, they really did.
Nebraska 40 – Chattanooga 7
Prediction: Neb 54 – Chatta 9. Well now, looks like someone in the B1G knows how to properly defeat a FCS team, although the score is still a little too close for my liking. Based on week one, Big Red doesn’t look up to the task in Camp Randell.
Ball State 27 – Indiana 20
Prediction: Ball State 28 – Indy 27. It’s an amazing record of ineptitude.
Week One 11-1 (.917)